Episode 7

Burrows Forge


Sep 24, 2020 | Arts, Trades

In this episode, I speak with John Hare of Burrows Forge about the art of blacksmithing, falconry, beekeeping, as well as what it’s like to live with ADHD!

Interview with Burrows Forge (Blacksmithing/Falconry)

In this episode, I speak with John Hare of Burrows Forge. John is a blacksmith, falconer, bee-keeper and cigar aficionado! John describes the intimate details of his past, how he overcame challenges in his life, and why he pursued his passions. Burrows Forge is also on Twitch, so make sure to check the links below!


  • Burrows Forge Twitch channel and intro (0:00:20)
  • Sharing hobbies with people online (0:02:07)
  • Where John lives and where he has lived (0:03:34)
  • John’s former employment (0:04:11)
  • Optimism after getting laid off (0:06:55)
  • Talking about blacksmithing and ADHD (0:10:05)
  • The support of the community on Twitch (0:14:14)
  • Streaming setup and purpose (0:17:26)
  • Managing ADHD (0:20:21)
  • Talking video games (0:24:40)
  • How John discovered falconry (0:26:56)
  • How to get licensed in falconry (0:30:19)
  • Caring for a hawk (0:33:10)
  • Deciding when to release a bird (0:34:32)
  • Between Blacksmithing and Falconry, which is easier to learn? (0:35:39)
  • Discussing falconry with his wife (0:38:28)
  • John’s connection with nature (0:39:54)
  • Producing honey and growing hives (0:42:00)
  • Being homeless as a kid (0:42:25)
  • Living in Maui (0:44:50)
  • How John’s past influences him today (0:48:11)
  • Inspiring others (0:51:08)
  • Discussing masculinity, toughness and softness (0:52:26)
  • Anybody can do anything (0:55:48)
  • John’s favorite cigar (0:59:03)

Burrows Forge on Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/burrowsforge

Burrows Forge on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/burrowsforge/

Burrows Forge on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Burrowsforge


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