Minutes:20121017

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  1. Meeting starts 09:03
  2. Check-in
  3. Agenda approved.
  4. Minutes of previous meeting, 2012-10-10, reviewed and approved.
    • Discussion about what to do with sugar beets for storage. Traditionally done in a sand bed. Jan talked about building boxes in the Ikea building.
  5. Old business:
    • To do reviewed:
      1. Ben's prep of east field almost complete.
      2. No other task progress reported.
    • Calendar reviewed, mostly comings-goings.
    • Project updates:
      1. Upcoming classes and events: We have a "TBD" for Sunday, 25 November. Jen might offer a Reiki class then. She is supposed to get back to Jan with her needs so we can do a budget and come up with a price. Jan will follow up with Jen.
      2. Recruiting: vidchat with Roger & Michelle from North Carolina. Peter from UK reports a new granddaughter born on Salt Spring.
      3. Goat shed II: Need to get hay feeders built - One side done!
      4. Commercial propagation greenhouse: no changes.
      5. Emergency power: no changes. Time to order materials, notably the 150' of #10x3 rubber cable.
      6. Yellow house suite: some stuff moved out in prep for demolition. Jan needs help getting large stereo system out and over to classroom.
      7. Water system maintenance:
        • Camlock connectors to be welded this week - delayed.
        • Fill the cistern hole next to well to prevent/reduce surface water infiltration.
  6. Health & safety:
    • Carol notes that the pallet path to the goat shed is going to get slippery when it rains.
  7. New business:
    1. Market meeting for Tuesday Market, October 24th in the classroom.
    2. Carol moving out today and will return each Wednesday for meetings and help on the farm.
    3. Review upcoming volunteers:
      • Alex & Jim arrived for winter.
  8. Arrivals/Departures:
    • Ben returning 20 October.
  9. Farm meeting
    1. Firewood on Friday work party. Jan to contact Gavin. Jan will look at rounds at Gerry's today.
    2. Ben continuing to prepare to have goats in the East Field.
      • Clear the packing shed and/or make it inaccessible to goats. (Ben)
      • Move packing shed.
    3. Relocate large gate.
      • Make materials list (Jan).
      • Install person gate where large gate is currently. Needs a post and brace.
    4. Harvest anything we want to keep. (Ben) - will be done this week.
      • Quinoa heads to Carol, who will process - this Friday. (Carol) Harvested, yet to process.
      • Harvest leeks, carrots & sugar beets. Leeks to Natureworks? Ben will investigate.
    5. Need to look at place to plant garlic in east field -- discuss when Ben returns.
    6. Need to investigate cover cropping. Inventory our seeds and determine what to buy. Seeds purchased.
    7. Find some "goat toys" via online lists or Rudy salvage.
    8. Look into pruning big pear trees.
    9. Pull and hang tomatoes.
    10. Rudy looking for way to process lanolin -- has free supply of crude lanolin.
    11. Markets:
      • Saturday: not planning for it with Ben away.
      • Tuesday: done with Jan, James & Alex.
  10. Plans for next week:
    • Jan: open/close greenhouse while Ben away, water Wednesday.
    • Rudy: seek goat toys for East Field (especially large spools).
    • Carol: make jelly - ongoing.
    • Carol: pickles from the many that we aren't going to sell.
    • Carol: Pickle beets.
  11. Confirmed next meeting: Next residents' meeting: Wednesday, Jan facilitatorj24 October 2012, 09:00.
  • Meeting adjourned, 09:47.
  • Respectfully submitted, Carol Wagner 09:48, 10 October 2012 (CEST)

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