Minutes:20180304

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Members' Meeting

  1. Meeting begins 09:34
  2. Previous meeting minutes approved.
  3. Accomplishments
    1. Fix broken greenhouse light (Jan) DONE!
    2. Still searching for third grow light. Cleome will search attic; Kate will search dungeon. ABANDONED. It is assumed that this grow light grew legs.
    3. Need soil! Integrity having trouble making it. Purchase another bale. DONE!
    4. Get third heated table prepared (Cleome, Jan) DONE!
    5. Get more cardboard from UVic Tuesday (Jan) DONE!
    6. Deliver two goats to Tsawwassen (Jan) DONE!
    7. Fix trailer tire (Jan) in process
    8. Check hooves and trim (Jan) ongoing, Taara and Sazmazz trimmed
    9. Clean goat trailer (Kate, Sergio): about 3/4ths done
    10. Market excess goats (Jan): ongoing, queries, email, photos sent
    11. Pither suit: nothing to report. Need to see if our lawyer is still alive. (Jan)
    12. Catch up on tax filings (Jan): sorting receipts in prep for entry
    13. Re-label trees with permanent labels with ID and variety (Kate, Jan) in process
    14. See about buying Dillon's grow light (Cleome) in process
  4. Week's plans:
    1. Market
      1. Sign up for Tuesday Market (Jan)
        • Planning for marketing soap at TM, since they won't let us sell it outright. Make a sign (Jan)
      2. Attend Cobble Hill Seedy Saturday, Saturday, 10-2. Take 07:05 ferry. (Cleome, Jan)
    2. Fruit
      1. Fix labeling machine, sticks on "C" (Jan)
      2. Prep buckets for watering trees. Make a hole for standard flag emitter (Cleome, Kate)
      3. Obtain non-cedar sawdust for blueberries. (Jan)
    3. Greenhouse
      1. Empty trailer when tire is fixed later today. (Jan, Cleome)
      2. Potting up
      3. Move rest of cured manure to west room; cover with wire to avoid chickens spreading it. (Kate)
      4. Prep a non-heated "warm table" for potted-up plants.
      5. Need fans to exercise new plants (Jan, Cleome)
      6. Work west side beds (Jan, Cleome)
    4. Dairy
      1. Put tubes in trailer tires (Jan)
      2. Cut all but a few spares of 10' T-posts in half (Jan)
    5. Value-added
      1. Order pectin (Cleome)
      2. Investigate new jars (Cleome)
    6. Eggs
      1. Pickle eggs we don't sell at Cobble Hill. (Jan)
      2. Start saving cleanest eggs for incubator. (Kate)
      3. Get incubator out and prep for use. (Cleome)
    7. Infrastructure
      1. Get new computer set up as web server (Jan) ongoing
      2. Re-purpose old database server as Cleome's personal computer (Jan)
      3. Get new rubber stamp for product bags and such (Jan)
      4. Re-build goat compost bin (all)
      5. Move house compost bins (all)
      6. Hardware cloth in fireplace vents for varmint control (Cleome)
      7. Screen soffit vents for varmint control (Cleome, Jan)
      8. Cut out goumi. Cut back goji.
    8. Soap
      1. Order two more bags of NaOH (Jan)
    9. Education
      1. Soap Workshop changed to Sunday, April 22, 13:00 - 17:00
        1. Need sign for Saturday Market (Cleome)
        2. Put small receipt book in market kit for signups and other receiptable sales (Jan)
        3. Begin publicity (Jan).
    10. This week's "Old Project" to complete: hang EcoReality sign
  5. Cleome's move
    1. Fix VVG (Jan)
      1. Find someone who will rebuild pump
      2. Remove pump and send it in
    2. Pick a date, based on VVG running
    3. Get a WWOOFer to help Kate while J&C are gone a minimum of three days
  6. Comings and Goings
    1. Basketball boys: ongoing practice schedule not firm, possibly Mondays
    2. Jan for sawdust, probably Tuesday.
    3. Kate requested spare room for overnight guests on Thursday.
  7. Meeting adjourned 10:10
  • respectfully submitted, Jan Steinman 21:56, 6 March 2018 (PST)

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