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?

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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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