In our historic 180th Episode of the Small Scale Life Podcast, Julie and I talk about Discovering our Homestead in Star Prairie, Wisconsin.  We have named our new homestead Eagle’s Ridge after the significant slope (50-foot slope) to the Apple River and the number of eagles we see from our property. In this podcast, we tell the story and walk you through the craziness of 2020 and discovering our homestead!

Hall of Heroes – Gratitude

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“It’s hard to have a bad day when you START your day with gratitude.”

As part of intentionally Practicing Gratitude, I am starting this podcast episode by recognizing some folks who have been active on Small Scale Life.

These folks have reached the Hall of Heroes for this episode of the Small Scale Life Podcast: 

  • Dan and Sue for all their work over the past few months working at Eagle’s Ridge. 
  • Mr. Tactical Jay and Michael Bell for being good friends.
  • Sparky John for his positivity and his humor….maybe.
  • Our new neighbors Greg, Clay, Jay, Jeff and Rick. We can’t forget Millie and Abbey too!
  • The new network we are developing in Western Wisconsin as we discover our homestead and build Eagle’s Ridge!

Thank all of you for listening to this podcast episode, and if you want a shout out in our next Hall of Heroes, get active and participate on Small Scale Life.

What are you grateful for?  Maybe you should tell that person or that organization (or favorite podcaster).  Give it a try!

Eagle’s Ridge – Discovering Our Homestead Show Topics

We tell the story and walk you through the following topics:

  • Hall of Heroes – Gratitude
  • Chaos in the Time of COVID
    • Consolidation and Remote Working
    • Homeschooling
    • Our Crazy 2020
  • Discovering Star Prairie, Wisconsin
    • “I blame Jules”
    • Each river has its own tune and song
  • Finding and Buying Eagle’s Ridge
    • The Universe is Talking to Us and….
    • Again, “I blame Jules”
  • Our Vision for Eagle’s Ridge
  • “Let the River take Ya where it takes Ya!”
  • Ending with Gratitude
  • Ending Song and Final Easter Egg


Please see the following links discussed in Eagles Ridge – Discovering Our Homestead:

Podcast: What is Resilience? 

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 Eagle's Ridge Homestead, Hitching Post, Fall 2020

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Special Thanks

For Small Scale Life Podcasts, I would like to thank Sean at Osi and the Jupiter for the intro song "Harvest."  Sean wrote this specifically for us, and I really enjoy all of his work.  You can find more Osi and the Jupiter at their Bandcamp site:

I would also like to thank Austin Quinn at Vlog Vibes for the intro and outro music. For more information abut Austin and Vlog Vibes, please see the Vlog Vibes YouTube Channel:



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