Spring Hook Up, Water Check and Peep Checks

Tuesday June 2, 2020 Guerneville CA.

Spring work

Once I got it going today I got the pipe parts I bought yesterday and some tools and loaded them in my Toyota to take up into the hills to  help my neighbor hook up his spring.

Hooking it up

We worked on hooking that up for about two hours, not really working that hard. I showed him how to measure how much water he was getting and we measured it. There was 2 gallons a minute which was good. He thanked me for helping him out and I headed for home.

Checking our water supply

I stopped at our water tanks to see if they were mostly full and they were.tanks


I walked up the little trail on the right to do a water check on how much water our springs are putting out.trail


I have some valves up there so I can divert the water coming down the hill from our springs into a gallon paint can to measure the flow.pipes


8640 gallons a day

I used a gallon paint can to measure the flow which was 6 gallons a minute which was good. That’s about 8640 gallons of water a day coming into our tanks.valves


It’s real  lush around our water tanks as I walked on down the trail.tanks2


Back home I needed a break and a nap.

Peep check

After getting something to eat I went out to check on the new chicks to see how they were doing. I’ve given them the run of the chicken pens and they rip around like little speed demons. They seemed to be doing well and enjoying themselves.chicks


As always I spent a good deal of the day chair hopping around the yard sampling berries and plums. I have more than I can eat right now and a lot of the fruit the chickens will get.

Towards evening the big chickens know it’s time to get out into another pen so they wait here making a lot of noise until I open the gate.chickens


Another peep check

Just before dark I checked on the peeps again. Here’s a hen with her older chicks up in the roost.roost


When I checked on the ten newest chicks to see if they were in their box they weren’t. They should be in their box on the right. After dark I’ll move them into that box if they haven’t figured it out yet.peeps


They are likely ok just about anywhere they want to spend the night but it’d be warmer in the box.

Nice day.

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One Response to Spring Hook Up, Water Check and Peep Checks

  1. Patsy Irene says:

    I can’t get over the little peeps. Just furry little balls chattering away and running everywhere. :) You’re a good ‘papa’.
    Wow! That is a lot of water!! I’m jealous!!

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