Season 4, Episode #3~ Winter Returns

Snow and below average temperatures are on the way, Blind Hog and Acorn have hay chores to get done today- will be the first time in a month the Mahindra has been asked to work!  Will the tractor remember how to start?  Ha! Blind Hog and Acorn are thinking about the garden, upcoming appointments.  AcornContinue reading “Season 4, Episode #3~ Winter Returns”

Season 4, Episode #2~ Morning Chores

Yes yes, Acorn lost track of the days (again) and remembered to make the podcast again a day late- so it goes…  Blind Hog has since cleaned out the ash from the woodstove and it is fired up, Acorn has baked the promised muffins. Pretty quiet week- livestock of all kinds are content.  Goat kidsContinue reading “Season 4, Episode #2~ Morning Chores”

Season 4, Episode #1~ 2023 Off to a Great Start

Blind Hog and Acorn rang in the New Year as they usually do- sound asleep!  The past week has been full of farm chores and activities, even with sinus drainage… Goose pens completed, geese paired up and set in their new digs where they will stay, segregated from each other, until goslings are hatched. GoatContinue reading “Season 4, Episode #1~ 2023 Off to a Great Start”

Season 3, Episode #46~Happy New Year’s Eve

Goats are doing well and the old cows didn’t seem to be overly concerned. Dam got to spend a few nights inside and was a very good boy. Blind Hog and Acorn survived the near record lows followed by record highs as kidding continues. Seven more days for this first wave of kidding. Onwards toContinue reading “Season 3, Episode #46~Happy New Year’s Eve”

Season 3, Episode #45~ Polar Express on Christmas Eve

Blind Hog and Acorn got prepared for the winter storm a few days early- no shame there!  After 48+ hrs incarcerated in the dairy barn, goats have begin kidding. Acorn is a tired midwife. Dairy barn has been staying 10+ degrees warmer than outside.  Might not sound like much but when it -8F outside, beingContinue reading “Season 3, Episode #45~ Polar Express on Christmas Eve”

Season 3, Episode #44~ Goats will be Goats

Ain’t telling a goat what to do, that is for sure.  No kids yet! Blind Hog and Acorn are still making cold weather preparations.  Closed in the north gable end of the old goat barn- Acorn maintains she is NOT a hoarder, as that stack of old rusty sheet metal has come in handy for moreContinue reading “Season 3, Episode #44~ Goats will be Goats”

Season 3, Episode #43~ The Cows Came Home!

Took some finesse but the calves thought they would be tricksie and came home with the goats last Sunday- Acorn quickly closed a gate behind them, got them separated into the round pen and cheered!  Let the weaning begin!  Calpurnia, Lulu and Pi shuffled on down and over the next day.  After 5 days with noContinue reading “Season 3, Episode #43~ The Cows Came Home!”

Season 3, Episode #40~ Pre-Thanksgiving P(r)ep Talk

Prepping of many kinds at SteelMeadow Farm…  Cooking, baking, cleaning.  Getting all the little fiddly bits done.  Fruitcakes…  Cinnamon rolls… Turkey… Blind Hog’s firewood is no longer growing oyster mushrooms, those logs went into the woodstove.  Those logs were also very light, weight-wise, for their size. Guess the fungi have been taking care of that. Goats areContinue reading “Season 3, Episode #40~ Pre-Thanksgiving P(r)ep Talk”

Season 3, Episode #39~ Blind Hog has his Cake!

Busy enough week for Blind Hog and Acorn- cutting down dead trees for firewood, cleaning up the sewing room and culling through boxes and boxes of “stuffs…”  A carload of recycling and thrift store drop offs… And the wall of boxes and shelves is so neat and tidy… Blind Hog had a great 81st birthday,Continue reading “Season 3, Episode #39~ Blind Hog has his Cake!”

Season 3, Episode #37~ Preparing for Winter

Apologies for any repeated material from week to week, but when everyday is the same, it is easy to get days mixed up! Blind Hog and Acorn have been busy with farm chores, food preparation, canning, woodsplitting. Today’s pasture walk revealed the winter forecast via persimmon seeds (spoiler, it was a spoon = snow). Sam’sContinue reading “Season 3, Episode #37~ Preparing for Winter”