Hey Pancho, you left too soon! The fun kept on going! My buddy who is an OC Sheriff Deputy showed up with his wife and 3 kids, and a dog.. Since you me LOKI, how do you think he reacted to having 3 kids to play with and a female dog to 'check out'... She [the dog] had to raise a lip a few times to teach LOKI some manners !!
He's SUCH a 'teenager'.
I too had a great time.. About the sidetracking.. well when a few people get together who have so many mutual interests. it's really difficult to NOT get sidetracked !!
So after the small diversions we did cover most of the information and we saw examples of several stoves, types of stoves, and played with a bit of coal and watched the dancing 'blue ladies' on the coal bed of the AA260 boiler.
We'll get some answers about coal supplies in a few days..
What I'll suggest is to try to find either a bulk source or bagged source for nut for this year.. and only get a ton or two.
Then worry about a large load of bulk this summer.
Check with FAmily Farm and Fleet, the one south of Lansing/Dansville had pallets of bagged Blaschak a few years back..
also pm Grumpy for his bulk nut coal source information.
If you get a fire started with nut, you can top it off with Pea, and I have plenty of Pea to help you out. As we talked about, we can share a load of bulk nut or stove this summer.
I'll call a few of my sources to see what they have, and their prices.
I'll fire up a loader and dig out the access to that door of the barn, and make those two easier to get to.
Try to contact the farm and Fleet stores and the TSC stores to see if any of them have coal in stock.
Great meeting you and C. I'm looking forward to getting a tour of your place !!