Finished farm truck steering parts replacement, chop-n-drop comfrey, and more videography work

Hey Hey Everyone! We’ll I’ve finished the work on the farm truck steering components replacement (on a 1 ton truck this can be quite the feat of wills muscling the parts in and out). With that finished Paula and I spent some time outside chopping and dropping a few early summer plants in the front yard as well as chopping comfrey around the fruit trees. Then as a treat to ourselves we relaxed around the firepit. Enough teasing…lets get to right into the list of tasks:

  • Farm truck steering component replacement finished
  • Chop-n-drop comfrey
  • Fixed kitchen sink spray nozzle hose
  • Relaxing by the firepit with a beautiful woman
  • Video: Tomato potting soil grow bag update
  • Video: Rolling garden box update
  • Video: Tomato plant trimming update
  • Video: Plant propagation area update
  • Video: Chop-n-drop comfrey video (before and after)
  • Video: Indoor veggie grow tent
  • Photos of the homestead

Farm truck steering component replacement finished
As mentioned in the intro teaser replacing the components on a 1 ton truck is anything but snip-snap quick, the parts are built to be abused and boy-oh-boy are they meant to not come loose. With the use of my old mechanic tools I was able to press out all the old bushing, balljoint and draglink components. Once the new parts were in and the steering reajusted the slop in the steering was dramatically reduced. I next would be replacing the steering gear box, but that will be next years budgeted project. ­čÖé

2008 Ford F350 4x4 draglink and trackbar components replaced drivers side

2008 Ford F350 4×4 draglink and trackbar components replaced drivers side┬á

2008 Ford F350 4x4 draglink and trackbar components replaced passenger side

2008 Ford F350 4×4 draglink and trackbar components replaced passenger side

Chop-n-drop comfrey
It’s that time of the year again for chop-n-drop of the comfrey around the yard so we can get that last boost of nutrients into the trees and perennial bushes before we hit that downward slide into fall. See the video below for a before and after show of what this looks like when the comfrey is dropped to open up the growing space for the surrounding perennial flowers and bushes.

Fixed kitchen sink spray nozzle hose
This past week our kitchen started to have a small leak…hrm…wonder where that is coming fro….GAH! Dont pull that nozzle out and turn it on! ­čÖé

So, amazon to the rescue! here’s a link to a replacement part that fits most Moen faucets that have a pull out spray nozzle:

Moen 150259, Replacement Hose Kit for Moen Pulldown Kitchen Faucets

Relaxing by the firepit with a beautiful woman
The weather wasn’t too hot (a little windy), so it was time for a relaxing evening out in the backyard of the urban homestead to gather (with the pugs) around our firepit. We love these summer evenings; enjoying a few adult beverages and discussing life plans for our future move to Texas and the ranch/homestead…it’s good to have a common dream. ­čÖé

Relaxing on the stone patio around the firepit

Relaxing on the stone patio around the firepit

Video: Tomato potting soil grow bag update

Video: Rolling garden box update

Video: Tomato plant trimming update

Video: Plant propagation area update

Video: Chop-n-drop comfrey video (before and after)

Video: Indoor veggie grow tent

Photos of the homestead
Here’s the weekly photos of our backyard urban homestead:

Urban homestead right side of backyard

Urban homestead right side of backyard

´┐╝Urban homestead center of backyard

´┐╝Urban homestead center of backyard

´┐╝Urban homestead hammock and birdbath in backyard

´┐╝Urban homestead hammock and birdbath in backyard

´┐╝Urban homestead stone patio and garden boxes in lower backyard

´┐╝Urban homestead stone patio and garden boxes in lower backyard

´┐╝Urban homestead stone patio firepit and backyard lower deck

´┐╝Urban homestead stone patio firepit and backyard lower deck

 

We’ll it’s the end of another beautiful weekend and time to return to the grind of an office job…for now.

Remember folks to have dreams without a plan is just that dreams; Paula and I are working to make those dreams into a reality.

We hope to inspire others with our journey from urban to rural farming and ranching. Have a great upcoming week everyone! ­čÖé

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