Easter weekend coffee 4-7-12

Easter weekend coffee 4-7-12

PostBy: Freddy On: Sat Apr 07, 2012 4:10 am

Happy Easter! Certainly colored eggs hidden are the best sign of Spring there is. Speaking of eggs, let's have soft boiled eggs and bacon for breakfast and we can cook hard boiled extras for decoration. Any home made bread for toast?

T'were a nice yet chilly week here. Almost every night brought frost and we never saw 50 all week, but, it's been nice. No rain, no snow, no bugs, no complaints. The AA is happily nibbling about 20 pounds a day to keep the chill off and to make hot water. Now that the AA is content in it's duties we are thinking of giving it more chores to do. My cousin needs a new place to live and we are giving thought of building an apartment on the back of the garage & letting her live there. It's all legal & if we pull it off it will be heated with the same boiler that heats the garage & the house. Today a soil scientist is coming to talk septic system.

Enjoy the weekend!
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: Easter weekend coffee 4-7-12

PostBy: CapeCoaler On: Sat Apr 07, 2012 5:25 am

Piping Plover anyone...
They arrived early by about a month...
No early season wheelin' on the beach...
But maybe they will fledge out early so july will be a bonus...
Baby class in Boston so I'll take mine to go...
8 hours one shot for the class and we get 'the tour'...
Nice of you to help out the cousin...
That's the way it should be...
Cheap heat helps...
CapeCoaler
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: want AA130
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machine BS#4, Harman MKII, Hitzer 503,...
Coal Size/Type: Pea/Nut/Stove

Re: Easter weekend coffee 4-7-12

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Apr 07, 2012 6:25 am

Happy Easter week-end back at ya. I'll leave this warm loaf of sourdough & some Amish home churned butter to go w/ them thar poached & bacon my friend. Finally gonna go get my 25 bags af Blaschack nut this AM--picked up a back blade & bush-hog for the old/new Ford 8N. Post pix somewhere later--CC, I remember our youngest & the baby class--Momma needed to get off the the old Allis, breath, push & get on with harvesting :clap: toothy Have a good week end all. I've gotta say that I'm about tired of all this 20 + MPH wind for the past couple weeks, & frost most mornings :(
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix


Re: Easter weekend coffee 4-7-12

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Sat Apr 07, 2012 6:34 am

Morning. Man, I sure could use a good cup of Joe. I've got some fresh made banana bread. It's early, I got kicked out of bed by my 2 year old who decided she wanted daddy's pillow. Gotta rjn to the MUA today then off to the plumbing supply house. Still messing with my well that seems to cycle constantly. PoconoEagle was nice enough to point out that there is supposed to be a check valve before the tank. I don't think I have one. So, I'll be picking one up.
I'm On Fire
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machines DS-1600 Hot Air Circulator

Re: Easter weekend coffee 4-7-12

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Sat Apr 07, 2012 6:51 am

Good morning all,

Boy that bacon sure does smell good! There's nothing like waking to the smell of bacon. I've been working in the yard the last couple of days and that's where I'll be again today. I'll get a late start though 'cause we had a hard frost last night and it's going to take a while to warm things up. My bees should be arriving any day now. It's about time, the welcome sign has been up for what seems like for ever. Other then that not much else going on. I hope everyone gets something or even better, everything on their "to do list" done. Have a great day, Lisa
lowfog01
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Mark II & Mark I
Coal Size/Type: nut/pea

Re: Easter weekend coffee 4-7-12

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sat Apr 07, 2012 7:16 am

Good morning! Coffee and bacon really hits the spot. Busy day ahead of us, 14 people coming to dinner tomorrow...gotta get this place shined up a bit and get started on the food.

Freddy wrote:Now that the AA is content in it's duties we are thinking of giving it more chores to do.


Pretty soon you will have a district heating system up and running. The boiler won't mind, it could probably handle double the load that is currently on it.

freetown fred wrote: Finally gonna go get my 25 bags af Blaschack nut this AM


Are you taking the 8N to "town" to pick up the coal? :D

freetown fred wrote:I've gotta say that I'm about tired of all this 20 + MPH wind for the past couple weeks, & frost most mornings :(


You and me both. The heating season is far from over near this 38 degree pond called Lake Champlain. I see plenty of wood smoke during my morning drive to work, and I'm pretty sure I saw a chimney fire on Thursday afternoon. The house in question has been "smudging" their stove all winter, and it finally caught up with them. I didn't see any flames coming out of the chimney, but the smoke was so thick I couldn't see across the road...the smoke was the tell-tale sign, it smelled like burning tar/creosote. After we got through the smoke and aired out the car, my wife told me "I'm sure glad we burn coal instead of wood". I couldn't agree more! The EFM is keeping the basement warm & dry, and the house is 72.
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Coal Size/Type: Lehigh Rice
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: Easter weekend coffee 4-7-12

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sat Apr 07, 2012 10:11 am

Happy Easter!

