Coffee 10-5-13

Coffee 10-5-13

PostBy: Freddy On: Sat Oct 05, 2013 5:50 am

Yesterday was "10-4, good buddy", today must be one better!

Good morning & welcome to the coffee house. Come in, find a cup & a stool, breakfast will be served as it can. I'm thinking French Toast, crispy bacon & real maple syrup. Maybe some fresh honey? Who dares to sneak behind Lowfogs place & get some? *smile* I've been thinking, you know how the first pot of coffee from a brand new can always seems the best? How about every day we open a new pound (13 oz? LOL) and then give the rest to a food cupboard? Is selfish charity allowed? AAhhhhh.... doesn't seem right. OK, skip the idea. It just doesn't set right to take the best & give the rest away. But while we are here..... give thought to donating to your local food cupboard, they can use the help....and they deserve a good cup of coffee too.

I see some rain in the forecast, but I have to say, it has been some darn beautiful weather this last few weeks. I'm thinking this is the warmest Fall ever. OK by me! And today, in my book, just perfect. Sunny & a high of 65 predicted. Ahhhhh, nice.

Alrighty, let's get busy & get lots of stuff done this weekend. I'm thinking it's time to prep the AA and the Reading stove in the barn. Make it so they are both just one match away. This warm weather can't hold up forever.

Hug your loved ones!
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 10-5-13

PostBy: anthony7812 On: Sat Oct 05, 2013 5:58 am

Good morning! Coffee was slowly enjoyed this morning. A low laying fog moving through the orange and red colors of the valley were beautiful this morning. Picked up 2 jugs of fresh cider from my neighbors orchard yesterday. A little spiced Rum in the mix makes one hell of an afternoon I discovered :partyhat: Corn is all down, leaves are hard to keep up with pretty darn soon we will be as lucky as those folks out in the black hills and see some white stuff fall. Have a great weekend!
anthony7812
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: VanWert VA 400
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III
Coal Size/Type: Buck/Nut/Anthracite

Re: Coffee 10-5-13

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Oct 05, 2013 7:04 am

Mornin people:) Nice Freddy. Got about 100 of 350 acres of corn chopped last week--now we just wait again. Kinda drizzly this AM & 64*. HITZER continues to idle real low to keep the damp out--house is 72 with window stats---that feels just fine to me. Got a call from a friend out in Sturgis, S. Dakota last night--YEP, they got hammered indeed "the ghost of things to come" Have a great week-end all. A neighbor took some shots last week:)
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freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix


Re: Coffee 10-5-13

PostBy: HUDACIK On: Sat Oct 05, 2013 7:24 am

Freddy, I'm going to be a first time coal stove burner this season. The Harman Mark II that I purchashed (used) has an undersized ash pan. It's like 10 x 11. It looks like I need one 10 7/8 deep by 17 5/8 wide, 3 " tall. If you're still doing ash pans what would this cost me? My email is ronvette8@aol.com and my home phone is 410 374 2557. Shipping address is 4243 Schalk Road Number 1, Manchester, Md 21102. Thanks, Ronnie
HUDACIK
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: Mark II

Re: Coffee 10-5-13

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sat Oct 05, 2013 7:47 am

I'd have put that in a PM ... but that's just me. Welcome to the forum. ;)

I want to publicly thank Rob R. for his guidance on installing the boiler. I would've just thrown it together as quick and cheap as possible. I'll bet he saved me a BIG headache running this thing! Thanks Rob! 8-) :cheers:



Moose sighting in the neighborhood while I was out west! Neighbor snapped a pic - good sized one for these parts!


Got some free food off a tree from my neighbor as well. Chicken of the woods - good stuff.

Got a billion things going on right now - I'd better get back at it. Later!
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Good stuff! A few worms in there too for extra protein. ;)
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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 10-5-13

PostBy: wilder11354 On: Sat Oct 05, 2013 8:08 am

Foggy, drizzle but starting to clear off. Gonna go get efm furnance unit prepped for some plate work, then i will go up to farm, mow down some felds i didn't hay, some today more tomorrow... Freetown, what ya doing with corn? bunker or silo? know silo on farm up hill from middle pic was torn down....?
wilder11354
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Harman SF260
Coal Size/Type: nut or pea, anthracite
Other Heating: crown oil boiler, backup.if needed

