Monday, March 30, 2009
The Young Bulls
The young bulls pulled a big last shift for us. Perry Haas, Johnnie Larson, Danny Crump and the southern gentleman Ernie Gentry stepped up BIG time for this last stoking shift. We put 5 carts of split wood thru the side stokes in a 12 hour shift. Nothing would do but they insisted on the biggest stoke ever. There had been a hardwood Kon-tiki sculpture hanging around the wood lot several years and the young bulls put it in the fire box. It took about 2 hours for it to burn which gave us extra time to side stoke the rest of the kiln. This is the biggest kiln god I have ever seen.
John Neely watched the process and said to me - Too soon olde and too late smart!
I will treat them all to beer and a bump and once again tell them the story of the old bull and the young bull. It seems to take getting older to understand the story.