Weather has been .... sucky .... to put it mildly. Went freshwater fishing for the first time this year. 28° in the morning ... then it "warmed" to a balmy 40° and 20 mph constant wind. :roll: Welcome to MA! Not only does our state government suck, but so does the weather! :lol:

To top it all off, I got skunked. My buddy that normally outfishes me 8:1 only caught one bass ..... and one rock .... and a snail. I took that rock home with me. Too funny! Not many people can say they reeled a rock in! :funny:

Busy busy as usual this time of year. Got to get back at it. Also ... got some dealings in the works ... but that I think I'll save for next weeks Coffee. ;)
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: Easter weekend coffee 4-7-12

PostBy: LsFarm On: Sat Apr 07, 2012 1:41 pm

Happy Easter everyone.. Yum. I love soft boiled eggs.. and fresh bread toast.. lots of FFred's amish butter.. and I'd have to let out my belt a hole or two !!

We've had frost just about every night here too. 50's during the days. not too bad,, good working weather.

The AA is coasting along.. keeping the house, DHW and the shop warm.. and burning about half as much coal as usuall.

Hope everyone has a great Easter weekend with family..

Greg L
LsFarm
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Self-built 'Big Bertha' SS Boiler
Baseburners & Antiques: Keystone 11, Art Garland

Re: Easter weekend coffee 4-7-12

PostBy: Duengeon master On: Sat Apr 07, 2012 1:48 pm

Good morning everyone. Come on over for a cup of French roast and and some eggs and bacon. With this warm weather the 1440 lbs of UAE didn't get used!!! I hope it doesn't go stale over the summer!!!! :roll: Time to clean out the carburetor in the weed wacker. That F***ing Ethanol just destroys lawn equipment. I was able to save $100 over a new one!!!!

May the LORD bless everyone and may you all have a great and happy Easter!!!
Duengeon master
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harmon Mark III
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite pea and nut mix. Bituminous lump

Re: Easter weekend coffee 4-7-12

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Apr 07, 2012 2:50 pm

Pix as promised earlier-
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Easter weekend coffee 4-7-12

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Sat Apr 07, 2012 4:04 pm

Wow, where did you get that gem. I have very old 4' and 6' Bush Hog squealers that are mowing great and I that intend to sell to the Smithsonian when I 'm done but that is one is way older I think. They usually are built like tanks and last forever - great find.
coalnewbie
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: LL AnthraKing 180K, Pocono110K,KStokr 90K, DVC
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93,
Baseburners & Antiques: Invader 2 Wings Best, Glenwood #8 + Herald 116x
Coal Size/Type: Rice, Chestnut
Other Heating: Heating Oil CH, Toyotomi OM 22

Re: Easter weekend coffee 4-7-12

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Apr 07, 2012 4:37 pm

Yep, that she is my friend. There's some patch work--1/4 inch flatstock--I figure that will hold FOREVER ;) Im going to rig some kind of a floating rear wheel & I think she'll be good to go. Gear box is great--leaks some on bottom seal so I'll just pack her with grease Freetown style, and I need one blade beastly bolt--I tried to cut it off with my sawzall but no way--out come the torches. Had to put a universal in the PTO shaft--cost $100.00-for the HOG & back blade was $50.00 yep, I'm gaining on her. toothy
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Easter weekend coffee 4-7-12

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sat Apr 07, 2012 9:18 pm

Nice hardware Fred! 8-) Good score!


Duengeon master wrote:......That F***ing Ethanol just destroys lawn equipment. .......

Welcome to my world, Rich ... :lol: It's even worse up here if you can believe that! :shock: Long time no see! Have a Happy Easter!





A full moon always brings visitors to the compound .... :D
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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: Easter weekend coffee 4-7-12

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sun Apr 08, 2012 5:06 am

Happy Easter everyone. Got a neighbor shindig to go to later. Lots of grandkids egg hunting & piggin out. I just kinda wonder how many of them know what Easter is really all about??? Not many me thinks :( We used to learn about it in Sunday School right after barn chores. Oh well, times change I guess. PS--oh yea, I'll be piggin out with the best of them. ;)
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Easter weekend coffee 4-7-12

PostBy: Freddy On: Sun Apr 08, 2012 8:29 am

Happy Easter! I hope you all have a fine day.


Fred.... beastly bush hog! Good score.
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