[Ravensfort] site work update

Kief av Kiersted sirkief at hotmail.com
Sat Aug 12 11:46:18 PDT 2006

Heilsa all...

Please find attached below this letter a list of things to accomplish out at 
the V-Bar (Dorrell) Ranch.

I will be back in Huntsville and will work on the site during the two weeks 
prior to this year's Defender. In the mean time...the co-Stewards of 
Defender can use all the assistance they can get to make this event a 
success for the Barony. The Baron and Baroness, the Officers, and Stewards 
of Defender have my complete support and I will work on the site to assist 
them in making the site a beautiful place for this year's Defender.

I will do any of the heavy mowing that needs to be finished, kill ants, haul 
wood/limbs/trees that remain to be moved, set up barriers and barrier tape, 
string rope, set up the lights and fans in the kitchen, etc...and any thing 
else the Stewards need for me to do upon my return.

With hard work and co-operation this Defender can be the best ever.

Your good neighbor...


-----List of Stuff To Do as of the 21 JULY 2006 site evaluation-----------

KILLING WASPS in all Baronal buildings...

The owners are building a new gate! Sooooo....

We'll use the old gate or a cattle panel connected to the cattle guard to 
enable us to keep the gate open during the event... This can wait until my 
return if ya'll wish.

The CATTLE GUARD needs to be cleaned / dug out again. Good old shovel and 
hoe work.

Cleaning the WATER TANK & BARRELS.

Re-set and repaint LIST FIELD POSTS (as needed)

We need THREE (3) 65 lb COUNTER WEIGHTS for the kitchen and storeroom doors. 
It would be cool to have these weights adjustable...

Inspect and R&R (if needed) the hoses, spigots, and shower heads on the 
SHOWERS. Clean around and repair/paint as needed.

(We still have 5 gallons of WHITE farm paint and at least 2 gallons of RED 
farm paint. STEWARDS contact me for location!)

Make sure the CHILDREN'S PLAY STATION is free from defects, dammage, and 

Clean out the KITCHEN - I have a string of lights and there are small fans, 
an inverter and marine battery will be available. I would be good to have at 
least two other deep cycle batteries to power the lights and fans. Who else 
has one (two)?

Two BFT's need to be taken out and inspected, winches and wire rope needs to 
be inspected. Tent poles and states need to be counted.

The CHANGING ROOMS near the kitchen needs curtain rods, curtains, 
benches/chairs, and hooks for hanging clothes. Insect inspection please...

Work on the STONES...(already mentioned! yea Mirabelis!)

Set up the new BARDIC PERFORMANCE AREA...I'll work on this when I get 
back...(This can be a real showcase folks...!)

Set up new B&B CAMPING AREA near the new Bardic Performance Area (the old 
camping spot is under dangerous dead and dying limbs.

CLEARING FIRE RING around the BONFIRE STACK...(Just in case we can burn the 
stack...IF there is not a burn ban on)

Cleaning the entry road, cutting back limbs and vines on the entry road.

Make sure that all private camps are tidy and boundries are marked.

Killing of ants, wasps, and termites in and around the site is actively 

PLEASE REMEMBER that we are the GUESTS of the Dorrells and the Rohes... The 
site can be accessed ONLY on scheduled workdays or after gaining permission 
to access the site for site improvement. Thank you for your consideration.

Wæs Þu Hæl in TroÞ and FriÞ...!
"Better the Hammer than the nail..."


>From: m meaux <m_meaux05 at yahoo.com>
>To: ravensfort at lists.ansteorra.org
>Subject: [Ravensfort] site work update
>Date: Thu, 10 Aug 2006 18:16:03 -0700 (PDT)
>Greetings unto the List!
>   First, I would like to apologize for not responding to this faster (I 
>have been doing repairs on our new home).
>   Now, what I have to say..I will do so with the most diplomacy I possess 
>at this time.
>   The site is not to be accessed without prior permission/arrangements.  
>That is why there are sponsored work days.  We are only allowed on those 
>dates.  It could be considered criminal trespassing and/or a breach of the 
>agreement with the Land Owner.  There are serious liability issues with 
>going out to the site without the site representative's permission.  In 
>addition, when people do attend work gatherings people should at least be 
>accompanied by one adult.  Any incapacitating injury could result in 
>serious consequences that you may not be aware of.
>   Drew, while I appreciate your concern about the site and 
>assessing/improving  it...Ivan and I went out with the Land Agent to do 
>that already and have made the scheduled work weekends previously listed 
>from that inspection.
>   Ed, I am confused as to Marius's post as it was previously posted that 
>he was banned from the list.  In addition to a poll denying his requests to 
>re-join the list.
>   Marius,  when we inspected the site..we found no cause to move the 
>showers from their current location.  In addition, Haus Kiersted was 
>notified of the damage to their site and I am sure they will make 
>appropriate repairs.  Because of past disagreements with them, I am asking 
>that you not inquire further.
>   Kief, please explain better for me the guidelines for work weekends so 
>that all may adhere to them.  I thank you for keeping your response brief.
>   However, I request that on this list and especially before the event, 
>that all persons not start a jabfest or flaming in any way.  I do not wish 
>to see our Barony's name muddied by anyone or airing any personal feuds on 
>this list.
>   Devin, the answer to your question is $25/each.
>   I look forward to seeing everyone at the first site work weekend on 
>August 19th and 20th.  Please remember that there will be a potluck dinner 
>on Saturday the 19th and that site will open at 7am on those days.
>   In service to the Barony,
>   Lady Mary of Axefoot
>Co-Steward, Defender XXIV
>Kristen Flitcroft <mirabelis at kindled-spirits.com> wrote:
>                 Bah should I say we will be out next weekend on the 19th, 
>20th.  I’m getting confused and don’t know what I’m talking about J  but we 
>will be out that weekend to do some work blah blah blah.
>   Cheers!
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