Tribe, Ritual and Debt – S1E18

October is winding down, and it feels like there is A TON to do.  I have not posted much this week because I have been processing vegetables and herbs like crazy!  I decided to clear the garden beds, and that triggered a mad dash to get preserve the vegetables and herbs before everything rotted.  In the past two weeks, I have made salsa and tomato sauce, frozen rhubarb, and drying parsley, dill, and oregano.  I am thrilled to be exercising some of my equipment and skills this season, but in the back of my mind, I knew I had content like this podcast about tribe, ritual and debt to post.

If you listened to Season 1, Episode 17, our friend Jay Dolan from the Condo to Compound Blog was called to the “principal’s office” at the firehouse to handle an assignment.  We had a chance to get together and discuss a number of topics again.  I was trying to get Jay on HELP Episode 6 about Hogtoberfest, but things didn’t quite work out.  Jay and I ended up furthering our discussion about tribe and small communities, as well as a number of other topics.  As a head’s up to you, Jay does make an announcement about his blog towards the end of the show, so if you have been to his site, you will understand what he is talking about.

Podcast Topics

Jay and I discuss the following:

  • One Year Anniversary of the Small Scale Life Blog
  • Tribes and Rituals
  • Debt and Debt Reduction
  • Budgeting Concepts
  • Vision of the Rural Life
  • Learning Skills and Taking Time
  • Condo to Compound Blog Updates



During the Small Scale Life Podcast, Jay and I discuss the following links:

Jay and I talked about the commercial using Aerosmith’s “Dream On” song.  I was wrong; it was Walmart.  I linked it above.

Friends of the Small Scale Life Podcast

In this Episode, I talk about the following friends of the Small Scale Life Podcast:

  • Condo to Compound Blog – Jay Dolan’s journey from an urban/suburban life to a rural life.
  • Failing Forward Profitable Urban Farming – Drew Sample and Scott Hebert’s weekly podcast about success, failures and life as an urban farmer.
  • Reconnaissance Man – Aaron Clarey’s latest book for today’s youth where he recommends that the Reconnaissance Man (or Woman) takes the time to explore this country, not just to see what this country has to offer, but to find out who they are, where they belong, and what they really want out of life.

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