Cistern Pump Quick Change

When the pump failed, I knew I had to change it before I left for work.  If I left the house before changing the cistern pump, my family would be without water for the day.  Unless they hand bucketed it from the cistern.  This was an early morning emergency that turned out well considering. Behind … Continue reading Cistern Pump Quick Change

A broken Christmas present becomes a learning tool for both my son and me.

It was the second day after Christmas, and it was quiet all through the house as my son was watching his new Brady Bunch Season 1 DVD while Ma and Pa sipped coffee from the couch.  Then rose a bang and an “Oh, no!” with such a clatter as the DVD player slipped to the … Continue reading A broken Christmas present becomes a learning tool for both my son and me.

The Helpful Woodshed … know how many cords of wood all season.

Collecting firewood is a hard task to do each year.  It may be a sustainable source of heat, but it is not sustainable work for the human body.  When I built our woodshed, I designed it to easily keep track of how much wood we have stored, and how much we are using throughout the … Continue reading The Helpful Woodshed … know how many cords of wood all season.

A simple trick to improve gear shaft and axle performance: Snow Thrower Maintenance

Thank you for joining us at Living a Sustainable Dream, I hope this post will assist you if you have a snow thrower.  If you have no interest in ever owning one, let alone have a snowy enough climate to justify its purchase, that's okay.  If there is one thing everyone can take from this … Continue reading A simple trick to improve gear shaft and axle performance: Snow Thrower Maintenance