Episode #16~ So You Want to Farm?

Blind Hog and Acorn sit on the porch and record “en plein air” with the new shotgun/cardioid mic on the smartphone.  Surprise! It worked out quite well.  Even recorded in stereo! Bullets from the episode on “helpful hints for starting a farm”: Start as debt free as you can Look into apprentice and internship opportunitiesContinue reading “Episode #16~ So You Want to Farm?”

Episode #15~ Old Things and New Skills

Big winds Saturday blew down the sunflowers- most 10-12′ tall! Acorn looked them over, might be able to dry on out if hung in the workshop. Blind Hog and Acorn sorted through old boxes of books and found some unwanted lurkers- lots of Fun Facts about these critters- probably more than you want to know!Continue reading “Episode #15~ Old Things and New Skills”

Episode #12~ Middle of Summer

Lack of big rain has not hurt the elderberries too much, what has Acorn been doing with them? The goats were treated to the forage behind the house, temporarily fenced off for their dining pleasure… Blind Hog and Acorn hung the gutter on the porch and started a new project, which brought up memories ofContinue reading “Episode #12~ Middle of Summer”

Episode #11~ Jars, Jars, Jars

Acorn has been a canning fool! If it stays still long enough, she will plop it in a jar and pop a lid on! Garden bounty has been most wonderful and ratatouille has filled the shelves. Goats have been checked and dewormed if needed, cow herd now combined back into one group. The comet hasContinue reading “Episode #11~ Jars, Jars, Jars”

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 #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 #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.