Domo arigato Mr. Roboto. A classic line from Styx 1983 song “Mr. Roboto.” If you look at the lyrics, the song seems to be prophetic as to where society is heading or even on the edge of the precipice. At Living a Sustainable Dream we have been spammed at an exponential rate to consider letting … Continue reading This Post was Written by a Human
2022 is coming to an end and much has changed over the past year, which will lead to more changes in 2023. Living a Sustainable Dream has been lying dormant since the end of summer this year. This past autumn was one of the most difficult in my 22 years of teaching. Losing a fellow … Continue reading Ending 2022. Times of Change.
Want to visit a cool 1980's retro arcade? While visiting Sunriver, Oregon, we discovered a retro arcade called Riverscape Arcade, that specialized in restored 1980s arcade games. For the past several years our family has dreamed of building a shop on the property that would house our business, art studio, automotive shop, radio shack, tools … Continue reading Want to visit a cool 1980’s retro arcade?
Over seven years ago, I started blogging about our off grid homestead and living a sustainable dream. During that first year we adopted our son, created a blog site, created a YouTube channel, promoted our off grid business, continued teaching full time, selling our candles at the Farmer’s Market, establishing relations and participating in our … Continue reading Can you hear me? Can you hear me calling you? Please Comment if you can hear me?
This past month we traveled to Oregon for a family reunion in a beautiful place called Sunriver outside of Bend. My wife’s family has been doing this off and on before I was even part of the family some 28 years ago. When I married my wife, I ventured to Sunriver for many reunions of … Continue reading Vacation Destination the Last BLOCKBUSTER?
To celebrate summer and the preparation for canning season, Krista will demonstrate how to can applesauce. Canning and preserving our own food has been a real treat and blessing. The taste is always better since we choose ripe fruit, unlike much of the fruit found in the stores that is picked early and ripens in … Continue reading Canning Applesauce with Krista
Two posts in one weekend after months of silence, what is happening? At Living a Sustainable Dream, I decided to put a few posts up this Easter Season. As I write this, I really don’t know how to explain the lapse in blogging without getting into the weeds of these past 2 years. As all … Continue reading The Dawn of a New Day. He’s Alive.
Recently my wife decided to purchase a bicycle for me. I have had the same mountain bicycle for many years, and yes it is still running, a little worn for wear, but it still works fine. Why the new bicycle? My wife thinks it is time that I enjoy the benefits of a cruising bicycle. … Continue reading Ammo Can Panniers for a Bicycle
The following video is a how to fix a tractor PTO snow blower fan that no longer throws snow. Over the years, I noticed that our snow in Northern Idaho is not staying the typical dry powder; now, it is primarily a heavy slush. January, historically, is our coldest month. Now, the coldest month seem … Continue reading PTO Snow Blower Repair
Smash! What was that? The lamp in the living room had crashed to the floor. Both our dogs cowered under the dining room table. The rough housing had become too much, and they caught the cord in their excitement and brought our home’s ugly, taupe lamp to its final end. The lamp had been repaired … Continue reading Antique Lamp Restoration: Fail and Success