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Welcome to Small Scale Life!  This is Season 2 Episode 25, and in this episode, I am completing my interview with Michael Bell from Dallas, Texas.  Michael is a husband, dad, teacher, small business owner, body builder, trainer, and urban farmer.  In Season 2 Episode 24, Michael and I discussed his urban farm called Half Acre Farm, but that is only one of Michael’s businesses.  Michael is also a body builder and fitness trainer, and I had to get his Healthy Lifestyle Advice for those of us just starting out on our journey.  What is interesting is that Michael’s advice is similar to what he heard from Kevin Michael Geary in HELP Episode 7.  That tells me that these two guys are ON to something….

For all of my homesteader, market gardener and urban farmer friends, you will want to hang through this podcast.  In fine Tomres’ fashion (that isn’t a spelling error, by the way…I guess I have a nickname), I swerve the discussion back to his urban farming operation and talk about lessons learned and the future of the Half Acre Farm.

Thank you Michael Bell for spending the time with me and our listeners at Small Scale Life!  You are always welcome back to our show, and I am sure we will be talking with you in the near future.


In this podcast, Michael Bell and I discussed the following:

Body Building

  • How did Michael get into Body Building?  What is your story?
  • Training others (developing a practice and using technology)
  • As a body builder, what do you eat?
  • What is Michael’s healthy lifestyle advice for people just starting on their journey?

Urban Farming

  • Lessons Learned in Body Building that translate to Urban Farming
  • Future projects and ideas; expansion?

In Part 1 of this interview, we discussed his experience starting and developing his urban farm.  Check it out!

Links for Michael Bell

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Aussie Flame Weeder

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Introducing Aussie Flame Weeders, a new friend of Small Scale Life!

Aussie Flame Weeders makes stainless steel flame weeder manifolds.  They are making manifold set available this month, and they expect to start shipping them all by the start of November.  The manifold set up will contain:

  • Custom manifold to suit 30-inch bed
  • Five stainless steel German made burners that can removed to be cleaned, changed or replaced
  • LPG equipment to suit a standard propane bottle
  • Flint lighter

To help promote this deal, Aussie Flame Weeders are offering all customers who purchase a custom manifold the chance to win Coolbot!  These are perfect tools for your urban farm!

To be in the competition all you have to do is:

  1. Order a manifold before the October 31, 2017
  2. Like the Aussie Flame Weeders Facebook page or share the page with fellow urban farming friends.
  3. Help by providing feedback in a short survey they will email to you if you agree to participating

To find out more:

Check Aussie Flame Weeder out using the following links:

A FREE short e-book about flame weeding is available at the website if you sign up to the email list!

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