Two posts in one weekend after months of silence, what is happening? At Living a Sustainable Dream, I decided to put a few posts up this Easter Season. As I write this, I really don’t know how to explain the lapse in blogging without getting into the weeds of these past 2 years. As all … Continue reading The Dawn of a New Day. He’s Alive.
Recently my wife decided to purchase a bicycle for me. I have had the same mountain bicycle for many years, and yes it is still running, a little worn for wear, but it still works fine. Why the new bicycle? My wife thinks it is time that I enjoy the benefits of a cruising bicycle. … Continue reading Ammo Can Panniers for a Bicycle
The following video is a how to fix a tractor PTO snow blower fan that no longer throws snow. Over the years, I noticed that our snow in Northern Idaho is not staying the typical dry powder; now, it is primarily a heavy slush. January, historically, is our coldest month. Now, the coldest month seem … Continue reading PTO Snow Blower Repair
Smash! What was that? The lamp in the living room had crashed to the floor. Both our dogs cowered under the dining room table. The rough housing had become too much, and they caught the cord in their excitement and brought our home’s ugly, taupe lamp to its final end. The lamp had been repaired … Continue reading Antique Lamp Restoration: Fail and Success
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.
With the term Great Reset thrown around as well as Reset the Table, the Rockefeller Foundation's plan for food equality, I wonder could there be a connection or have people just lost their minds? Supply problems are cropping up everywhere. We have already seen that canning lids are now no longer being shipped to the … Continue reading Chick Supply Problems of 2021
We came mighty close to overheating our tractor engine. If it wasn’t for all the electronic sensors, we might have had a real problem. The tractor is not only our work horse on the property it is also our backup power plant in the winter time during the seemingly endless cloudy days. Watching the video, … Continue reading Replacing a broken fan belt on a new tractor
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
Just a quick update on the homestead. With the start of school and being a teacher entering the classroom during a pandemic, I find all my free-time evaporate into converting in class material to be accessible online. Needless to say, I have no down time. Blogging and video creation for Living a Sustainable Dream is … Continue reading Facing Life’s Challenges
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 …