Could it be true????????

Could it be true????????

PostBy: Scottscoaled On: Sat Feb 20, 2010 12:44 pm

Man!!!! Could this be true? Looking out the window at 9 robins. That is supposed to be the sign of spring up in these parts. I don't ever remember seeing them this early. As much as I like burning coal, I like spring even better! This must be the global warming that we've been talking about. Or maybe it's so cold in Florida, all the Snowbirds are up here early because it's warmer :lol: :lol:
Scottscoaled
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520x3, 700 Van Wert 800
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: EFM 150, Keystoker 150
Coal Size/Type: Lots of buck

Re: Could it be true????????

PostBy: AA130FIREMAN On: Sat Feb 20, 2010 12:49 pm

The robins were probably hideing in the groundhog's burrow, he chased them out when he saw his shadow. He said 6 more weeks and I will take his word on that. :roll:
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Stove/Furnace Make: axeman anderson
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Re: Could it be true????????

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Feb 20, 2010 12:50 pm

Yep,spring is nice & Fla. don't have season change--about the Robins--I can only hope they're not getting as dumb as the fanatics----no Robins over here yet,but,I've seen them get snowed in before--they may be listening to Gore---dumd birds :?
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
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Re: Could it be true????????

PostBy: RMA On: Sat Feb 20, 2010 1:02 pm

stokerscot wrote:Man!!!! Could this be true? Looking out the window at 9 robins. That is supposed to be the sign of spring up in these parts. I don't ever remember seeing them this early. As much as I like burning coal, I like spring even better! This must be the global warming that we've been talking about. Or maybe it's so cold in Florida, all the Snowbirds are up here early because it's warmer :lol: :lol:


Ah, the American Robin TURDIS MIGRATORIS, probably strapped for cash, may not have gone so far south this year...
They will have to do some serious excavating to find their favorite fare..earthworms...

Bob
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Re: Could it be true????????

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Feb 20, 2010 1:06 pm

If they're strapped for cash,NYS is the wrong place to be--of course where isn't--I don't know,I kicked over an old block of wood this AM plowing down to the barn & there were worms under there--I flopped it back,they started to look chilly :D
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Could it be true????????

PostBy: Freddy On: Sat Feb 20, 2010 1:11 pm

Just five minutes ago I said to my wife "You sure'd have a hard time convincing me that it's not Springtime". The snow is almost gone, it's 42*, sunny, breezy & the grass has that brown Springtime look. Sure wouldn't hurt my feelings if it stayed like this, then warmed up!
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: Could it be true????????

PostBy: Rick 386 On: Sat Feb 20, 2010 3:33 pm

Freddy wrote:Just five minutes ago I said to my wife "You sure'd have a hard time convincing me that it's not Springtime". The snow is almost gone, it's 42*, sunny, breezy & the grass has that brown Springtime look. Sure wouldn't hurt my feelings if it stayed like this, then warmed up!



Blasphemy Freddy !!!!!! :box: How dare you utter those words :mad: ....... I'm scheduled to come up to West Forks Mar 3-8 for our annual snowmobiling trip. I know the snow is scarce up there right now. But I think you had better enjoy this weekend because from what I see and heard, things are going to get white again this week. :dancing: In fact if these next storms come the way the cold crowd wants them to, you might need a yardstick to measure the amounts. Of course if you want, just point your fans toward the west and have all of that snow dumped over there and I'll be happy.





Rick
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Stoker Coal Boiler: AA 260 heating both sides of twin farmhouse
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: LL Hyfire II w/ coaltrol in garage
Coal Size/Type: Pea in AA 260, Rice in LL Hyfire II
Other Heating: Gas fired infared at work

Re: Could it be true????????

PostBy: sterling40man On: Sun Feb 21, 2010 1:53 am

Freddy might see grass, but I sure don't. :D Got about 1' on my lawn. There's usually at least 3' this time of year. The sled trails are looking pretty rough. They only groom the trails when it falls below 25*. That hasn't happened in a few days. Was watching the sleds go by behind the house tonight. VERY bumpy!
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker K6
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker
Stove/Furnace Model: KA-6

Re: Could it be true????????

PostBy: Freddy On: Sun Feb 21, 2010 8:20 am

OK Rick.... Calm down.... I'll order up a nice fresh snow for your upcoming trip. We gotta keep the tourists happy! *smile*
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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: Could it be true????????

PostBy: Scottscoaled On: Sun Feb 21, 2010 10:11 am

No offense meant but, YOU GUYS CAN KEEP YOUR SNOW! :lol: :lol: I am walking out the back door to make a round of the outer limits in my sneakers :lol: :lol: Maybe I can get a batch of sweet corn before June this year :D
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Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520x3, 700 Van Wert 800
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: EFM 150, Keystoker 150
Coal Size/Type: Lots of buck

Re: Could it be true????????

PostBy: cabinover On: Sun Feb 21, 2010 10:25 am

I'm with you Scott, please plant an extra couple ears for me!
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Baseburners & Antiques: Sparkle #12
Coal Size/Type: Pea, Buckwheat, Nut
Other Heating: LP Hot air. WA TX for coal use.

Re: Could it be true????????

PostBy: whistlenut On: Sun Feb 21, 2010 10:32 am

You must be smokin' something other than 'tassles' if you think you will get corn by Independence Day! We saw Robins here two weeks ago also, so I called the NASA and asked them to aim the shuttle exhaust due south next launch; the last launch blew all the Robins north a few weeks early. They advised that some experimental 'heavier than air vehicle' was being tested near Malta, NY; however they claimed no knowledge of the source. RIGHT! We all know that "Stroker Stoker ACE" is up to his old tricks. Must be the UAE fuel he is testing! We all know he has been working with "Little Vein" for nearly a lifetime! Perhaps he has 'ganged a bunch of "Chubbies" together for maximum thrust. I'm sure it will make the papers this week, perhaps the satellite trucks are inbound right now! :eek2: :woot: :notsure: :confused: :funny:
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Stoker Coal Boiler: AA130's,260's, AHS130&260's,EFM900,GJ&VanWert
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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: Could it be true????????

PostBy: Scottscoaled On: Sun Feb 21, 2010 10:53 pm

I must be smokin' something huh :) I want to try some of what you're hittin' :lol:
Scottscoaled
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520x3, 700 Van Wert 800
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: EFM 150, Keystoker 150
Coal Size/Type: Lots of buck

Re: Could it be true????????

PostBy: samhill On: Mon Feb 22, 2010 9:40 am

Still don`t see any grass but I did find part of my driveway yesterday & if the snow melts a bit more I`ll be able to get back on it.
samhill
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: keystoker 160
Hand Fed Coal Stove: hitzer 75 in garage
Stove/Furnace Make: keystoker/hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: koker 160/ hitzer 75