I'm sorry I missed the work party last weekend - I hope lots of good prep got done.
Unfortunately, I will be out of town the next work party, Aug 13, as well. In fact, I may not be able to get out to Chuck's until Sept 3, if then.
Did anybody make it down to the sinkhole kitchen? Chuck said that there was a big tree down all over the middle of the kitchen - there's good and bad about that - good if it gets cleaned up but all the firewood is left for us to cook with - bad if it doesn't get all cleaned up and is all in the way of making the kitchen happen.
It would be nice if there was a water line run down to the kitchen by Friday evening - but I'm not sure where all the line is from 2 years ago when it was run last. In years past it's been pretty badly chopped up by Chuck's plowing.
For the festival proper, I won't be able to make it out until later Friday afternoon - I'll have supplies to do a stirfry with rice that night and we will have to see what manifests for Sat meal - and like usual I won't be sticking around much after dark Sat.
Thanks for putting all this work into making Chuck's Harvest Festival happen this year - and including the kitchen in your work.
Does Chuck have any water service anywhere on his farm? It would be good to know that the kitchen is going to have to haul water in from outside ahead of time - and it limits what the kitchen can do about cleanup and prep for the next meal. Not to mention the fact that everything will have to be cleaned before the first meal can happen.
I took a look at my schedules and I will be out of town for Sept 3 weekend as well - so I guess I won't be able to be there until Chuckstock proper - sorry about that.
You will be out of town for Chuckstock proper? Too bad! We will miss you.
Chuckstock isn't for relaxation for me - Chuckstock is for working my ass off and cooking massive amounts of food to feed all the starvling hippies (and emptying out my freezers of all that lovely meat I've been hoarding all year, so I can cook it all for all of you!).
I've found some rice, so the Friday night big meal will be a stirfry/fried rice thingie. We will have to see what good veggies I can find to fry up with it all! ;-) [Not to mention what baked goodies I can scrounge to bring to serve to all and sundry].
My biggest needs will be for clean water and firewood - since it looks like I will have to haul in water for cooking and cleaning, and I haven't had a chance to gather firewood all Summer like I have in the past.
Post by unioncohippie on Aug 15, 2011 10:17:42 GMT -5
Dr.Suitcase we've cut lots of wood for ya so u shouldn't need any wood to cook. water well thats diff story didn't get chance to see whats up with the water line. but if we have to will haul the water.
Thanks for getting all that wood stacked up and ready - good news.
I have secondary confirmation that there isn't any water service to Chuck's Farm any more. I suspect that the leak in the basement became so big that the neighbor across the road shut off the water to conserve that precious and limited resource. I'll scrounge up some 5 gallon food grade buckets and plan on bringing in 20 or 30 gallons of water for the kitchen use - we will have to be more careful about water use, but I think it will be OK.
It would be nice to find someone else to hand the kitchen off to on Sat - I plan on cooking Friday night, but I will be fleeing the scene by dark on Sat. I know from past experiance thats about all I can handle - by then I'm pretty burned out. ;-)
Post by unioncohippie on Aug 21, 2011 23:54:45 GMT -5
Update on the kitchen
Thanks to kick ass group of people Saturday lot got done. from the sounds of it there's a cook that wants to help take the lead on cooking this year. so that should help out alot.
kitchen taking shape, table built most is weed wacked an raked for the most part litter bagged up ready to haul out. the fire pit needs to be rebuilt yet an still seeing if we can't get water ran yet. there a few weekends yet to get things done .
Even more great news - it really sounds like things are shaping up wonderfully for Chuckstock this year.
Good news on the wood and the rest of the kitchen situation - I'm not suprised that the cooking fireplace needs to be rebuilt - since a tree fell on it and everything. I hope the grating is still in useable condition - other than that it should be fine.
I trust that the great big WOK survived the experiance, and is present and in decent shape - that is the linch pin of the Rainbow Sinkhole Kitchen!
If there is someone who wants to help out/take over the kitchen for Sat night, that's even better news! Please pass along my email address (firstname.lastname@example.org) so we can touch base prior to Chuckstock.
It's a bit early yet to do so, but I expect to go into maximum aquisition mode soon, and start daily dumpster diving to get my stocks of baked goods, veggies, and other goodies up so I've got lots of yummy stuff to feed peoples.
Post by unioncohippie on Sept 4, 2011 18:44:28 GMT -5
From what i know this is the line.
First band starts early evening on friday and the music continues till some time Sunday Morning. Friday opens with Nicolas Miller Loop Art Extraordinaire, then The Hipsters play the headliner set for the evening, Random Draw plays after, then Bill Pen Band with an acoustic set, Mischief from State College closes out Friday Night. Saturday starts at Noon with Black Coffee, then at 2p.m. Pure Cane Sugar, 4p.m. Neighborhood, 6p.m. The Night Crawlers, 8pm the Hipsters play, 10p.m. crazzy dazz 12 am Mystery Train 2am Chris Vipond Band and then finally The Stanley Street Band closes out Saturday Night.