Coffee 5-18-2013

Coffee 5-18-2013

PostBy: Freddy On: Sat May 18, 2013 5:23 am

Good day friends.....Please join us for a cyber coffee and a chat. All are welcome! There's fresh Folgers in the pot & real half & half. Of course we have fake sugar sweetener and powdered white for those in need.... Tea & hot chocolate too. We are a full spectrum place ya know. :) I'm thinking blueberry pancakes would get the day started. Maybe some sausage & bacon for those that need an extra boost of energy. Yummmm... now I'm thinking of home fries too. Dag nab it! Let's make some of them too.

Today is "clean up day". Once a year the town allows you to throw away stuff that won't go curbside. It's not free but at least you can get rid of old water heaters & such. Plus it's a good social event. You never know who you'll meet at the collection place. Remember when "going to the dump" was a real adventure? The seagulls, the awful smell, the fact it was free. You were allowed to dump pick at no charge? Ahhhh, those were the days.

My AHS buddy has closed his well drilling business and opened a machine shop. I was so pleased yesterday to see his shop a little bit disheveled. His entire life he has kept a spotless shop. Compared to him I am a pig! But, when I stopped by yesterday you could tell he's been very busy & just hasn't had time to clean up after himself & put every tool away. Welcome to the real world! LOL

The AA is down for the season, but I wish it weren't. There's been frost almost every day this week & we've had some chilly mornings in the house. I'm talking all the way down to 67! We are so spoiled. We've been using little oil filled electric heaters to take the chill off.

OK... enjoy the weekend!
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 5-18-2013

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat May 18, 2013 6:11 am

Mornin people. I've been waiting for some of those Maine blueberry's to show up :) Yup, sausage will work just fine & as usual, the coffee is outstanding Freddy. Thank you. We have recycle down to the Town Barn every Sat. from 10 AM-till 2 PM & YES, it is as much a meeting place as anything. We also have an Amnesty Day once a yr. for big stuff. These are both pretty much still social events in Freetown. The Hitzer is still idling along-- Tonight is our Volunteer Ambulance Corp. yearly banquet--big doins here. The elec. PTO on my Cub Cadet fried itself & had to shell out $325.00 for a new one--WTF----Oh well, such is life I suppose. :( Have a good week end all. :D
freetown fred
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut

Re: Coffee 5-18-2013

PostBy: dcrane On: Sat May 18, 2013 7:08 am

Its funny you mention clean up day because thats exactly whats on the agenda! Cleaning up the truck, Cleaning up the yard, Cleaning up the porch from all my hording collections through the winter :lol:
At my dump in Duxbury we acually have a recycle area that is indeed the social meeting place for many folks in town... The wealthy come there to dispose of their year old widescreens (because they want the latest and greatest), they throw out their old American Girl Dolls, They throw out their Scooba & Roomba floor cleaners (because the maid does all that anyways), old bikes, ski's, etc. We have an old mobil home someone left their so we converted that to the "book barn" where ive scored things i almost dare not say (whole collections of woodsmith, finewoodworking, woodenboat as well as first edition local historic books)... Its like a free for all with poor folks in town (thats me) all gathering with their morning coffee to race each other to the latest finds! here are my two wins this week photo'd below but Ive scored boxes of Micky Mantel cards, boxes of Jewelry with gold and silve, HUGE stamp collections and so much more in the past!

This dump is my best friend and Ebay is my second best friend :P Since you mention your dump here Fred, I will make a point to snap a photo of mine because it will amaze you at times to see how insane millionairs in an ocean side town can be.

NOTE: these Scooba's are still in boxes with all original manuals, extra batteries never opened, etc.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Crane 404

Re: Coffee 5-18-2013

PostBy: crazy4coal On: Sat May 18, 2013 7:10 am

Well, I'am headed over to PA. to a old tractor and swap meet. Maybe I can find some old coal stoves. Jacktown engine club in Bangor Pa. Sat and Sun.
Stove/Furnace Make: buderus
Stove/Furnace Model: logana

Re: Coffee 5-18-2013

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Sat May 18, 2013 7:47 am

Bob, can I come? ;)

Morning all. Today marks the first day of my vacation. I'm not going anywhere but staying home. I have many things on the docket for this week but knowing me, none of it will actually get done. Last time I had any actual time off from work was last June. Needless to say, I need this. Right now though I'm about to play some Far Cry 3. It's been several weeks since I sat down and played a game.

