Season 4, Episode #21~ Clipping the Fields and a Sky Burial…

Seed heads getting clipped of the fescue, fields are 2/3 done, if not a smidge more. Old Pi, our oldest cow, died and got toted with as much ceremony as the farmers could muster, up to the Upper 40 to be laid out on the glade. She was a very good cow who was notContinue reading “Season 4, Episode #21~ Clipping the Fields and a Sky Burial…”

Season 4, Episode #20~ Perfect Weather

If only the weather could last longer as it is…  Highs near 70F, lows nice and cool enough to sleep with the windows open and needing a bit of blanket.. Geese and goat kids are growing, garden is putting out asparagus.  Apple trees got a pruning so Blind Hog can ride the new mower underContinue reading “Season 4, Episode #20~ Perfect Weather”

Season 4, Episode #19~ Mower Ins and Outs

Blind Hog and Acorn started off the week by getting a really good deal on a battery powered riding mower, saving $2K off list price, only to find out that yes- it did have a serious problem and so they got it back to Tractor Supply within 24 hrs (almost) for a refund.  Seems itContinue reading “Season 4, Episode #19~ Mower Ins and Outs”

Season 4, Episode #18~ Snakes on a Plane

What a fun week at the farm! Goslings hatching, new porch furniture, a porky pig sighting, goat milking in the mornings and whatever did Blind Hog and Acorn find in the clothes dryer blower fan but a pair of blue racers!  BTW- Acorn did check to see if they were on the trail of mice but there was notContinue reading “Season 4, Episode #18~ Snakes on a Plane”

Season 4, Episode #17~ Goslings…

The incubator hatch was so-so… A few duds that were iffy when candled and although four goslings hatched, one did not make it.  Acorn thinks the egg was too warm and thus a “preemie” pipped too early.  Them another gosling developed spraddle leg from the incubator’s “too slick” floor.  When the legs go out sideways,Continue reading “Season 4, Episode #17~ Goslings…”

Season 4, Episode #16~ Martins and Freeze Warnings…

Eight or more pairs of purple martins back and of course, a freeze alert and a week of sub-70’s in the days ahead… Blind Hog is still working on that big deadfall oak from the south woods that fell across the fenceline. Acorn is spinning around doing “goosey things…” Little honker hatched in the incubator,Continue reading “Season 4, Episode #16~ Martins and Freeze Warnings…”

Season 4, Episode #15~ Triplets!

The final kidding of the season happened and wouldn’t you know, TRIPLETS! Momma is a trained professional, and the three should do just fine. Lil’ Honkers are growing and took their first bath today- one was acting just like an adult goose in the water- head down, water up over the back and flapping of wings.Continue reading “Season 4, Episode #15~ Triplets!”

Season 4, Episode #14~ Springy Activities

Art museum visit– check… Redbuds blooming– check…Morels popping–  check…Martin gourds up–  check…28°F mornings (?)–  check… Springtime in the Ozarks! Blind Hog and Acorn have been doing the usual chores, extra work on the Springfield house, and even took a day off to visit the art museum in Bentonville.  Acorn is more than ready to do thatContinue reading “Season 4, Episode #14~ Springy Activities”

Season 4, Episode #13~ Gooses!!!

Alpha Goose sat on 9 eggs and 8 hatched.  The unhatched egg was a stink bomb, we see this.  Now to see if Bravo and Charlie gooses are ready to incubate their nests or were they just giving Acorn a cruel “April Fool’s” prank when she found both on their nests …  23 eggs inContinue reading “Season 4, Episode #13~ Gooses!!!”

Season 4, Episode #13~ After the Floods…

5.5+ inches of rain in 48 hours- THAT got the farm right soggy! Goose pens were flooded, needed trenching to divert the drainage but even better news?  The county road held! Blind Hog and Acorn had a productive week at the Springfield house, ready for appliances to be delivered.  They even took a couple daysContinue reading “Season 4, Episode #13~ After the Floods…”