Today is the 28th of September, and we have snow flurries. I don't expect much to come of it; I'm just not ready for winter to start this early. The first official day of fall was just last week, and our leaves haven't even changed colors yet. That's just life in Northern Idaho. Expect the … Continue reading Snow in September!
Continued from last week's wind "gym" sock. I use the the Zoom's new wind "gym" sock to record the sound for this video. You'll notice my hair blowing in the breeze while I stand outside and then walk around the old derelict cabin on the property. So far, my wind sock idea works pretty well … Continue reading Learning from Others’ Mistakes… Pole Barn Dream
In this day and age, it seems that traditions are receiving a bad press. Many traditions provide a sense of comfort and stability in a world that is filled with chaos. The tradition I started for my wife's birthday is now over a decade old, and it is a tradition that is now rooted in … Continue reading A Birthday Tradition Revisited
I believe I am guilty of promoting free energy on the off grid homestead, and during the summer months it appears that way. However, during the winter months cloudy skies make solar energy creation improbable, and it's the battery bank that keeps the home's electricity going from day to day. When the fog and inversion … Continue reading Off Grid electricity is NOT free.
Playing the battery rotation game. During this short video, I cover such topics as an Everyday Vehicle Bag for people who do much of their own vehicle roadside assistance, symptoms of a failing camshaft sensor in our PT Cruiser, and demonstrating the speed in which a VP Racing Fuel can actually pour because of its … Continue reading Battery Rotation, EV Bag, and More
This is my final post on the snowplow this year. It has been a battle with the carburetor, battery and electrical system, as well as a replacement of the entire pump and motor assembly. I am happy to say the snowplow truck functioned the entire season without a major break down unlike the 1st and … Continue reading Snowplow Success!
Our battle with the chicken coop seems to be unending. When the mice moved in and discovered the chickens had a bountiful supply of food, the battle began. First, we removed our chickens' food at night to prevent the mice' thievery. But, they still seemed to propagate. I began setting mouse traps and competed with … Continue reading Easy Do-it-Yourself Mousetrap (Very Effective)