2016 05 15: Work Party for August Event

posted May 26, 2016, 6:46 PM by Freydis Egilsdottir   [ updated Jan 8, 2017, 6:44 PM by Mikhail H- ]
Once again these meetings records have gotten away from me a bit! My apologies. On this Sunday we had a work party at Ulrich's to start preparing the site for our upcoming event in August.

Ulrich had dug down as deep as he could with his backhoe at the end of a field where the high water table looked a good spot for a small artesian well, but it needed to be deeper. So Ulrich and Mikhail (later joined by Karl) went at it with shovel and bucket, hitting bedrock slightly sooner than expected. But good news! Water is definitely seeping in, although perhaps not quite as quickly as we'd like or anticipated.

Mikhail has a rock drill and chisel; at a later meeting he handed them off to Ulrich who will try to open the seeping crack up a bit more with them.

Meanwhile, Olivia, Valonia, Freydis, and the kids worked on propping up and reinforcing with willow branches the wire fence running down one side of the field. About two thirds were finished, despite rain and blackflies.

Freydis and Mikhail also brought along the cast iron hand pump they picked up for the well. It looks like it will be fun to use.

Ulrich and Mikhail paced off the archery field in the field across the driveway from the main camping field. It will be gone over for rocks, and then mown.

If you are interested in helping out with any of the site preparations, Ulrich says come by any time. You can email him at Exchequer@LocalSCA.com.