For years my lava lamp has been sitting dead in my classroom. Every now and again I would attempt to see what was wrong and assess the situation. Not wanting to be overly aggressive, I would put it back on the shelf and try again later. The issue started with the light bulb being stuck … Continue reading Lava Lamp gets a new life
What to do with all the zucchini the garden produces each year? You can let it go to waste, or you can preserve it, so the crisp taste of your garden can be with you long after the season is over. The challenge for most people who garden is how to preserve your harvest, so … Continue reading How to Can Zesty Zucchini Pickles
When I mention I live off grid, many people suggest that it must be tough living without running water and electricity. Huh? I have both running water and electricity. In the following video, I decided to give a tour of our new and improved water system. We have pressurized running water between 30 and 50 … Continue reading Tour our Off Grid Water System
It was Sunday morning, we awoke wondering whether to attend the early service at church. However, the older chickens at the coop were making a ruckus. Either the skunk had breeched the refortified coop last night, or he was caught in the live trap. I slipped out the door with my camera phone in hand … Continue reading How to Relocate a Skunk (without getting sprayed much)
My frustration level has reached the outer limits. I created a post 7 paragraphs in length and accidentally backed out of it to find all is lost. Gone... So, do I attempt to recreate what was lost or surrender? Here's the short of it. This battle to relocate the skunk needs to happen. The skunk … Continue reading The Battle Begins: Skunk Relocation & Demonetized Again
For the past few months, I have been trying to build our own bicycle generator. Soon it became a sort of obsession as I tried to take an old exercise bike and convert it to a human powered generator. These past few weeks, I could finally see the light at the end of the tunnel. … Continue reading It Really Works… Introducing the Bicycle Generator.
After two hundred hours, it was recommended to change the oil in my new Kioti Tractor. I decided to purchase the filter from the dealer and replace the oil for the first time. I have changed the oil on my vehicles for years and figured the tractor would be just as easy; besides some crowding … Continue reading Time to Change the Oil. (New Tractor)
Tankless water heaters are prone to corrode with hard water deposits and propane water heaters have a possibility of freezing in the winter due to the cold air sneaking in through the ventilation. A bypass is an easy way to avoid both scenarios. I created this bypass with parts anyone can purchase at a hardware … Continue reading Save Money on Plumbing, Also Building a Bypass for a Tankless Water Heater