The polar vortex is upon the farm. Single digit highs, minus “whatevers”at night. And snow… And gusting north winds… And yes, dairy kids being born!
Verdandi had twin bucklings, both weighing in over 10lbs each- which is pretty darn impressive. They need that size to help them get through the cold in the dairy barn. Acorn made Verdandi an insulated “goat fort.” Verdandi is pleased.
Blind Hog and Acorn have been trying their best to deal with electrical resistance, amperage, wattage calculations. Working on electric lines from the house to the dairy barn, at midnight, in the 5F cold is a great way to kick off Valentine’s Day…
Good news is that (knock wood) they have everything under control. (knock wood louder…)
Acorn baked more brownies. Why the hell not? Calories are being burned and two farmers need refueling!
Intrepid farmers will be tapping walnut trees by the end of the week- black walnut syrup is the goal. Spiles and tubing purchased, just need a day above freezing to drill the trees. It will get above freezing again, right?