Coffee 1-19-2013

Re: Coffee 1-10-2013

PostBy: KLook On: Sat Jan 19, 2013 10:04 am

Morning all, thanks for the coffee Freddy. Off to paint when it warms up a bit, gotta get it done this weekend as I go on a cabinet install with new millwork co. Monday. Very excited about that! Clock ticking down to visit Maine, keep some snow on the ground to remind me why I moved Steve. :P
Lisa, that temp sensor sounds like a great idea, I wish I had used it. And I found my bees would look great right through this time and them collapse suddenly so be watchful. Even if there may be nothing you can do to help. Good luck!

Kevin
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Re: Coffee 1-10-2013

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Sat Jan 19, 2013 10:06 am

009to090 wrote:Well, it'll be tea for me. I'm off of coffee for now. Tea just seems to be easier on my ol body.
But on top of that, I'll add a few slabs of fried pork roll & eggs :D
I got an Interesting story about Pork Roll (Taylor Ham) from our 83 year old neighbor last week.
She remembers when she was a little girl, her grandfather would always invite his friends over to go hunting in the winter. Well, one of his friends from "up North" brought down this strange round meat product he had invented, for them to try. She remembers he called it "Pork Roll", and his name was John Taylor. He wanted everyone to try his product.

The stores down here do not sell it, but everytime we go back north, we get a few rolls to bring back with us.


When I was living in Colorado I went to a store and ordered a Taylor ham and cheese. They looked at me like I had two heads. I had to explain to them what it was and they said, "We have ham." and I said, "Yeah, it's not the same. Goodbye."

Then I asked where the nearest deli was and was told, "Yeah, go to the next light and turn right there's a Subway." to which I replied, "That's not a deli. It's fast food with cold cuts."

Forget about getting bagels in Colorado, they are like rolls.


Edit: I see we've gone back to the present. The past sure was fun though. :) ;)
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Re: Coffee 1-10-2013

PostBy: buffalo bob On: Sat Jan 19, 2013 10:10 am

morning all, scrappel sounds great ill take 3 pieces with turkey syrup on it...39.2 deg. here this am , might vacuum fly ash out of crock today...have a nice day
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Re: Coffee 1-10-2013 [19th]

PostBy: LsFarm On: Sat Jan 19, 2013 10:45 am

Freddy, I added the [19th] to the title, when I first looked this morning,, I got so confused I sniffed my coffee t see if it was spiked,
the started counting on my fingers and toes,, then I decided that you 'fat-fingered' the 9 and got the 0 instead.. :)

We have 37* here in SE Michigan,, with a high forcast in the low 40's,, the wind is strong from the south..
But this will change overnight. Sunday's high is 25" with a low in the low teens..
And we'll be in the deep freeze for a few days next week.

Lisa, what do the bees do to produce heat?? consume their stored honey? Does their activity create heat??

Freetown : what's with an electric gas gauge?? a wooden dowel dip-stick too old fashioned for you?? :D

Rob: can you put in an anticipator type thermostat for the basement floor? then use the same floor for
your 'dump zone'. as the boiler temp creeps up??. ??

Went out to the 'soccer-mom'-grocery-getter aka minivan yesterday morning,, to go to the hardware store,
and the starter just went 'click,click, click... Hmm the battery has been 'talking' to me the last few days..
So the voltmeter confirmed, a dead battery.. I jumped the van, checked the charging system, yep good
alternator.. So took a look at the battery.. it was ancient !!! a 2001 battery, !! i remember swapping it
into the van because the factory battery died in 3 years, and i had this 'known-good' battery sitting in the shop..

So, the grocery getter now has a new battery.. I guess I'll have to keep the van for a few years now!! :lol:

I'm going to load up some .223 today, I finished the setup of my new Dillon progressive reloader.. I have orders
for a lot of reloads.. I think i'll have a sore arm and shoulder tomorrow. :shock:

OK, so what's 'taylor' ham,, and what's scrapple ??? this Midwest guy want's to know.. We have our upper
peninsular 'Pasty' not sure if that's a common item elsewhere..

Greg L
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Re: Coffee 1-10-2013 [19th]

PostBy: Freddy On: Sat Jan 19, 2013 11:34 am

LsFarm wrote: I decided that you 'fat-fingered' the 9 and got the 0 instead.


Yup... a good ol' fashioned typo! Sometimes I start writing while the coffee is perking. Anything I do pre-coffee is suspect!

Glad the bees seem OK Lisa...what a cool hobby.

Sure made some ash in the last 24 hours... I'm sure we burned more coal this last 24 hours than any day so far this season.
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Re: Coffee 1-10-2013 [19th]

PostBy: SteveZee On: Sat Jan 19, 2013 12:18 pm

Freddy wrote:
LsFarm wrote: I decided that you 'fat-fingered' the 9 and got the 0 instead.


Yup... a good ol' fashioned typo! Sometimes I start writing while the coffee is perking. Anything I do pre-coffee is suspect!

