Cowbells and Kettlebells Part 1 – S1E7

My friend Jay 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.  Specifically, we discuss the following topics:

  • Why purchase rural property?
  • What is your vision for this property?
  • What are you looking for as you start to look at rural property (i.e., features and characteristics)?
  • Will you need to commute to your job?  What kind of a commute are you willing to tolerate?
  • What are you seeing in your market?  Is rural property available?  What does it look like?
  • What advice/tips do you have for others?

Throughout this episode, we discuss permaculture concepts (i.e., hugelkulture mounds and small scale food forests). I also sprinkle in some of my (and Julie’s) thoughts about our future rural property, and I learned a few new things from Jay during the course of this podcast as well.

My take-away from this podcast is that I will be doing some research about farm credits and agriculture-based credits, grants and loans.  That could be very beneficial for our future plans, and I have a feeling some other folks in the MN-WI Regenerative Agriculture Facebook Group would be interested as well!

fire truck; podcast

I interviewed Jay from the cab of a fire truck (this is a random picture). I have to think that is a first in the podcasting world!

I would also like to note that the first part of this podcast was recorded from the cab of a fire engine.  I don’t think there is another podcast in the world that can make that claim!  We did have to re-record part of this podcast since there was activity in the fire station that interrupted the show.


The following sites and links were discussed during this podcast:


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