Mourning a 104 year old Community Member

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 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?

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 …

Whether to buy a Snow Plow or Not. (Saving Money when it doesn’t feel like it.)

When living in snow country, snow removal becomes a real issue.  If snow is left to sit, it eventually becomes impassable even with the best 4 x 4 vehicle.  Over the past 4 years, I invested in a "good" deal plow truck that has been nothing but repairs and headaches. This "good" deal has cost … Continue reading Whether to buy a Snow Plow or Not. (Saving Money when it doesn’t feel like it.)