The chickens got fed the first thing today. Their egg production is starting to increase. From zero to three eggs today and there should be more each day as the egg laying season is just starting after their end of the year break.
This apple tree has a bad case of the leans, it actually fell over awhile back so I need to get it upright if I can.
I tried using this old board to push it up but wasn’t very successful. I did get it up a little but will need to use a come a long or something to straighten it up right. But that’s good for now.
Pruning makes lot of brush
I left this brush I trimmed off that tree but did get most of it to the brush pile before the end of the day.
I looked at this apple tree to prune but I couldn’t find my tall ladder so not today.
Neighbor’s fallen tree
I heard my brother Tom with his chainsaw next door so I went over to see what he was doing. It appears a tree had fallen over and he was cutting it up into firewood.
The tree fell on two of his wooden fences. Bummer, but better than the house.
Pruning the grapevine
I got my shorter ladder out so I could prune this grapevine on the chicken pen as it’s starting to take over, but at least it has real good grapes to eat.
Pruning always makes a mess of brush to cleanup.
I got the brush out of there.
But only over to here for now. I’ll get the brush onto the brush pile before the day ends about a hundred feet away.
Nice and green
I’ve kept the chickens out of this pen so the grasses can grow, so today I let them into it just for one day to graze it down a bit.
I spent the day pruning and puttering around the yard with quite a bit of chair hopping thrown in there too. I usually work until my back needs a break which it did often today.
A Sony AX33 4K, a video camera that takes stills too. What am I doing with that? I take pictures from my Kayak a lot. I found I was missing interesting shots, because my pic was being processed in my camera, before it would let me take another pic. Since I like to take what I call action stills, I bought this camera to take videos, that I could make stills out of, but, as a bonus, this camera also came with buttons to just take stills and that's what I mostly do, unless something is real interesting or too far away for my still zooms. My digilat zoom setting for video goes to two hundred x, and sometimes I need that, but usually, I only use the 10x lens zoom. Because this camera is HD and 4K, the quality has to be real good and it has a lot of stabilizers on it which really helps out a lot for taking pics on the water.
The other thing it has that is a must is a view finder and I had to buy Sony's top of the line cam to get it. This is a must for taking pics on the water, as you must hold the camera as still as posible and putting that eye piece to the eye forms a tripod with your arms that helps a lot. The eye piece is also a must as it works way better than a LED screen to see what you are taking a picture of in the daylight as the LED screens wash out easily in sunlight.
I also have another video camera, a Canon VIXIA G30. I use them both to mostly take stills. The Sony takes higher resolution stills than the G30. That was a bit of a disappointment as I bought the G30 to replace an older camera I dunked in the river, but then had to buy the Sony to get higher still picture resolution that the G30 was lacking.
Comments are welcome. The first comment must be approved to post. NO Spammers will be approved