Coffee 10-26-13

Coffee 10-26-13

PostBy: Freddy On: Sat Oct 26, 2013 5:51 am

Please, come in, the door is open to everyone. Spend a minute & share a quick tale. There's fresh hot coffee, tea, even fruit juice....something for everyone. How about a quick run to Tozier's market & bring back some breakfast sandwiches? They make good ones! Ham, sausage, bacon, it's hard to pick.

It's a coal burning night for sure....it dipped to 24 degrees last night. Brrrrrr, that'll get the hopper filled. My AHS buddy fired his unit off two days ago. It's a happening thing. :)

Today's quick life tale: My cousin brings us supper once a week in trade for cell phone use. After supper we play board games (lately we are hooked on "Blokus") While she was here she used the facilities & came out with almost a scream. A big old pointy bodied spider was ON the toilet paper roll! I went in to do the manly thing. I didn't see a spider....at first. As I bent over I could see him upside down on the bottom of the roll. OK.... I'm smarter than you.... I tugged on the paper, rotating the roll, sure enough, he came to the top but as he did he tried to crawl back down to the bottom. I kept tugging and he is now jogging along at speed, but staying perfectly on top LOL. OK, YOU.... With the other hand I grabbed the now dangling end of the paper & gave him a " Bert sent me" and flushed him. ( "Bert sent me" is a story for another week)

Enjoy the warmth!
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 10-26-13

PostBy: wilder11354 On: Sat Oct 26, 2013 6:06 am

Morning fred... eating light, cereal and coffee. Up to farm this AM. need to get finish mowing down fields that weren't hayed this year. using the cutditioner because of its 9' cut swath... a lot quicker than brush hog. Than put all to bed for winter(clean/cover/lube). Plus will see if new actuator plate in right brake fixes grabby brake while backing tractor up. House is toasty warm. 70* been on coal since sunday/monday last week. lows for week been hovering in the low 30's all week, highs hitting low 50's.
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Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Harman SF260
Coal Size/Type: nut or pea, anthracite
Other Heating: crown oil boiler, backup.if needed

Re: Coffee 10-26-13

PostBy: dcrane On: Sat Oct 26, 2013 6:33 am

well its finally here... below 30 degree's :dancing: the leaves are now piling up across the 2 acre lawn and the belt that drives my mowers shredder decides to brake :mad: (this is a time when you wish Smitty was your neighbor)... tried my best to access it to no avail... the access to this belt is beyond my belief but while im in their I discovered to my surprise a zerk fitting on the idler arm of this particular belt that I never knew was their (15 years this Zerk never saw a grease gun :fear: )... froze up like Blitzen's nose on xmass morn! called in friend who at least "looks" like Smitty who came to pick up this 2 ton machine.... all I can do it wait and cross my fingers :(
dcrane
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Crane 404


Re: Coffee 10-26-13

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Sat Oct 26, 2013 6:54 am

Morning all. Coffee is delicious as usual Freddy. Got thrown out of bed by a snoring wife at 530 am. Been up ever since. She's feeling much better since her hernia surgery. She finally got off the couch and back to bed.

Today will be a busy day. Got a ton of stuff to run to the dump and some more to the storage unit. It's amazing how much crap one collects over the years. Half of it you wonder why you kept. My son found a box of old computer parts I had from 2004. He asked if he could keep them. I laughed and told him to put them in the bed of my truck. Than after those errands are done I'll try to get my desk finished. Still have some sanding left to do and then it's time to stain and poly.
I'm On Fire
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machines DS-1600 Hot Air Circulator

Re: Coffee 10-26-13

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Oct 26, 2013 7:10 am

Mornin everybody. Toziers huh? Tasty indeed. Outstanding Joe as usual my friend--thank you. 30* here on the hill this AM. Started throwin hay for the horses last week AM & PM plus a coffee can of sweet feed PM Went for my last mowing (lawn wise) Tues & the old PTO belt took a crap on the Cub-- I might go into Cortland & get a new one today or just say the hell with it till spring--decisions, decisions LOL Seems to of been a bad belt week dc. Have a good week-end all.
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Coffee 10-26-13

PostBy: lsayre On: Sat Oct 26, 2013 7:17 am

I'm On Fire wrote:Got thrown out of bed by a snoring wife at 530 am. Been up ever since.


You have that problem too? For me its reversed, I'm the snoring problem. :oops:

A balmy 33 degrees here this morning and no frost that i can see. Much nicer than yesterday when I had to hammer about a quarter inch of ice and snow off the car in order to get to work. No plans other than to get new tires on the car today and then be lazy and bask in the warmth of coal. I might shoot the hawk that has been threatening my chickens for the past few mornings for some excitement. Does anyone know if hawks are considered a protected species?
lsayre
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (It has been fixed!)

