Season 3, Episode #16~ Safety First!

Has been an interesting few weeks to say the least.  Blind Hog and Acorn have been doing all the things, and with Acorn seemingly taking off (literally) every 5 -7 days, no wonder the garden is behind! Good news is that the tomatoes and eggplants are out, cabbage, onions, broccoli etc all doing well.  EvenContinue reading “Season 3, Episode #16~ Safety First!”

Season 3, Episode #15~ What Day is It?

Acorn has made four trips to Florida since February, and with only two nights at home between trips #3 and 4, she is more than a bit unsure of the calendar. But alas, farm life is definitely a routine that provides muscle memory, and back into the usual tasks she went. Apple trees are loadedContinue reading “Season 3, Episode #15~ What Day is It?”

Season 3, Episode #14~ Spring Chores

A dawn redwood on the farm? Creep feeder for the goat kids? Sounds like Blind Hog and Acorn are having too much fun! First rhubarb of the season has been picked, Ethel has 10 eggs in her nest. How many more will she lay before she decides to settle down on them? Here is theContinue reading “Season 3, Episode #14~ Spring Chores”

Season 3, Episode #13~ Acorn Returns

Yes, Acorn was called away again due to family needs and Blind Hog held the conn with Sam. Meanwhile the livestock scale worked, then didn’t, then got fixed. Plans made for geese, cows, garden, goats. A delicious loaf of Icelandic rye bread, baked for 12 hrs is sampled. Perfect during the crazy weather when MotherContinue reading “Season 3, Episode #13~ Acorn Returns”

Season 3, Episode #11~ Farm Mechanics and Pasture Management

A productive week on the farm~ Blind Hog and Acorn repaired the F350’s tie rod ends. Was the picture perfect set up of a 20 yr old truck up on jack stands in the front yard. Once the pair of farmers got started, it was “just that easy.” Road Commissioner has promised to send aContinue reading “Season 3, Episode #11~ Farm Mechanics and Pasture Management”

Season 3, Episode #10~ Kids-a-Poppin’

34 commercial kids born Monday through Friday. Sired by the same buck, they are all white- quick eartagging and notes help tell kids apart when things get confusing in the barn! Snow storm pretty much missed the farm- just had some flurries yesterday but not “inches of accumulation.” Works for Acorn. The tie rod onContinue reading “Season 3, Episode #10~ Kids-a-Poppin’”

Season 3, Episode #8~ Sleety Sleet Sleet

Sleet covers the ground, but it is beginning to thaw.  Thank goodness for ice cleats! Commercial goats have held off kidding (so far) during these single digit wind chills and icy weather. Dairy goats, kids and Irish Dexters are all managing well enough. Time to begin trapping the barn kitties and get them spayed/neutered.  Actually,Continue reading “Season 3, Episode #8~ Sleety Sleet Sleet”

Season 3, Episode #6~ Acorn Leaves for a Week

Blind Hog got to do all the chores by himself for a whole week, timed perfectly with The Big Snow  while Acorn was down in Florida!  Florida??!! Not exactly a vacation but a “rescue” of sorts- getting her dad out of ICU and into hospice where he was able to have a peaceful end. ItContinue reading “Season 3, Episode #6~ Acorn Leaves for a Week”

Season3, Episode #5~ End of January Already (??!!)

Four dairy does with a set of twins each- lovely!  Other than the first set of twins born during single digits, the others did very well, save for the last kid who had a front leg pointed the wrong way- Call the Midwife! Grazing changes made, hay is moving out of the barn very slowlyContinue reading “Season3, Episode #5~ End of January Already (??!!)”

Season 3, Episode #4~ Kidding Begins!

Slow week on the farm- cold weather blew in and our farmers spent most of the time indoors. Verdandi did kick off the kidding season with a set of twins- born at dawn when the temps were 0°F. Oy!  One kid was chilled so much that it would not stand, but an hour inside withContinue reading “Season 3, Episode #4~ Kidding Begins!”