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Small Scale Life

Resilience through Simple Living, Gardening, Homesteading, and Community Building

About the show

Join your hosts Tom and Julie as we discuss developing Resilience through Simple Living, Gardening, Homesteading and Building Community. As we leave the city behind, and we are going back to the land to build a Barndominium at our Eagles Ridge Homestead in Western Wisconsin. Let’s learn, do, grow and be a little better everyday!

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Episodes

  • Healthy Lifestyle Podcast: Introduction - HELP 1

    August 25th, 2016  |  37 mins 5 secs
    accountability podcast, biking, fitness, fitness challenge, health, lifestyle, weight lifting

    This is Episode 1 of our new weekly Healthy Lifestyle Podcast.  Drew Sample from the Sample Hour Podcast and I are both a weight loss journey and want to live healthier lifestyles.  We decided that doing a weekly accountability podcast together will be fun and keep us on track with our goals.

  • Garden Update Podcast - Week of 8/15/16 - S1E14

    August 16th, 2016  |  26 mins 15 secs
    do it yourself, frugal living, gardening, homesteading, life lessons, mindset, permaculture, rural property, sustainable life, tribe

    In this episode, I provide a Garden Update, post and videos.  It is time to talk about success, failures, pests and blight.  It has been a learning year in 2016!

  • Charles Hugh Smith - S1E13

    August 13th, 2016  |  1 hr 9 mins
    do it yourself, frugal living, gardening, homesteading, life lessons, mindset, permaculture, rural property, sustainable life, tribe

    In this episode of the Small Scale Life Podcast, I had the opportunity to interview Charles Hugh Smith.  He is an entrepreneur, author, blogger, podcaster and gardener.  Charles started the Of Two Minds blog in 2005, and his "side project of self-expression" has mushroomed into a 3,500 page website that has generated 20 million page views!

  • #Gardenchat with Bren Haas - S1E12

    August 1st, 2016  |  1 hr 11 mins
    do it yourself, frugal living, gardening, homesteading, life lessons, mindset, permaculture, rural property, sustainable life, tribe

    In this episode of the Small Scale Life Podcast, I interview Bren Hass. Bren is a gardener, blogger, podcaster, "people collector" and all around great person.  On her rural property in Ohio, Bren and her husband have a variety of gardens, a pond, a greenhouse and a Bio Dome!  At the same time, her blog and social media empire keeps her very busy online, but she has a great blog full of interesting gardening articles and fantastic recipes.

  • Get Out of Your Rut - S1E11

    June 18th, 2016  |  32 mins 13 secs
    do it yourself, frugal living, gardening, homesteading, life lessons, mindset, permaculture, rural property, sustainable life, tribe

    In this podcast, I talk about being in a rut and what I am doing and what I have learned along the way, and maybe this will help you get out of your rut and moving forward.

  • Urban Farming and Podcasting with Drew Sample - S1E10

    May 20th, 2016  |  1 hr 1 min
    do it yourself, frugal living, gardening, homesteading, life lessons, mindset, permaculture, rural property, sustainable life, tribe

    In this episode of the Small Scale Life Podcast, I interview Drew Sample about urban farming and podcasting. Initially inspired by Joe Rogan's podcast, Drew Sample started his own podcast called The Sample Hour.  Initially, it was mainly focused on comedy and stand-up comedians.  After becoming interested in permaculture and urban farming, Drew shifted the focus of The Sample Hour.  After more than 112 episodes, Drew feels that he is hitting his niche interviewing permaculture and urban farmers (sounds familiar).

  • Urban Farming with Scott Hebert - S1E9

    May 6th, 2016  |  1 hr 6 mins
    do it yourself, frugal living, gardening, homesteading, life lessons, mindset, permaculture, rural property, sustainable life, tribe

    During the podcast, Scott and I discuss departure from earning a wage for a family business and starting his urban farm. We also discuss his creativity and his artwork.

  • How to Lose 70 Pounds - S1E8

    April 29th, 2016  |  23 mins 1 sec
    accountability podcast, biking, fitness, fitness challenge, health, lifestyle, weight lifting

    Part 2 of the Cows and Kettlebells Podcast is focused on how to lose 70 pounds.  As part of Jay's training, he was focused on getting in shape and losing weight.  As you'll find out, it takes commitment, consistency, focus and in Jay's case, a kick in the rear from instructors.  Diet is a key component of weight loss, and Jay discusses his diet and eating regimen.

  • Cowbells and Kettlebells Part 1 - S1E7

    April 21st, 2016  |  35 mins 55 secs
    do it yourself, frugal living, gardening, homesteading, life lessons, mindset, permaculture, rural property, sustainable life, tribe

    My friend Jay Dolan is back on the Small Scale Life Podcast!  Jay and I recorded a two-part series called "Cowbells and Kettlebells," and in this episode, we discuss Jay's vision of buying and owning rural property.

  • What is a Sustainable Life? - S1E6

    April 6th, 2016  |  24 mins 22 secs
    do it yourself, frugal living, gardening, homesteading, life lessons, mindset, permaculture, rural property, sustainable life, tribe

    In this episode, I talk about the Mission of the Small Scale Life Podcast and Blog and my definition of a Sustainable Life.

  • How to Grow Seeds Indoors - S1E5

    February 26th, 2016  |  28 mins 25 secs
    do it yourself, frugal living, gardening, homesteading, life lessons, mindset, permaculture, rural property, sustainable life, tribe

    In an effort to maximize our potential harvest and start planning spring planting, I have started some tomatoes, lettuce, kale and lettuce in the basement. I discuss my techniques for how to grow seeds indoors in Season 1, Episode 5 of the Small Scale Life podcast.

  • Transitions and The Growing Greens Challenge - S1E4

    February 15th, 2016  |  24 mins 34 secs
    do it yourself, frugal living, gardening, homesteading, life lessons, mindset, permaculture, rural property, sustainable life, tribe

    In this episode, I discuss transitioning from Small Scale Gardening to Small Scale Life and the Growing Green Challenge.

  • Three Questions for 2016 - S1E3

    January 31st, 2016  |  1 hr 2 mins

    In this podcast, Jay and I discuss three key questions for 2016 that SHOULD set a path for success in this new year.

  • Grow What You Eat - S1E2

    January 15th, 2016  |  29 mins 16 secs
    do it yourself, frugal living, gardening, homesteading, life lessons, mindset, permaculture, rural property, sustainable life, tribe

    In this episode of the Small Scale Life Podcast, I discuss my background in gardening and where I am focusing my gardening efforts in 2016.

  • Introduction to the Small Scale Life - S1E1

    January 2nd, 2016  |  27 mins 14 secs
    do it yourself, frugal living, gardening, homesteading, life lessons, mindset, permaculture, rural property, sustainable life, tribe

    In this podcast, Jay Dolan and I introduce ourselves, discuss the vision and goals of the podcast and discuss three questions asked by Jon Acuff about 2016. We will discuss the answers to those questions in Season 1, Episode 3.