Ep. 19: "Pigs Need Jumpsuits"

Show Notes

Sam and Max are a bit rusty. You may hear some interjections from Siri or a seventh month old puppy. Sam and Max catch up after a long break. They reminisce on the genius of Super Mario Strikers. Max talks about why he loves fall farming so much. Hint: it involves less work. Sam gives an update on his project. Things are going well. They need more “Action Meeting” facilitators. Anyone? Lastly, they tease next week’s topic. What is Sam actually doing at work?

Ep. 18: “Poncho Pants”

Show Notes

Max goes on a Boston adventure, eats food, and sees Important History Places. Sam went to Florida for work and did not see any Important History Places (but did travel with no backup pants). Max got a new job where he can exercise one of his core competencies, moving things hither and thither. Sam is getting ready for another Florida trip and in a real twist-em-up Sam teaches Max a new weeding game.

Ep. 10: "Little Potato Rewards"

Show Notes

Sam and Max decide they are going tosee the penguins. It’s Max’s birthday, kind of. Max gives a lamb update and reads a poem. Sam talks about his week and his current project. Max talks about what makes a bad farmer versus a good farmer. Sam tells us what he thinks a farmer does. Max ends the show with a bit of farm lore.

Ep. 09: "An Indoor Sam"

Show Notes

It’s hot y’all. Max watches farming YouTube videos. Max talks about when he feels the most like a farmer and Sam says what makes him feel most like a consultant. Sam shares a hay story. They talk about the worst possible occupation for them. They name Max’s sourdough starter and Max shares more cooking adventures. Sam updates us on his current project. They tease the next episodes topic: What differentiates a good from a bad farmer?

Ep. 08: "Bucket-O-Pea"

Show Notes

Max did his homework. Sam ate his body weight in lobster. Sam also learned that weather involves science. Max talks about how used bookstores sometimes make him angry. Max describes what a farm dinner is. Sam went on a work retreat in New York and feels pretty dang good about the future of The Ready. Sam missed his chance to go on The Blob. Lastly, they quickly discuss tennis and who is going to win Wimbledon.

Ep. 07: "Bread Day"

Show Notes

Sorry for the bad connection/audio. Sam had a popsicle accident. Max baked some bread. Max needs overalls and maybe a straw hat. Max talks no-till farming and what that means for the farm and the overall soil health. Max rambles about farming and food. Max briefly talks about his opinion of the future of farming. Sam tells us his reading plans for vacation.

Ep. 06: “Benjamin Oinklin”

Show Notes

Sam and Max complain about the heat. Max talks about the new pigs and running the cattle run. Sam’s main project is in flux. He breaks down what that means for the future of his work. Sam prepares for a big decision which turns out wasn’t really necessary. Sam mulls over what it would look like to do a tour of duty as an internal consultant. Sam lays out his three vacation goals.

Ep. 05: "Dr. Wool"

Show Notes

Sam eats a popsicle. Max has a cat neighbor and he adopted a dog. He talks about the trials and tribulations of dog parenting. Sam tells us he ate a dog treat (when he was like 13). Max talks about weeding on farms, specifically flame-weeding. Sam tells us about his trip to New Jersey and his atrocious travel diet. Sam explains why you have to eat chicken off the bone. Lastly Sam recounts how he went from teaching to consulting and how his blog and writing led him to the world of personal development.

Ep. 04: "Big Boy Hike"

Show Notes

On this episode Max talks about getting a “farmers tramp-stamp.” He also gives a much anticipated lamb update and describes his beetle squishing technique. Sam learns his cactus might be dying. He is also making big changes with his task management system. They briefly talk hockey. Max describes his “big boy hike” and lastly, Max talks about how he got into farming and what his farming education has been like.

Ep. 03: "Fifteen Cucumber Touches"

Show Notes

We picked a name! Welcome to Fields of Work. On this episode Max talks about what happened at the farm this week. Sam names a lamb and wants a pet pig. Sam makes a guest appearance on another podcast. They discuss Brave New Work and how it applies to the world of farming. Max talks about how innovation happens on a farm. They discuss the Lean Farming movement. Sam invents farm segways. Max challenges Sam to start cooking new things. Max is getting a dog.

Ep. 02: "I Forget About Honey"

Show Notes

Max complains about wind and getting sunburned. Sam faced a tornado head on, kind of. Max updates everyone on the lambs and Sam asks the pivotal question, when does a lamb become a sheep? Sam talks about his habits and how he splits up his work. He also describes the ups and downs of work and how he tries to diagnose the cause of that change. They discuss bees and the next great Disney movie idea. They discuss writing and journaling habits.

Ep. 01: "Ocean Food"

Show Notes

Sam and Max introduce themselves. They discuss “farm strong” versus “corporate strong.” Max talks about organic farming and moving to Massachusetts. Max attempts to explain what Sam’s job is. Sam clarifies and explains what it is he really does. They discuss what kind of things this podcast is going to be about. Max gives Sam a quick farm crash course. Like what is a pea tendril? What is a transplant? What is a microgreen?