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!
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”
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”
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”
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””
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…”
Lack of big rain has not hurt the elderberries too much, what has Acorn been doing with them? The goats were treated to the forage behind the house, temporarily fenced off for their dining pleasure… Blind Hog and Acorn hung the gutter on the porch and started a new project, which brought up memories ofContinue reading “Episode #12~ Middle of Summer”
Acorn has been a canning fool! If it stays still long enough, she will plop it in a jar and pop a lid on! Garden bounty has been most wonderful and ratatouille has filled the shelves. Goats have been checked and dewormed if needed, cow herd now combined back into one group. The comet hasContinue reading “Episode #11~ Jars, Jars, Jars”
Acorn wants YOU to bake your own bread- sourdough bread to be exact and yes- it is just that easy. Think of it as a science experiment! No yeast is needed- just flour, water, salt and your sourdough starter. Here is Chef Roland’s recipe for catching your own wild sourdough starter, well-loved and stained fromContinue reading “Episode #9~ Bread and Honey”
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.