Season 2, Episode #16~ Chicks-r-Hatching!

Dropping Sunday morning- the latest podcast! What is that racket you ask? PEEPS!!! Chicks have begun to hatch; geese, fingers crossed, should begin pipping next week. Blind Hog spent time on the Massey Ferguson, clipping yet another paddock. He even went to the East Field and cut up that dead tree that had fallen onContinue reading “Season 2, Episode #16~ Chicks-r-Hatching!”

Season 2, Episode 15~ Bread Labor

Blind Hog and Acorn have been busy busy- composting, gardening, lighting, welding … Even if it means eating a big lunch then falling promptly to sleep for 90 minutes… Garden is in the process of being planted, kidding has about ended. Had to make a run for conduit so acorn could have hoops to supportContinue reading “Season 2, Episode 15~ Bread Labor”

Season 2, Episode #14~ Driving Home from Tractor Supply

Of course, when you check the air in one tire you automatically want to check the air in ALL the tires, right?  Well, maybe wrong- especially if you are checking air in fluid-filled tires and the valve has corroded.  Acorn found this out the hard way and long story short, a tractor tire valve hadContinue reading “Season 2, Episode #14~ Driving Home from Tractor Supply”

Season 2, Episode #13~ Hatching Big Plans

Sunday’s podcast tells how Acorn is incubating all sorts of ideas to make farm dollars, literally and figuratively.  14 goose eggs are in an incubator, and 2 doz chicken eggs to go into the other. Plus, pending goat and heifer sales, let the good times roll! Blind Hog continues progress working on the wall sculptureContinue reading “Season 2, Episode #13~ Hatching Big Plans”

Season 2, Episode #12~ Vernal Equinox

Podcast dropping 3/21/2021: First day of spring on the farm and how cold was it???  23F!!! Crazy!  Good news is that it will be warmer next couple weeks, so that will be helpful for the new baby goats- up to 41 total now- is a field of popping white kidlets out in the field. BlindContinue reading “Season 2, Episode #12~ Vernal Equinox”

Season 2, Episode #11~ Kids-a-Poppin!

Acorn has been dusting off her caprine midwifery skills, Blind Hog has been Master Electrician.  As of now, 21 kids on the ground! Episode 11 airs Sunday morning, 3/14! Pi Day! Bottle kids are cute, but not desired. They wrap around your ankles worse than cats.  A set of 3 lb twins born- will seeContinue reading “Season 2, Episode #11~ Kids-a-Poppin!”

Season 2, Episode #10~ Old Fawn Kicks off the Next Kidding Cycle

Let the pigeons fly! 2021 Kidding, Round 2 has begun! Old Fawn, 10 yrs old popped out twins. What more did Blind Hog and Acorn get up to this week? The usual chores, plus plumbing and electric repairs. Weather is nice, but it turned out all the crazies in the Big City. Lawdy- all theContinue reading “Season 2, Episode #10~ Old Fawn Kicks off the Next Kidding Cycle”

Season 2, Episode #9~ Sapped Out

The sap run was short and sweet!  Acorn figures it was actually a false run, brought on by the Polar Vortex.  Two weeks of below freezing temps forced the sap back down, and when the temps warmed up, up came the sap.  Good enough for two quarts total of finished syrup.  Impressive, especially if youContinue reading “Season 2, Episode #9~ Sapped Out”

Season 2, Episode #8~ The Light at the End of the Tunnel

The Polar Vortex is winding down, cold air receding, and temps actually creeping above freezing. Hot Damn! (Episode #8 goes live 2/21!) Blind Hog and Acorn have continued to soldier on- feeding the livestock, waiting for baby goats- expected and unexpected. Fortunate for running water and electricity, however plans are in the works for “yetContinue reading “Season 2, Episode #8~ The Light at the End of the Tunnel”

Season 2m Episode #7~ Ohm’s Law, i.e. Resistance is Futile…

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.Continue reading “Season 2m Episode #7~ Ohm’s Law, i.e. Resistance is Futile…”