Re: Coffee 10-5-13

PostBy: anthony7812 On: Sat Oct 05, 2013 8:14 am

SMitty please fill some of us in..WTF is that?!
anthony7812
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: VanWert VA 400
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III
Coal Size/Type: Buck/Nut/Anthracite

Re: Coffee 10-5-13

PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Sat Oct 05, 2013 9:08 am

Pretty Lively Coffee,Folks ! Amazed when I took the Pups out and encountered a warm,very moist Sunrise this A.M. ! October's definitely stretching the Summer out.....Nice pics,guys! Is that a type of bracket fungi,Smits ? I've heard that there's fungus among us ! :o Hope everyone follows Freddy's thoughts and considers those among us who could use some help getting back on their feet. A lot to spank out over the next two days,but it always starts with me bein' gr :notworthy: atful to the "Old Man Upstairs" for wake-ups like this! Later,Gang !
Hambden Bob
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman 1998 Magnum Stoker
Coal Size/Type: Rice-A-Roni !

Re: Coffee 10-5-13

PostBy: KLook On: Sat Oct 05, 2013 9:16 am

Good morning all! Just back from a wake up walk. just awesome weather here this week. Maybe a little rain coming from the gulf later. Off to yard sales to find some book shelves and such as we leftmost of our stuff behind and I don't want to drive 1400 miles one way for some household stuff. Great coffee this morning because it is near the bottom of the bag and I will be happy to get rid of this bag of blackfly coffee. :sick: God this stuff is bitter. Have a great weekend all.

Kevin
KLook
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Harman VF 3000
Coal Size/Type: rice, bagged, Blaschak
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman (Back In Maine)
Stove/Furnace Model: VF 3000

Re: Coffee 10-5-13

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Oct 05, 2013 9:34 am

Bill, he saved 2 silo's & we poured a 200'X14' slab--no side blocks--he's gonna sleeve what don't go in the silo's Angus Beefers comin, probably in the Spring--maybe some before snow flies??? He at least learned that some of these hills suk as far as corn crop--he'll do some but mostly just graze/hay & oats for next season--damn Kevin, now ya got me goin out yard sale hoppin--I need to up my winter book stash--love my old westerns--you got that right HB---every morning I wake up suckin air is just another gift from the creator:)
wilder11354 wrote:Foggy, drizzle but starting to clear off. Gonna go get efm furnance unit prepped for some plate work, then i will go up to farm, mow down some felds i didn't hay, some today more tomorrow... Freetown, what ya doing with corn? bunker or silo? know silo on farm up hill from middle pic was torn down....?
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Coffee 10-5-13

PostBy: Freddy On: Sat Oct 05, 2013 10:04 am

Nice pics, Fred....always love your photos.

Yaaa, Smitty....what are you cookin'? It looks like entrails of entrails.

New member Ronnie....Pans run $1,000.... I don't make many but we celebrate hard when I do! <evil grin> I'll give you a call tonight. I'll bet you can talk me down. :)
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 10-5-13

PostBy: Rick 386 On: Sat Oct 05, 2013 11:18 am

S.S.D.D.,

Working again today while the wife and mother in law starts shutting down the waterfall on the front fish pond before we cover it up for the winter. Kid got another deer last night so I had to dig a hole for the carcass this morning before getting here.

Maybe late this afternoon I can sit in the treestand with the crossbow.

Now off to give another coat of paint to this pickup bed.........




Rick
Rick 386
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AA 260 heating both sides of twin farmhouse
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: LL Hyfire II w/ coaltrol in garage
Coal Size/Type: Pea in AA 260, Rice in LL Hyfire II
Other Heating: Gas fired infared at work

Re: Coffee 10-5-13

PostBy: jpete On: Sat Oct 05, 2013 11:29 am

anthony7812 wrote:SMitty please fill some of us in..WTF is that?!


Normally called "hen of the woods" and they're mighty good eating. And they retail for about $20/lb.

http://www.foodonthefood.com/food_on_th ... hroom.html
jpete
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mk II
Coal Size/Type: Stove, Nut, Pea
Other Heating: Dino juice

Re: Coffee 10-5-13

PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Sat Oct 05, 2013 11:41 am

Well,I'll be....Thanx for the useful link JPete !
Hambden Bob
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman 1998 Magnum Stoker
Coal Size/Type: Rice-A-Roni !

Re: Coffee 10-5-13

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sat Oct 05, 2013 12:14 pm

Yep that's the stuff. I figured we had the name wrong - this is MA after all - EVERYTHING is wrong here! :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