Thanks, everyone, for your input. And for the pix, dcrane. I think your coal looks more like what I had in last year's load.
Between what I'd read on here about Blaschak, and my great experience last year, I guess I was expecting a little more consistency year to year. I don't think I'll have a problem getting through the winter with this load, but I won't be as trusting of the fire when the warmer temps get here in the spring, with the stove throttled back.
I'll talk to the dealer soon and let him know what's happening. I'll post back and let you know what he says.
I also appreciate the heads-up on how the coal is stored in the yard. This is only the second year I've used this dealer, and I've never visited the yard, but I will soon.
Freetown Fred, one thing I've learned reading this board is that you can always be counted on to get to the nub of the matter with a pithy comment and observation. I'm now inspired to try to stay one step ahead of my coal!!!