Thursday, September 15, 2011

latest news & goings on...

Hi farmers and friends,
I thought I would update you on what we have been up to recently.
Last week we met at the Fossa Store for our 1st meeting at that location.  Roger and I hooked up some temporary lights over our conference table so it was very cozy!  We had both regular attendees as well as a new person and some that haven't attended in awhile.  Good to see everyone.

Donna noticed in the back corner we had another 'wet area' in a wall panel that I addressed with GC Steve Wood on Thursday on location.

We discussed the pros and cons of different flooring, insulation choices and other building materials that need to be chosen soon before we put the bids packages out.
We are also looking for volunteers to help get the floor done on the 2nd floor so we can get our office furniture upstairs and be ready to start construction on the 1st floor.  If you would like to help please email or call me.

Ernest Rollins invited us to have a table at Garland Days and Sandy Daigle volunteered to help me with that on Saturday, Sept 10th.  FUN!

On Thursday, I met with Steve Wood to address the wet wall issue and he is contacting the subcontractor again to fix it.  But he and some crew are coming soon to work on the siding with a special product (nails and sealer) provided by the siding manufacturer.  They will go up on the roof and see what is causing the leak, but he thinks it may be where our building is joined by the building next door.  They thought they had that fixed, but it may be seeping in and around the bricks on the building next door.  Better to find out now and fix than later after the walls are put up.

Steve Wintle put together a last minute meeting with a couple GeoThermal repsWednesday afternoon at the store.  Roger, Fred S., Darlene and I are met them.
We would love to be as green as possible but it also has to be affordable.  Steve is going to work up some figures and go from there, but it was very interesting to learn about another heat source.

I was invited by Carlee Davis of Mayo Hospital Diabetes Support Group to be the guest speaker at Dexter Health Care today to talk about the Dexter Community Farm Project.  .... spreading the word!

Friday, September 9, 2011

Going to Garland Days..

Hey Farmer friends,
Dexter Farm Project  peeps are going to have an informational table at the Garland Days as they celebrate their 200th Birthday!
Sandy Keyte Daigle volunteered to come and help me tomorrow and we hope you and others will come and see  us.  It is supposed to be a great fall day and lots to do at Annual Garland Days!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

1st meeting night at the store

There is a meeting tonight of the Dexter Community Farm Project, 7 pm at the Fossa General Store on Main Street.

There will be 'mood lighting', but it should be cozy... Electrician Steve Herring put in a few electric boxes in last week (for free) so we could have power on the 1st and 2nd floors, so I am picking up another extension cord, some lights and we are good to go...

Bring an extra chair if you wish.  we have 16 chairs, but if you have a 'special' chair that is already in your vehicle, feel free to bring it on it.  We will not be doing coffee tonight, but will in the future.
We are going to form a few committees, get more people officially signed up to be DRDC members (so that you can officially vote) and talk about the status of the CDBG grant and the USDA grant that was just submitted.

I am excited that we are going to be at the store... Dont dress up (HAHAHA) it is a bit dusty from Tim working upstairs tearing the floor apart!  Kuddos Tim, but we need some work days to give him a hand and get a partial floor done upstairs.

Extra flashlights might not be a bad idea tonight either if you want to roam around down in the basement.
Hope you see you there....