Coffee, June 1st, 2013

Re: Coffee, June 1st, 2013

PostBy: LsFarm On: Sun Jun 02, 2013 9:27 am

No Mowing here, that is, it HASN'T been mowed ! :mad: I'll have to go down the street and see what's up with the lawn maintenance guys.. They've had a lot of trouble getting and keeping workers. ??? Nobody wants to work !! too lazy, would rather stay home at Mommy and Daddy's than grow a pair and set out in the real world and work.. When I was 18 [40+years ago] I couldn't wait to get out of the house and on my own..

So my grass is way over ankle deep, if I have to, I'll put the mower deck back under my JD 870 and mow it myself.. but I have SO MANY other things on my 'list' to work on..

I was gone last week, first, before Labor day weekend, I jumpseated into JFK to do some admin stuff, then jumpseated up to Boston, got picked up by my buddy from Newburyport,, I spent 5 long days getting the engine/trans/overdrive back into his '25 PierceArrow.. My buddy has a neuro-muscular disease that robs his strength and balance, so he needed the help. I wanted to make sure he gets his car together and he drives it before his condition gets worse and he can't walk or drive anymore.. Hopefully that is several years away.. I see a Pierce Arrow with hand throttle and brake, auto trans in his future. [well, maybe not]

The car assembly went well, he has a lot of small stuff to reattach to the engine, but I believe it will be running in a week or so. His son is home for the summer from college, so he can help and is showing some interest in helping.. all good.

After Boston, I jumpseated down to Florida where my 86 ! year old Mother picked me up at the airport. I got her packed up, her home 'summerized' and we departed on Friday morning for Michigan.. 1400 miles.. ugh!! Saturday afternoon I got a call while driving: buy gas early, the prices are spiking!! What a rip off ! I bought gasoline for $3.26 and saw it for sale at $3.19, even in Tennessee it was only $3.29.. but the last I bought was in southern Ohio, and it was $3.67.. and within another hour driving north it was over $4.05... Gasoline was as much as .$0.10 MORE than Diesel :shock: :mad:

So Mom's van has about 1/2 a tank.. she won't drive much when here in MIchigan,, maybe we can wait out the pricing, and buy when the price drops back to something more reasonable..

Well this is the first morning back for 10 days, so the big dog keeps wanting to crawl in my lap and snuggle, I feel bad for our pets,, they dan't understand when we leave, that it's temporary..

Well, time to assess which item on 'the list' will get my attention first..

Have a great day..

Greg L
LsFarm
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260
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Re: Coffee, June 1st, 2013

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sun Jun 02, 2013 10:44 am

I thought I had done some traveling in my day - you've got me beat by 10,000 miles - all in one week! :o Your a hell of a guy to brave Logan and MA in general just to help a friend. 8-) :cheers:


anthony7812 wrote:3RD MOW OF THE SEASON!!! *censored* I was thier about a month ago. Must be nice.

:funny: I don't mow much. I put 20 hours a year tops on my tractor. I wait until the grass is a foot high before I mow. Saves me lots of aggravation .. and fuel cost. The extra cash for the Powerflow bagger system was well worth it - I want to get done FAST, and still be able to bag foot high grass. :D
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, June 1st, 2013

PostBy: Freddy On: Sun Jun 02, 2013 1:14 pm

SMITTY wrote: the Powerflow bagger system was well worth it - I want to get done FAST, and still be able to bag foot high grass.


Smitty's the only guy I know with a 10HP mower & a 12 HP bagger. :)
Freddy
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 130 (pea)
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Reading piece o' junk in the barn (rice)
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Re: Coffee, June 1st, 2013

PostBy: freetown fred On: Fri Jun 07, 2013 10:11 am

Well, got the old Hitzer all cleaned up, got 2 new pieces of black pipe for inside run w/ new MPD--ready to go the stove black route--that's right!!! been raining for 2 days straight & I'm bored to tears--ANYWAY---in pursuit of some stove black-- hit all the big stores--TSC, Lowes, etc. nobody has anything????---Rutland nor Williams-- finally hit a small hardware & the only thing they had was "IMPERIAL" Canadian crap (sorry Pierre)--figured I'd try it---Wellllll, IT SUCKS---on 3rd coat now & it still SUX--guess I'll track down some Williams somewhere over the summer & do her right. Lil fine steel wool & have at it
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Coffee, June 1st, 2013

PostBy: Freddy On: Fri Jun 07, 2013 9:25 pm

Can't you make your own stove black? I'm thinking burnt toast scrapings mixed with a little Crisco. :) Just be gentle on the first fire.
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, June 1st, 2013

PostBy: samhill On: Fri Jun 07, 2013 9:33 pm

I was thinking something like black strap molasses mixed with flyash.
samhill
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: keystoker 160
Hand Fed Coal Stove: hitzer 75 in garage
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Re: Coffee, June 1st, 2013

PostBy: freetown fred On: Fri Jun 07, 2013 9:41 pm

I tried all that last year & ended up trying to eat the Hitzer around Christmas :drool: ;)
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
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Re: Coffee, June 1st, 2013

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sat Jun 08, 2013 12:09 am

Better than trying to LICK the Hitzer .... I guess ... :gee: toothy



WOAH .. look at the time! It's NEXT Saturday already! Time to go to bed so I can post in the NEW Coffee. That was fast! :eek2: :out: !
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