Blueberry pancakes and coffee sound delicious. As does bacon; I'm in the crowd that can't eat just one slice of bacon. So good.

Speaking of coffee, anybody know the shelf life of an unopened container of coffee? My wife has had a can of Folger's sitting on a shelf in the bedroom, it was a collector's can with Dale Jr. on it. She checked it's worth and turns out it's worth about $2 so she decided to open it. It's been sitting on the shelf for probably 9 or so years. Wouldn't you know it, it's still fresh and delicious. I'm probably going to die. :D
I'm On Fire
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machines DS-1600 Hot Air Circulator

Re: Coffee 5-18-2013

PostBy: buffalo bob On: Sat May 18, 2013 8:38 am

morning all well fresh ground bean coffee,members mark from sams club breakfast blend, mmmmm good.yesterday was clean out garage day i found $hit i didnt know i had lol..well today is flower planting day so have a nice day all B.B
buffalo bob
Hand Fed Coal Stove: hitzer 354
Coal Size/Type: anthracite nut

Re: Coffee 5-18-2013

PostBy: anthony7812 On: Sat May 18, 2013 9:03 am

Ahhh back to the grind. Enjoyed a nice week of vacation. Garden is all planted, trees & shrubs all pruned nice and what have you, and to top 'er off the spring vehicle waxing has been accomplished. Had a family guest for the past week. I enjoy company but as my grandfather once told me.. "Company is alot like fish, first night on the table its great and delicious but after a few days it starts to stink." Anywho The rototiller decided to snap crackle pop on me. The internal worm gear in the transmission houseing decided to oblong outta round. I guess she has done good seein she is a circa 1965 AMF Homko lil 4hp. Anyone ever run across any AMF tillers let me know, i hate to see 'er off to the china melt shop.
Stoker Coal Boiler: VanWert VA 400
Coal Size/Type: Buck/Anthracite

Re: Coffee 5-18-2013

PostBy: LsFarm On: Sat May 18, 2013 9:22 am

Good Morning Everyone!!
Blueberry pancakes sound GREAT!! too bad they are cyber-cakes.. my stomach is grumbling since I posted a reply to Richard's 'Can't EAT just ONE' thread.

So I put three eggs in to boil,, soft boiled eggs will have to suffice.. and several cups of coffee..

Yesterday evening, I was standing on the first rung of a stepladder, balancing on my feet, using both hands to hold a screw on a screwdriver.
I reached out and up to insert the screw in the hole, and TWINGE !! I feel a stab in my lower back..
I wasn't lifting, twisting, doing anything stupid.. just reached out with both hands.. :mad: :mad: !!!

So two motrins before bed, and another two this morning,, some stretching exercises. and I hope I'll be better soon... I hate being all 'gimpy'.

Today must be 'Dump-Day' everywhere !! I'm taking an old , dead, fridge to the dump, the compressor died, a new compressor costs more than a new fridge.
Our electric utility has a $40 rebate available to replace WORKING old inefficient refrigerators.. but not old dead ones ! :mad: .
So I'll have to see if my back will allow me to tip the fridge into the back of the truck..

I guess i'll toss out two old outdated desktop computers too. Too underpowered to run today's software..

My AA's still making DHW,, lowest low temp forecast for next week is about 60*,, next week may be the week I let it run out of coal..

OK, time to see if I can load that fridge or not..

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

Re: Coffee 5-18-2013

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sat May 18, 2013 9:25 am

Got a napkin Freddy? That fake sugar sweetener is all over my nose .... wasn't sure what it was at first, but now I know what it ISN'T! :woot: toothy

Speaking of tillers, I just sold our Speedy Hoe to make room in the barn, and started fixing up the old Mantis that's been hanging in the back for all of 6 or 7 years or so. My buddy gave it to me back then, not running. He likes to leave all his equipment outside, LOL. Turns out there was some supercession of that carburetor. I ordered a new primer body, & after waiting a damn week to get it, it's the wrong one! Drilled out 2 mounting holes to MAKE it fit (short screws), but nothing lines up inside, so that didn't work anyway. $16 & change down the toilet. :mad: Should've went on Zama's website to start with. After that, I found the correct part number .. and the correct part on eBay. Hurry up and wait ... story of my life!

