Season 3, Episode #16~ Safety First!

Has been an interesting few weeks to say the least.  Blind Hog and Acorn have been doing all the things, and with Acorn seemingly taking off (literally) every 5 -7 days, no wonder the garden is behind! Good news is that the tomatoes and eggplants are out, cabbage, onions, broccoli etc all doing well.  EvenContinue reading “Season 3, Episode #16~ Safety First!”

Season 3, Episode #14~ Spring Chores

A dawn redwood on the farm? Creep feeder for the goat kids? Sounds like Blind Hog and Acorn are having too much fun! First rhubarb of the season has been picked, Ethel has 10 eggs in her nest. How many more will she lay before she decides to settle down on them? Here is theContinue reading “Season 3, Episode #14~ Spring Chores”

Season 3, Episode #10~ Kids-a-Poppin’

34 commercial kids born Monday through Friday. Sired by the same buck, they are all white- quick eartagging and notes help tell kids apart when things get confusing in the barn! Snow storm pretty much missed the farm- just had some flurries yesterday but not “inches of accumulation.” Works for Acorn. The tie rod onContinue reading “Season 3, Episode #10~ Kids-a-Poppin’”

Season 3, Episode #8~ Sleety Sleet Sleet

Sleet covers the ground, but it is beginning to thaw.  Thank goodness for ice cleats! Commercial goats have held off kidding (so far) during these single digit wind chills and icy weather. Dairy goats, kids and Irish Dexters are all managing well enough. Time to begin trapping the barn kitties and get them spayed/neutered.  Actually,Continue reading “Season 3, Episode #8~ Sleety Sleet Sleet”

Season 3, Episode #7~ Previews of Coming Attractions

Getting ready for more goat kids  and goose eggs! Fun on the farm! Blind Hog and Acorn missed the worst of the last winter storm that went through, almost 3″ of rain though.  They are not complaining.  Well, they are complaining about the county road and lack of maintenance…  But what else is new? AContinue reading “Season 3, Episode #7~ Previews of Coming Attractions”

Season 3, Episode #6~ Acorn Leaves for a Week

Blind Hog got to do all the chores by himself for a whole week, timed perfectly with The Big Snow  while Acorn was down in Florida!  Florida??!! Not exactly a vacation but a “rescue” of sorts- getting her dad out of ICU and into hospice where he was able to have a peaceful end. ItContinue reading “Season 3, Episode #6~ Acorn Leaves for a Week”

Season3, Episode #5~ End of January Already (??!!)

Four dairy does with a set of twins each- lovely!  Other than the first set of twins born during single digits, the others did very well, save for the last kid who had a front leg pointed the wrong way- Call the Midwife! Grazing changes made, hay is moving out of the barn very slowlyContinue reading “Season3, Episode #5~ End of January Already (??!!)”

Season 3, Episode #4~ Kidding Begins!

Slow week on the farm- cold weather blew in and our farmers spent most of the time indoors. Verdandi did kick off the kidding season with a set of twins- born at dawn when the temps were 0°F. Oy!  One kid was chilled so much that it would not stand, but an hour inside withContinue reading “Season 3, Episode #4~ Kidding Begins!”

Season 3, Episode #2~ Feeding Hay, Winter is Here.

Blind Hog and Acorn have to report that Winter is Back…  Fed out the first round bale of the season.  Cows and goats all tucked in for inclement weather, dairy barn prepped for upcoming kids. Of course- “Let’s kid goats in January…” Minor fence repair here, alleyway addition there.  Baking up goodies to keep theContinue reading “Season 3, Episode #2~ Feeding Hay, Winter is Here.”

Season 3, Episode #1~ Happy 2022!

Just when you hoped 2021 would be the end of the Dumpster Fire that was 2020, we get to recycle that New Year’s Wish for 2022! Blind Hog and Acorn spent the past week finishing up farm projects and chores in the unusually warm weather.  Buck shelter has a floor AND bedding, goats have hayContinue reading “Season 3, Episode #1~ Happy 2022!”