Season 4, Episode #5~ 2023 Extracurricular Activities

Blind Hog and Acorn just don’t have enough to do…  They began to look for a house in the Big City to buy, fix up, and rent as a modest investment back in November of last year, and the Badger will be the tenant.  Why pay rent to a stranger when rent can be paid to parents??  Win-win if you ask the Acorn…

A house was found and while some places linger on the market, others go fast- this was one of those listings.  15 hours after listing and the offer was accepted.  1954 ranch model in a quiet neighborhood- median age 46 yrs old with majority of the folks homeowners (86%) vs. renters (14%).

So, while the farm is in winter hibernation mode, Blind Hog and Acorn get to dust off their plumbing-carpentry-electrical skills.  First project was to reconnect the drain line from the tub/shower which has been dumping water under the house for who knows how long??!!  Acorn was just gobsmacked how this could be, but later decided whoever replaced that drain simply forgot to tighten the compression screw fitting that held the drain and trap up onto the tub fitting’s “tail” pipe. Over time, the weight of water in the trap allowed the whole thing to gradually slide on off…

Next up will be reworking the drain under the kitchen sink.  Galvanized water pipes, cast iron drain lines, 2-wire electrical wiring.  Will be a few months to get things repaired to satisfaction, but no hurry.  Acorn saw a video on “how easy” it can be to cut cast iron pape, so now she totally feels confident the kitchen sink issues can also be fixed.  Hot damn.

Orphan goat kid #438 has totally adjusted to a bottle 2x a day.  NO clue why his momma died- figured she took a lick from another goat and had internal injuries. Goats do that… Plain red-top milk is all he needs, besides grazing with his herd. No need to buy livestock milk replacer.

Weather looking like it will be moders, full moon obscuring the green comet.  Acorn tried with the telescope to no avail.

Back to chores!

One thought on “Season 4, Episode #5~ 2023 Extracurricular Activities

  1. Way to go, MJ and sweetheart! Enjoy being able to do things rather than having to… like the earthquake in Turkey/Syria…7,000 dead so far… yoiks. Puts things in perspective – I won’t whine about having a gruesome cold anymore/ever. How can anyone help in the face of so much destruction?

    Shaky virtual hugs,


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