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 #36~ Hurrah for Cell Phone Signal Improvements!

Has been a week of home electronic installation as Blind Hog and Acorn received and installed the new cell phone booster kit and yes, the big test of improved signal reception is apparent- the podcast episode loaded up before this first paragraph was completed!  BOOM!  Just like that! Besides putting up a new 6′ mastContinue reading “Season 3, Episode #36~ Hurrah for Cell Phone Signal Improvements!”

Season 3, Episode #31~Prepping for Holiday

10,000+ steps on Acorn’s Fitbit and she has not really left the house- all that spinning around in circles!  Blind Hog did the pasture walks, mowed the grass, refilled mineral feeders, moved the goats, tended the laying hens. Geese are watching over the pullets. Chores winding down for the day- beans to snap and thenContinue reading “Season 3, Episode #31~Prepping for Holiday”

Season 3, Episode #28~ Back on the Roof

The good news is that the farm received rain, bad news is that there are still a couple leaky spots on the roof but hopefully Blind Hog and Acorn are getting them figured out. A few more forays onto the sheet metal might be needed, but they will see how the next rain is handled.Continue reading “Season 3, Episode #28~ Back on the Roof”

Season 3, Episode #21~ Company is Coming!

Blind Hog and Acorn have a most excellent reason for cleaning up the house and grounds- COMPANY IS COMING! Good friends from Baton Rouge on a road trip with a stop at SteelMeadow. Otherwise, the garden is all planted, irrigation lines reset and all is good out there. Yummy things have been baked (rhubarb pieContinue reading “Season 3, Episode #21~ Company is Coming!”

Season 3, Episode #20~ Summer is Coming

National Weather Service forecast for the next two weeks will be above average temps and below average rain. WAY above and WAY below… Blind Hog and Acorn are not amused. Calves are selling, goats are grazing and the bees need to be worked. Blind Hog changed the oil in the big Mahindra, Acorn tended theContinue reading “Season 3, Episode #20~ Summer is Coming”

Season 3, Episode #19~ The Last Calf

Calpurnia has had her last calf, which will in turn be the last to be born on the farm.  No more breeding cows, these last three geriatric girls have earned their retirement. Chores have been done, fruit is ripening on the trees, and four bouncy calves grace the paddocks. First batch of kids went toContinue reading “Season 3, Episode #19~ The Last Calf”

Season 3, Episode #18~ All the live long day…

Working working working…  Blind Hog and Acorn have been earning their bread labor since the rains decided to stop.  Full days outside working in the garden, brush hogging the fields. sorting goats, moving goslings around. Days being longer just means they just keep going… Lupine had her final calf, and after watching her push aContinue reading “Season 3, Episode #18~ All the live long day…”

Season 3, Episode #17~ Lil’ Honkers

Fred and Ethel are at their new home north of Springfield and Blind Hog and Acorn drove to Kansas to pick up six Cotton Patch geese/goslings. Much excitement, cannot wait to see how these goslings grow! On top of that gardening, milking, blood moons, a new calf, and pasture maintenance have pretty much been theContinue reading “Season 3, Episode #17~ Lil’ Honkers”

Season 3, Episode #15~ What Day is It?

Acorn has made four trips to Florida since February, and with only two nights at home between trips #3 and 4, she is more than a bit unsure of the calendar. But alas, farm life is definitely a routine that provides muscle memory, and back into the usual tasks she went. Apple trees are loadedContinue reading “Season 3, Episode #15~ What Day is It?”