Sometimes a Choice Is a Not a Choice. Why I Chose to Repair My Wife’s Bicycle

What to do when your favorite bicycle breaks down?  Well, you can take it to a professional bicycle mechanic, be convinced your bike isn’t worth fixing, and buy a new bike.  But, what happens to the old bicycle? We were put into this exact position when my wife’s favorite bike had a cascade failure. The … Continue reading Sometimes a Choice Is a Not a Choice. Why I Chose to Repair My Wife’s Bicycle

Tractor Work in the Garden and I Detest this New Blog Format by WordPress

Life has been busy of late. We are starting to feel some normality amongst irregularities in life, so I decided to engage in a blog and just share the update. My wife and I tore the garden beds completely out of the garden. I am burning what remains of the old boxes in our fire … Continue reading Tractor Work in the Garden and I Detest this New Blog Format by WordPress

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