Watching the results of this year’s flock, has been difficult to say the least. We have never lost a chick in the brooder these past 10 years and out of a flock of 25 we lost 50%. That’s right 12.5 chicks have survived. 12.5%? You’ll have to watch the video to see how we came … Continue reading Learn why chicks are dying in the brooder.
With the term Great Reset thrown around as well as Reset the Table, the Rockefeller Foundation's plan for food equality, I wonder could there be a connection or have people just lost their minds? Supply problems are cropping up everywhere. We have already seen that canning lids are now no longer being shipped to the … Continue reading Chick Supply Problems of 2021
Have you considered or even dreamed of living off grid, but you just don't know where to start? The first place we started was determining what sort of appliances we wanted to have off grid. Now there are two schools of thought when it comes to living off grid. There is one; we will rough … Continue reading Have you considered or even dreamed of living off grid?
“Why We Chose to Live Off Grid” was one of our hopeful, flagship videos for YouTube. We explain the top 2 reasons why we chose to take the leap into an off grid lifestyle. I have taken the video and remastered it by adding more visual effects and clips to develop the narrative. If … Continue reading Let’s Get Ready to Rumble: New Beginnings
We came mighty close to overheating our tractor engine. If it wasn’t for all the electronic sensors, we might have had a real problem. The tractor is not only our work horse on the property it is also our backup power plant in the winter time during the seemingly endless cloudy days. Watching the video, … Continue reading Replacing a broken fan belt on a new tractor
This is a story I have been researching and wanting to tell for quite some time. In October of 2020, Sandpoint lost a vital and important community member of 104 years, the JC Penney Store. I briefly document the story in the video, which I hope you find informative, fascinating, and hopeful. What James Cash … Continue reading Mourning a 104 year old Community Member
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays once again from Living a Sustainable Dream. May you and yours have a blessed and peaceful holiday season. I felt this Grinchy clip was appropriate for the times we live in. "Maybe Christmas doesn't come from a store. Maybe Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more." Dr. Seuss We had our … Continue reading Merry Christmas from Living a Sustainable Dream
Heating with a wood stove has its challenges; especially, when it’s necessary to hold a balanced temperature within the goldilocks zone. Ever since we moved in, finding that balance has been a challenge. It helps having an outside and indoor thermometer to achieve that perfect temperature balance. We have been using an old analog thermometer … Continue reading Hot or Cold: Achieving Temperature Balance in the Home
This week is a week of celebration, our harvest is in. Krista has canned everything accept the apple pie filling which will be processed and canned this Monday. The carrots, tomatoes, beans, blueberries, apple sauce, pears, pickles, Saskatoon jam, pumpkin, and chicken are all canned and stacked in the pantry. We harvested our russets and … Continue reading Happy Harvest Celebrations this Autumn, We are Aware of the Political Quagmire, and Could this Title be Any Longer?
Just a quick update on the homestead. With the start of school and being a teacher entering the classroom during a pandemic, I find all my free-time evaporate into converting in class material to be accessible online. Needless to say, I have no down time. Blogging and video creation for Living a Sustainable Dream is … Continue reading Facing Life’s Challenges