Minutes:20131214

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  1. Meeting starts 09:25
  2. Check-in
  3. Agenda approved.
  4. Minutes of last meeting, 7 December 2013, reviewed and approved.
  5. Old business:
    1. Matters arising from minutes:
      • Proceed with chicken distribution. (Jan)
      • Clean up greenhouse tables with rotten tomatoes. (Mindy)
      • Get replacement water manifolds for greenhouse. (Cleome)
      • Get cider press. (Jan)
      • Fix milking parlour broom. (Jan)
      • Salad greens -- start in February or earlier under lights.
      • Contact Shane about cedar slabs and bark. (Jan)
      • Contact Gavin about field work. (Cleome)
    2. Project updates:
      1. Upcoming classes and events:
        • No one coming to Solstice Party yet. Mindy will send Jan some text to forward to customer lists.
      2. Recruiting:
        • Jan corresponded with Mark & Penny regarding their investment, planning to redeem their member shares if finances allow.
    3. Health and safety concerns and updates: none noted.
  6. New business: nothing noted.
    1. Review and prioritize current projects: tabled until new year.
    2. Review 2014 budget: tabled until new year.
  7. Review arrivals/departures, guests and apprentices:
    • Moeed is supposed to arrive today, not sure when. Rumour is he's on a train.
    • Mindy has chosen to leave at the end of the year, but will still cover for Jan being gone through December 30.
      • Planning to use Moeed for milking support for 30th.
      • Mindy says Landis is probably too busy.
      • Colin & Sofya remain a possibility.
    • Jan to Dayton to help Cleome paint her house. Needs to be on 7:50 ferry on Friday, 20th.
    • Amy plans to leave Ben's trailer; doesn't know exactly when.
    • Mindy to have solstice party on 21st.
    • Jan & Cleome to Michigan, Dec 24-31.
    • Ron gone through end of year? Heard on grapevine. Ron has two packages; he wants them put in his room.
    • Nerissa and friends coming in February sometime.
  8. Farm meeting:
    • Frozen greenhouse manifolds: Rudy is making due with a smaller manifold. Cleome has broken water manifold and will try to find one in WA, not crucial until spring.
    • Pears need processing in next couple weeks, may be okay until Jan & Cleome return on 31st.
    • Three non-milking goats wormed.
    • Items to track (rough priority order):
    • Bury Zuciana.
      1. Jan will glue old goat broom back together.
      2. Prep for cider making.
        • Decant pear vinegar and clean out blue barrel.
        • Transport cider press.
      3. Get at least one chain saw working and continue harvesting wood.
      4. Replace White House washer/dryer.
      5. Clean up farm store area in prep for construction.
        • Empty freezer in farm store, feed to chickens. (Mindy)
      6. Clean up classroom and cloakroom.
      7. Replace water timer in west room of greenhouse.
      8. Cleome contact Gavin about putting manure on fields he leases from us.
      9. Get cedar slabs and bark from Shane for projects and path mulch.
      10. Chipping -- Jan check mill for cedar bark for prop room floor. (Jan Steinman)
      11. Jan and others: re-arrange the greenhouse tables.
      12. Complete irrigation plumbing in greenhouse after locating and levelling tables. In process as tables are positioned and levelled.
      13. Fix sickle bar in prep for spring mowing.
      14. Move the glass canning jars out of the Yellow House parking lot into the Ikea shed.
      15. Fix big rototiller -- won't run for more than a minutes or so; investigate fuel blockage -- back burner, winter project.
      16. Investigate using small greenhouse as a food dehydrator.
      17. Fix dining room ceiling.
        • Roll up Ron's rug and move it into the attic or somewhere.
        • Move dining room stuff into living room.
        • Plastic-wrap dining room in prep for ceiling demolition.
    • Tracked items recently completed:
      1. Move chickens to winter quarters in front of house. DONE!
      2. Decide what to do with remaining tomatoes in greenhouse -- Mindy will feed to chickens. DONE!
      3. Get fuel for tractor. DONE!
      4. Plant winter garden in greenhouse where the cukes were. (Rudy) DONE!
      5. White house stove repaired. (Jan) DONE!
      6. White house door latch repaired. (Jan) DONE!
  9. Confirmed next meeting: Next residents' meeting: Jan facilitator, Saturday, 4 January 2014, 09:00.
  • Meeting adjourned, 10:13
  • Respectfully submitted, Jan Steinman 20:38, 14 December 2013 (CET)

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