This is my final post on the snowplow this year. It has been a battle with the carburetor, battery and electrical system, as well as a replacement of the entire pump and motor assembly. I am happy to say the snowplow truck functioned the entire season without a major break down unlike the 1st and … Continue reading Snowplow Success!
Flashback to six years ago when we lit our Kitchen Queen wood cook stove for the first time. We had our challenges trying to figure it out, but now it is easy. We moved into our place for two weeks during December of 2011 to see if we could manage the home with the extreme … Continue reading Flashback: Lighting the Wood Stove for the 1st time didn’t work out so well.
Merry Christmas Eve to everyone. This is truly a blessed day at Living a Sustainable Dream. We are blessed to have both our parents visit for the Christmas Holiday. My son gets to know both sets of his grandparents on his Ma and Pa’s side. When I was his age, I was not so blessed. … Continue reading Christmas Eve… Enjoy the Moments
One of my favorite animals and things to do on our homestead is to care for our chickens. I love our ladies! Chickens require little and give much in return. I still consider myself a novice when it comes to sick chickens. I have not had much success in healing a chicken once they are … Continue reading Sick Chick on the Homestead
Here are some energy saving tips to think about when starting to build off grid or on grid. You can Click Here to be able to download your copy of our 10 Tips. Enjoy! Tip 1: Face as many windows as possible South to optimize solar gain. This will help in two main areas. Heat … Continue reading 10 Tips for Building Your Off Grid or On Grid Home
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
Spring is finally upon us in Northern Idaho. The snow is melting away, giving way to mud season. Now that I have a few moments, I can share some snow thrower maintenance videos. If you have a snow thrower, put these in your archives. If you don't ever have snow, then these videos should be … Continue reading Spring is upon us / Oil Change: Snow Thrower Maintenance