Learn why chicks are dying in the brooder.

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.

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?