Have you ever thought to yourself, what do I do with this candle now that I have burned it? We say, "turn it into a drinking glass." All you have to do with your Pauper's Candle is clean out your jar and you have yourself a glass that you can fill with your favorite beverage. … Continue reading Turn Your Pauper’s Candle into a Drinking Glass!!!
I was in my kitchen and wanting a snack and had a craving for my lemon cucumbers. I had picked some the day before and they were chilled and waiting in my fridge. I did the usual, peeled, sliced, and quartered the lemon cucumber, added a little salt and pepper and ranch. As I was … Continue reading Garden Fresh: Lemon Cucumber Walnut Salad
Congratulations to our August Winner!! May you enjoy your Basil Sage Mint Candle!! And the Winner is...watch our little video to find out! If you would like to be entered into our Free Candle Give Away that we do each month, you only need to Join Our Email Family. This can be done by going … Continue reading August Winner for Our Candle Give Away!!!
Brief Background I started the Living a Sustainable Dream YouTube channel back in the beginning of 2015. I had an iPod Nano and our Nikon Cool Pix and filmed a couple segments about how to clean our wood cook stove, making a waffle on the wood cook stove, and troubleshooting our electric log splitter (our … Continue reading Welcome to YouTube…
This past week I have been busy installing our new off grid tankless propane water heater. The tankless propane water heater we had before was only a temporary fix that lasted 5 years. I never intended on using it for so long, but other needs on the homestead kept taking priority. We are finally … Continue reading Unboxing our new off grid water heater
We decided to purchase a 1940's double sink, double drain board sink for our kitchen, when we built our home. Being off grid and knowing we would not have a dishwasher, we thought that this may be a great choice. After having our sink for 5 years, this has proven to be a super choice … Continue reading Think Kitchen Sink!
Mark and I have been living on our homestead for about 6 years and every time we get ready to build an out building, garden, solar array, pump house, etc...we find ourselves asking many question such as: Where do we want to locate this building or structure and why? How often are we going to … Continue reading Out Building Location = Smart Homesteading
We would like to introduce you to our off grid business, Pauper's Candle Company, where we create soy wax candles with the solar energy we create on our homestead. How fun is that? Here is a little video talking about Pauper's Candle Company. Our scented soy wax container candles are all hand poured. We … Continue reading Our Off Grid Home Business Powered By Solar Energy
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
Our new tractor has arrived and we've already made some use of it by moving several dead rooted up stumps and a large burned up log left by the previous owner. What would have taken days and several weeks of back and knee recovery was done in a matter of a few minutes. Just yesterday … Continue reading The Tractor has Arrived