Winter 2012

Re: Winter 2012

PostBy: SMITTY On: Mon Sep 17, 2012 10:29 pm

We're ready after today. Just hauled 4 tons of nut in the basement with the wifey. She's on vacation, so I have a helper for a week. :twisted:

I notice it's cooling off MUCH earlier than normal this year. That tells me it's more than likely gonna be a long, cold one. :cry: Already have had several nights in the low to upper 40's. Way too early for this crap! Leaves are also turning a few weeks ahead of schedule as well. Lots of them already coming down before they turn! My pear tree has been nearly bare for 2 weeks now.



Lots o hickory nuts this year!

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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)
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Other Heating: Oil fired Burnham boiler

Re: Winter 2012

PostBy: AKShadow On: Sun Sep 30, 2012 2:05 pm

It just snowed here last night for the first time - I think its gonna stick! I'm about a day or two away from finishing my Jotul 507 install. Can't wait to get the old girl back in service!
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Warm Morning 523
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Re: Winter 2012

PostBy: Dann757 On: Sun Sep 30, 2012 3:20 pm

Haven't seen any wooly bear caterpillars this year at all. Maybe in a few weeks. Seen a lot of black crickets getting inside lately; saw a lot of stick bugs this summer. The stink bugs haven't been too bad at all this year.
I'm just goin by the many rainstorms we've had this year; if that continues into the winter will there be as many snowstorms.

All of that is just legends, but the one that is totally true is; if I get a plow truck it won't snow at all in NJ :D
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Re: Winter 2012

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Sun Sep 30, 2012 5:53 pm

if I get a plow truck it won't snow at all in NJ


Relax - snow free winter coming up as I spent $1800 on tires on the AC190 in order to plow out better. I did this so that the North East can be totally snow free and you guys can thank me later.
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: LL AnthraKing 110K, Pocono110K,KStokr 90K, DVC
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93, Jotul 507
Baseburners & Antiques: Red Cross Invader 2
Coal Size/Type: Rice, Chestnut
Other Heating: Heating Oil CH, Toyotomi OM 22

Re: Winter 2012

PostBy: oppirs On: Mon Oct 01, 2012 5:33 am

titleist1 wrote:Last year we had more acorns than most years, but ended up with a mild winter. Another big acorn crop this year. I always thought it had more to do with the amount of rain during the summer months, but I don't know for sure. I do know the deer are liking it!


Huge Apple (gala) crop this year even no water(rain) What will a new year bring???
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Re: Winter 2012

PostBy: buffalo bob On: Mon Oct 01, 2012 5:26 pm

not many acorns this year...fall colors three weeks early this year...wolly bear catapiller black at each end, same as last year...go figure...guesse we will just deal with what GOD gives us...
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: hitzer 354
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