Coffee, Ground Hogs Day 2013

Coffee, Ground Hogs Day 2013

PostBy: Freddy On: Sat Feb 02, 2013 7:09 am

Good morning! Feel free to come in and join us for a special grind on this fine Ground Hogs day. We even have a tea pot now hot & ready for the tea drinkers. Enjoy a cup while breakfast is cooking. What's cooking this morning?

I'm thinking Punxsutawney Phil is going to see his shadow & 6 more weeks of winter will be predicted. Only 16 times in over 100 years has he predicted an early Spring. Maybe if we all lift our coffee cups in a toast to Phil the steam will cloud the sun & he won't see his shadow.

I don't know about south or west of here, but certainly Ground Hogs day is the halfway point of the heating season for us. The ol' farmers say "You should have half your wood & half your hay come Ground Hogs day". It's true!

All is OK around here. I hope you and yours all have a fine, comfortable 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: Coffee, Ground Hogs Day 2013

PostBy: GA cracker On: Sat Feb 02, 2013 7:18 am

Good morning all, thick cut bacon and eggs here. Black Silk coffee. Going back to work in Harrisburg next week, been off since last Oct. buy choice. Had two elevated A1C test so I have come out of denial about Type 2 diabetis. Time to make some changes in lifestyle and diet. I love bread like a fat kid loves cake!!
In GA the groundhog's name is Gen. Beaureguard Lee. Have a good weekend.
C.
GA cracker
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark iii
Coal Size/Type: nut
Other Heating: Central heat and air

Re: Coffee, Ground Hogs Day 2013

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sat Feb 02, 2013 7:37 am

It is a balmy 1 degree out on the porch, 70 and climbing in the living room. I have exactly half my coal left, so I hope the second half of winter isn't any colder than the first half. That week of below zero weather was brutal.

Not much on the job list for this weekend...what a nice change!
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: Coffee, Ground Hogs Day 2013

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Feb 02, 2013 8:00 am

Outstanding coffee Freddy, new sock? Yep it's true, I'm at about the half way mark hay wise--coal's doin better. GC, I'm with ya on that bacon & eggs. 8* here on the hill, real still & clear. That new job starts this coming week doesn't it Rob? Nothing going on here this week end. Glad to see Rwalker back up & about after surgery & dCrane getting over that flu. Have a good week-end all
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Coffee, Ground Hogs Day 2013

PostBy: gaw On: Sat Feb 02, 2013 8:05 am

Coffee sounds good. Black silk is always good, bacon is always good, thick cut even better. I have no idea how cold it is here…too cold for the thermometer or maybe it needs new batteries. It was 16 last night on the way home and that is cold enough.

I really don’t know what all the fuss is about that rodent but if I see him I’ll shoot him.

Sam Adams is advertising their Alpine Spring and it is making me thirsty but I also like Yuengling Bock as well as the Troegenator and maybe a few dozen more.

Super Sunday tomorrow, a good excuse to drink beer, eat cheese and ring baloney while two teams I care less about play a game.

Keep the coal fires burning.
gaw
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker KA-6
Coal Size/Type: Rice from Schuylkill County

Re: Coffee, Ground Hogs Day 2013

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sat Feb 02, 2013 8:28 am

freetown fred wrote:That new job starts this coming week doesn't it Rob?


One more week to go, I start the new job on Monday the 11th. Next week should go pretty quick, I already cleaned out all of my files and got most of my projects/responsibilities transferred. My team is taking me out to lunch on Wednesday, and the "boys" are taking me out for dinner & drinks Wednesday night. Thursday is my last day of work, Friday I just turn in my employee badge, sign some papers, and hit the road.

I've got my 2001 Mercury as super tuned as it can be for the new commute...I told it the next owner will be the salvage yard, so it had better keep running good.
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: Coffee, Ground Hogs Day 2013

PostBy: Keepaeyeonit On: Sat Feb 02, 2013 8:29 am

good morning all,I don't think he will see his shadow if he were over here,no sun at all just clouds and snow :D but thats the way I like it.

