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
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?
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
Have you considered or even dreamed of living off grid, but you just don't know where to start? The first place we started was determining what sort of appliances we wanted to have off grid. Now there are two schools of thought when it comes to living off grid. There is one; we will rough … Continue reading Have you considered or even dreamed of living off grid?
We came mighty close to overheating our tractor engine. If it wasn’t for all the electronic sensors, we might have had a real problem. The tractor is not only our work horse on the property it is also our backup power plant in the winter time during the seemingly endless cloudy days. Watching the video, … Continue reading Replacing a broken fan belt on a new tractor
Heating with a wood stove has its challenges; especially, when it’s necessary to hold a balanced temperature within the goldilocks zone. Ever since we moved in, finding that balance has been a challenge. It helps having an outside and indoor thermometer to achieve that perfect temperature balance. We have been using an old analog thermometer … Continue reading Hot or Cold: Achieving Temperature Balance in the Home
Are you looking for a getaway that disconnects you from cell phones, Internet, television? Then the Many Glacier Hotel is a great place for you. https://youtu.be/R9klorY8RBw&rel=0 During the summer of 2019, my wife and I wanted to disconnect with the world and reconnect with each other for our 25th anniversary. However, we really didn’t have … Continue reading Need to Disconnect? The Many Glacier Hotel and the Rest of the Story …
Over the years, my wife and I have started to see a rapid decline in quality made goods. During a heat wave, we did not want to be looking for a fan to replace one that shorted out, rattled apart, or melted all due to it being plastic. One hot summer, my wife and I … Continue reading Beat the Heat: Purchase a fan that will last