To celebrate summer and the preparation for canning season, Krista will demonstrate how to can applesauce. Canning and preserving our own food has been a real treat and blessing. The taste is always better since we choose ripe fruit, unlike much of the fruit found in the stores that is picked early and ripens in … Continue reading Canning Applesauce with Krista
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
Happy New Year to all our subscribers these past 7 years. We are rolling out another video thanking our subscriber base on YouTube. We just reached 5,000 subscribers this past December in 2021. In the video, we discuss a wide range of topics that we are facing on the homestead this particular day. https://youtu.be/xWZcKthR55E We … Continue reading I can’t believe this, yet here we are.
Christmas and Thanksgiving are perhaps our most favorite time of year as a family. We break out the decorations for Thanksgiving and as soon as December 1st arrives, Thanksgiving is replaced by Christmas. As a family, we have started many of our own traditions and also maintained a few of the ones we grew up … Continue reading Our Top 5 Christmas Traditions at Home
This Saturday at 8:00 AM PST, Living a Sustainable Dream is taking a break from splitting firewood to review one of the most coveted books on off grid, sustainable living. Sailing the Farm by Ken Neumeyer is full of insight and tried and true methods that can help any homestead survive long stretches during a … Continue reading Join us this Saturday at 8:00 AM
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
What has brought this family together? Over the past few months, my wife, son, and I have been working together as a family to earn our amateur radio licenses. We spent about a half an hour to an hour each night reading the Technician Class Exam book produced by Gordon West. All three of us were in new … Continue reading A Family of Hams