This spring we were working with the tractor and we had a spontaneous moment. We decided to remove an eyesore on the property. We talked about it for years; we just never really acted on the desire to remove the building until now. In the video, you will see the burning of the property’s previous … Continue reading Burning Down the OutHouse
I am using dyed diesel instead of gasoline to cut trees in the woods. The Winco tractor generator helps power my electric chainsaw. I wanted to see if it was possible to gather firewood with an electric chainsaw, and it was. However, I have found it more feasible to use the gas powered chainsaw to … Continue reading Electric Chainsaw Work in the Forest (For prepper’s?)
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
Today, I am spending much of the day alone. I decided what a perfect time to write a post about working on the homestead alone. During the rush to build our tractor shed, I did much of the prep work by myself. My wife and son went to the local farmers’ market while I began … Continue reading Working alone on the homestead
Sometime this summer I had an idea that changed my perspective on the type of back up generator we needed. See the past post from whence we came. When we were first in the planning and designing stage of our off grid home, we realized the sun could be blocked for days even weeks during … Continue reading Why a Tractor Shed?
In this quick video, I am doing a walk around our tractor. I even added some scenes of the tractor in use as I describe each function and implement we have. The school year is coming to a close and my schedule has become a challenge. My wife has done an excellent job stepping in … Continue reading Homestead Tractor Walk Around
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
We have been talking with each other over the past few months about purchasing a tractor and the pros and cons of doing so. Here are some of our thoughts: We are not getting any younger. Cutting, stacking, gathering and loading fire wood every year is not going away. The body cannot do what it … Continue reading A Tractor: To be, or not to be, That is the Question: