The end of summer is upon us and the firewood is in. During this video of gathering firewood over the course of one day, I discuss why the Living a Sustainable Dream YouTube Channel is not successful. I also explain the importance of taking a much needed break from social media. If you have struggled … Continue reading Firewood, and why this YouTube Channel is not Successful
We made it to Medora in time for the musical. We had a great time as a family despite having to leave our car in Columbus to get it fixed. The Medora Musical is truly something for the entire family. They invited the children 12 and under to join some of the dancers on the … Continue reading Hee Haw! We made it to Medora!
As we were swiftly driving through the Rockies to our night hotel reservation in Billings, something terrible happened. Our P.T. Cruiser of 13 years, unbeknownst to us, began burning oil at such a rate that the one of the pistons froze from the extreme heat and lack of lubrication. The piston rod splintered under the … Continue reading Salvaging a Vacation: when it takes a turn for the worse.
In my last post, I discussed our off grid vacation to Medora, North Dakota. First off, we were going on vacation, so I grabbed one piece of technology, my cell phone. My computer, camera, video camera, and sound recording devices remained behind. I was after all on vacation. I figured if I wanted video or … Continue reading Vacation from the Homestead
The battle with Social Media continues and here are the results of this week’s wins and loss. This week I am posting a video on how to delete, and I mean really delete your Facebook account if you so choose to do so. I go, step by step, through the process on my work account. … Continue reading “How to Delete you Facebook Account Permanently” Demonetized; it’s too controversial
Why on Earth would I ever want to leave Facebook? The social media platform unites long lost relatives and friends over time and space. How could that be a problem? Well, after realizing something wasn’t quite right, but not being able to put my finger upon it, I decided to do a little research into … Continue reading Facebook’s Dark Secrets are in the Open
Here is a quick video I did on changing the vehicle design from a side mount battery to a top post battery. When I was filming this video, my cistern pump went out a day before, and when I got home from work, our Suburban was dead. No connection, except a string of bad timing. … Continue reading Changing a Side-Mount for a Top Post Battery
As a teacher of 17 years, student apathy seems to be increasing, and can eventually make any sane and helpful teacher go a little crazy. I remembered this scene when I was in middle school and back then, I never even considered becoming a teacher. When I was in college, I discovered a zen approach … Continue reading What is happening to our students?
Our wood cook stove is truly the heart of the home during the winter. It heats the home, cooks our food, and heats the home's domestic hot water. Thanks for joining us on this quick video on us cooking breakfast on the wood cook stove, a true labor of love. If you have never cooked … Continue reading Breakfast a labor of love
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