That's a good looking field !!
Good morning everyone. It was clear and cold last night,, around 12* on the porch thermometer, at 0700, when the 4-legged 'alarm clock' stood on the side of the bed and stuck his cold wet nose in my ear !!
He left me alone for a few more minutes,but I was now awake..
Great Coffee Freddie !! I think Butermilk pancakes will be on the menu for me this morning,, all this talk of 'sugaring' and boiling down syrup has me hankering for some pancakes and syrup.. YUMMY..
I got an early load of coal this year.. too early,, the ground around the barns was not summer dry like it usually is for my TT delivery of coal..
so the truck got stuck on level ground, when manuevering around to line up the trailer with the coal building..
So I went to fire up the big loader, but the batteries had gone flat overnight, I'd charged them the previous day and started the beast.. So we had to
wait a bit for the batteries to get a quick charge.. those batteries are huge,, about 28" long, I fear that they will be >$350 each. I think they do OK
through the summer months.. we'll see.
Anyway got the loader fired up, and hooked to the frame of the semi-tracktor, and in grandma-low, in reverse, with the chain lifting a bit on the semi,, the big old loader was able to pull the 40 tons ahead so it could make the last run in reverse towards the coal barn. With the coal unloaded, the loader was able to pull the 40,000# rig ahead without the semi's help.. I never thought that the loader would be able to do THAT.
Anyway, I've got many years of coal in storage now. enough that the place will stay warm with handfed stoves when that next gob o plasma from the sun comes our way and takes out the powergrid.. of if our administration is successful with shutting down all coal mining. or if Diesel hits $8.99 per gallon.
Anyway, I have only ONE MORE 'date' with the nuclear reactor: after Monday, I'll be on the 'healing and recovering' side of the cancer treatments.. WHOO HOO !! Looking forward to it.. and having a bit more energy and maybe ambition.
The weather is clear, with a forcast of 38* today, 60* tomorrow, and several days in the high 50's and low 60's this week.. Glad I've got a stoker boiler.. I'd hate to have to shut down for the warm days.
Well the dog, aka 'alarm clock' is wanting to go out again.. I think this is a false flag.. he really doesn't need to 'go' but rather just wants to run around and play..
Have a great day everyone..