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?”
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”
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.
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”
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”
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!)”
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 getContinue reading “Episode #3~ Of Idioms and Euphemisms”
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?
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.