Fear not techies! Behold - an invention to solve all your bathroom networking issues! :lol: ... Unexpected
Stoker Coal Boiler: Patriot Coal - (custom built by Jim Dorsey, Taunton MA - RIP 4/18/13)
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III (SOLD!)
Coal Size/Type: Rice / Blaschak anthracite
Other Heating: Oil fired Burnham boiler

Re: Coffee 5-18-2013

PostBy: GA cracker On: Sat May 18, 2013 1:07 pm

Four hours and 350.00 later, the flower boxes and various and sundry other flower essentials, I'm done. Where is the cold beer....
GA cracker
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark iii
Coal Size/Type: nut
Other Heating: Central heat and air

Re: Coffee 5-18-2013

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Sat May 18, 2013 9:40 pm

Hi all,

It's been a wet sort of day here. I had planned to do a routine health inspection on the hives but that's not a good idea on an overcast day with a steady drizzle. Doing that in that weather really makes the bees mad. So I spent the day edging my front yard; not a good day for that either but it had to be done. I was giving the cuttings to my daughter to plant in her yard in Williamsburg and this was the day she was in town. She will make zoyias plugs out of the cuttings. I sure had a hard time finding a simple edger - no block and mortar store had them - they all had ones for over $200 or nothing. That's crazy. I ended up borrowing the neighbor's but ordered one from the Sears Catalog. It was only $68 but had good reviews. We'll see how it turns out. It's a big job given my back so I didn't finish it today. I'll wait for my edger to come mid week.

Hey Greg - I had the opportunity to save a Classic LeMans, circa early 1960s last week. It had just come from the restorer and was on the way to a car show in New Jersey. I was in my bus passing by when I noticed the LeMans with lots of white smoke billowing out of the engine. I stopped because I would have had to passed too close to the car. The owner ran over and asked for my fire extinguisher so I gave it to him. He emptied the extinguisher and put out the fire. He told me the care was worth $70,000. He gave me back the empty extinguisher and I went on my way. I don't think he made it to New Jersey. The strangest things happen to me while I'm on the bus. So much so that DK tells my attendants that if given an option, ride with anyone but me. LOL He is right.

Not much else going on - we are getting all of April's rain now so things are sort of closed down. I hope everyone had better weather then I had, take care, Lisa
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Mark II & Mark I
Coal Size/Type: nut/pea

Re: Coffee 5-18-2013

PostBy: LsFarm On: Sat May 18, 2013 10:53 pm

Good work Lisa!! Don't forget to 'write up' that leaking fire extinguisher in your bus, must have developed a leak overnight !! :lol: .

So the Bees get 'grumpy' when it's overcast?? that's interesting.. I get grumpy too if I haven't see the sun for a week or more..

Do you have a recommended site to learn or read about the basics of beekeeping?? I can google it, but thought you might have a recommendation.?

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

Re: Coffee 5-18-2013

PostBy: McGiever On: Sun May 19, 2013 12:37 am

Stoker Coal Boiler: AXEMAN-ANDERSON 130 "1959"
Coal Size/Type: PEA / ANTHRACITE
Other Heating: Ground Source Heat Pump
Stove/Furnace Make: Hydro Heat /Mega Tek

Re: Coffee 5-18-2013

PostBy: samhill On: Sun May 19, 2013 7:27 am

Good morning all, meant to stop by early yesterday but did a few chores that I got caught up in. Big doings in Linesville. it was Baers Corvette's annual car show & packed as always, it always makes me wonder where they all come from when a little town can pull in hundreds of cars. I don't even know where our trash ends up around here but as in most rural areas when it's in the trash it's trash but there is always hope with the campers & summer homes. Greg, from what the beekeepers in these parts say you have to more or less get local advice just like planting crops, the local weather has a lot to do with success. Got to change the flashing on my vent pipes today, after looking just about all have cracked or broken seals it used to be just change them when you put a new roof on but these only lasted 16 years. Hope all have a safe & productive day.
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: keystoker 160
Hand Fed Coal Stove: hitzer 75 in garage
Stove/Furnace Make: keystoker/hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: koker 160/ hitzer 75

Re: Coffee 5-18-2013

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sun May 19, 2013 8:28 am

Good morning. A day late, but I will reheat the coffee and make the best of it. Yesterday was a beautiful day, and I tried to get a bunch of outside chores done. The lawn is almost back to golf-course status, and I treated the family with some delicious baby-back ribs off the smoker.

Lisa, my house is located right next to 1000+ acres of apple trees in full blossom...the air is "buzzing" with activity. The flowering trees seem to be exceptionally beautiful this year, and the bees are doing their best to check every blossom before the wind blows them away.
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