How to Build a Rocket Stove

. . . with music chasers!

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[The Supervisor strides purposefully to the Community Education classroom on Saturday morning . . . ]

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[Son-in-law Danny Gaither provided the instruction . . . ]

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[Any yard will do for gathering the fuel . . . ]

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[Where we were . . . ]

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[Careful with those tin snips or you’ll lose a finger! . . . ]

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[An attempted overhead view –  the whole idea is to create airflow in your stove . . . ]

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[OK, let’s start that fuel burning . . .  ]

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[Of course it was a very windy day (when isn’t it?), so a young lady was being taught how to fly a kite by her dad.  But she kept being distracted by those rocket stove people . . .  ]

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[Do the marshmallows go on the pointy end? . . . ]

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[It’s weenie time . . .  ]

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[Pretty handy dandy little outdoor stoves!]

And now, the video:

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[And here’s a rocket stove on a somewhat larger scale . . . Danny building one in their place up north two years ago where it will used as the furnace!  🙂  ]

In other news . . .

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[Shirley turned 18 on June 1st . . . ]

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[In other other news, I supervised the Super and other supervisees in Friday’s exterior project from my usual perch on high. The inherent dangers of such activities came into play later when I had to rush the Super to the clinic to have a mosquito extracted from her inner ear through several wishy-washies. She survived but is now on antibiotics. Just another example of why I only venture to the outdoors in winter, when it’s much safer! Here we were adding more rock to the driveway with neighbor Arnie with his Bobcat, Danny with the rake, and the Super supervising from ground level. The “incident” happened later when she was mowing.  ]

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[In other other other news, a certain fun couple celebrated their 17th at SAWA Friday night to the dulcet tones of Dan Mahar’s “What A Wonderful World.”]

And since someone was so kind as to FB post my video from 2013:

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[After class on Saturday, it was off to the winery.  They’re constructing a new facility for wine production, thus being able to expand the existing tasting/music room to accommodate 100 people at tables . . . ]

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[But we were there for another afternoon with the now retired Professor Miltilch . . . ]

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[I think his fan support would largely be considered annoying, but he graciously puts up with us.  These Final Four photos are courtesy of the Supervisor.  We did not expect to be outside – the forecast was daunting and of course the wind was howling, but we made it through the afternoon.  Through a tornado watch last night, we did pick up an inch of rain.]

Time and trouble will tame an advanced young woman, but an advanced old woman is uncontrollable by any earthly force.  ~  Dorothy Sayers

Up next:  Harper’s Chord?

About tomobert63

The Journey Begins Thanks for joining me! This is the follow-up to the original, “alexandriacardinals.wordpress.com,” which overwhelmed the system’s ability to handle it any more. Thus, this is “Part 2.” As the original was initially described: 10-26-07-4 “It all began in a 5,000 watt radio station in Fresno, California” . . . wait a minute, that was Ted Baxter on the Mary Tyler Moore Show! Let’s see . . . oh yeah, it all began in 2003 when retirees, i.e., old people, in Alexandria, Minnesota, who had no desire to become snow birds, went looking for mid-winter entertainment here in the frozen tundra of West Central Minnesota. We discovered girls’ high school hockey, fell in love immediately, and it remains our favorite spectator sport to this day. Initially, and for several years, reports on these games were e-mailed to those who were actually snowbirds but wanted to keep abreast of things “back home.” It was ultimately decided a blog would be more efficient, and it evolved into a personal diary of many things that attracts tens of readers on occasion. It remains a source of personal mental therapy and has yet to elicit any lawsuits. ~ The Editor, May 9, 2014 p.s. The photo border around the blog is the Cardinal girls’ hockey team after just beating Breck for the state championship in 2008. It’s of the all-tournament team. The visible Breck player on the left is Milica McMillen, then an 8th-grader – she is now an All-American for the Gophers. The Roseau player in the stocking cap I believe is Mary Loken, who went on to play for UND; and the Cardinal player on the right, No. 3, is Abby Williams, the player we blame most for making us girls’ hockey fans who went on to play for Bemidji State. *********************************************************************************** Photos contained herein are available for personal use. All you have to do is double click on any of the photos and they will become full screen size. You can then save them into your personal “My Pictures” file. They make lovely parting or hostess gifts, or holiday gifts for such as Uncle Ernie who wants to see how his grand niece is doing on the hockey team. If any are sold for personal profit, however, to, for example, the Audubon Society, National Geographic, Sven’s Home Workshop Monthly, Curling By The Numbers, or the World Wrestling Federation, I only request that you make a donation to the charitable organization of your choice. You have two hours and fifteen minutes. Pencils ready? Begin! **********************************************************************************
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3 Responses to How to Build a Rocket Stove

  1. jamig4 says:

    The video showed up as private to me…

  2. tomobert63 says:

    Fixed (I think), these #$%&^* websites keep changing their settings just to make life miserable!

  3. Pingback: Fired Up!! | Retired at 45

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