Season 2, Episode #37~ So That is Where the Bees Went…

Ahh yes, the agony of the late summer swarm.  NOW Acorn knows where the bees came from when she saw them in the bee tree behind the mailbox a few weeks ago… Oh well, it happens. Blind Hog has had good luck with the tractors- Mahindra had a minor issue but neighbor Fred found theContinue reading “Season 2, Episode #37~ So That is Where the Bees Went…”

Season 2, Episode #36~ Labor Day Weekend

Acorn is getting ready to get on a plane, again, and go visit her Mum and Rumi in Houston.  Blind Hog and Sam once again will mind the conn. The past week has been full of the usual chores- laundry, gardening, canning and mowing.  Blind Hog clipped the “south field” so the goats can seeContinue reading “Season 2, Episode #36~ Labor Day Weekend”

Season 2, Episode #35~ Bona fide Railfans

Phew!  Whatta week!  Acorn returned back from a fun weekend in Florida with Dad and Joyce- hot winds, cool pool and  much relaxation for a tired farmer.  She had to jog between terminals to catch a connecting flight but hey- she and her luggage both made it! One day to ‘catch up” on chores, (namely-Continue reading “Season 2, Episode #35~ Bona fide Railfans”

Season 2, Episode #33~ 16 Tons, and Whattaya Get?

Hay is in the barn! 15.6 tons! Acorn can relax now! Was a wild time getting the hay to the barn, but nothing is as easy as it seems. Blind Hog thrives on excitement. Last of the market goats to the salebarn. Garden continues to put forth: Tried out the first of the Cornish crossContinue reading “Season 2, Episode #33~ 16 Tons, and Whattaya Get?”

Season 2, Episode #32~ Another Fun Week on the Farm

Broilers all processed and shrink bagged. New Goat Plan underway. Mechanic work completed on the F350 (still needs a bit of parking brake work) and the 17 yr old riding mower has been resurrected once again.  Garden, cows, goats; yada yada yada… Selling goats, buying goats and buying hay. What comes in, must go out.Continue reading “Season 2, Episode #32~ Another Fun Week on the Farm”

Season 2, Episode #31~ Acorn Made a List!

Yes, Acorn made a list of most of the things accomplished to talk about for the podcast. She did leave off filling 350 lbs of mineral mix into all the livestock feeders.  They had the mill put the mix in 25 lb bags instead of the 50 lb. bags Blind Hog was carrying when theContinue reading “Season 2, Episode #31~ Acorn Made a List!”

Season 2, Episode #29~ Not Complaining About the Summer Rains!

Blind Hog and Acorn got the wall sculpture delivered and installed. A bit of unusual farm work to say the least! Good news is that Glen and Becky are happy and the piece looks great in its new home. Now Acorn just needs to figure out the next chapter for the Great Farm Plan… RainsContinue reading “Season 2, Episode #29~ Not Complaining About the Summer Rains!”

Season 2, Episode #27~ Mr. Dillon! Mr. Dillon!

Blind Hog seems intent on injuring himself, this week it was a torn calf muscle. Oh well, “we see this…” Good news is that he is able to move about the cabin freely, albeit a bit slower than his usual. Swelling has gone down and he can bear weight on the injured leg. Tincture ofContinue reading “Season 2, Episode #27~ Mr. Dillon! Mr. Dillon!”

Season 2, Episode #26~ Whatta Saturday!

Blind Hog and Acorn capped off a fun-filled week by getting up early today to milk goats, pick 4 gallons of blueberries at a nearby berry farm, and then sort-load-drive a dozen goats to today’s livestock sale about 16 miles away. On top of that- the high heat, humidity and intermittent rain showers made forContinue reading “Season 2, Episode #26~ Whatta Saturday!”

Season 2, Episode #25~ Working Calves and Kids…

Triple digit heat indices, Blind Hog and Acorn have been sweatin’ fools. Calves got “worked”, goat kids separated from their mommas. Garden is string trimmed, wild black raspberries picked. Elderflowers have been plucked and stuffed into gallon jars to make “St. Germaine” cordial- recipe on the new farm website! Broiler chicks are something new- readyContinue reading “Season 2, Episode #25~ Working Calves and Kids…”