I’ve been too busy working on other stuff to get any trail work done for quite some time.
But now I have a bit of time and need some exercise so I got the tools I’d need and rode the quad runner up this trail to check some stuff out.
I stopped in this spot by a creek crossing. I could use some big rocks for creek crossings, so I need to locate some.
I walked up the creek to see what was there as far as rocks go.
There were quite a few rocks but not too many big ones like this one. Big rocks make better stepping stones to get across the creeks when there is water flowing in them.
I turned this one up on it’s side to have a look at it. Looks good for a stepping stone. I’m just looking for now.
Then I moved to this spot where I had some trail work to do up that trail in the back. I took the tools but forgot the camera.
There was a small slide on the trail from the heavy rains this winter. It took most of the day to fix it up and I still have a bit of work to finish it up.
Checking for more big rocks
After the trail work I walked up this creek looking for more rocks and found some.
These rocks are pretty big and likely not east to move.
I hauled some of the smaller ones down to this trail crossing to start making some stepping stones. I’ll need more rocks to make it good, but at least I got it started.
After moving the rocks from up the creek, I sat on the small cut log there for a good break.
This was the view from my break log. It was evening and real nice out in the forest so I sat and enjoyed the forest for a good while before starting back down the trail.
This is the trail I took headed home. Nice and green right now with the big ferns and the sorrel.
I stopped here where this spring was washing across the road and starting to do some damage. We don’t use this spring as it’s too low on the hill to make any pressure at the houses.
I made this little ditch to drain the water off the road.
Back home I put the chickens away for the night, just after dark. I need to process the excess roosters tomorrow so I moved four of the young roosters off the roost and into a separate pen so I can catch them tomorrow.
They are easy to catch at night on the roost rather than trying to chase them around and catch them in the daylight. Although trying to catch them in the daylight is much for comical. :O)
I have too many young roosters and they are tearing up my hens, just doing what roosters are supposed to do, so to get some peace for the flock, it is necessary to reduce the roosters. One rooster is enough.
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.
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