Small Scale Life is dedicated to intentional, simple living through growing, exploring and being healthy. We are focused on healthy living, gardening and having adventures. Through this show, we hope to inspire you to learn new skills, complete projects, experience a simple life and grow. Find more at www.smallscalelife.com.
March 17th, 2018 | 13 mins 9 secs
4 tips to keep going; fun to done, completing goals, completing projects, done, goals, healthy lifestyle, how to complete goals, keep going, life lessons, midweek motivation, mindset, new years resolutions, small scale life podcast
This episode is all about adding fun to get stuff done (fun to done). Many of us set goals and resolutions, only to fall apart or abandon them on Day 2. Why is that? Tommy Cakes recommends adding fun to done to complete projects and keep moving forward.
March 6th, 2018 | 1 hr 15 mins
debt free, declutter, giving, goals, intentional living, mindset, minimalism, reduce debt, simple life, simple living, small scale life podcast, sustainable living
My guest and I are going to talk about going from high paying, fast-paced lifestyles to slower-paced, more simple lives with less stuff. How does one achieve that? Where does one begin? In this episode, we are going to discuss the 5 Steps to Developing a Simple and Intentional Life.
March 1st, 2018 | 7 mins 30 secs
4 tips to keep going, goals, healthy lifestyle, keep going, life lessons, midweek motivation, mindset, new years resolutions, small scale life podcast
How many of you set your New Year’s Resolutions and gave it up already? You need to keep going. Results are not guaranteed, but you will be better off in the long run for trying.
February 23rd, 2018 | 35 mins 51 secs
compost, garden, grow what you eat, homestead, rain gutter grow systems, raised beds, reviewing top seed sources for your garden, saving seeds, seedlings, seeds, soils, square foot gardening, trellis, urban gardening, vertical gardening, wicking beds
Now that you have developed your Garden Plan, it is time to gather seeds! This can be confusing and overwhelming. In this post and episode, I am reviewing top seed sources for your 2018 garden.
February 21st, 2018 | 8 mins 2 secs
adventure, creativity, drive, friends, healthy living, midweek motivation, podcast, pt barnum, the greatest showman
This episode is all about the lessons learned from the life of PT Barnum and the movie “The Greatest Showman.” There are some great lessons learned about friends, creativity and unstoppable drive from the life of PT Barnum, and Tommy Cakes tells you some of those lessons in his own unique way.
February 19th, 2018 | 33 mins 6 secs
compost, garden, grow what you eat, homestead, lessons learned from starting seeds, rain gutter grow systems, raised beds, seedlings, seeds, soils, square foot gardening, starting seeds, trellis, urban gardening, urban homestead, vertical gardening, wicking beds
In this episode of the Small Scale Life Podcast, I am going to discuss Four Lessons Learned from Starting Seeds in my basement last year.
February 8th, 2018 | 16 mins 46 secs
authenticity, healthy living, midweek motivation, mindset, new england patriots, philadelphia eagles, simple life, small scale life podcast, st. paul winter carnival, super bowl, tom brady, winter carnival
This episode is all about the Super Bowl Spectacular that was held here in Minnesota. Did you watch the Super Bowl? Here are some thoughts and observations from Tommy Cakes.
February 6th, 2018 | 34 mins 27 secs
compost, garden, grow what you eat, homestead, rain gutter grow systems, raised beds, seedlings, seeds, soils, square foot gardening, trellis, urban gardening, urban homestead, vertical gardening, wicking beds
In this episode, I am going to discuss 2018 Garden Plan: what I am going to grow and how I am going to grow it. I am making some adjustments to my planting strategy, and while I am not going to grow commercially, I am adopting some urban farming concepts and principles to make my garden very productive in 2018.
February 1st, 2018 | 8 mins 52 secs
dread, goals, healthy living, midweek motivation, mindset, overcoming dread, small scale life podcast
This episode is focused on overcoming dread. Are you spending all your time and energy worrying about something? Are you afraid to tackle tasks? Perhaps you need to change your perspective and mindset, and Tommy Cakes is here to help overcome your dread.
January 25th, 2018 | 7 mins 1 sec
frugal living, homestead, midweek motivation, prepared, preparedness, prepping, rural life, rural living, small scale life podcast, sustainable life
This episode is focused on preparedness and the recent short-lived Government Shutdown. Do you prepare for life's disasters?
January 21st, 2018 | 1 hr 26 mins
bellcast, friends, garden, gardening, instagram, mindset, podcast, small business, small scale life podcast, tribal, tribalism, urban farm, urban farming, urban homestead
Michael and I discuss urban farming in cold weather and high winds, and we will discuss the effect on his crops and his plan moving forward. We discuss some future projects and building soil using Regenerative Agriculture techniques discussed in a recent seminar by Gabe Brown. We also discuss the NFL games last weekend including the Minneapolis Miracle.
January 18th, 2018 | 3 mins 16 secs
Midweek Motivation is a new weekly episode featuring the wisdom and stories of host Tommy Cakes. This episode is focused on the big lesson learned from the Viking's Minneapolis Miracle in their game against the Saints.
January 16th, 2018 | 7 mins 51 secs
about, adventure, blog, gardening, healthy lifestyle, podcast
We wanted to say thank you for hitting 20,000 downloads since starting this podcast a couple years ago! As we kick off 2018, it is great to take a brief look at how 2017 compared to 2016.
January 9th, 2018 | 1 hr 19 mins
beard, friends, garden, gardening, healthy living, mindset, small business, stoic, stoic mettle podcast, tribal, tribalism, urban farm, urban farming, urban homestead, vlog
In this podcast, we discuss a number of topics including farming, stoicism, his podcast Stoic Mettle, launching his Vlog, developing a tribe and growing and maintaining his beard.
January 4th, 2018 | 11 mins
about, appreciation, happy birthday, podcast, small scale life podcast, thank you
The purpose of this post is to thank you all for all the love and kind word's yesterday on my and Small Scale Life's birthdays.