Coffee 3-30-13

Coffee 3-30-13

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Mar 30, 2013 6:13 am

Amazing! Here it is Easter week-end. 24* outside & the old Hitzers purring along at 72* in the old homestead. :D Coffee's hot & strong come on up to the hill & have a sit down. Yep, all the lazers & gun towers are neutralized. The best I can do is homemade buttermilk bread with real butter & REAL fresh maple cream spread. I've got to get into the woods with a neighbors team & try & get some logs out in this muck, soooo, if you would, last one out--unplug the old coffee pot. Have a great Easter all-. Try & remind ourselves it's about more then huntin eggs & feedin our faces. :)
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Coffee 3-30-13

PostBy: Keepaeyeonit On: Sat Mar 30, 2013 7:10 am

Good morning Freetown,thanks for the coffee and the homemade bread its a winner.The first two weeks have been a little interesting to say the least since my dad moved in it's like having two kids in the house,I have a 9 year old going on twenty and a 77 year old that still thinks he's twenty :roll: It's bad I have to hide all my shovels and push brooms when It snows so older kid won't try to shovel the snow and I told him after he did it the first time but you know how kids listen :D .His kitchen is going good just have to finish the floor today
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,install the refrigerator when it comes, order the slab for the counter top,faucet, so hopefully in the next week I can redo the floor in front of the stove
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to match the floor in his kitchen area and order the new carpet then I can move on to a another project.Take care and be safe. 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 3-30-13

PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Sat Mar 30, 2013 7:47 am

Good coffee Freddy. Years of making coffee perfects the brew 8-)
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Stove/Furnace Make: Buckwalter & Co. , EFM520
Stove/Furnace Model: No. 28 Glenwood 1880, Alaska


Re: Coffee 3-30-13

PostBy: LsFarm On: Sat Mar 30, 2013 8:17 am

Good morning Freetown Fred,, be careful out there in the woods with the team of horses.. don't let one of them step on ya!! :D

Everyone have a great Easter weekend !!

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

Re: Coffee 3-30-13

PostBy: waldo lemieux On: Sat Mar 30, 2013 8:19 am

Morning Fred et al,

Well Im sure glad for the invite as we're out of joe here, got bread but not buttermilk bread.Dont guess I ever had it so I hope you dont mind if I take two. Im kinda in a hurry to as Ive decided that I cant wait for spring so Im gonna start driving south till I find it, looking for robins in particular. And If I see that no good woodchuck ,well he and I are gonna have a chat :mad: Hope you all are doin alright and have a great Easter.

Waldo
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Stove/Furnace Make: efm
Stove/Furnace Model: s-20

Re: Coffee 3-30-13

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Mar 30, 2013 8:29 am

Well, after harnessing up, heading for the landing & having both Percherons sinkin up to their knees, it seemed like a lose, lose situation-- anybody ever notice that unharnessing is a lot easier then harnessing??? Hmmm, what to do, what to do:(
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Coffee 3-30-13

PostBy: LsFarm On: Sat Mar 30, 2013 9:05 am

Well Fred, at least you didn't have to get another team pt pull the first on out of the deep mud.

Since Freddy is not here this morning, I'm thinking that Bill has taken a turn for the worse..
So..
Will everyone include Bill in their prayers this morning and weekend.

I'm off on a 3 hour drive. I'll check in later..

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: Coffee 3-30-13

PostBy: buffalo bob On: Sat Mar 30, 2013 9:05 am

morning all, coffee is always great starter fluid. f fred how do you make maple spread sounds good.iam stuck with left over dognuts here oh well they go good dunking in fresh coffee..happy easter all..sooo glad we can mention the easter word here...glad iam not in school anymore...pity the poor uneducated kids...
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: hitzer 354
Coal Size/Type: anthracite nut

Re: Coffee 3-30-13

PostBy: 009to090 On: Sat Mar 30, 2013 9:11 am

Morning all,
I'm having some Green Tea with something else added to it. Can't think what it is right now. But I added a 1/2ts Honey-butter for a little sweetening. It still tastes like heated up Oak leaves. :sick:

I was able to Disc a few neighbors gardens last weekend, in hopes of roto-tilling them this weekend. It is warmer this weekend, but I just hope the ground has dried out enough.

I am purchasing a new coal stove next weekend. After taking carefull measurements, I determined it will fit in the back of my Outback. No trailer required! :clap: I just got to cut a large piece of plywood to put in the back of the car, so we can slide the stove in on its side.

Sunday is Easter. The Easter church service is early this year... 9:30am The sunrise service will be held.... anyone want to take a guess? ;)

Then onto Monday. I was one of the 'lucky' ones, and got pulled for Grand Jury Duty. April Fools Day will be the first Monday out of 8 Mondays that I have to appear. During the selection process, the only question I got from Judge was: "Are you under 74?"
I guess they take any warm-blooded body that has a heartbeat.

