Coffee 10-26-13

Re: Coffee 10-26-13

PostBy: tsb On: Sat Oct 26, 2013 11:47 am

Just noticed a thread in "items wanted" titled LOCKS.
Some moderator LOCKED it.
Now that's funny I don't care who you are !
tsb
 
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Re: Coffee 10-26-13

PostBy: wilder11354 On: Sat Oct 26, 2013 11:58 am

Well i had a change of plans. Fall turkey starts this coming saturday, Nov. 2cd so i thought it best to go dial in newscope on new rifle which i got this past spring.
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Heres the goups as i dialed in the scope, Now remember i haven't shot since about 1986, and there was a steady light breeze this morning at gun club. scope was way hi, and to the left. 5 groups to get it close.
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this is the 6th group after another adjustment, i jerked on second shot, so its low and right, gonna add one more click of lattitude to right, and i need a lot more practice. But i believe it will be close enough with that for opening day. No gun rest other than a few wood blocks for front of rifle stock to support & my shoulder/elbows. Oh its a 243 rem 700 composite.
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Re: Coffee 10-26-13

PostBy: LsFarm On: Sat Oct 26, 2013 1:39 pm

A busy day at Freddie's ! I came in for a refill, I've been out in the shop putting a transmission back together. Never a dull moment, unless I just decide to sit and relax.. And that is rare.

I'm still resisting the temptation to fire up the AA boiler.. I guess I should go look at the Propane tank and see what I've used since the last fillup.

Leaves are falling like rain, I guess the last frost did the job..

Have a great weekend everyone.

Greg L.
LsFarm
 
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Re: Coffee 10-26-13

PostBy: Freddy On: Sat Oct 26, 2013 5:42 pm

the snowman wrote:Freddy, did you get the twenty I left next to the pot of java for the soda I stole, I mean borrowed, . .
Sure did! I used it for a years supply of forum filters, :)

009to090 wrote: Freddy, I hope you don't mind, I snuck into the kitchen at 3:30 this morning and got a tea bag. Never a problem! The coffee shop is always open. I woke up with a headache and runny nose, a cold, I am sure. Sorry to hear....lot's of that going around.

The dog liked the warmth so much, he dragged his bed from the hallway, and put it right in front of the stove! Dang smart dog, but not smart enough.... the cat jumped on the bed and was unwilling to share it. Pissed the dog off, so he just sat on the cat. :shock: Just like to kids fighting....
HeHeeee! Good fun.
Freddy
 
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Re: Coffee 10-26-13

PostBy: sharkman8810 On: Sat Oct 26, 2013 9:04 pm

Hello All

I haven't logged in for a while even though i do nose in without logging in or posting. I had a good day today with the girl scouts. They started a million miles walked campaign, while I don't know all the details they are suppose to walk, and we hiked them around a local state park today. After hiking the girls around the local state park and coming home I went out hunting and bagged a squirrel.

Also this week I started up the hitzer and it is keeping the house toasty. I just hope for a slower paced week coming up.

Sharkman
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Re: Coffee 10-26-13

PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Sat Oct 26, 2013 11:57 pm

Goodnight Coffee is more like it. Made it through the door after 3 straight days working to repair damage after our first heavy,wet snow......If an alarm goes off tomorrow.....Well,it just won't be pretty. I'm going to look at the back of my eyelids now. Goodnight Everyone,and yeah Freddy,that's me sleepin' in the trailer behind the coffee shop. Just throw a short stack and some snausage links in by 10 tomorrow morning ! :lol:
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Re: Coffee 10-26-13

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sun Oct 27, 2013 12:55 am

Sorry to hear about your Godfather Dave. May he rest in peace.

Hey Dcrane - he might have looked like me, but he was an imposter! toothy

I'll be snoozin not far from ya Bob ol' buddy - I've had me a few whiskeys tonight! :woot: toothy



Non-stop action around here - got so many projects I almost had to have the wifey park outside tonight ... but then I got motivated and re-arranged all the crap I have laying around, & suddenly it all fit! How about that? :roll:

Figured I'd have Jimmy's boiler installed by now, but it's just been one thing after another around here. I managed to get the correct parts in Thursday, and was ready to go Friday .. but I'm looking at the rust that was starting to thicken on this thing, so I decided to spend the day prepping and painting. 2 cans of primer & 2 cans of paint later, she's lookin pretty damn good, I must say ... but I ain't after looks - I want this thing to last longer than a new car on MA roads in winter. ;) Used some of that greenish self-etching primer on some bare parts. Ran out of hi-temp paint, so I ended up doing the whole exterior in gloss black. Looked better with the hi temp, but at $9 a can out here for Rustoleum, I wasn't going back for that! Krylon Rust Tough Industrial in the 20 oz. cans finished it up. Boy what a buzz 4 cans of paint packs in a tight basement!

Been burning wood here for the past week. Let me tell ya right here: THERE'S NO GLORY IN WOOD! After 4 cart-loads down the stairs, along with bark, twigs, dust, beetles, ants, chiggers, fleas, ticks, and whatever the hell those multi-legged critters are invading my basement, well, at least we're WARM for the time being. A great motivator to get this damn boiler done!! 7 hour burn time is considered good! LOL ... was getting 24 with coal ... and at least I could see through the friggin glass!
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Patriot Coal - custom built by Jim Dorsey
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Coal Size/Type: Rice / Blaschak anthracite
Other Heating: Oil fired Burnham boiler

Re: Coffee 10-26-13

PostBy: McGiever On: Sun Oct 27, 2013 7:44 am

VigIIPeaBurner wrote:
lsayre wrote:
VigIIPeaBurner wrote:layre, looks to me like your visitor is a Cooper's Hawk. Your picture of the back of the bird all fluffed out like it's sunning itself shows off the tail nicely.


Are Cooper's Hawks protected, or can I send it to Valhalla? Now I know my duck (strutting around right behind it) is crazy.

I'm mainly concerned about capping it due to the township police station (and the rest of the township government, including the zoning board that gave me the variance that allowed us to have chickens in the first place) being right across the street from us. I'd feel sort of silly going across the street and asking them for permission to eliminate it.


I couldn't find anything on the web regarding the Cooper's Hawk protection classification. I did find a .pdf from my state, NJ, stating:
    Concern for this species is evident in nearby states, such as New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and
    Connecticut, where it is listed as threatened, and Massachusetts and New York, where it
    is considered a species of Special Concern. The National Audubon Society also included
    the Cooper’s hawk on its Blue List of Imperiled Species from 1971 to 1982 and in 1986,
    the final year of the list.Who knows if this information is current?

Personally, I don't want to see hawks eating chickens but it's what they do. I don't know if they'd tackle one given the size comparison but I wouldn't put it past their capability or determination! They eat a lot of small rodents and other birds. Their targeting mice is why I like them ... Lymes disease is spread by mice and the fewer of them near me the better I like the hawks. I don't want another case of Lymes so I love to see them hunt the woods.



My thoughts are the same as vpb.
But if a chicken did get attacked, which I highly doubt, do as you dare. :roll:

If there are small rodents and small song birds attracted to spilled/scattered feed...that is this hawks real interest...not the chickens.
McGiever
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AXEMAN-ANDERSON 130 "1959"
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Re: Coffee 10-26-13

PostBy: lsayre On: Sun Oct 27, 2013 8:06 am

McGiever wrote:If there are small rodents and small song birds attracted to spilled/scattered feed...that is this hawks real interest...not the chickens.


You're probably right! I'm seeing loads of sparrows almost endlessly flying into and out of the coop and helping themselves to our chickens feed.
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Re: Coffee 10-26-13

PostBy: 009to090 On: Sun Oct 27, 2013 9:04 am

Sunday morning, and I stole another tea bag from Freddy's Pantry.
Yesterday my son and I got motivated enough to remove the last of about 35 trees from in front of our 100 year old storage barn. For the first time in 60 years, I was able to drive my tractor right up to it. We found the floor was completely covered with 60 year old hay, 6 to 12 inches deep. We forked this out, into my loader. The hay was so composted on the floor it looked like dry dirt/dust. There were still 3 dz bales stacked neatly in the back corner that are in pristine condition for being 60 years old. Anyone interested in some non-'genetically engineered' hay seed?
After scraping and sweeping the floor, it is still in great condition. Someone had the foresight to lay down tar paper before loading the hay in the barn. The floor boards are all 4" wide Quarter-sawn tongue and groove. I believe first-growth southern pine. Tight grain. The Gable end walls are shot, especially the front, as this side took the brunt of the weather before the forest grew up around it. Post & beam construction, everything else looks sound. I believe the barn is 25' x 40'. 12' to the top of the studs.
Notice the "Hanging" brick chimney in one of the pictures. The tin roof does not leak at all! Amazing...
I will start to repair the Gable end studs, then probably wrap the whole barn in new OSB, then re-side on top of that.
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Re: Coffee 10-26-13

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sun Oct 27, 2013 9:24 am

And I thought my yard was thick! Looks like you worked your ass off there! That place is mint! Will last another 100+ years when your done. 8-)




As for the hawk ... what happens on YOUR property, stays on YOUR property. Just sayin' ... ;)



I'm out .... the plumbing will begin in just a few minutes! :shock: :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

Re: Coffee 10-26-13

PostBy: Carbon12 On: Sun Oct 27, 2013 10:24 am

Carbon12
 
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Re: Coffee 10-26-13

PostBy: lsayre On: Sun Oct 27, 2013 10:28 am

Carbon12 wrote:http://www.gpnc.org/raptors1.htm


Sounds like it is not legal to take them out.
lsayre
 
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Re: Coffee 10-26-13

PostBy: Freddy On: Sun Oct 27, 2013 2:23 pm

SMITTY wrote: what happens on YOUR property, stays on YOUR property. Just sayin'


Generally speaking, it's OK to take care of anything that brings danger to you or your animals. But, ya know....it's amazing how many people have trouble keeping their yapper SHUT! Do what you gotta do and keep it to yourself. Geepers!


Well, I did it.... once again the Axeman is alive. First time I've used acetylene to light it. Wow! That works good! And... you gotta have more than just sunglasses to look at it. Man,oh man, that oxygen hits the coal & it gets wicked bright!
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 10-26-13

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sun Oct 27, 2013 3:06 pm

That's real nice Chris. Those are the kind of projects I love--hell, you got a roof line & a floor, your in my friend. Lookin fwd to progressive pix. :)
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