Re: Coffee 10-26-13

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Sat Oct 26, 2013 7:28 am

lsayre wrote:
I'm On Fire wrote:Got thrown out of bed by a snoring wife at 530 am. Been up ever since.


You have that problem too? For me its reversed, I'm the snoring problem. :oops:

A balmy 33 degrees here this morning and no frost that i can see. Much nicer than yesterday when I had to hammer about a quarter inch of ice and CDsnow off the car in order to get to work. No plans other than to get new tires on the car today and then be lazy and bask in the warmth of coal. I might shoot the hawk that has been threatening my chickens for the past few mornings for some excitement. Does anyone know if hawks are considered a protected species?


Yup. She claims I snore too but not as loud nor as often as her. I vehemently deny that I ever snore and claim that it's her own snore that wakes her.

Depends on the species of hawk. Some are, some aren't.
I'm On Fire
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machines DS-1600 Hot Air Circulator

Re: Coffee 10-26-13

PostBy: lsayre On: Sat Oct 26, 2013 7:35 am

Here is my morning hawk (just to the left of the coop/barn, sitting on the fence door), stalking our chickens in their fenced off free ranging area. Picture taken through a window, so not very clear.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (It has been fixed!)

Re: Coffee 10-26-13

PostBy: dcrane On: Sat Oct 26, 2013 7:48 am

lsayre wrote:Here is my morning hawk (just to the left of the coop/barn, sitting on the fence door), stalking our chickens in their fenced off free ranging area. Picture taken through a window, so not very clear.


Wohw :fear: that thing looks like a monster owl... don't let your kids out! toothy
dcrane
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Crane 404

Re: Coffee 10-26-13

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Sat Oct 26, 2013 7:51 am

Good morning all. Chilly for sure this morning. Threw some hay to the horse. fed the barn cats and we are off to funeral #5 this year. I can't wait till 2013 is over. This is my uncle and God father who is 91. He had a good run, but suffered in the end. So in a way I am relieved to see him finally pass on. But he will be missed.
Stay warm everyone.
Flyer5
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Leisure Line WL110
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Leisure Line Pioneer

Re: Coffee 10-26-13

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Sat Oct 26, 2013 7:59 am

Flyer5 wrote:Good morning all. Chilly for sure this morning. Threw some hay to the horse. fed the barn cats and we are off to funeral #5 this year. I can't wait till 2013 is over. This is my uncle and God father who is 91. He had a good run, but suffered in the end. So in a way I am relieved to see him finally pass on. But he will be missed.
Stay warm everyone.

My condolences, Flyer. Pay my respects as well. I'm sorry for your loss.
I'm On Fire
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machines DS-1600 Hot Air Circulator

Re: Coffee 10-26-13

PostBy: lsayre On: Sat Oct 26, 2013 8:01 am

dcrane wrote:Wohw :fear: that thing looks like a monster owl... don't let your kids out! toothy


Is that what it is? Shows what I know about birds. :oops:
lsayre
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (It has been fixed!)

Re: Coffee 10-26-13

PostBy: DePippo79 On: Sat Oct 26, 2013 8:08 am

Good morning all. Second time in for coffee. Nothing like a warm house and good coffee. 29 degrees here stove cruising along. Not use to this weekend off thing. Last time I had a weekend off was last year. Two more weeks of vacation. Lots to do today once it warms up. Get the vehicles ready for winter and on to house projects. Fixed another check engine light in the truck last night we'll see how long it can go this time. Lately it seems like one thing after another with it. Flyer5 sorry about your uncle. Anyway time to get busy. Everyone have a good weekend. Matt
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Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood Oak 40, Stanley Argand No. 30, Glenwood Modern Oak 114, Stanley Argand No. 20 missing parts.
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite. Stove and nut size.
Other Heating: Oil hot water.

Re: Coffee 10-26-13

PostBy: lsayre On: Sat Oct 26, 2013 8:19 am

I didn't notice it before, but in the picture I posted you can see my obviously crazy miniature 'call' duck walking around right behind the hungry owl.
lsayre
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (It has been fixed!)

Re: Coffee 10-26-13

PostBy: SuperBeetle On: Sat Oct 26, 2013 8:21 am

Been up here since 0530 thanks to Thor. He gets up early every day. Had cereal, bacon, & my 4 cups of coffee. Taking the granddaughters to a Halloween party this afternoon. Tomorrow is trick-or- treat from 6-8. A fun filled weekend for us. The Mark II is chugging along nicely with pea coal. Life is good :)
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark II
Coal Size/Type: Pea, Nut, & Stove Anthracite