Its time for me to do what F-Fred did last year... Make a Lean-to shed roof out behind my barn so I can get the tractor & lawnmower etc. out of the weather. I am hoping to make it 16ft deep, by 40ft long. I got plenty of headroom on the barn side, to attach a ledger board. And I got 4 telephone poles to hold up the free-standing side. I just don't know yet if I should go with 2x10 Rafters (I can mill these to 3 x12 if needed) or build some trusses. Its just gonna have a tin roof, so no weight involved.

I had to break down and buy a new printer this week. Damn, both working Ink-jet printers just went caput, and I need at least one for business. I got one working by inserting an old ink cartridge, but the other printer was DOA. I think I'll 'SMITTY-ize" that printer with my 44mag. Anyway, we dropped the money for a colored Laser printer. Wow, the cartridges are expensive, BUT they can be refilled for pennies. Faster print time too, 1000's more pages before refilling cartridges, and the refill kits are cheaper than the Ink-jet cartridges. Should be interesting.... We'll see
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Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520 HighBoy
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: DVC-500 x 2
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Rice

Re: Coffee 3-30-13

PostBy: anthony7812 On: Sat Mar 30, 2013 9:13 am

WOW is their ever sunshine here this morning. Its a nice site compared to how the past week and a half has been. Off to sell an arm and a leg for a couple of new tires. The mrs. is pushing 5 months now and is she ever a dish of peaches :roll: . I think it was 65 in here this morning and she had a window open cryin she was too hott. Anywho have a great weekend fella's and lady's.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: VanWert VA 400
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III
Coal Size/Type: Buck/Nut/Anthracite

Re: Coffee 3-30-13

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sat Mar 30, 2013 10:26 am

Hope you don't mind Fred - I took my cup o coffee up one of your towers. Nice view this morning - I'll keep an eye out for infiltrators. ;)

Chris - don't you love how they engineer those inkjets to quit at the worst possible moment? Ink is a total ripoff, and they can't even build a decent printer. :mad: I'll never buy another inkjet again. Best thing we ever did was switch to a Canon b/w lazer jet. The STARTER cartridge lasted a full year!! I'd have spent $300 on ink in that amount of time ... :roll: .44 mag will be a nice end to that inkjet. Make sure to take some pics! :D


Weather is somewhat improving over here. Can see part of the garden again. Most of the snow in the yard is gone, except for scattered piles here and there. On that note, I got right to work on a few lawnmowers and a Murray tractor that've been kicking around here taking up space forever. One push mower was one my grandfather bought in '80. Has a 3hp Briggs. Grandpa always took care of his stuff, so a simple carb clean and she fired up for the first time in 10 years with 2 pulls. 8-) The other mower had a tank and carb full of MOTOR OIL! LOL!! No wonder it was in front of someone's house with a FREE sign on it ...

The Murray tractor I was going to sell, but I've found a much better use for it. I've got a neighbor in his 80's that had his 4th hip replacement surgery last fall, and has been cooped up in the house all winter. I figure this tractor will be much better for him to tour the neighborhood on than that hover-round powered wheelchair he uses. The tractor will be much less tippy, and less prone to getting stuck off road. Now he'll be able to do some target practice without much trouble.

This thing sat outside for about 5 years or so. Last year I got it running. This year I needed to install a battery, and looks like I'll have to grab a couple tubes for the rear tires. Transmission is jerky too, so I yanked that out and disassembled it. Found a couple worn out shift keys. It's a Peerless 930-011, made by Tecumseh. They still make all the parts for it, surprisingly, as this thing has got to be all of 20 years old. Once the parts come in, I'll present the gift to my neighbor.
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The 2 worn out shift keys - $15 for the pair.
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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: Coffee 3-30-13

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sat Mar 30, 2013 10:32 am

Good morning. I just got back from the vet, both dogs got a clean bill of health, a few booster shots, and I got a season worth of Frobtline and heart worm treatment for inventory...now that I am $435 lighter, I will look for something to keep me busy the rest of the afternoon.

This week my new Subaru developed an oil leak...turns out the oil filter was barely making contact...I spun it off with two fingers. I calmly called the service manager and explained my findings...he was relieved I caught it before the drip turned into a flood or a blown engine. Sounds like I won't have to pay for an oil change for quite a while, so I can't complain.
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: Coffee 3-30-13

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Mar 30, 2013 12:30 pm

Hey Rob, does that FROBTLINE work pretty good on the dogs-- :whistle: :clap: toothy Good catch on the Subaru:)
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Coffee 3-30-13

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sat Mar 30, 2013 12:45 pm

freetown fred wrote:Hey Rob, does that FROBTLINE work pretty good on the dogs-- :whistle: :clap: toothy


Not really, but I heard it works wonders on smart-ass old guys. ;)
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: Coffee 3-30-13

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Mar 30, 2013 1:48 pm

NICE, ya young woodpecker ;)
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix