Iced coffee 3-21-2012

Iced coffee 3-21-2012

PostBy: Freddy On: Wed Mar 21, 2012 7:00 am

Gad zooks! Records have been kept since 1925 and we have never hit 80 degrees in March... EVER. It looks like today is the day! Maybe tomorrow too. Crazyness! So... iced coffee will be available from 75 degrees on. Enjoy!
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: Iced coffee 3-21-2012

PostBy: freetown fred On: Wed Mar 21, 2012 7:57 am

Thanx Freddy, just back from barn chores & I definitly needed that. Have a good day all. Marathon Maple Festival this week-end. Exit 9 off Rt 81. Well worth the visit if you're in the area.
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Iced coffee 3-21-2012

PostBy: 009to090 On: Wed Mar 21, 2012 8:02 am

HA! Yeah, time to add ice to your morning coffee. Or another cold beverage :cheers:
Enjoy it Freddy, and make the best of it.

Summer started about 2 weeks ago. The Daffodils have already bloomed and are dying back. All other flowers are coming in now. We are going to have a "Cold Spell" next monday. Its not supposed to get warmer than 69f ;)

The wife is planting the garden...
009to090
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520 HighBoy
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: DVC-500 x 2
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Rice


Re: Iced coffee 3-21-2012

PostBy: Freddy On: Wed Mar 21, 2012 9:06 am

009to090 wrote:The Daffodils have already bloomed and are dying back.


Sweet! Our Daffy's on the south side are 1/2" tall.... the north side still covered in ice.... but that today should take care of that. :)
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: Iced coffee 3-21-2012

PostBy: SMITTY On: Wed Mar 21, 2012 11:03 am

You scared me Freddy! I saw the title and was like .... IT'S SATURDAY ALREADY??? :funny: :doh:

Couldn't ask for better weather! Lovin' it! Might bust out the RD for it's maiden voyage of '12 today. :verycool:
SMITTY
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Patriot Coal - custom built by Jim Dorsey
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III (not currently in use)
Coal Size/Type: Rice / Blaschak anthracite
Other Heating: Oil fired Burnham boiler

Re: Iced coffee 3-21-2012

PostBy: Rob R. On: Wed Mar 21, 2012 11:16 am

I had the windows open all day yesterday! It was sure nice to get some fresh air in the house, and it was a cozy 73 inside when I went to bed so I left a few windows open. I woke up this morning and discovered the house had cooled down enough to make the heat kick on. :doh: Oh well, I guess I'm doing my part to make the flowers bloom.
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: Iced coffee 3-21-2012

PostBy: freetown fred On: Wed Mar 21, 2012 7:07 pm

Still idleing along, gonna see what the week end brings as far as shuttin down goes. Yep, daffy's & them thar lil blue thingy's are up. :) In fact, 2 kinda blue thingy's??
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Iced coffee 3-21-2012

PostBy: whistlenut On: Wed Mar 21, 2012 10:06 pm

Fred.....nice to see the spring flowers, but it is only 03-21-2012.......Time will tell, but we are having some unusual weather..... Saddle sores today? Trigger take the trip over the mountain and back? How do you keep your back painfree.....You must have some 'Marine Tough' chip installed. My back hurts just thinking about it. 80 here today.....then back to the 40's. Iced tea for me, you can have a coffee!

Hey, don't even whisper about shutting down yet....it is NOT over, buddy! Ice is not out at all the lakes yet, but the snow is gone except North facing surfaces. Saw lawn crews out today! WTF!
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: Iced coffee 3-21-2012

PostBy: freetown fred On: Wed Mar 21, 2012 11:16 pm

Pain free??? :clap: toothy You know better my old friend.
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Iced coffee 3-21-2012

PostBy: Freddy On: Thu Mar 22, 2012 12:55 pm

I got it figured out....yesterday & today ARE summer 2012, so, pay attention and enjoy it while it's here! My soothsayer is predicting some people using the 2012 match within 2 weeks! If this were to come true it will have been the first summer ever with no mosquitoes or black flies. Heeheeee!

Ohhh... I think the heat is getting to me.

Fred, thank for the pictures!
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: Iced coffee 3-21-2012

PostBy: LsFarm On: Thu Mar 22, 2012 1:13 pm

Yeah, it was 84* yesterday, down to 55* last night,, forcast for another mid 80's day today, but cooling down over the weekend and next week.

It isn't May YET !! we have at least another month of potential winter weather..

Freddy, thanks for the iced coffee, I'm still drinking the stuff hot.. in the morning..

The Bradford pear trees are leafing out.. as well as most of the Maples, the Acer Rubrums.. the ones with green leaves but flaming red leaves in the fall..
And the 'weeping' cherry trees too.. budding out..

I just hope we don't get a surprise hard freeze. the Apples, Cheeries, pear trees will all suffer badly and the crop be small or nonexistant.
our suffering Michigan economy needs all the good luck it can get.

Greg L.
LsFarm
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260
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Re: Iced coffee 3-21-2012

PostBy: 009to090 On: Fri Mar 23, 2012 7:28 pm

88f today.
The pine pollen is so thick on the ground, I had to use our snowshovel to dig a path to the workshop :!: :shock:
009to090
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520 HighBoy
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: DVC-500 x 2
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Rice

Re: Iced coffee 3-21-2012

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Fri Mar 23, 2012 10:20 pm

Wow it got hot there today Chris! 76 for the high here today, it's gonna cool off some by Monday.
Wood'nCoal
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959 EFM 350
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Re: Iced coffee 3-21-2012

PostBy: wilder11354 On: Fri Mar 23, 2012 11:20 pm

Fires been out here for a few weeks, but will be firing up probably sunday, some cold is coming back for next week. Been in high 70's past week, and no rain to speak of for past 3 weeks. Gees i hope what texas had last year isn't heading this way.
wilder11354
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Harman SF260
Coal Size/Type: nut or pea, anthracite
Other Heating: crown oil boiler, backup.if needed