Coffee 3-1-14, in like a lion

Coffee 3-1-14, in like a lion

PostBy: Freddy On: Sat Mar 01, 2014 5:10 am

In like a lion? Eight below zero fits that description in my book. Brrrrr, it's been one long, cold winter. Out like a lamb? We hope! I see another big snow for PA & NY? It's going south of me. Maybe this is the last for this season?

Come in, please, grab a cup of Jo & spend a minute with friends. I'm cooking this morning so let's keep it in a fry pan.... eggs over easy, bacon & pan toasted toast. Step up, enjoy.

I checked my bin yesterday. Certainly the level looks normal for April first. HA! I kicked the wall & caused a fifteen second avalanche. The coal just kept tumbling. It'll be fine for another month, but I might have to shovel a little to get through the year.


Hug your loved ones.... don't forget.
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 3-1-14, in like a lion

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sat Mar 01, 2014 5:43 am

Good morning! I don't think I can remember a colder day in March, and the weather guy says most of next week will be below zero at night. I am starting to worry that we don't have enough coal to finish the season. I burned a lot of coal in the last two days due to the wind!

Yesterday was my wife's first drive to work in the new Subaru. She loves the comfortable seats, and the remote car starter was a nice touch.
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Coal Size/Type: Lehigh Rice
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: Coffee 3-1-14, in like a lion

PostBy: ricoman2737 On: Sat Mar 01, 2014 6:49 am

Good Morning to all you early risers.
2 below here this am, another cold, but sunny day, just like everybody else, I'm sick of the weather. A new car Rob !!!
Stay warm and safe. John
ricoman2737
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat
Other Heating: Lennox Fuel Oil boiler as a backup
Stove/Furnace Make: EFM
Stove/Furnace Model: DF520


Re: Coffee 3-1-14, in like a lion

PostBy: Kennebago On: Sat Mar 01, 2014 7:21 am

Good morning to all. Checked the thermometer first thing .......minus 7.... What.....7 BELOW? How can it be? This is nutz! Bring on the hot food and hot coffee. Got to fuel up. Congrats on the new Subaru. My Suby Forester has about 150000 and still going strong. I tried Firestone Winterforce tires this year. They are great. Best I ever used. Thing goes anywhere.
Well one more coffee and then to work on designs for my new coal heated workshop. What an improvement that will be.
Catch you all a bit later.
Jerry
Kennebago
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Coming Spring 2014
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood Oak / Home Grand Restoration Projects
Other Heating: Arrgghh "Oil Boiler"

Re: Coffee 3-1-14, in like a lion

PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Sat Mar 01, 2014 7:22 am

I know You've used that Special Blend of Secret Spices in the Home-Made Snausage! That Freetown Fred can Grind It with the Best of 'em. Seems We've gotten a break with a Balmy 19* here this Morning. I've got a Funny Feeling that that Lamb We've been saving for the End Of March is MIA ! Hold it together,Gang! Oh,and Hold On To Each Other! :up: :yes:
Hambden Bob
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman 1998 Magnum Stoker
Coal Size/Type: Rice-A-Roni !

Re: Coffee 3-1-14, in like a lion

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Mar 01, 2014 7:59 am

Mornin all, venison snausage delivered late, yet delivered:) ZERO here on the hill this AM & kinda over-cast--I've just gotten in to my last 1 1/2 ton bin & think I'll be good without getting into the 85 Santa bags I pick up--that'll be a nice start for next season God willin & the creek don't rise. Tonight is our Volunteer Ambulance banquet--big doins in this area--clean jeans, throw some polish on my old Frye boots & a button down shirt--this year we'll have it at Greek Peak in the Adirondack Room--yep, fancy doin's.I took my end of the month shower last night so I'm good there! :clap: toothy Oh well, have a good week people---K, YES, they are outstanding tires:)
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Coffee 3-1-14, in like a lion

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Sat Mar 01, 2014 8:26 am

Good morning. I have to move another pallet of coal in today. Then off to take the daughter to her martial arts class.. Then pull the carbs off the snowmobile and clean them for the coming snow next week. So far I heard 5" Sunday and another 10-12"on Monday.
Flyer5
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Leisure Line WL110
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Leisure Line Pioneer

Re: Coffee 3-1-14, in like a lion

PostBy: lsayre On: Sat Mar 01, 2014 8:40 am

We're getting a reprieve form the cold today. Already 26 degrees, and heading for 42 to 45 degrees. Then back to being cold again by tonight, followed by seriously cold for the next couple days, then warm again. Spring is trying hard to break through, but it's struggling.

The coffee is great. Now what to eat for breakfast? Hmmm???
lsayre
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Stockton Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (13.5 KW)

Re: Coffee 3-1-14, in like a lion

PostBy: smokerdude On: Sat Mar 01, 2014 8:43 am

One frying pan breakfast is good enough for me. Just want one cup o'joe, that cold squeezes the bladder you know. Off to wrassle up April's coal this AM.
smokerdude
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90 Alaska
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: DS Kozy King
Coal Size/Type: Nut and Rice

Re: Coffee 3-1-14, in like a lion

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sat Mar 01, 2014 8:43 am

Flyer5 wrote:Good morning. I have to move another pallet of coal in today.


