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

Fred and Ethel

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 and learn fun facts about some of the Varmints of the Ozarks, find out who Fred and Ethel are, and all about Sam’s sordid past.

Fred and Ethel in the garden…

Sam, with “the tongs”

Sunday morning guest

Acorn is 5’7″, look at all the kinks in the snake!

Aaaaand another big black rat snake removed from the chicken coop…

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 get to the source? People have picked out lobsters from tanks at restaurants for years, but could you look your burger in the eye?

Acorn, Hammer and her calf, about a decade ago.
Hammer, much older.

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

Taking a break during the 2 day drive…

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?

The Badger and Blind Hog unloading

Episode #1~ Welcome to Blind Hog and Acorn

Middle of where???

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.

Blind Hog stuffing in “just one more thing” before closing the doors…

Intermodal container all loaded and ready to roll…

Podcasts are here, well… Almost!

Acorn has been writing and recording the podcasts and she will tell you, it is harder than it seems. Listening to your own recorded voice can be a shock- lol.

Blind Hog and Acorn have signed up with a postcast hosting service (Buzzsprout) and are in the process of adding our podcast to directories such as Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Pandora and so on has begun. This process can take anywhere from 24 hrs to two weeks.

Hang in there and we will announce when episodes are live on all the major podcast platforms. Exciting Times!

Podcasts are coming!

As soon as the particulars are completed, Blind Hog and Acorn will be airing weekly podcasts. Acorn (me) will talk about life on the farm, cooking, nature- whatever.. Hopefully you will have a nice relaxing break from the world and current events and we will both learn some new things, just as “even a blind hog picks up an acorn every now and then!”

Look for our podcast in Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Pandora- or wherever else you get your audio enjoyment. Please, once we have our episodes uploaded and live, don’t forget to subscribe and give us a rating!