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…”

Season 2, Episode #24~ Sneaky Snakes

Weather has gone from “light jackets” to “turn on the a/c” in a matter of days… Acorn has had some run-ins with local snakes, one of which had got the goose off her nest and was in the process of eating an egg- all when they might be starting to hatch! (well, if there areContinue reading “Season 2, Episode #24~ Sneaky Snakes”

Season 2, Episode #23~ Mannish Water

Busy week on the farm PLUS a Farm Guest!  Dr. Frank Pinkerton, nigh on 93 yrs old, drove himself to Missouri to visit a goat farm in the making, speak at a conference/show/sale in Sedalia, as well as spend a few “leisurely days” here at the farm,  and yes- he did make it back homeContinue reading “Season 2, Episode #23~ Mannish Water”

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 #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””