Saturday coffee & social

Saturday coffee & social

PostBy: Freddy On: Sat Jul 25, 2009 6:40 am

Good morning! Ohhhh, it's going to be a beautiful weekend. The rain has stopped & every lawn in the state will be mowed today. Maybe farmers can even get some hay into the barn. Tough year for crops, wet, wet, wet. I see "Blueberry pickers wanted" signs all over so there must be some berries, but potatoes are having a tough time.

Maybe I'll fill the coal bin this weekend. Some city folk are coming to visit, I think I'll put them to work!
Freddy
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 130 (pea)
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Reading piece o' junk in the barn (rice)
Coal Size/Type: Pea size, Superior, deep mined

Re: Saturday coffee & social

PostBy: 009to090 On: Sat Jul 25, 2009 7:42 am

Morning Freddy! Three words: COFFEE is GOOOD
No rain yesterday, but I tried to mow our lower section of the lawn for the first time this year, and got the mower stuck in 4 inches of mud. Just toooo much rain this year. Looks like that piece of ground will be going to seed before it ever dries up. I shoulda planted rice!
My wif'es old Ouback is running great, it never had so much power before. Must've had leaky gaskets for quit a while. Yesterday, we had 8 people stop by to check it out, including a neighbor, my brother, and a State Trooper.
009to090
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520 HighBoy
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: DVC-500 x 2
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Rice

Re: Saturday coffee & social

PostBy: sterling40man On: Sat Jul 25, 2009 8:17 am

Morning Freddy. Rained here all night and it looks like it'll rain most of the day. Announcing 80* and humid weather for most of next week. Maybe summer has finally come. I'm on vacation for the next 2 weeks. :D
sterling40man
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker K6
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker
Stove/Furnace Model: KA-6


Re: Saturday coffee & social

PostBy: whistlenut On: Sat Jul 25, 2009 9:56 am

Morning Bob! Do you go up to the Arctic Circle for Vaca? How's Greenland in the 'summer?
80 degrees in your dreams !!!

Has the wife figured out the fuel costs------oops, savings for the upcoming winter?
Probably it will be 50 degrees until Feb 15th, then 30 below until March 31st.

Is the anthracite dust fired Subaru out climbing mountains today?

Freddy's culvert has been retrofitted with a 12 FOOT diameter concrete box culvert,
so no more washouts this century....

The nudie breakfast place in Vasselboro, Me is still trying to rebuild...

Lawns are being mowed and baled....350 bales per acre....not a bad yield!

I heard Stoker Scott is testing an Anthracite dust powered submersible this weekend in Lake George....
hope he gets the fuel to air ratio close on the first try.

Coffee getting cold...back to harvesting the lawn.....

Bears are around every evening....do they think it's going to be a harsh winter?

Enjoy the 'dryer' weather.
Last edited by whistlenut on Sun Jul 26, 2009 9:23 am, edited 1 time in total.
whistlenut
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AA130's,260's, AHS130&260's,EFM900,GJ&VanWert
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Franks Boiler,Itasca415,NYer130,Van Wert
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Yellow Flame
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Alaska-4,Keystoker-2,
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Alaska,Gibraltor,Keystone,Vc Vigilant 2
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Van Wert, NYer's, Ford,Jensen.
Coal Size/Type: Rice,Buck,Pea,Nut&Stove
Other Heating: Oil HWBB

Re: Saturday coffee & social

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Sat Jul 25, 2009 10:37 am

Sorry to be so late for the Saturday coffee - we went up to the church for a Primary Children's pancake breakfast; plenty of pancakes, sausage and bacon and of course lots of kids. A good time was had by all.

I had the opportunity to do the starting site work for my coal storage area this last week. I used a tiller to level the future patio area and dig the foundation trenches for the retaining wall. Next week my son and I will construct the actual retaining wall and put down the gravel behind it. Actually, calling it a retaining wall is a misnomer, it looks more like a raised flower box but it will be a better place to store my coal then just stacked on the 2X4s I was using to keep it off the dirt.

My traveling days are over for now but will start up again in Mid-August. It seems the summer is just flying by. I hope everyone has a great week. Lisa
lowfog01
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Mark II & Mark I

Re: Saturday coffee & social

PostBy: Freddy On: Sun Jul 26, 2009 5:53 am

lowfog01 wrote:went up to the church for a Primary Children's pancake breakfast


I missed all those good things when I was a kid. You see, I saw a secondary child. :(

Hey, Lisa, sounds like a fun project & your coal will have a better home. Pics when it's done?

whistlenut wrote:Freddy's culvert has been retrofitted with a 12 FOOT diameter
I tried! Cianbro ripped out the old parking garage in Bangor & the old sections got hauled away. I wanted one! It would have made a great culvert/bridge, but.....After a phone call & some math..... they were 15 foot too long and 26 tons too heavy for me to handle.

Rain? Hit & miss day by day, but it sure is still mud season. The parts of the lawn that don't get mowed the first time each yr....still don't get mowed. 350 bales an acre is about right!

Richard...Thanks for the offer on the moldings, but got plenty....the north side of the house, the underside of the mowers, the corners of the cellar....
Freddy
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 130 (pea)
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Reading piece o' junk in the barn (rice)
Coal Size/Type: Pea size, Superior, deep mined

Re: Saturday coffee & social

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sun Jul 26, 2009 8:01 am

Looks like we're in for the 3 H's all week, might have to use the AC (only used it once so far this year for a day). I have a whole-house fan in the attic, it's not very effective during the day but it cools off the place nicely at night.
Wood'nCoal
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959 EFM 350
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Magnafire Mark I
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Fisher Fireplace Insert

Re: Saturday coffee & social

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Sun Jul 26, 2009 8:44 am

Wood'nCoal wrote:Looks like we're in for the 3 H's all week


Us, too. It's definitely "headache" season. The entire family gets bad weather headaches during the dog days of summer, not much we can do about it but deal with it. Hey, maybe Big Al could do something about that while he is fixing the climate - what a concept. Stay cool and have a great week! Lisa
lowfog01
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Mark II & Mark I

Re: Saturday coffee & social

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sun Jul 26, 2009 9:23 am

Hey, maybe Big Al could do something about that while he is fixing the climate - what a concept.


Why not? After all ALGORE did invent the internet...he's a smart guy! :D

My daughter gets "heat headaches" too.
Wood'nCoal
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959 EFM 350
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Magnafire Mark I
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Fisher Fireplace Insert


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