groundhog day 2013

groundhog day 2013

PostBy: buffalo bob On: Sat Feb 02, 2013 9:26 am

well the groundhog did not see his shadow this am...spring is just around the corner...damn and i just got 2900lbs of stockton nut yesterday...happy ground hog day evertbody...
buffalo bob
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: hitzer 354
Coal Size/Type: anthracite nut

Re: groundhog day 2013

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Feb 02, 2013 9:52 am

Hey b b -, you don't think that left over stuff will go bad by next year do ya? :clap: toothy
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
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Re: groundhog day 2013

PostBy: Cap On: Sat Feb 02, 2013 6:45 pm

I saw a groundhog wandering in a field 2nd week of Jan. Could Groundhog Day be a scam? Tell me it ain's so...
Cap
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Harman SF 250, domestic hot water loop, heat accumulator


Re: groundhog day 2013

PostBy: buffalo bob On: Sat Feb 02, 2013 8:16 pm

freetown fred wrote:Hey b b -, you don't think that left over stuff will go bad by next year do ya? :clap: toothy


i hope it dont get spongy...lol
buffalo bob
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: hitzer 354
Coal Size/Type: anthracite nut

Re: groundhog day 2013

PostBy: NoSmoke On: Sun Feb 03, 2013 7:43 am

I've run records for the last 5 years and every year I have gotten my sheep on pasture about the second week of April. It has been the same way in busting sod for the corn; I have never seen a year where we did not drop the plow before my birthday, May 8th, and while some years appeared that we would, inevitably something happened weather wise and we were delayed until just after my birthday, and this goes back 38 years! That is the beauty of running records, you get a trend going and from that you can make plans for the future. From example, since October the calculations showed that I would run out of hay on March 7th based on hay waste, number of head, dry matter per day, etc, and by all accounts that is when I will run out. We had a good hay year though so there is plenty of it to be had from others, so I am in good shape there. I can buy a month's worth of hay and still be in the green (in more ways then one!) :-)

I know someone on here said that you better have half your hay and wood pile left come Ground Hogs Day, but my Grandfather always said that for New Years Day. I tend to think the latter is right because February is a short month and the days get longer and the sun is higher up in the sky. I know I do not burn nearly as much wood/coal or propane from Feb 2nd to April 15th then I do from October 15th to February 2nd. That is a 38 day difference; and for some, firing up on October 15th is a late start. Either way, I might be low on hay, but I am predicted to run out of firewood on April 15th 2017. I do not need computer modeling to tell me that though; a big pile of firewood is prediction enough! :D
NoSmoke
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: New Yoker WC90
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vogelzang Pot Bellied Stove
Coal Size/Type: Stove/Nut/Pea Anthracite
Other Heating: Munchkin LP Boiler (Back-up)