Minutes:20130624

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  1. Meeting starts 08:59
  2. Check-in
  3. Agenda approved.
  4. Minutes of past meeting, 17 June 2013, reviewed and approved.
  5. Old business:
    1. Matters arising from minutes: covered in farm meeting, below.
    2. Project updates:
      1. Upcoming classes and events:
        • There is interest in a cheese class. Set it up for last Sunday in July and begin publicity.
        • Discussion about setting up an ag-based school.
      2. Recruiting: nothing new to report.
    3. Health and safety concerns and updates: none noted
  6. New business:
    1. AGREED: big green eyesore trailer can go away. Rudy will let the neighbour know.
  7. Review arrivals/departures, guests and apprentices:
    • Will gone Thursday through Monday each week.
    • Tony gone through July 11.
    • Cleome to Elma on 29th, back 2nd or 3rd.
    • Cleome gone mid-July for a short trip to Toronto.
    • Mindy possible summer intern, no sooner than two weeks, due to US re-entry issues.
    • Cleome family members now and then, probably early August
    • Gretchen & Espi in July
  8. Farm meeting:
    • Items to track (rough priority order):
      1. Get several loads of horse manure from Kringle Horse Farm, $25/load.
      2. See if Melanie F is interested in fun jen.
      3. Elastrate bucklings. (Find elastrator!)
        • Transplant sugar beets somewhere, SOON!
      4. Direct seed:
        • turnips in rows outside lettuce, surrounding carrots
        • spinach
        • kale
        • lettuce
        • beets
      5. Goat fencing, partially done: need to finish part near yellow house, then long stretch in back.
      6. Fix big rototiller -- won't run for more than a minutes or so; investigate fuel blockage.
      7. Weeding east strawberry beds, and will capture nice looking babies for sale in pots.
      8. Cane berries, moving to west fence of west garden.
      9. Tent caterpillars: Need to debug remaining heavy infestation in one willow, plus big apple tree.
      10. Rototill west room in greenhouse:
        1. Fix chicken fencing with plywood gussets, replacing members as needed.
        2. Move chickens to pasture after Gavin cuts hay.
        3. Move tables and wood out.
        4. Pick up irrigation line and prep for tilling
      11. Boost priority of fixing Vanagon.
      12. Jan and others: re-arrange the greenhouse tables.
      13. Complete irrigation plumbing in greenhouse after locating and levelling tables. In process as tables are positioned and levelled.
      14. NEW Rudy will contact Moats to have more cardboard delivered.
      15. De-taping cardboard for sheet mulching.
      16. Need to move the glass canning jars out of the Yellow House parking lot before they get broken.
      17. Investigate using small greenhouse as a food dehydrator.
      18. Chipping -- Jan check mill for cedar bark for prop room floor.
      19. Jan: begin making horsetail/nettle tea to keep powdery mildew and other fungus down.
    • Tracked items recently completed -- YAY!
      1. Transplant tomatoes, basil -- half into east room of greenhouse, half into hoop cloches in west field. DONE
      2. Transplant fun jen into east field. DONE
    • Work party Friday: none.
  9. Plans for the week: (covered above)
  10. Confirmed next meeting: Next residents' meeting: Jan facilitator, Monday, 1 July 2013, 09:00.
  • Meeting adjourned, 10:01.
  • Respectfully submitted, Jan Steinman 09:44, 30 June 2013 (CEST)

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