Season 2, Episode #52

Blind Hog and Acorn are STILL taking advantage of the record warm temperatures- they built six new goat feeders from old ones.  Muy bueno!



Other than that, and rearranging a round pen that was inside the alleyway, that has kept our intrepid farmers out of trouble.

Time to sit back with something decadent and enjoy some Christmas Cheer!  Talk to you next year!

XXOO Blind Hog and Acorn

Season 2, Episode #52~ Happy Holidays!

Blind Hog and Acorn are STILL taking advantage of the record warm temperatures- they built six new goat feeders from old ones.  Muy bueno!


Other than that, and rearranging a round pen that was inside the alleyway, that has kept our intrepid farmers out of trouble.

Time to sit back with something decadent and enjoy some Christmas Cheer!  Talk to you next year!

XXOO Blind Hog and Acorn

Season 2, Episode #51~ KC and the Sunshine

Phew!  A busy and fun week for the intrepid farmers.  Blind Hog and Acorn completed a few more projects and even managed a day in KC!  The Kemper Museum! The Nelson Atkins! IKEA too!

Weather was sunny and nice for the trip and the next day? Almost 3″ of glorious rain. The pastures (and livestock) are loving it.

Season 2 Episode #50~ All Clean

Blind Hog and Acorn finally FINALLY got the goat barns mucked out, clean and ready for winter/January kidding.  Phew!

Only took one front tire repair on the Mahindra and removal of up-teen front end loaders of piled up “residue” raked up from the barns to get the job done.  Much better now, even though the pictures might not look that nice.

Cows are enjoying their new grazing paddock since we moved them over last Sunday.  Goats have a paddock all to themselves. Ruminant Heaven!

Season 2, Episode #49~More Fencing Fun with Record High Temps!

Phew!  Blind Hog and Acorn have been working like dogs…  Tearing down the Murphy bed that Blind Hog built super well, i.e he glued the joints, to working in the west field in preparation for winter grazing.  All the walking back and forth along the fence lines.

A bit of baking first thing this morning- bread and English muffins.

Sam is enjoying his new dog bed- the memory foam mattress topper off the double-size mattress that went to the landfill.  Cut it up into 4 sections, stacked it, and voila- Dog Bed from Heaven.

Goats are all now in one big group- the girls should all be bred by now.  If Lil’ Frank did not fulfill his duties, then Goat Man Special has 10 new does to cover.

Weird weather- record high temps- is just crazy…

Two winners- the most excellent fence stretcher and the watermelon Blind Hog found outside the garden today…

Season 2, Episode #48~ Post-Thanksgiving

Blind Hog and Acorn had a full house the past week, and seven at the table for Thanksgiving! Visitors from Alberta, Canada and Texas, along with Badger and her beau for the holiday feasting.

Trips to see a couple goat ranches as well as a trip to Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.

Acorn is happy with a clean house and fridge full of leftovers. Blind Hog already planning the next projects. Weather is going to be mild so that cannot be beat. End of November already? This is just crazy!

Season 2, Episode #47~ Thanksgiving Cleaning

Now that the 200′ underground electric project is competed and 220v is surging from the power pole to the new breaker box in the old goat barn, Blind Hog and Acorn have put their attention to domestic chores- cleaning the house in anticipation of out of state/country guests!

Sam checks out the filled trench

Yes, Old Frank is returning and this time Brain and Kate from Alberta, Canada will be with him. House needs to be tidied up, and that is all that is going to be said here about that.

Acorn is planning a simple Thanksgiving dinner- “just the facts, Ma’am…” Cranberry sauce was made ahead of time and canned into pint jars. Acorn will continue this trend, prepping as much ahead of time as possible.

Blind Hog has been Mr. Helpful and things should be all ready to roll when guest arrive Monday afternoon. Yeee haw!

Season 2, Episode #46~ Blind Hog has a Birthday, Acorn has a Cold…

A very busy week on the farm and nothing will stop the busy farmers… Not even sinus colds or 80th birthdays…

Blind Hog has the deed done; electric is in the conduit and in the nice trench, already hooked up to the main power box as well as the new breaker box in the old goat barn. Acorn has been a snotty thing, but has also been quite busy. Almost 40 new trees planted all around the yard- long leaf pine, Norway spruce, witch hazels and bald cypress.

Now to fill in the trench, complete the transition from 110V power supple to 220V but the farmers can do it. Gallons of chicken soup, full of “vit-ah-minns” and loaded with garlic, jalapenos and everything else from the fridge have been consumed and Acorn stewed those two roosters today- more soup to be made for tomorrow!

Acorn finally made the covers for the round bale feeders. Did not take any time at all, plus Sam was a big helper…

Season 2, Episode #45~ Trenching in the 220V Line

All the fun trenching in yet another new underground line, but this time a 220V from the power pole to the old goat barn. Blind Hog is more than halfway there. Good weather ahead too! If you want to see the video Acorn made with her singing the silly song, check out their Facebook Page for Blind Hog and Acorn.

Four mornings of starting temps in the low to mid 20’s. Will be pushing 70° by mid week they say, just in time for Blind Hog’s birthday.

Acorn found another good iron bit on walkies this morning. Guess you can call that “Antiques Road Show…” In a literal sense… Seeing how the gravel road has been in use for over 100 years, no telling how much iron is in there…

Season 2, Episode #44~Possible Aurora Tonight???

Blind Hog and Acorn have been doing all the usuals- moving the herd, got the last pasture clipped after grazing. Even picking up 8.44″ of rain for the month of October! Crazy!

Bees have been getting a bit of thick syrup to top their stores off for the winter. Garden has been cleaned of all eggplants, peppers, and tomatoes. Hard frost is on the way next week.

Acorn skewered one of those Cornish Cross chickens on the rotisserie for lunch… Delicious. Thanksgiving around the corner and the farmers are going to be having company- goat folk on a vagabond route. Frank, Brian and Kate will land at the farm for a week of f-u-n… Looking forward to it!

Will Blind Hog and Acorn see the Northern Lights tonight? They will certainly give it a shot, even if it means walking out to the hay barn at 11pm…