[Ravensfort] Site Work Update 8-21-06

byzytym byzytym at charter.net
Mon Aug 21 16:10:15 PDT 2006

Vivat to David Saint David of the Tractor for making short work of the
fallen tree wood after it was cut up.  His holy tractor also pushed brush up
into the bonfire and cut the grass on and around the list field... and
around the bonfire... and other places around.  But then he was gone.  There
was speculation that he really was never there at all and that it was his
saintly specter riding high on the wheeled work horse that had done the
deeds.  You know how mysterious those saints can be.

Vivat also to everyone that showed to work.  It was a fairly small crew
because of unavoidable conflicts and Pennsic, but all that showed (most on
both days) worked hard and got a lot done.  Swinecamp and the rest of the
site have a look of rejuvenation.  Clean grounds, fresh paint, neat
stacks... There is still much to be done but there is an eagerness to work
and laughter in the air.

And lastly, Vivat for the effort that the cooks made.  It was all very good
and more than enough for everyone.  The cold chicken and other leftovers
were a lifesaver on Sunday afternoon.

All in all a very productive weekend.  Many thanks for the enjoyment I,
personally, received from it.  Good friends are a wonderful thing.


"What shall it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul 

----- Original Message ----- 
From: <fionna at cox.net>
To: <ravensfort at ansteorra.org>
Sent: Monday, August 21, 2006 3:50 PM
Subject: [Ravensfort] Site Work Update 8-21-06

> As of yesterday, this is how the site work went:
> 1) KILLING WASPS in all Baronal buildings...
> oKilled wasps in kitchen
> oChanging rooms checked
> oKilled wasps on playground.
> oLook for wasps in storage on 9-26
> 2) 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.
> 3) The CATTLE GUARD needs to be cleaned / dug out again. Good old
> shovel and hoe work.
> 4) Cleaning the WATER TANK & BARRELS.
> oTo do 9-26
> 5) Re-set and repaint LIST FIELD POSTS (as needed)
> oList Field painted.  NEEDS TO BE TAMPED.
> 6) We need THREE (3) 65 lb COUNTER WEIGHTS for the kitchen and
> storeroom doors. It would be cool to have these weights adjustable...
> 7) 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!)
> 8) Make sure the CHILDREN'S PLAY STATION is free from defects, dammage,
> and insects.
> oPlayground has been inspected, the wasps killed and the slide wiped.
> 9) 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)?
> oHas been cleaned out.
> 10) 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.
> oTO DO 9-26
> 11) The CHANGING ROOMS near the kitchen needs curtain rods, curtains,
> benches/chairs, and hooks for hanging clothes. Insect inspection
> please...
> oChanging rooms have been painted.
> 12) Work on the STONES...(already mentioned! yea Mirabelis!)
> oStones need to be cleaned.
> 13) Set up the new BARDIC PERFORMANCE AREA...I'll work on this when I
> get back...(This can be a real showcase folks...!)
> oTree has been cleared.
> oLarge Limb left for seating.  NEEDS TO BE TREATED FOR ANTS.
> 14) Set up new B&B CAMPING AREA near the new Bardic Performance Area
> (the old camping spot is under dangerous dead and dying limbs.
> 15) CLEARING FIRE RING around the BONFIRE STACK...(Just in case we can
> burn the stack...IF there is not a burn ban on)
> oNeeds mowing
> 16) Cleaning the entry road, cutting back limbs and vines on the entry
> road.
> oSome trimming was done. May need more.
> 17) Make sure that all private camps are tidy and boundries are marked.
> 18) Killing of ants, wasps, and termites in and around the site is
> actively encouraged.
> oSee Also 1)
> Additionally, the huge portion of tree that fell in Raven's Fort
> Central is *completely* cleaned up.
> In Service to the Barony,
> Fionna
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