Glad the bees seem OK Lisa...what a cool hobby.

Sure made some ash in the last 24 hours... I'm sure we burned more coal this last 24 hours than any day so far this season.


Me too! had to empty the 116 twice in one day. Put a good 80-100 pounds through the old girl.

Was just about to sign up for this but I waited too long. :x On the wait list.
http://umaine.edu/washington/programs/i ... ng-course/
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Re: Coffee 1-10-2013 [19th]

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Sat Jan 19, 2013 1:02 pm

LsFarm wrote: Lisa, what do the bees do to produce heat?? consume their stored honey? Does their activity create heat?? Greg L


They group together - 30,000 more or less in a cluster the size of a volleyball, then they flap their wings. This takes up an enormous amount of energy and that’s why when harvesting the honey in the fall you need to leave 50 or so lbs of stored honey for the bees to eat throughout the winter; more in colder regions. The stored honey also acts as insulation to some extent. Bees are programed to move upward through the combs of stored honey. This means as they don’t look right or left and if left on their own may starve to death even through the next frame over is packed with stored honey. On a warm day (45*) the beekeeper will open the hive and move frames around so the cluster is always in reach of the honey. I will be going into my hive later today to “feed” my bees some thing called “bee candy.” It’s fudge. I need to do that because of our warm winter to date. My bees have been active and flying about but there hasn’t been and pollen or nectar to collect. They have eaten most of the 50 lbs of honey I had saved for them.

KLook wrote:Lisa, that temp sensor sounds like a great idea, I wish I had used it. And I found my bees would look great right through this time and them collapse suddenly so be watchful. Even if there may be nothing you can do to help. Good luck! Kevin


You are right on when you say that sometimes there is nothing you can do. In 2009 a lot of backyard beekeepers around here lost all their hives due to a warm winter and cold spring. You just never know.

Freddy wrote: Glad the bees seem OK Lisa...what a cool hobby.


It definitely has been a learning experience for me. Fortunately, there is a lot of information on the internet and most counties/states have Beekeeping Associations to help out. If my bees make through the rest of the winter, I should be in line to harvest 50 lbs or honey next year. Whaoo! Lisa
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Re: Coffee 1-10-2013 [19th]

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Sat Jan 19, 2013 1:03 pm

Freddy wrote:
LsFarm wrote: I decided that you 'fat-fingered' the 9 and got the 0 instead.


Yup... a good ol' fashioned typo! Sometimes I start writing while the coffee is perking. Anything I do pre-coffee is suspect!

Glad the bees seem OK Lisa...what a cool hobby.

Sure made some ash in the last 24 hours... I'm sure we burned more coal this last 24 hours than any day so far this season.


Dammit! Thanks for ruining my dream of time travel. :D
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Re: Coffee 1-10-2013 [19th]

PostBy: buffalo bob On: Sat Jan 19, 2013 6:18 pm

LsFarm wrote:Freddy, I added the [19th] to the title, when I first looked this morning,, I got so confused I sniffed my coffee t see if it was spiked,
the started counting on my fingers and toes,, then I decided that you 'fat-fingered' the 9 and got the 0 instead.. :)

We have 37* here in SE Michigan,, with a high forcast in the low 40's,, the wind is strong from the south..
But this will change overnight. Sunday's high is 25" with a low in the low teens..
And we'll be in the deep freeze for a few days next week.

Lisa, what do the bees do to produce heat?? consume their stored honey? Does their activity create heat??

Freetown : what's with an electric gas gauge?? a wooden dowel dip-stick too old fashioned for you?? :D

Rob: can you put in an anticipator type thermostat for the basement floor? then use the same floor for
your 'dump zone'. as the boiler temp creeps up??. ??

Went out to the 'soccer-mom'-grocery-getter aka minivan yesterday morning,, to go to the hardware store,
and the starter just went 'click,click, click... Hmm the battery has been 'talking' to me the last few days..
So the voltmeter confirmed, a dead battery.. I jumped the van, checked the charging system, yep good
alternator.. So took a look at the battery.. it was ancient !!! a 2001 battery, !! i remember swapping it
into the van because the factory battery died in 3 years, and i had this 'known-good' battery sitting in the shop..

So, the grocery getter now has a new battery.. I guess I'll have to keep the van for a few years now!! :lol:

I'm going to load up some .223 today, I finished the setup of my new Dillon progressive reloader.. I have orders
for a lot of reloads.. I think i'll have a sore arm and shoulder tomorrow. :shock:
scrapple is the left overs from butchering hogs,ie head meat and all the trimmings, mixed with corn meal,then all boiled in a big pot,then put into loaf pans and cooled or frozen,slice it like bread and fry, and put maple syrup on it and enjoy...
OK, so what's 'taylor' ham,, and what's scrapple ??? this Midwest guy want's to know.. We have our upper
peninsular 'Pasty' not sure if that's a common item elsewhere..

