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Saturday Meeting and Work Day

Due to the rain last weekend the monthly meeting and work day was moved to this coming Saturday. Rain is forecast again but rather than postpone the work a second time, unless things are really wet, some work will take place. If we learn that the road is not passable or the field is just too wet to do any work, we'll post the information here.

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Saturday Meeting and Work Day

Not looking too promising for tomorrow. Understatement isn't it?

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Saturday Meeting and Work Day

The weather doesn't look too bad at this point but with the rain we have already received I wonder if we will be doing more harm than good to the field by traipsing all over it?? Of course there is plenty to do in the pits and the parking area. Wonder if the road is passable? Or if we would tear it up getting into the field? A lot of ifs……
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Saturday Meeting and Work Day

Road access is good. Not too soggy out here and we have a nice blue window over our heads. Come on out and kill some weeds with us!
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I would like to thank Cliff,Andrew and Don for there hard work at the field on Saturday

MMAA President
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Did a little work out there on Saturday, and got rained out before I could finish. The weeds on the runway are going gangbusters. I suspect that this coming weekend we will probably have to mow some of it, roll it and probably spray it (runway). A lot of the weeds in the pits seem to have resisted the last several spray jobs, the rain probably helped them recover. For this next spray job, we should probably make sure to add the surfactant we have in the cabinet to help the herbicide do it's work on the halogeton. So, at least some of us need to go prepared for some hard work. I'll take my mower out there to work over the blade in dirt and gravel (not the first time). Thanks to Don Dubie for letting Sani Serve in there to service the toilets, so folks won't be quite as grossed out when they need to use them. Mike Rice is completing the work he started on the drainage entry for the cross runway culvert, and was setting PVC pipe in the ditch that crosses the entry openings onto the cross runway. Mike has worked hard on this project and it is very appreciated. We checked the cross runway culvert, and it is blocked by sediment. This is most likely due to the ditch on the north side of the culvert not draining properly which causes the flow through the culvert to back up and drop its sediment load there. We'll need to use the water wagon to blow the sediment out, and for that we'll need a good heavy duty truck to pull it. Consider that we're going to need a back hoe sometime before the monsoon season to correct the drainage situation north of this culvert, and probably in a few other spots. If we have a good trailer or two, or an old dump truck, we can put all of the removed soil on the access road where we've had water problems. Ideally, we need at least a shallow water storage location at the north end of the northern drainage ditch to provide a place to store the runoff water. Front end loader anyone? I have not checked, but there is a chance that the culvert across the main runway may also need to be maintained.

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Saturday Meeting and Work Day

Jim, I plan to be out there on saturday to finish the drainage work. Also do we want to cover the pit area tables before june 6? There seems to be a lot of work that should get done by then to make the place presentable. Hope we have a good turnout to get it done! So far it looks like the weather will cooperate for us saturday.
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Saturday Meeting and Work Day

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Onward and Upward.
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At this point, we probably aren't ready to address the problem with the cross runway culvert. Need to check the water wagon and pump to make sure everything works first. Right now, getting ready for the 6th probably takes the front seat.

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