Episode 70 & 71: Moving, Tradition, & Truck Tipping

In episode 70, we talk more about moving to Oklahoma, tradition, and leaving behind what our kids will want to inherit.

In episode 71, we continue our conversation on moving from Washington State to just outside Tulsa, Oklahoma. We chat about the changing landscape, packing up our business, and tipping our slaughter truck.

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Part 1 Show Notes:

  • Intro and our kids’ enthusiasm for Oklahoma, 1:03
  • Family Pig dates changed, 6:37                 
  • Moving to Tornado Ally, 10:36
  • Getting the shop ready, 12:10
  • Come to a class with your family, 17:56
  • Project with Justin Rhodes, 17:56
  • Leaving Vashon, 21:53
  • Moving with cured meat, 23:00
  • Moving the beams, 29:54
  • Passing things on to our kids, 32:34
  • Piety, 36:09
  • Story of Pinocchio, 42:15
  • Hungry for tradition, 44:40

Links for part 1:

Part 2 Show Notes:

  • Absconding fathers, 1:01
  • Slaughter truck packing, 13:15
  • Eating out on the road, 25:00                 
  • Changing landscapes, 29:23
  • Purging before moving, 35:49
  • What our new place offers, 38:00
  • Dewlap Toulouse geese, 40:22
  • Daniel Firth Griffiths interview for the Robinia Institute, 42:56
  • Farmers are often good philosophers, 50:15
  • Doubting your senses, 52:15

Links for part 2

  • Jane Grigson’s Vegetable Book


  • The Octopus: A Story of California by Frank Norris


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