We are on our work rotation for the next 4 days.
This hatchery is small, and there are only 3 men who work here.
They rotate their days off so that they each only work every 3rd weekend.
Today, two of the guys had the day off, and the third called off sick :-(
Since we were on today, the manager, Bob, asked us to hold down the fort!
Even though we only work 5 hour days, 4 days a week,
we ended up working all day today.
We're both pooped!
We had a couple projects to work on...
a piece of plywood that covers one of the cages with a barrel of Formalin
needed to be fixed. George took it off, cut a new one,
and I got the job of painting it.
I spent most of the day thinning out some invasive plant out of the flowerbed by Harvey.
We knew there were strawberries planted in this bed,
but after thinning out the plants, we found a lot more!
George sanded the sign for our spot..
We finished our area up by spreading some mulch in the bed..
It looks great!
George got the important job of feeding the Chinook today..
..and washed the hatchery trucks..
It was a long day, and warm too.
We made a pizza for dinner, then sat outside in the sun.
We've put a hummingbird feeder up on our window..
..and this little thing sat on our picnic table for awhile.
Tomorrow we get to go to another hatchery
and help clip the fins of the Chinook.
They clip their fins to identify them as hatchery fish.
Ours won't be ready to clip until the end of July.