Do I Need A Propane Fuel Filter? In the video below, I’m going to address why you need a fuel filter for a Mr. Heater Big Buddy or any other Buddy heater. Instead of giving you my opinion on when and why you need a propane fuel filter, I’m going to tell you what the […]
Generally speaking, I’m a “y’all can go to ____ but I’m going to Texas” kind of guy, but the State I love has gone on a power trip that can’t be tolerated. One of the reasons we live in the Lone Star State is freedom. Texas has long respected the rights of the individual and […]
What’s the best LED lantern for kids and all around emergency lantern? In this video, I show how our kids have been using the best LED flashlight lantern for the price. Along with the battery operated lanterns, they use our PowerX AA/AAA battery charger daily. Check out the LED Lanterns on Amazon here: https://amzn.to/2RIYUYI **** […]
This past weekend, on the East Texas Homestead, we spent most of our time with odds and ends. There was no big homesteading project to cover.
That doesn’t mean there wasn’t plenty to do. Luckily, the weather in East Texas was absolutely gorgeous so it was nice to be outside.
I did a good amount of pressure washing and cleaning up the boy’s toys in the yard. We’ve also got this blow-up pirate ship pool that needed to be put away.
The previous weekend, we cut down a Bradford Pear tree at my in-law’s house. It needed to be unloaded and tossed into the woods.
As a side note, some may wonder why we would bring the dead tree back to our homestead as opposed to taking it to the landfill. The tree will eventually decompose and turn into soil which is good for our land. In the meantime, it provides a great habitat for animals living on our property.
Back to the story. I could have unloaded it by hand or rigged up some sort of chain or rope to pull it off. However, I’ve got this John Deere 4044m and grapple, as seen in a previous video.
How many trips with the tractor do you think it takes to unload a 20 foot Big Tex trailer?
You will have to watch the video to find out, but it sure beats unloading it by hand.
Aside from going to the state park with the family, which was awesome, that was pretty much the entire weekend. If you like seeing our adventures and projects on our East Texas Homestead, be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel and click the bell notification icon so you don’t miss anything.
This video is a remake of my original review of the Mr. Heater Big Buddy with 20 lb propane tank configuration. As the name suggests I’m going to discuss how to connect a Big Buddy heater to a large 20-pound tank using the Big Buddy Heater Hose and a Mr. Heater filter. how long will […]
If you saw our last video (Poor Little Dude), you know that our middle child (we call him Dude) was hospitalized due to pneumonia which aggravated his asthma. The bad news is that we do this once or twice every year. The good news is that we are now home and he is doing much better and breathing well.
Those of you with asthmatic children totally know the terror of knowing your child can’t breathe. We love natural, homemade, and alternative health practices but I’m so glad for modern medicine when it comes to keeping his lungs open during an asthma attack.
It Was a Really Bad Storm As many of you man know, on April 29, 2017, at least seven tornadoes ripped through East Texas leaving a wake of destruction in their paths. Several people lost their lives and many more lost everything they owned. News article about the tornadoes. The Call For Help Last Friday, I […]