The autumn working meet is approaching. Here’s what you need to know. If you can come, brilliant! Please add your names to the spreadsheet that I am going to post below when I have worked out how to do it.
WHEN: Saturday 12th and Sunday13th October. Most people turn up late Friday night.
WHERE: Cottage and Barn
WHO: Everyone! There is something for everyone to do and contribute
WHAT WE’RE DOING:
We have some exciting maintenance jobs such as deep clean of both buildings, a laundry run, wood resupply (possibly involving a human chain), strimming, clearing gutters and Arco drains and replacing the mosquito mesh. Replacing and making an inventory of items needed for the barn.
WHY? Despite Damian doing a great job caretaking and Chiz making some great improvements to the properties over the years working meets are as important as ever in keeping the properties up to spec, and for making improvements -especially jobs where many hands make light work. We are really lucky to have two properties but without well-attended working meets they won’t stay in a good state for long. All members are welcome, and there will be jobs to suit all abilities and skills. All tools and materials will be provided.
FOOD: As usual nowadays there will be a communal breakfast of bacon/egg/sausage baps on Saturday and Sunday mornings. Milk will be provided . There will a communal meal at the Cottage on the Saturday night -if anyone would like to volunteer as cook or assistant cook, please let me know! We have the new oven so options are limitless (ish) but must include custard.
You will need to bring food for Friday night, lunches and snacks, and any drink.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: To bring toilet roll, bin bags etc, Cook and assistant for communal meals, and to buy and bring up ingredients/food for communal meals, also for laundry run. There are also things that need to be replaced/provided for the barn. Which will require a trip to IKEA or some such. Max A has kindly made a list of what’s needed.
CLIMBING: The past few Working Meets have been well attended and we have completed most of the jobs on the Saturday and have cleaned the Cottage and gone climbing on the Sunday, and there is every chance we will do the same this meet.
Please don’t come to the Cottage on this weekend if you are not helping on the Working Meet.
Past working meets have been really enjoyable social weekends, I hope to see as many of you there as possible. If you can come then please let me know here so we can get an idea of numbers and make sure we have enough tools, and if anyone has any particular skills or a van then do let us know! Likewise if anyone has any specific dietary requirements, allergies or injuries.