coalnewbie wrote:Yep Lisa you have got it! I bought a tractor trailer load of rice and got a great price. Now I am actively considering buying another load. Inflation is coming big time and I am not smart enough to think of a better investment than a load of good coal. My variable sized coal bin is a load of two ton cement blocks ($75 each) and the base is pallets from my shavings delivery as we are a horse farm. As the truck would collapse the pallets as it unloaded I filled the holes with old sand and put cheap plywood on top. The sand stopped the pallets from crushing. Sure it will rot out in a few years so I will rebuild. I can make the coal bin as large (or small) as I want for very little money. Imagine a pile of 40 tons of coal in my yard. Forget going to the museum to gaze at a Picasso, I could just go and look at my coal pile. It is a sickness you know!
Yes, it's a sickness. I saw that someone started a new club, the "I can't leave it alone" club. I think you could safely say I'm a charter member. Inflation is definitely coming, you can see it already in the grocery store.
I've noticed over the years I've been burning coal that coal delivery companies are spreading out from the NEPA more and more. I'm going to look into building an outside coal bin over the summer and going with bulk coal - lots of bulk coal. It's the natural progression. The trick for me is getting DK to go along with it. He is always a little slow to see the vision but comes around down the road. Also because we are in the suburbs we have to be concerned with the neighbors and maybe building codes. Nevertheless, it will be done if at all possible. Take care, stay warm, Lisa