Minutes:20120801

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  1. Meeting starts 09:04
  2. Check-in
  3. Agenda approved with addition of walk-in cooler item.
  4. Minutes of previous meeting, 2012-07-25, approved; matters arising discussed.
  5. Old business:
    • To do reviewed; marked off several completed items.
    • Calendar reviewed.
      • Ben will attend ING.
      • Laura arriving Aug 13 - 28.
    • Project updates:
      • Upcoming classes and events:
        • Song writing workshop postponed until the fall.
        • Jelly making workshop Aug 26 still a go, but needs to be promoted. May not mesh with Carol's travel plans.
        • Straw bale cooling shed workshop end of September. Need design sketch, how many bales and other bill of materials. Ben will inquire with Michael A about old bales.
      • Necessary changes in involvement in EcoReality: Dave F no longer interested.
      • Goat shed II
        • Needs internal latches and feeders installed.
        • Needs sides secured and guy lines planted.
      • Commercial propagation greenhouse:
        • Need door rollers built (welding a washer on rebar and pounding it in).
        • Plumb prop room headers and finish two tables, then close the project!
        • Would like to close out this capital project soon, but the last expenses for irrigation may drag out a bit.
      • Emergency power: on hold until next fall; need to have in place by next winter.
      • Yellow house suite - no change. Winter project
      • Water system maintenance - Still need to haul out and repair old cistern and fill in the hole in the ground.
  6. Health & safety: no concerns raised.
  7. New business:
    1. Wednesday, 5 September ING meeting to be hosted by EcoReality.
    2. White house tenancy
    3. Walk-in freezer: Jan to scout and buy for $400 if it looks good.
  8. Arrivals/Departures:
    • Jonathan arrived yesterday -- welcome!
  9. Farm meeting:
    • Chicken hatching: start gathering eggs for Ben to incubate.
    • Work party: scout firewood on Saturday.
    • Markets:
      • Saturday - not enough inventory, Ben will let Ron know we're not coming.
      • Tuesday - Ben & Jon.
    • Upcoming volunteers:
      • Laura Oxley - August 13 - 29.
      • Mother/daughter pair from Calgary: Jan will phone them.
  10. Plans for next week:
    • Jan: siphon starter assy
    • Jan: goat hooves
    • Jan: welding camlock connectors on pump
    • Jan: work on washer/dryer
    • Ben: work on master plan for east garden
    • All: pick something that has been hanging around and hammer it out!
    • Jan: complete goat shed II.
    • Jan: Geo's washing machine.
    • Jan: Complete greenhouse tables and irrigation, close Project 126 expenditures and reconcile project.
  11. Confirmed next meeting: Next residents' meeting: Wednesday, 8 August 2012, 09:00, Ben facilitating and Jan taking notes.
  • Meeting adjourned, 10:13.
  • Respectfully submitted, Ben Corno

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