Minutes:20121114

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  1. Meeting starts 09:00
  2. Check-in
  3. Christian presented a list of grievances and quickly left without accepting any comments nor allowing any discussion.
  4. Agenda approved.
  5. Minutes of previous meeting, Minutes:20121107, reviewed and approved.
  6. Old business:
    • To do not reviewed.
    • Calendar not reviewed.
    • Project updates:
      • Community farm store: James's bill of materials received. Jan asked for his drawing, no cleanup necessary.
      • No other project updates discussed.
  7. Health & safety: nothing noted.
  8. New business:
    1. Next year's themes: repeat this year's themes?
      • No objections noted.
    2. Review 2012-10 harvest, 2012-10 sales, 2012-10 labour, and New.gif 2012-10 gross productivity.
      • James wondered why his hours were amount half of Alex's, when they should be almost the same. Jan will investigate.
  9. Review arrivals/departures, guests and apprentices.
    • Ben should be back tomorrow morning.
    • Scout gave 30 days' notice yesterday, the 13th.
    • Karen will move into the Yellow House downstairs bedroom December 1.
    • James and Alex want to be back in Ontario for the holidays, and want to do some exploring before returning.
      • They will pay $117.50 rent for the trailer for the last half of November.
      • They are planning to be out of the trailer before 1 December, and will keep us posted on any changes.
      • In exchange for about an hour per day labour between them, they will continue using the Yellow House washroom, laundry, and kitchen.
      • Alex will continue feeding and watering the chickens.
      • James will return to helping Jan with evening milking in a few days. He is currently suffering from a torn abdominal muscle.
      • Both can be available for a work party or something that requires a few extra hands, but otherwise have no duties assigned.
  10. Farm meeting.
    • Roadside stand not stocked since theft rate went way up -- last time it was stocked, $10 of merchandise "went away" without a single penny in the cash box, including the last pint of cherry tomatoes.
      • Rudy will make a sign, inviting people to come up the driveway for farm goods.
    • Jan brought up getting into Christmas markets (although it is late) and will ask Carol to see if we can wait-list.
    • Rudy noted that sunchokes could be harvested and cleaned for selling, and that wild mushrooms are beginning to fruit.
    • Rudy will clean up the jumble of irrigation that is in the one level spot in the SW corner of the East Field so that the goat trailer can go there.
    • Lute is interested in selling roibus tea in the farm store.
  11. Confirmed next meeting: Next residents' meeting: Wednesday, Jan facilitator, 14 November 2012, 09:00.
  • Meeting adjourned, 10:08.
  • Respectfully submitted, Jan Steinman 22:29, 14 November 2012 (CET)

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