Greg L
please read a few lines up all bout scrapple...
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Re: Coffee 1-10-2013 [19th]

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Jan 19, 2013 7:30 pm

Hey Kevin, good luck on that new job deal. WHAT---it's NOT the 10th :wtf: :clap: toothy
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Re: Coffee 1-10-2013 [19th]

PostBy: wilder11354 On: Sat Jan 19, 2013 9:07 pm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scrapple

http://jerseyporkroll.com/about/

This should clear things up about fine dinning. my fav is scrapple, taylor ham is great with fried egg EO,black pepper, w/cheese on soft or toasted hard roll. Also good on a bagel. Scrapples more seasonal winter time. But both are available on internet sales.
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Re: Coffee 1-10-2013 [19th]

PostBy: Rick 386 On: Sun Jan 20, 2013 12:23 am

Making Scrapple..........

Greg, to make the original scrapple, you use everything from butchering a pig except the "oink"

All the pieces left over are cooked........... These guys just about have it right. Including the beverages while cooking.

That's how it gets done down here. It is an all day affair........................

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Re: Coffee 1-10-2013 [19th]

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sun Jan 20, 2013 1:33 am

Love reading Coffee. I always get an accurate weather report. What's happening to my west will end up here in about 36 hours or so. 37° out there right now. Got up in the 40's today. Melted some more snow away. Last night at 20:00 it had dropped to 14°. By 00:00 it was 26° - same temp it was all day yesterday. Now we've got that arctic air on it's way I see!

Never heard of scrapple or Taylor ham before reading this board. My excuse is, I'm from Mass - home of the GRINDAAAH! Whaddya expect??? :lol:

Glad the bees are still kickin' Lisa ... but more importantly we're glad YOUR still with us! Long time no see! (... or read) I was thinking you became a victim of some of the new laws coming out of D.C. lately .... indefinite detention for being conservative, respecting the Constitution, etc. ... you know - stuff that makes you a terrorist nowadays .... :P :D




Parts finally came in for the old ice auger. Took all of 2 minutes to install & the beast started 2nd pull. I used a rear wheel bearing from a Polaris Sportsman to run the auger in the driveway without boring a 8" hole in it. Fires right up, has great compression, idles perfect, and runs to governor limit without skipping a beat. That's the good news .....

The bad news? While running full-bore, the auger got ahold of my pant leg & blew my pants out big time! Took a little bite out of my boot too! The auger dug into the side of my knee pretty hard. Haven't looked at it yet - hurts like hell, but I can still walk so I'm not that concerned. The kill switch is on the opposite side of where I was holding it, of course, so I'm out in the driveway with my pant leg wrapped around the auger trying to reach over the running engine to hit the kill. Must've looked like I was trying to rape the thing .... :funny: Never a dull moment over here!! The security cam got that on vid. Didn't appear as dramatic as I thought it was at the time! I'll work on uploading that tomorrow, for your entertainment. :D
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Re: Coffee 1-10-2013 [19th]

PostBy: 009to090 On: Sun Jan 20, 2013 9:15 am

SMITTY wrote:While running full-bore, the auger got ahold of my pant leg & blew my pants out big time!


DANG, Smitty! If the Mass polititions don't get ya, your own enginuity will! :fear: Sounds like you dodged the bullet. I know guys who climbed off a tractor with the PTO still engaged to try and tweek this or that..., They loose arms and legs when they get tangled around the moving parts. :sick: I've seen a guy get completely striped of his clothing as it wrapped around a pto. That one was scrarey, but after we found out he was ok, we laughed our arses off.
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Re: Coffee 1-10-2013

PostBy: coalkirk On: Sun Jan 20, 2013 9:49 am

anthony7812 wrote:I found a piece of gold at walmart in Buckhorn last night, a nice small block of habbersett's scrapple. Scrapple, eggs and some nice jewish rye this morning in this house. wife finally picked up a reusable filter for the Keurig unit so i can switch back to my folgers and not feel the small pinch in my pocket when a brew a cup. Have a great weekend fella's, Im rootin pats the rest of the year, so damnit Brady beat that murderer.


Anthony - I understand based on where you live that you are a Pats fan. Great team, great quarterback and very well coached. I wish you and your team good luck today. But you need to educate yourself about the events of 2000 involving Ray Lewis. I see from your profile you were only 13 at the time so I'm not surprised you are uninformed. Lewis didn't stab or murder anyone. Two members of his entourage apparently did after being attacked by Misters Baker and Lollar while leaving an Atlanta nightclub at 4:00 am. Lewis tried to be a peace maker but things escalated out of control rapidly. Baker and Lollar were unemployed men with criminal records, drug convictions and baby mommas. That doesn't mean they deserved to be murdered but they weren't out working on their Eagle Scout projects that night. They were drunk mouthy punks who attacked the wrong couple of men. Sad but true. Lewis made a bad decision when he got into his limo and left with his party. For that he was charged with obsrtruction of justice, a misdemeanor.
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