Season 2, Episode #3~ Winter Chores and Good Eating!

Episode #3 is going live 1/17/2021: Winter chores mean feeding hay, bringing in firewood and baking yummy treats. How about some Icelandic gingersnaps ( recipe here) and a big batch of elderberry fire cider (recipe here)… And that rooster we processed? 3 meals and 7 pints of chicken stock. All from one bird. Excellent!

Episode #30~ Halycon Days are Over, Winter is Coming

New episode airs Sunday morning, December 13, 2020! Blind Hog and Acorn enjoyed a lovely week of record high temperatures, got lots of outdoor chores done in the process.  Sticks and limbs picked up, auto mechanic skills honed, experiments in the kitchen with tepache and homemade dog food (score a loss and a win). Also,Continue reading “Episode #30~ Halycon Days are Over, Winter is Coming”

Episode #28~ No Rest for the Weary, or How to Burn Off that Mincemeat Tart

All EpisodesDeleteEdit Episode #28~ No Rest for the Weary, or How to Burn off the Mincemeat Tart Posting live Sunday Nov 29th- Thanksgiving has come and gone, Blind Hog and Acorn took advantage of some nice days to get YET MORE CHORES done. Wood got split, food got cooked, and we ate  ate ate.  BadgerContinue reading “Episode #28~ No Rest for the Weary, or How to Burn Off that Mincemeat Tart”

Episode #27~ Shopping for the Long Winter, Yet More Barn Work, Acorn Does Repairs and Makes Corned Beef

Another rainy Saturday, two in a row?  Crazy!  Just in time too as Blind Hog and Acorn finished off with the new ditch at the old goat barn.  Drain laid, gravel dumped and cross drive trench dug/piped/filled.  Done!  AND, water is officially draining out of the pipe. Episode #27 releases 11/22/2020… Blind Hog and AcornContinue reading “Episode #27~ Shopping for the Long Winter, Yet More Barn Work, Acorn Does Repairs and Makes Corned Beef”

Episode #26~ A Rainy Day and Time for Ice Cream

Blind Hog and Acorn had enough to keep them busy this week but today it is raining, so they get a bit of a break. Episode #26 goes live Sunday morning, 11/15/2020. Blind Hog had a birthday and will be eating cake all week long, hence the need for some vanilla ice cream.  Acorn hasContinue reading “Episode #26~ A Rainy Day and Time for Ice Cream”

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 #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 #18~ It’s All Good…

Acorn thought she would be super tricksie and record an episode with Blind Hog and the Badger at lunch, only to later find that the recording was full of buzzes, snaps and feedback.  Nope!  So, Acorn sat down and did an off-the-cuff episode, best laid plans and all. Maybe next time. Gutters are up onContinue reading “Episode #18~ It’s All Good…”

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?”