Minutes:20140316

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  1. Meeting starts 10:14
  2. Check-in
  3. Agenda approved.
  4. Minutes of last meeting, 17 February 2014, reviewed and approved.
  5. Old business:
    1. Matters arising from minutes: nothing noted
    2. Project updates:
      1. Upcoming classes and events: Jan to give biodiesel demonstration at renewable energy conference at the high school, April 5.
      2. Recruiting:
        • Need to follow-up with Margrette, who contacted us via FIC website.
    3. Health and safety concerns and updates: none noted.
  6. New business: none noted.
  7. Review arrivals/departures, guests and apprentices:
    • Mary Coll and kids Chloe and Finn are coming on Monday, 24th, for four days.
    • Clover, Eddie, and Paisley coming for the weekend of the 28th.
    • Barbara coming for three weeks, starting tomorrow (17th).
    • Micayla coming for two weeks or longer at the end of April.
  8. Farm meeting:
    • Pears need to be graded into goat food and compost.
    • Items to track (rough priority order):
      1. Fix freeze-damaged irrigation manifolds in greenhouse.
      2. Plant lots of seeds!
      3. Transplant tomatoes.
      4. Make two more tables hot.
      5. Finish cleaning out freezer in farm store -- mouldy fluid needs to be dumped.
      6. Shop for small diesel for power rototiller.
      7. Make some "salad boats" out of cut-off portions of seedling trays
      8. Decant pear vinegar and clean out blue barrel.
      9. Get at least one chain saw working and continue harvesting wood.
      10. Clean up farm store area in prep for construction.
      11. Replace water timer in west room of greenhouse.
      12. Cleome contact Gavin about putting manure on fields he leases from us. (in process)
      13. Get cedar slabs and bark from Shane for projects and path mulch. (in process)
      14. Complete irrigation plumbing in greenhouse after locating and levelling tables. In process as tables are positioned and levelled.
      15. Fix sickle bar in prep for spring mowing.
      16. Move the glass canning jars out of the Yellow House parking lot into the Ikea shed.
      17. Fix big rototiller -- won't run for more than a minutes or so; investigate fuel blockage -- back burner, winter project.
      18. Investigate using small greenhouse as a food dehydrator.
      19. Fix dining room ceiling.
        • Move dining room stuff into living room.
        • Plastic-wrap dining room in prep for ceiling demolition.
    • Tracked items recently completed:
      1. Jan and others: re-arrange the greenhouse tables. DONE!
      2. Check for bulk potting soil prices. DONE! Purchased two yards from Integrity.
  9. Confirmed next meeting: Next residents' meeting: Jan facilitator, Sunday, 22 March 2014, 10:00.
  • Meeting adjourned, 10:49
  • Respectfully submitted, Jan Steinman 04:44, 7 April 2014 (CEST)

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