Episode #23~ Selling Goats and Cooking Pumpkins

Today was the day to take the buck kids to market and the dairy buck also went to a new home where he will meet new Alpine dairy queens to call his own.  “Win-win,”  Acorn says. Blind Hog pulled out another rotted post from the old goat barn, he and Acorn will put in theContinue reading “Episode #23~ Selling Goats and Cooking Pumpkins”

Episode #22~ Red Flag Winds, “We are NOT Hoarders,” and Calving Magic”

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. Continue reading “Episode #22~ Red Flag Winds, “We are NOT Hoarders,” and Calving Magic””

Episode #21~ Coffee Chat and Barn Repair Planning

On this dark morning, Acorn begins the podcast and is joined by the Blind Hog, coffee in hand. Has been a busy week doing barn repairs, and so much more to do. Mars makes a nice appearance. Strawberries and raspberries also giving us a lovely red “end of the season” treat.

Episode #20~ A Week in Review

Blind Hog and Acorn sit on the porch while Sam has his supper and discuss the past week’s work. Acorn is not sure how many goat kids are running about, and Blind Hog was reminded to check the almanac before digging- taking note of the phases of the moon specifically! Acorn also “virtually attended” aContinue reading “Episode #20~ A Week in Review”

Episode #17~ Wrapping Up “So You Want to Start a Farm.”

Blind Hog and Acorn finish off their talk from last week about things to think about when you start up a farm, discuss predators that might be lurking about, firewood in the stacks, and ways to use surplus veggies.  What did Acorn put in the dehydrator this time?

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 #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 #5~ Midsommar and Hay Envy

Neighbor Herman is putting up hay and Blind Hog and Acorn will buy all he will bale. Find out about haying, grass, grazing and everything that can go wrong. Blind Hog and Acorn know first hand. Acorn will also talk about her annual wildflower outing that she does on Midsommar’s Day. The following were foundContinue reading “Episode #5~ Midsommar and Hay Envy”