Season 4, Episode #3~ Winter Returns

Snow and below average temperatures are on the way, Blind Hog and Acorn have hay chores to get done today- will be the first time in a month the Mahindra has been asked to work!  Will the tractor remember how to start?  Ha! Blind Hog and Acorn are thinking about the garden, upcoming appointments.  AcornContinue reading “Season 4, Episode #3~ Winter Returns”

Season 3, Episode #43~ The Cows Came Home!

Took some finesse but the calves thought they would be tricksie and came home with the goats last Sunday- Acorn quickly closed a gate behind them, got them separated into the round pen and cheered!  Let the weaning begin!  Calpurnia, Lulu and Pi shuffled on down and over the next day.  After 5 days with noContinue reading “Season 3, Episode #43~ The Cows Came Home!”

Season 3, Episode #42~ December Already!

Wellllllll, FIFA World Cup has certainly taken the attention of the farmers, and when the mornings are brisk, it is far too easy to toss another log on the fire and delay chores for just a wee bit longer… Cranberries have been processed, geese waddle around and still no goat kids yet. Cows and two calvesContinue reading “Season 3, Episode #42~ December Already!”

Season 3, Episode #41~ Stuffed with Stuffin’ and a Goooooooaaaaaallll!

The holiday week began with cleaning, cleaning and more cleaning.  A bit of cooking too, but nothing crazy- was just Blind Hog, Acorn and Baby Badger.  Turkey was cooked a week before, and the few sides were easy peasy. Usual chores continue.  Wire horse panels purchased and cut for the goose pens and barn doorContinue reading “Season 3, Episode #41~ Stuffed with Stuffin’ and a Goooooooaaaaaallll!”

Season 3, Episode #40~ Pre-Thanksgiving P(r)ep Talk

Prepping of many kinds at SteelMeadow Farm…  Cooking, baking, cleaning.  Getting all the little fiddly bits done.  Fruitcakes…  Cinnamon rolls… Turkey… Blind Hog’s firewood is no longer growing oyster mushrooms, those logs went into the woodstove.  Those logs were also very light, weight-wise, for their size. Guess the fungi have been taking care of that. Goats areContinue reading “Season 3, Episode #40~ Pre-Thanksgiving P(r)ep Talk”

Season 3, Episode #39~ Blind Hog has his Cake!

Busy enough week for Blind Hog and Acorn- cutting down dead trees for firewood, cleaning up the sewing room and culling through boxes and boxes of “stuffs…”  A carload of recycling and thrift store drop offs… And the wall of boxes and shelves is so neat and tidy… Blind Hog had a great 81st birthday,Continue reading “Season 3, Episode #39~ Blind Hog has his Cake!”

Season 3, Episode #37~ Preparing for Winter

Apologies for any repeated material from week to week, but when everyday is the same, it is easy to get days mixed up! Blind Hog and Acorn have been busy with farm chores, food preparation, canning, woodsplitting. Today’s pasture walk revealed the winter forecast via persimmon seeds (spoiler, it was a spoon = snow). Sam’sContinue reading “Season 3, Episode #37~ Preparing for Winter”

Season 3, Episode #33~ Road to Recovery and a Letter from Afar…

Blind Hog and Acorn are slogging along, one better than the other.  Farm chores wait for no one and things just chug chug chug. Happily, there is light at the end of the Covid Tunnel and both have been taking walks again in the morning, not like they are totally laid out flat… Canning upContinue reading “Season 3, Episode #33~ Road to Recovery and a Letter from Afar…”

Season 3, Episode #32~ Went on Vacation and All I got was this Lousy ‘Rona…

No- seriously, the week in the Rockies was FABULOUS!  Blind Hog and Acorn both lost like 5-6 lbs, crazy good hiking days and wonderful lodgings.  Airports were “interesting” to say the least.  Missed one connecting flight by minutes, but truly that only set the holiday back by 4 hours- big whoop.  At least the luggageContinue reading “Season 3, Episode #32~ Went on Vacation and All I got was this Lousy ‘Rona…”

Season 3 Episode #30~ Back to Chores!

What a wonderful time with The Goat Man and Brian!  Always fun to goof off and have fun with company. Frank got to look over the goats, see how the Savanna Goat Breed-up Plan was coming along, visited with some other goaty friends, and had a lovely time.  Well, Blind Hog and Acorn had aContinue reading “Season 3 Episode #30~ Back to Chores!”