I'm now drinking my 1st cup of coffee from my new vintage coffee maker(thanks Wood'ncoal)picked it up a Sunbeam C30A on Ebay for 38.75 shipped,I think is in good shape for it's age(no dents, dings or scratches and it works like a charm :)
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Well the old Ford gave me some signs of old age this week with wore-out differential carrier side bearings(but the pinion bearing are ok and still have a preload :?) so thats my job this morning so everyone take care and wish for more snow and cold ;).
Keepaeyeonit
Keepaeyeonit
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 983 insert
Coal Size/Type: Mammoth nut
Other Heating: oil furnace,and a crappy heat pump

Re: Coffee, Ground Hogs Day 2013

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sat Feb 02, 2013 8:33 am

Keepaeyeonit wrote:Well the old Ford gave me some signs of old age this week with wore-out differential carrier side bearings(but the pinion bearing are ok and still have a preload :?) so thats my job this morning so everyone take care and wish for more snow and cold ;).
Keepaeyeonit


How many miles are on that beast? Do you have a bearing puller to get the old carrier bearings off?
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: Coffee, Ground Hogs Day 2013

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Sat Feb 02, 2013 8:58 am

Freddy wrote:I'm thinking Punxsutawney Phil is going to see his shadow & 6 more weeks of winter will be predicted. Only 16 times in over 100 years has he predicted an early Spring.

Phil says early spring, make that 17 times! :)
coaledsweat
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260M
Coal Size/Type: Pea

Re: Coffee, Ground Hogs Day 2013

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Sat Feb 02, 2013 9:22 am

Good morning all. Not sure whats for breakfast but the coffee is delicious. Today we are throwing a padty for my daughter, she turns three today. I always tell her she has the best birthday ever. Ground Hogs Day.
I'm On Fire
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machines DS-1600 Hot Air Circulator

Re: Coffee, Ground Hogs Day 2013

PostBy: urdahere On: Sat Feb 02, 2013 9:30 am

13 Degrees here in the suburbs of Groton City. Getting ready to head out to Casper's Diner in Groton for breakfast with the wife. Have to get the pulse on the community ya know. Good day to take a ride up to Sauder's Amish grocery store in Seneca Falls for more Amish bacon. Best stuff on earth next to Snapple.

No wood chucks around here.
urdahere
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: Pocono

Re: Coffee, Ground Hogs Day 2013

PostBy: buffalo bob On: Sat Feb 02, 2013 9:40 am

morning all having members mark coffee this am fresh ground beans great stuff...also great news from pauxt. phil early spring... well we will see 7 deg here on the side of wills mtn. this am...aint going no where in this crap just hanging around the hitzer today till that damn groundhog predictions come true...
buffalo bob
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: hitzer 354
Coal Size/Type: anthracite nut

Re: Coffee, Ground Hogs Day 2013

PostBy: Keepaeyeonit On: Sat Feb 02, 2013 11:13 am

Rob R. wrote:How many miles are on that beast? Do you have a bearing puller to get the old carrier bearings off?
Rob,I have the old ones off and the new ones on(I can't believe that thing didn't blow up,I could put .042 shims between the housing and the cup :shock: ) but I broke the speed sensor off so I'm off to get a new one,the truck has 293,000 with 193,000 of them with a 120HP chip in the truck 9000# curb weight plus I pull a 5th wheel camper.I still have the stock clutch,and u-joints on the rear drive shaft if you can believe it but this truck has been a great vehicle it just keeps going and going :) but the sheet metal is rotting off :( .Keepaeyeonit

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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 983 insert
Coal Size/Type: Mammoth nut
Other Heating: oil furnace,and a crappy heat pump

Re: Coffee, Ground Hogs Day 2013

PostBy: SteveZee On: Sat Feb 02, 2013 11:21 am

Morning all.

You can feel the excitement in the air, bets are being waged, parties planned, everyone speculating the outcome.....yes it's that day when Americans come together for truly spirited unity. So relax, enjoy yourselves and have the best Groundhog day ever. ;)
SteveZee
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Glenwood Modern Oak 116 & Glenwood 208 C Range

Re: Coffee, Ground Hogs Day 2013

PostBy: LsFarm On: Sat Feb 02, 2013 11:27 am

Good Morning All, snowy and 15* here, we're not supposed ot see the sun for over a week... the February gloom is here..
The AA is making heat, and the house is toasty..
I was out in the shop yesterday for a few hours..Did a small job on a pickup for a friend.. the shop floor is at 55*, but the outside temps and the wind brought the air temp in the shop down to 40ish.. not all that comfortable.. I may have to buy some more spray foam and tighten the shop up some..

I have my Varmint rifle all sighted in and ready,, but no groundhogs here.. maybe a raccoon or two.. those get 'high speed lead poisoning' if I see 'em.

The coffee is great, and bacon on toast sounds good.. Hmm, I'm out of bread.. need to make a run into town.. :mad:

Take care everyone.. hmm halfway through the heating season.. doesn't seem like it..

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