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
When living in snow country, snow removal becomes a real issue. If snow is left to sit, it eventually becomes impassable even with the best 4 x 4 vehicle. Over the past 4 years, I invested in a "good" deal plow truck that has been nothing but repairs and headaches. This "good" deal has cost … Continue reading Whether to buy a Snow Plow or Not. (Saving Money when it doesn’t feel like it.)
Sometimes it seems everyone is so busy trying to make a dollar, that integrity is the first decent thing sacrificed to get it. Even in the blogging world, the temptation to create ad revenue before speaking a company's name is a real thing. When looking for tractor chains after this winter storm, I discovered two … Continue reading Honest Companies Do Exist… Tractor Chain Success
Our derelict cabin left by the original owners of our property has been slowly disintegrating with each winter. One section almost collapsed, and in the past, I did a video in which I hand shoveled the roof to prevent the cabins creaking demise. It was hard work, and I couldn't physically do it again without … Continue reading Snow Throwing the Roof & Wife’s Surprise
During the winter gray skies and snow defeat our solar panels' power production. This is the time of year we rely heavily upon our backup generator once the battery bank is spent. Removing snow from the panels, isn’t too bad, but if left undone it can become a real problem if the snow melts into … Continue reading Snow Storm Hits and the Solar Panels Quit
Two weeks ago we had a winter storm that caught everyone off guard. Looking at the addition feet of snow to the roof of the old cabin, I knew I could not ignore it for long. I climbed the roof each night after work and began shoveling trying to beat the possible collapse. Putting the … Continue reading Why roof pitch is important when building in snow country
After the Thanksgiving Holiday, my wife and I were beginning to look at the muddy ground and wondered if purchasing a snow plow truck was a wise decision. It wasn't until December 19th that I began to realize the extent that I would use our snow plow. By the twenty-first, I was plowing the driveway, … Continue reading Merry “White” Christmas and a Happy New Year
One thing for certain is it is better to be prepared than to be caught unprepared. On trips I am known to pack basic tools and car repair manuals with me in case of a breakdown. I have replaced fuel pumps, alternators, fan belts, flat tires, power steering lines, radiator hoses, and headlights, on the … Continue reading Preparing for winter in July & August?