Thank you from Pauper's Candles to all who are part of our email family. We appreciate all of you!!! The harvest is all in here on our homestead and Pauper's Candles is busy making our Fall and Winter candle scents. This month we are happy to give our Harvest Moon Soy Candle to our winner. … Continue reading November Candle Give Away Winner is…
When my husband and I were living in a town of less than 100 people in Central Oregon, I tasted my first home canned dill pickle. To say the least, I fell in love with them. They tasted SO GOOD! They were "dill-y", had a great dill ping to them and the overall taste was … Continue reading How to Can Dill Pickles !!!
During this time of year, late Summer and early Fall, I am busy harvesting and preserving on our Homestead. Our own peach trees do not produce enough fruit to be able to can, so I have found a local organic orchard, where I can purchase my fruit and in this case, peaches. I love getting … Continue reading Canning Peaches on the Homestead 🙂
Have you ever thought to yourself, what do I do with this candle now that I have burned it? We say, "turn it into a drinking glass." All you have to do with your Pauper's Candle is clean out your jar and you have yourself a glass that you can fill with your favorite beverage. … Continue reading Turn Your Pauper’s Candle into a Drinking Glass!!!
During the summer months, there is nothing like sitting outside surrounded by tiki torches with a fire in the center to roast all beef hot dogs for dinner and marshmallows for dessert. As the hour gets later and the sun sets, the treetops are softly lit by the glow of the fire. Our son is … Continue reading S’more Indoor
Brief Background I started the Living a Sustainable Dream YouTube channel back in the beginning of 2015. I had an iPod Nano and our Nikon Cool Pix and filmed a couple segments about how to clean our wood cook stove, making a waffle on the wood cook stove, and troubleshooting our electric log splitter (our … Continue reading Welcome to YouTube…
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
We would like to introduce you to our off grid business, Pauper's Candle Company, where we create soy wax candles with the solar energy we create on our homestead. How fun is that? Here is a little video talking about Pauper's Candle Company. Our scented soy wax container candles are all hand poured. We … Continue reading Our Off Grid Home Business Powered By Solar Energy
Earlier this year, our generator pull start rope broke as well as the spring with the starter recoil assembly. We were left in a terrible position, but had enough power to ration until the new part arrived. The new part broke in the 1st pull. If not for the advice of a few subscribers, we … Continue reading How to start a generator when the pull rope breaks
Ever since we bought our property back in 2010, we desired to have a tractor. We wanted a tractor with a backhoe attachment, and we should have bought it back then, but I was stubborn about not wanting to go back in debt. If we had done this seven years ago, our tractor would have … Continue reading Budgeting for a Homestead Tractor