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…”
Blind Hog and Acorn finish off their talk from last week about things to think about when you start up a farm, discuss predators that might be lurking about, firewood in the stacks, and ways to use surplus veggies. What did Acorn put in the dehydrator this time?
Blind Hog and Acorn sit on the porch and record “en plein air” with the new shotgun/cardioid mic on the smartphone. Surprise! It worked out quite well. Even recorded in stereo! Bullets from the episode on “helpful hints for starting a farm”: Start as debt free as you can Look into apprentice and internship opportunitiesContinue reading “Episode #16~ So You Want to Farm?”
Big winds Saturday blew down the sunflowers- most 10-12′ tall! Acorn looked them over, might be able to dry on out if hung in the workshop. Blind Hog and Acorn sorted through old boxes of books and found some unwanted lurkers- lots of Fun Facts about these critters- probably more than you want to know!Continue reading “Episode #15~ Old Things and New Skills”
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.
What is the deal with rain this year? From deluge to drought! You too can become a savvy “rain measurer person,” keeping track of precip down to the hundreth of an inch! Become a volunteer with CoCoRAHS! Send in your precipitation measurements! Join here: https://www.cocorahs.org/Application.aspx Visit with Acorn as she gives her version of theContinue reading “Episode #6~ Geology and Gardening”
Neighbor Herman is putting up hay and Blind Hog and Acorn will buy all he will bale. Find out about haying, grass, grazing and everything that can go wrong. Blind Hog and Acorn know first hand. Acorn will also talk about her annual wildflower outing that she does on Midsommar’s Day. The following were foundContinue reading “Episode #5~ Midsommar and Hay Envy”