Same here. I have had a pallet on the back of the truck for a month. :roll:
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Coal Size/Type: Lehigh Rice
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: Coffee 3-1-14, in like a lion

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Sat Mar 01, 2014 9:30 am

Morning all, I'm at work already, well been on site since 7:15 am but started my day at 4:40 am. Man, I really dislike working on the weekend. It was 0* when I awoke. I have exactly 12 bags of coal left. Usually this time of the season I have a ton and by the end of the season I have a 1/2 ton. I'm going tomorrow (wish it could be today) to get my fourth ton of coal.

This should make some guys smile; as I was leaving for work this morning I opened my back door and stepped out onto my deck. I noticed the trash can was knocked over and the trash was everywhere. I muttered under my breath, 'As usual, the 14 year old decided he didn't want to do his chores and take the can downstairs.'. Something had gotten into the trash this morning. Thinking nothing of it I'd text my wife later informing her to have the 14 year old go out and clean the mess up. As I was walking across the deck I heard a scratching sound. Figuring it was a piece of trash I kept walking. Then I saw it. A white furry thing out of the corner of my eye. A SKUNK!! It was still on my deck rummaging through the can. He stopped what he was doing as I paused and peeked around the trash can. He looked at me, I looked at him. For a good minute we just stared at one another. I slowly started to backpedal off the deck to the driveway thinking, 'If I can only make it to my truck.' He watched me move. I then spoke, "Good morning, Mr. Skunk. Don't mind me, I'm off to work. You sir, can enjoy your breakfast.", he then stuck his head back in the can and continued to eat whatever was in it.
I'm On Fire
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machines DS-1600 Hot Air Circulator

Re: Coffee 3-1-14, in like a lion

PostBy: Keepaeyeonit On: Sat Mar 01, 2014 9:44 am

Good morning fellow(warm) coal burners, not much going this weekend just ordering new carpet for the family room today so I can finish my Dad's area(It's only been a year :o since I started). I have a warm 21* this morning so I think a little warm up is on tap for today.

Kennebago wrote:I tried Firestone Winterforce tires this year. They are great.
I have 4 that are studded on my wife's Highlander for the last 4 years boy did they make a big difference, the OEM Toyo A20's are F---ing junk nothing was as bad as the lack of traction the tires had in the snow(all season my ass) :surrender: .

Rob R. wrote:Same here. I have had a pallet on the back of the truck for a month.
Just say it's your winter weight :)

Have fun,stay safe :D . Keepaeyeonit
Keepaeyeonit
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 983 insert
Coal Size/Type: Mammoth nut
Other Heating: oil furnace,and a crappy heat pump

Re: Coffee 3-1-14, in like a lion

PostBy: LsFarm On: Sat Mar 01, 2014 9:55 am

I'm way out west in Mohave Valley Arizona this morning.. heading out the door for an 800 mile drive to La Veta Colorado.

I've been working my way back east after a Winter Board Meeting for my Car Club: The Pierce Arrow Society..
The Board Meeting was interesting.. more on that later maybe.

The weather out here?? Well lets just say I understand why this location and southern Florida are magnets for 'SnowBirds' trying to escape winter..

While I've been gone, Michigan has had 40* and rain, and -12* and snow.. and variables in between..

I sure hope we see the end of this winter weather by June.. although I'm not optimistic ! :mad: :shock: :lol:

OK, I've got to toss the luggage in the trunk of the 'pretend-a-Car' that I rented.. and get on the road.. the sun is starting to show on the eastern horizon.

Greg L
LsFarm
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Self-built 'Big Bertha' SS Boiler
Baseburners & Antiques: Keystone 11, Art Garland

Re: Coffee 3-1-14, in like a lion

PostBy: 009to090 On: Sat Mar 01, 2014 10:00 am

Got a cup o-tea this morning.
20f outside and 73f inside. No wind. Too cold, wayyyy below norm.
Last week I started cutting a path to the backside of my property to get to the blow-downs. One 100ft tall pine, and 9 Oak of similar age. Once I get them bucked up, they will go to my friends sawmill and they will become rafters for the lean-to on the backside of my shop. Kinda like Greg's project.
I had one mishap while felling a tree that had to move... I aerated my jeans a bit. Just finished up the felling cut. While walking backwards from falling tree, Chainsaw got pushed down by brush that was around me. Chain was still spinning a bit, and in less than a second from cutting wood, it was shredding a good pair of jeans. :mad: Right across the kneecap. Skin was cut, but kneecap itself is ok. First mishap I have ever had in 40-something years of running chainsaws. :oops: It took 2 days to pull all the bluejean threads out of my knee. But my skin heals quick. Always has. A little duct tape to hold it closed, and back to cutting.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520 HighBoy
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: DVC-500 x 2
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Rice

Re: Coffee 3-1-14, in like a lion

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Mar 01, 2014 10:51 am

Glad ya got off lucky on that one Chris--friggin saws don't care how long ya been workin em. Been there, done that ;)
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix