Episode #10~ Blind Hog Takes a Break

This has been a killer week on the farm- working the goats (did a headcount and we have 100 exactly) more about THAT on the next podcast, weeding the garden, planting the Fall veggies, canning, cutting firewood. ALL THE CHORES! Blind Hog came in for a break and Acorn set him down at the microphone.Continue reading “Episode #10~ Blind Hog Takes a Break”

Episode #9~ Bread and Honey

Acorn wants YOU to bake your own bread- sourdough bread to be exact and yes- it is just that easy. Think of it as a science experiment! No yeast is needed- just flour, water, salt and your sourdough starter. Here is Chef Roland’s recipe for catching your own wild sourdough starter, well-loved and stained fromContinue reading “Episode #9~ Bread and Honey”

Episode #8~ Milk Bath

The usual morning routine takes a spill, but Acorn did not cry over it. Find out everything you needed to know about skyr and yogurt, the names of the three Norse Fates, and more! The kimchi turned out great, as well as a few other pantry projects. Summer’s heat is upon the farm and theContinue reading “Episode #8~ Milk Bath”

Episode #7~ About the Goats

The 21 day-long drought is about to break, Saraha dust and all. Acorn tells about the goats and the particulars of “working the kids.” Find out how kids are managed and what happens when livestock misbehave. Acorn will also talk about exotic delights- like elderflower cordial and syrup, and the joy of growing pineapples.

Episode #6~ Geology and Gardening

What is the deal with rain this year? From deluge to drought! You too can become a savvy “rain measurer person,” keeping track of precip down to the hundreth of an inch! Become a volunteer with CoCoRAHS! Send in your precipitation measurements! Join here: https://www.cocorahs.org/Application.aspx Visit with Acorn as she gives her version of theContinue reading “Episode #6~ Geology and Gardening”

Episode #5~ Midsommar and Hay Envy

Neighbor Herman is putting up hay and Blind Hog and Acorn will buy all he will bale. Find out about haying, grass, grazing and everything that can go wrong. Blind Hog and Acorn know first hand. Acorn will also talk about her annual wildflower outing that she does on Midsommar’s Day. The following were foundContinue reading “Episode #5~ Midsommar and Hay Envy”

Episode #4~ Fred and Ethel, Varmints and Sam (with snakes!)

If you are squeamish about snakes, you may be happy that this is a virtual farm visit!  (All the snake pictures are at the end of this post- you are welcome, Kate.) The Acorn got all riled up this morning when she went into the garden and found destruction. Join Blind Hog and Acorn andContinue reading “Episode #4~ Fred and Ethel, Varmints and Sam (with snakes!)”

Episode #3~ Of Idioms and Euphemisms

Where did the saying “Even a blind hog picks up an acorn every now and then” come from? Inquiring minds want to know. Also, how do euphemisms describe life, and death, on the farm? Finally, Acorn will ask where do you get your food, and just how comfortable or close do you want to getContinue reading “Episode #3~ Of Idioms and Euphemisms”

Episode #2~ Part Two of the Great Move to Missouri

Join Blind Hog and Acorn as Acorn picks up the cliffhanger of the previous episode- just like the Beverly Hillbillies, they had everything stacked and packed as they headed West- what could possibly go wrong?

Episode #1~ Welcome to Blind Hog and Acorn

Welcome to the first podcast from Blind Hog and Acorn- find out what brought the Blind Hog, Acorn and their daughter The Badger from Fredericksburg, VA to the Ozarks of Missouri- literally, out in the middle of nowhere.