The grand total for January was 54 volunteer work days with 179 hours labor.
Sunday, January 27th, 2013
It was cold this week! Much effort was given to keeping the chicken’s water bowls from freezing.
Today we had three volunteers who worked 11 hours
We opened up broadway and gave away about 2 or 3 bags of clothes
We cooked up a soup with a beet harvest and hardboiled eggs
The soup and eggs fed about 30 people
We met a local youth theater group that will be coming by to volunteer during warmer weather
We distributed some pots of soil to neighbors who are growing plants for spring/summer transplanting
Saturday, January 26th, 2013
On Thursday, the volunteer from Jobpath came for 3.5 hours
On Friday we met with a journalist for an hour. She is writing a story for Brooklyn Paper
On Saturday we had 4 volunteers for 15 hours work
We opened Broadway and Stockton
We gave away about 1 full trashbag of clothes
We did a lot of flyering for the fundraiser
We turned the compost twice this week and reinvigorated it with veggie pulp from Kiwi’s
We re-upped the water jug
The tally for Monday, 1/13/13 through Sunday 1/20/13 was over 6 work days we had 22 volunteers who worked about 69 hours.
Sunday, January 20th, 2013
Today at the farm we had 6 volunteers for about 13 hours work.
We gave away some clothes and 5 dozen eggs.
We installed the new sliding window
We caulked the holes in the metal roof
We started building a toolshed extension on the coop
We spread woodchips
Saturday, January 19th, 2013
Today at the farm we had 3 volunteers for about 15 hours work.
Yesterday we worked for about 9 hours
Thursday we worked for about 4 hours
we got the metal roof up on the chicken coop
we led a workshop about composting at the silent barn
we rescued a nice sliding window set we will add to the coop
Friday we met with a local middleschool/highschool that will be building a gazebo for stockton street
-the students will be coming for 2 hours, 4 days every week from February til school ends for the summer
Thursday we had a volunteer come from job path to work on the farm. He will be coming every Thursday.
We prepped about 40 fig cuttings for tree propagation.
Tuesday, January 15th, 2013
Today at the farm we had 7 volunteers for a total of about 18 hours work.
One volunteer donated some tools to the farm
We recovered more insulation for the coop and some metal hardware cloth for a new compost bin
At stockton we completed the front side of the coop and most of the door side
We installed a new door handle with a locking mechanism.
Monday, January 14th, 2013
Today at the farm we had two volunteers for a total of 12 hours.
We had a meeting for future fundraising.
At stockton we finished-finished the back wall with an exterior of 1x6s.
Sunday, January 13th, 2013
Today at the farm we had 5 volunteers for a total of about 16 hours work.
We got more christmas tree chips from mulchfest
We found 2 small bathtubs to use for a duck pond and possibly a large wormbin
at broadway we:
gave 5 dozen eggs and some clothes and books away
added more christmas tree mulch to the front
at stockton we:
cleared and graded the beehive area
added more christmas tree mulch
cut the remaining metal pieces for the coop roof
added another piece of the wall to the coop
built a door and framed another window to the coop
Saturday, January 12th, 2013
Today at the farm we had 11 volunteers for about 30 hours total.
One man brought 2 boxes of books for donations to give away on sunday.
One volunteer brought a worm bin to begin raising worms for chicken feed.
Mulchfest is this weekend. We loaded one carfull and spread the pine chips at broadway and stockton. It smells good.
At broadway we turned the composts which are almost finished.
At stockton we:
cut metal for half the roof, we will complete it tomorrow hopefully
insulated with styrofoam and finished the back wall
installed a removable window
covered the front base of the coop.
January 6th, 2013
This weekend we:
opened broadway and stockton for saturday and sunday.
at broadway we:
cleaned the chicken coop
turned the compost
distributed 5 dozen eggs
distributed 4 bags clothes
had many visitors, two of which brought us 3 silkie chickens
at stockton we:
installed 4 new windows for the chicken coop. There are now 8 windows and two half completed sides
introduced two new farm cats donated by local neighbors. The cats are living in the unfinished coop
met a new friend who may be donating a worm bin
on saturday we had 3 volunteers for a total of 15 volunteer hours
on sunday we had 4 volunteers for a total of 16 volunteer hours