New episode airs Sunday morning, December 13, 2020! Blind Hog and Acorn enjoyed a lovely week of record high temperatures, got lots of outdoor chores done in the process. Sticks and limbs picked up, auto mechanic skills honed, experiments in the kitchen with tepache and homemade dog food (score a loss and a win).
Also, find out why you should never by chickens in the dark- you won’t know what you paid for until the light of (the next) day… Ha!
Acorn goes into detail about meningeal worms. Seems old Bonehead has contracted them. Bonehead is comfortable, eating up a storm, but her legs won’t work as desired. Hopefully she will respond to the treatment.
New recording equipment used for this episode- let us know if you can tell a difference, good or bad. Feedback from listeners is always welcomed!
Blind Hog and Acorn checked the Old Farmers’ Almanac and today is the optimal day for weaning livestock, with the least amount of stress and fuss. Podcast episode #29 will be released 12/6/202!
It was also a most unusually nice afternoon, so it was hard to pass up an opportunity to sit in the sun for a bit.
Turkey stock canned, experimental turkey pastrami a success, calves separated, goats combined- does not sound like a busy week but you know what? Even a couple farmers can have a nice slow week for a change!
Another rainy Saturday, two in a row? Crazy! Just in time too as Blind Hog and Acorn finished off with the new ditch at the old goat barn. Drain laid, gravel dumped and cross drive trench dug/piped/filled. Done! AND, water is officially draining out of the pipe. Episode #27 releases 11/22/2020…
Blind Hog and Acorn went to the Big City and shopped as if they don’t want to go back for a couple months- they might not want to! Staples were purchased; pantry and larder are groaning. All is good, especially in the mincemeat department… Corned beef turned out super good, and pastrami even better…
Acorn earned an advanced plumbing merit badge with the kitchen faucet- now to see if her skills extend to the clothes washer which is acting up. At this writing, no more water was leaking onto the floor.
Fun Fact- you never, ever want a skunk to spray your car. The paint and finish will not recover..
Blind Hog and Acorn have a few minutes on the porch during strong winds. It was a lovely day, just BLUSTERY! Episode #22 goes live October 18th.
Garden is changing over from summer garden to winter garden, the old goat barn gets yet MORE repair work.
Pi finally calved, a bit later than the rest. Her heifer’s name is Ram. There is a Bible story in there, brought to you by the Badger.
Acorn has always wanted a dress form and found one, cheap! Some taping, bracing, padding and voila! Body Double! Blind Hog found a use for hurricane truss ties we have had for upteen years, ditto with the Acorn and her old thermal underwear… “See, we knew they would come in handy!”