Coffee 4-29-17

Coffee 4-29-17

PostBy: Freddy On: Sat Apr 29, 2017 6:37 am

Good day you fine people! Don't be shy, come in, stay for a coffee & share a moment in time, All are welcome. The coffee is fresh & hot & it's breakfast in a fry pan day. Home made corned beef hash and eggs any way you like...over easy? Scrambled? Even poached if you whine enough. There's also Renate's home made raspberry jelly for the toast. Ohhhh, YuMMMM!

"Easter" supper last Saturday night was Delicious. A couple of people had to drop, but 9 of us enjoyed a good meal. I'm still full!

Spring is here 100%. I can tell, if we have two days of sun the lawn will need mowing. Daffodils are up and other flowers are starting to show. There was even a mosquito yesterday!

The Axeman Anderson lost it's "prime" and stopped self feeding. I almost was out of the girly man one match club! Luckily I noticed it. I gave the wall a kick & for 30 seconds coal slowly avalanched down to resupply the auger. I do think this week.....maybe this weekend,,,,I'll shut it down & go on electricity. It was a wonderful season!

Take care. Hug your loved ones. Forward we go!
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 4-29-17

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Apr 29, 2017 6:46 am

Mornin all, nice touch with the corned beef Freddy!:) Did a first complete weed whackin, trimmed some tree branches & mowed. Lookin fwd to snow mowin sux!! LOL Not a thing goin on here--YET! Enjoy the week-end people. I'll probably be shuttin down the end of next week. Maybe next year we'll get back to a REAL winter.
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut

Re: Coffee 4-29-17

PostBy: samhill On: Sat Apr 29, 2017 7:25 am

Moring all, grass will be needing cut for the third time here, neighbor came back from vacation so he can & did his own. I do miss taking care of the horses a bit, the two month old is learning more every day & fun to watch. Got to make a Pittsburgh run tomorrow, went down a couple of times last week to help friends get ready for an estate sale so they asked if I could come for the last day & grab all my folding tables & such. Today my friends old restaurant chain has their hat trick breakfast special so we'll go for that, 3each of eggs, pancakes, choice of bacon or sausage plus either hash browns or home fries for $5, pretty good deal.
Hope all have a safe & happy week ahead & take care.
samhill
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: keystoker 160
Hand Fed Coal Stove: hitzer 75 in garage
Stove/Furnace Make: keystoker/hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: koker 160/ hitzer 75

Re: Coffee 4-29-17

PostBy: the snowman On: Sat Apr 29, 2017 10:44 am

Morning all,

Freddy you got me with the corned beef hash. I hope no one wants any, I'm a pig when it comes to that. I officially shut down one of the two 507's in the house last night. It was 90F in the house and the stoves are hovering on their stall line. So, now one 507 is pulling duty in the house. I still have the 507 running in the shop. Both house and shop are at a nice 76F. I'm good with that. I need to get out in the shop to finish up some work that should only take me a few hours. I hope it is not raining by the time I'm done as I have some riding friends meeting me at my house. We had planned to ride 100 miles today, however, that has changed since we will be leaving late. If it is raining I will not go, I hate cycling in the rain. I would like to get back at a decent hour so my wife and I can sneak in a 10 mile run today as well.

The snow is pretty much gone with a few large snow banks trying to hang on. I guess I should find the time this week and clean the yard and get the lawn tractor out of storage. It looks like my shop work will have to wait until later as one of today's riding crew just walked in the door.
I guess that is a good signal I need to get going and plans have changed. So, I hope everyone has a safe and productive weekend.

The snowman
the snowman
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Jotul 507
Coal Size/Type: Nut, Stove coal, Egg coal

Re: Coffee 4-29-17

PostBy: Rick 386 On: Sat Apr 29, 2017 10:47 am

Wow, no problem finding a seat at the table this morning. Everyone must be outside mowing the grass. :lol:

Lots and lots of projects taking place today. Of course I will be mowing part of the day. Brother is coming over later today to do a little pistol shooting. Bringing his friend and son along who is visiting from Colorado.

But the big thing is I get to play with my new "egg" type grille. Won it from my Snap-On dealer from a raffle he was having. Nice little unit if I do say so myself.
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Used it last weekend to grille up some steaks but today it will be used to smoke an Elk shoulder for some "pulled pork" type sandwiches. This grille will get to 1000* without too much of a problem if I run it wide open. But today we want to try to keep it around 225* or so for the smoking part.

And then we get to sit back and enjoy the beautiful although too hot weather.

As we all say, enjoy the weekend .................

Rick
Rick 386
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AA 260 heating both sides of twin farmhouse
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: LL Hyfire II w/ coaltrol in garage
Coal Size/Type: Pea in AA 260, Rice in LL Hyfire II
Other Heating: Gas fired infared at work

Re: Coffee 4-29-17

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Sat Apr 29, 2017 12:04 pm

Morning everyone,

We started the day at 70* and we're heading to 93*. DK and I went for an early morning ride on the trikes, it doesn't sound like much when you hear the snowman is doing 100 miles but we did 12 miles out the lake and back. There were a lot of like minded individuals out getting outside chores and workouts done before it gets hot.

