[Ravensfort] Workweekend at The Stones

Sher M runa.herd at earthlink.net
Sun Aug 17 11:56:59 PDT 2008

It is starting to look really nice.  My first event was last year.  The first thing I saw was the water tower and quite frankly (did you think I wouldn't be outspoken?) thought it was sort of tacky looking.  I understood the need for it and why it was there.  Now it is still there but it doesn't slap you in the face.  You can see the Ravens painted on the kitchen windows now.

The benches for the Pelican Circle should afford them shade any time of the day.  The benches look as if they were designed to go with the huge tree they're set up in front of.  Who ever is speaking has  the backdrop of the beautiful tree behind them.  It brings a sense of 'timeless age' to that spot.  It would be a good area to hold a class as no one would melt now.  Okay so they won't melt as much because of the shade.

I know at Defender last year I had difficulty hearing what was going on during feast because a certain amount of noise is necessary from the kitchen.  With the dais where it is now it has a backdrop of 4 trees that give a sense of protecting the Nobles.  Everyone will be able to see them and see what is going on before and during feast.  Remember I'm still looking at things as a newbie not as someone who is use to everything being in a certain place because that's where it was put.

The mundane that is necessary is now not smack in your face but still readily accessable.

Runa who is trying to remove more primer paint from her face, hands, knees and one big toe (don't ask)

Sher Montgomery & The Thundering Herd
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: byzytym 
  To: A Kindness Of Ravens 
  Sent: Sunday, August 17, 2008 10:47 AM
  Subject: [Ravensfort] Workweekend at The Stones

  From the Autocrat of Defender of the Fort :

  We've had a very productive workday at The Stones already this weekend.  
  Many thanks to the "haul it around" crew, Alaric, Tareija, Plachoya, the ever present Runa and that Marius person.  

  The water tower has been moved to a less intrusive spot.  Now the first thing you see when you come on site is NOT a plastic holding tank.  The tower looks like it was made for it new spot on the far side of the storeroom.  The ugly plastic barrels can still be strapped to the tower between events, but now they are hidden behind the storeroom.  Who knows, we could even install a drain hose on the sink so the water can be routed to some place besides your feet.

  All the odds and ends around the kitchen has been moved away so the area now has an uncluttered look and easy access to all the windows.  The small smoker style bbq pits have been moved away and setup so they can be used at anytime.  The unattached sink has been moved, but not set in a useable place yet.  We are going to try to set up a hose for a water tower feed that allows easy access to the kitchen itself.  

  The dais used for the Noble presence at feast has been moved to under the shady pines behind the kitchen.  We will set up the tables in a Semi-circle so more of the populace can hear what is going on in court.  With the water tower gone and the kitchen cleaned up, the Royals should have a pleasant, unrestricted view of the listfield.

  The Barony's long wooden benches have been set up under the big oak in Raven's Fort central in preparation for the Pelican Circle.  

  The site is really starting to look great !!!!!  Again, many thanks to everyone that has helped along the way.  Jalali, Latham, Giovanna, Pace, Brian, Saint David and whoever I left out.  I know there were a few more.

  We are in very good shape, but there is till a bit to do.  
  Today I will be concentrating on hauling the brush that has been already cut to the bonfire.  If someone shows up with a generator I would cut more in the Equestrian area.  One more good day's work would have the area cleared completely.  

  The Stones still need to be reset.  That of course should be an on going project.  If more than one person is on site, and there is time, the cap stones that the cows knock off should be reset.  It is an issue of Baronial pride.  The Stones should never look as they do right now.  If we tend to them it will not take such a major effort as it will this time.

  You are also welcome to work on your own campsites.  

  And coming up the first two weekends in September, lawn mowers.

  See you on site.

  Vlod NotVlad


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