I just backed an Indiegogo campaign for BroodMinder-T2 sensors, to monitor the temperature inside beehives. That should be very useful in helping keep an eye on the health of our hives.
Before I could mow I needed to get some gas (petrol for non-US readers) for the mowers. Securing the gas cans in the bed of the truck is always a bit tricky, so on a whim I whipped up a wooden holder for them, that contains them securely:
It’s attached to the bed both via a bungee across the top, and a hook directly onto an attachment ring, so it won’t slide around:
I also did my monthly run to the local feed store (15 minutes away; the closest shops to home), where I got several bags of chicken feed, bird seed, and peanuts for the jays:
I just got back from another trip to Home Depot (the 7th for this project), to get some more supplies for the new chicken run. Wire fencing, posts, nails, gate hardware, etc.
About once a month I make a trip to the local post office to check the PO Box (usually just junk mail), to the feed store for chicken & bird food, and the gas station for mower gas.
The feed store supplies include medicated chick feed for the youngsters, layer chicken feed for the adults, sunflower seeds and peanuts for the bird feeders, and pine shavings bedding for the coops.
We go through about 10 gallons of gas each month, mowing all the lawns & field. (Usually I also fill a 2 gallon container, but that wasn’t empty this time.)