I had an interesting encounter with a local lawn service company working in the neighborhood . Without fail they schedule their clients yards to be done prior to 9:00 am, including Sat when everyone is trying to sleep in. The neighborhood just generally deals with that because the workers have to make a buck.

Then on Thursday I noticed that the same company was out spraying stuff on the lawns during the middle of the day, right when the majority of bees were out. It was also windy so the spray was drifting. Boy that really burned my biscuits. I was on the phone, tout suite.

My question is if they could schedule to be out cutting and blowing before 9 any day of the week why could't they schedule the spraying for before 9 when most of the bees/pollinators would still be in their hives. Most sprays are only dangerous to bees while it's wet. The drifting is an altogether different problem which could even be dangerous to people and pets.

They didn't have an answer but would look into it. I'm not saying not to use pesticides or spray fertilizer. I'm saying apply it at a time and in a manner that does less damage to the environment and pollinators. It's that simple. We'll see what happens when I follow up next week.

As soon as my hives are in the shade, I'll be going in them to see if the queens I've been raising are laying eggs. If not I have to start all over and that will screw up my honey flow. My long box hives should have queens so they should be good to go but I'll check them, too.

I hope everyone has a great day, Lisa
lowfog01
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Mark II & Mark I
Coal Size/Type: nut/pea

Re: Coffee 4-29-17

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Apr 29, 2017 5:36 pm

Well, the Cub Cadet is DEAD!! rings, crank lobe trashed, valve spring ka-puttttt. I'm bummed!!! LOL I'm hopin I got enough pieces & parts around here to make a new one. Time will tell. Also this week had to take the generator off the 8N & getting it rebuilt--WTF, only 70 yrs--I don't get it!! LOL again. Other then all that last week & today have been outstanding! :)
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut

Re: Coffee 4-29-17

PostBy: hotblast1357 On: Sat Apr 29, 2017 8:00 pm

Late to the coffee today but been on the bulldozer since 7 this morning doing work on the property grading the land, removing the topsoil, and prepping for the driveway.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: 1984 Eshland S260
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: 1990 New Yorker WC 90
Coal Size/Type: anthracite pea
Other Heating: oil furnace


Re: Coffee 4-29-17

PostBy: KLook On: Sat Apr 29, 2017 9:31 pm

It is a thin crowd, I could have used that corned beef this morning Freddy. Woke up in Gatlinburg Tn, after a long winding ride up thru the Cherokee National Forest, the Nantahala National Forest, and on into the Smokey Mountain National Forest. Friday was just perfect and the views were incredible. After playing 5, 1/2 court basketball games in a 3 on 3 tourney, we made our way down the western side of the mountains on another parkway I didnt realize existed. The Foothills parkway. Really nice.
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View South and East from over look on Foothills parkway. Just one of many great vistas this last 2 days.
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KLook
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Harman VF 3000
Coal Size/Type: rice, bagged, Blaschak
Other Heating: Gas boiler backup/main
Stove/Furnace Model: VF 3000

Re: Coffee 4-29-17

PostBy: pintoplumber On: Sun Apr 30, 2017 7:20 pm

I drove the 54 F 100 to church this morning. 1st time with the new hip and a clutch. Worked good, no more hip pain. Dennis
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Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Burnham number series 17
Other Heating: Oil, forced hot air. Rheem

Re: Coffee 4-29-17

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sun Apr 30, 2017 7:39 pm

Nice PP, good news!
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut

Re: Coffee 4-29-17

PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Sun Apr 30, 2017 9:51 pm

What's wrong with Sunday Night Coffee ?

They'll be alot more of these to come ! Welcome to the last day of April 2017 ! Our Bay Season formally begins tomorrow,but We've been at it since before Easter. This being my 50th year out there,I 'aint missing a beat !! I'm really glad to see this many Souls showing up at Freddy's !

Here's to a Fabulous Off-Season !
Hambden Bob
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman 1998 Magnum Stoker
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Blower Model Coal Chubby 1982-Serial#0097
Coal Size/Type: Rice-A-Roni ! / Nut
Other Heating: Pro-Pain Forced Air

Re: Coffee 4-29-17

PostBy: Freddy On: Mon May 01, 2017 5:43 am

hotblast1357 wrote: doing work on the property grading the land, removing the topsoil, and prepping for the driveway.


That's some good looking land. Thanks for sharing.

pintoplumber wrote:I drove the 54 F 100 to church this morning. 1st time with the new hip and a clutch.


Glad your new hip is cooperating. Sweet ride!

freetown fred wrote:Well, the Cub Cadet is DEAD!! rings, crank lobe trashed, valve spring ka-puttttt.


Oh MAN! Sorry to hear. Maybe, just maybe, enough used parts exist to give it new breath?
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 4-29-17

PostBy: hotblast1357 On: Mon May 01, 2017 5:52 am

Thanks Freddy yes it is, 13 acres with a river bordering it, with a mountain view, beautiful!
hotblast1357
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1984 Eshland S260
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: 1990 New Yorker WC 90
Coal Size/Type: anthracite pea
Other Heating: oil furnace

Re: Coffee 4-29-17

PostBy: Rob R. On: Mon May 01, 2017 6:37 am

hotblast1357 wrote:Late to the coffee today but been on the bulldozer since 7 this morning doing work on the property grading the land, removing the topsoil, and prepping for the driveway.


Beautiful setting!
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