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Small Scale Life Podcast

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

218 episodes of Small Scale Life Podcast since the first episode, which aired on January 2nd, 2016.

  • Happy New Year! A New Cycle Begins....

    January 17th, 2024  |  37 mins 37 secs
    gardening, small business, wellness

    Happy New Year! A new cycle begins with this episode of the Small Scale Life Podcast. In this episode, I catch you up with what happened in 2023: selling the farm, moving to a new place, Julie starting Willow River Yoga and where we are going with Small Scale Life.

  • Are We Really Selling Driftless Oaks Farm?

    April 26th, 2023  |  25 mins 22 secs
    homesteading, minimalism, resilience, simple living

    Are we really selling Driftless Oaks Farm? Julie and I just bought and moved to the farm almost two years ago and got everything we ever wanted...or did we?

  • Tipping Points and Getting Back to Basics

    March 16th, 2023  |  30 mins 12 secs
    beekeeping, diy, gardening, homesteading, simple living

    In this 217th Episode of the Small Scale Life Podcast, I talk about Tipping Points and Getting Back to Basics. We have seen bank collapses before, and it didn't go well for us in 2008. It is a reminder to get back to Small Scale Living and growing/canning our own food.

  • Starting a Beekeeping Business

    February 27th, 2023  |  37 mins 53 secs
    beekeeping, diy, gardening, homesteading, small business

    In this 216th Episode of the Small Scale Life Podcast, I continue the conversation with my friend Adam Rapier from Colorado. We are going to discuss Starting a Beekeeping Business including different small business niches in the Beekeeping world.

  • Gardening and Beekeeping with Adam Rapier

    February 16th, 2023  |  40 mins 57 secs
    beekeeping, diy, gardening, homesteading, simple living

    In this 215th Episode of the Small Scale Life Podcast, I continue the conversation with my friend Adam Rapier about gardening and beekeeping.

  • Starting High Desert Hives and Homestead

    February 1st, 2023  |  34 mins 53 secs
    beekeeping, escape velocity, financial freedom, gardening, homesteading

    In Small Scale Life Podcast Episode 214, I talk with my friend Adam Rapier about his family's journey to starting High Desert Hives and Homestead in Colorado.

  • How to Set Your 2023 Guiding Words and Mantras

    January 26th, 2023  |  53 mins 31 secs
    guiding words, mantras, mindset, wellness

    In this 213th Episode of the Small Scale Life Podcast, I am talking with my friend Maria the Intuitive Energy Healer about How to Set Your 2023 Guiding Words and Mantras.

  • 10 Goal Setting and Self Inventory Questions to Start 2023:

    January 16th, 2023  |  40 mins 15 secs
    goals, mindset, self-inventory, wellness

    In this 212th Episode of the Small Scale Life Podcast (and first episode of 2023), I am talking about 10 Goal Setting and Self Inventory Questions to Start 2023. From my own work while on vacation and after my birthday, I am starting the 2023 Project Me initiative.

  • Merry Christmas: Time to Shine Like the Sun

    December 14th, 2022  |  18 mins 2 secs
    gratitude practice, how to express gratitude, revisiting gratitude, wellness

    The last Small Scale Life Podcast Episode was posted on September 9, 2022. This was two days before Danny passed away, and after a long road, we are back to say Merry Christmas and begin to shine our light once again.

  • MFJ: Garden and Homestead Update - August 2022

    September 9th, 2022  |  23 mins 34 secs
    diy, diy projects, gardening, gatherings, homesteading

    In this 210th Episode of the Small Scale Life Podcast, I provide a garden and homestead update here at Driftless Oaks Farm.

  • Back to the Land Movement Part 2

    August 31st, 2022  |  36 mins 23 secs
    diy, gardening, homesteading, how to

    In this 209th Episode of the Small Scale Life Podcast, your Wandering Gardener Host Tom talks with his friend Mr. Tactical Jay about the modern back to the land movement, setting big goals and creating a Jay's massive garden on the side of a mountain.

  • My Farm Journal: Building Wicking Beds, Planting Potatoes and Removing Fence

    July 29th, 2022  |  13 mins 35 secs
    diy, gardening, homesteading, how to

    In this 208th Episode of the Small Scale Life Podcast, I am looking back in time to June 2022 where I was talking about building new Wicking Beds, planting potatoes and removing fence at Driftless Oaks Farm.

  • Drifting to Driftless: Cedar Rapids and Decorah Adventure

    July 25th, 2022  |  30 mins 14 secs
    adventure, drifting to driftless, go outside, wandering

    In this 207th episode of the Small Scale Life Podcast, I introduce the Drifting to Driftless Series by focusing on my recent Adventure in Cedar Rapids, Mount Vernon and Decorah, IA.

  • My Farm Journal: What is Operation WW?

    July 23rd, 2022  |  23 mins 11 secs
    diy, gardening, homesteading, journaling

    In this 206th Episode of the Small Scale Life Podcast, I am introducing the My Farm Journal Series and Operation WW

  • Modern Day Back to the Land Movement with Mr. Tactical Jay

    June 15th, 2022  |  38 mins 52 secs
    financial freedom, gardening. diy, homesteading, simple living

    In this 205th Episode of the Small Scale Life Podcast, I have my good friend Mr. Tactical Jay back on the show to talk about the Modern Day Back to the Land Movement including gardening, homesteading and being more self-reliant.

  • Restarting Our Small Scale Life

    June 2nd, 2022  |  10 mins 21 secs
    gardening, gardening podcast, homestead, homesteading podcast

    After a long hiatus this Spring, Tom is back behind the mic to reintroduce himself, the Small Scale Life Podcast and Driftless Oaks Farm.