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.
June 29th, 2017 | 54 mins 29 secs
budgeting, debt, debt free, frugal living, minimalism, sustainable living
Today, we are going to discuss one topic that hangs around like a bad skunk smell: debt. We haven’t done a show completely focused on debt before, but it folds right in with our Frugal Living focus here at Small Scale Life.
A lot of us have debt, and you might be wondering how to get rid of it. Julie and I have been working on our debt for a long time, and we took one big step closer to becoming debt free yesterday. It is REALLY exciting, so we are going to discuss that on Season 2, Episode 15 or the Small Scale Life Podcast!
June 16th, 2017 | 53 mins 46 secs
camping, downloads, podcast, trout stream
The Land of 10000 Downloads – S2E14 Is the world on fire right now? It seems like everything is coming apart at the seams. After a busy couple weeks, I was feeling pretty down...
June 8th, 2017 | 38 mins 5 secs
What is Square Foot Gardening? S2E13 Do you remember the days of old when your parents or grandparents had a garden in the backyard? Do you remember how the weeds used to pop up and...
May 31st, 2017 | 1 hr 19 mins
Moving Forward in Difficult Times with Todd Ehrhardt – S2E12 Have you ever felt like the odds are stacked against you? Have you ever felt like the challenges and obstacles were too great for you...
May 19th, 2017 | 33 mins 58 secs
Growing Grass, Not Food – S2E11 “Life moves pretty fast; if you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you might miss it!” The opening monologue in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off could not...
May 8th, 2017 | 59 mins 25 secs
Travis Swanson’s Bee 52 Honey – S2E10 Time to focus on the bee, a gardener’s best friend! I know many of you have been wanting to hear this one, so it is long overdue! Recently,...
April 20th, 2017 | 1 hr 14 mins
Jay Dolan: Practical to Tactical Skills – S2E9 My friend Jay Dolan is back on the Small Scale Life Podcast! We discuss a yuuuuge armada of Practical to Tactical Skills and Topics ranging from Hawaiian...
April 13th, 2017 | 22 mins 48 secs
Learning, Doing, Growing – S2E8 April is off and running, and we are already approaching the middle of the month! Last week was pretty busy, and I did not post a podcast. However, I was...
March 29th, 2017 | 25 mins 43 secs
Preventing Damping Off Disease – S2E7 There is nothing like the excitement of seeing your tender seedlings popping through the soil in your indoor garden area! You immediately have visions of future harvest from these beautiful...
March 24th, 2017 | 41 mins 34 secs
gardening, gardening indoors, grow lights, lessons learned, seedlings
9 Lessons Learned from Gardening Indoors - S2E6
Spring has sprung! It is time to get growing plants for the 2017 Gardening Campaign! I have been successfully growing seedlings inside for the past few years, and there are a ton of Lessons Learned from my own successes and failures. In this podcast, I boil it down and focus on 9 Lessons Learned from Gardening Indoors.
If you are planning on buying some fruit trees for your yard or comfrey for your herb garden, please check out Nature's Image Farm! When you place orders using the code "SSL," you will receive a 10% OFF all nursery stock plus FREE shipping. It is time to plant, so why not order something from Nature's Image Farm? Even if you do not buy anything, this is a going to be a great resource for new homesteaders like me. Check out the Homestead How-To Page for more hillbilly homesteading information!
[caption id="attachment_1693" align="aligncenter" width="2592"] You can grow all kinds of plants and herbs inside![/caption]
In this podcast, I discuss the following 9 Lessons Learned from Gardening Indoors:
Start seedlings to meet your last frost date
Label and mark containers
Light is CRITICAL to growing plants, but you can grow plants with less expensive lights
Automate lights in the growing area
Use store bought potting mixes
Be aware of the temperature in your gardening area
Use a heating pad to start seedlings
Check the soil once per day
Water from the bottom up, not top down
I finish the podcast by giving you the most critical lessons (and give you a bonus tip about your grow lights).
[caption id="attachment_1711" align="aligncenter" width="900"] There are many options when it comes to soil. Time to test some soil this year![/caption]
I discussed the following links on this podcast:
To find your last frost date, go to these links if you live in Canada or in the USA
How to Garden Indoors
8 Steps to Starting Plants Indoors
Winter Care of Indoor Succulents
Nature's Image Farm- CHECK IT OUT! Remember, any orders using the code "SSL" will receive a 10% OFF all nursery stock plus FREE shipping. It is time to plant, so why not order something from Nature's Image Farm?
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March 21st, 2017 | 29 mins 11 secs
accountability podcast, biking, fitness, fitness challenge, health, lifestyle, weight lifting
This podcast summarizes my four point plan to restart my engine for 2017 and the rest of my life.
March 3rd, 2017 | 13 mins 59 secs
death, eulogy, family, life lessons, love, mindset, tribe
At Barb Taylor's Celebration of Life on February 20, 2017, David and Julie did an excellent job writing and delivering a powerful eulogy in remembrance of their mom. Both spoke, and they delivered it with grace and love. In this podcast, I read the eulogy and posted the text below. The sub-headings below are the sections written and spoken by David and Julie.
March 2nd, 2017 | 22 mins 49 secs
death, eulogy, family, life lessons, love, mindset, tribe
It has been a brutal month, as my mother-in-law Barb Taylor completed her final journey in her battle against lung cancer. This is the first of two articles and podcasts dedicated to Barb Taylor.
January 28th, 2017 | 32 mins 32 secs
adventure, fx, fx taboo, taboo, taboo show, tom hardy
On his character James Keziah Delaney, Tom Hardy said, "All progress lies in the actions of the unreasonable man." If you watched the first episode of the FX's show "Taboo," you will indeed see the actions of an unreasonable and mysterious man. In this episode of the Small Scale Life Podcast, I review this new show and dive into the characters, plot and reviews for this new show.
January 26th, 2017 | 1 hr 19 mins
do it yourself, frugal living, gardening, homesteading, life lessons, mindset, permaculture, sustainable life, tribe
In this episode I interview Greg Burns. He is a dedicated husband, dad, homesteader, promotor of Old Ways and leader of tribes called the Lumbersquatches and Get Stuff Done Crew in eastern Ohio. We talk about homesteading, life lessons and rural property in this episode.