Replacing a broken fan belt on a new tractor

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

Merry Christmas from Living a Sustainable Dream

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

Hot or Cold: Achieving Temperature Balance in the Home

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

Happy Harvest Celebrations this Autumn, We are Aware of the Political Quagmire, and Could this Title be Any Longer?

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?

The Ultimate Social Distancing Face Shield

Teachers and students are preparing for their return to school this fall. Many schools have been advised to implement strict measures to meet CDC guidelines before returning to school.  Face masks or face shields on students and teachers are being required by many schools.  Here's a solution to meet the standard and then surpass it. … Continue reading The Ultimate Social Distancing Face Shield

Need to Disconnect? The Many Glacier Hotel and the Rest of the Story …

Are you looking for a getaway that disconnects you from cell phones, Internet, television?  Then the Many Glacier Hotel is a great place for you. https://youtu.be/R9klorY8RBw&rel=0 During the summer of 2019, my wife and I wanted to disconnect with the world and reconnect with each other for our 25th anniversary.  However, we really didn’t have … Continue reading Need to Disconnect? The Many Glacier Hotel and the Rest of the Story …