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 #31~ Art and Astrophotography

Just a little farming done this week, as in “Bonehead is still alive and doing much better,” but also art and telescope magic. Episode #31 will become live at 5am on 12/20/2020. Blind Hog has a commission for a wall sculpture.  He has a lovely piece that he is cutting in half, making a freeContinue reading “Episode #31~ Art and Astrophotography”

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 #29~ Weaning Day

Blind Hog and Acorn checked the Old Farmers’ Almanac and today is the optimal day for weaning livestock, with the least amount of stress and fuss. Podcast episode #29 will be released 12/6/202! It was also a most unusually nice afternoon, so it was hard to pass up an opportunity to sit in the sunContinue reading “Episode #29~ Weaning Day”

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 #25~Barn Work, Dowsing Rods, and Super Nice Weather

Blind Hog and Acorn have not stopped- cleaning out the pig barn, ditching a drain line on the old goat barn. Blind Hog even had to use his dowsing rods to locate buried electric lines. Want to find out more? Take a listen! Sam will protect us from all kinds of intruders, even dried upContinue reading “Episode #25~Barn Work, Dowsing Rods, and Super Nice Weather”

Episode #24~ Acorn’s Rant and Trying to Find Your Happy Place

Acorn has been busy cleaning the house after RAIN finally fell from the sky.  She also goes on a bit of a rant- wondering why folks just won’t wear masks. So frustrating. Blind Hog has his work “cut out for him ” (pun intended) as a dead tree fell across the driveway, and thus heContinue reading “Episode #24~ Acorn’s Rant and Trying to Find Your Happy Place”

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”