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
There is an old saying, “When in Rome, do as the Romans do. This statement can be easily applied to food production and be rephrased as “Produce food which is native to the climate you live in.” My wife and I have an orchard that has struggled these past 10 years. We planted trees that are not … Continue reading Canning Wild Saskatoon Berry Jam
Last Monday, July 5th, 2021, my family and I were surprised to hear a terrible sound that sounded like a fleet of jets flying over our house. The noise started at 9:15 AM and dissipated around 10:15 AM. https://youtu.be/oPJjRjQnEqQ After much research, we have finally solved the mystery to this strange noise. However, getting anyone to admit … Continue reading Strange Sound from the Sky! What’s that Noise?
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 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
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
Watching the results of this year’s flock, has been difficult to say the least. We have never lost a chick in the brooder these past 10 years and out of a flock of 25 we lost 50%. That’s right 12.5 chicks have survived. 12.5%? You’ll have to watch the video to see how we came … Continue reading Learn why chicks are dying in the brooder.