Season 2, Episode #41~ Not Bad, Not Bad…

-Garlic is popping up after a couple weeks post-planting. -A couple heifers are on their way to Kentucky.   -Log splitter quit but was easily repaired by neighbor mechanic Fred (float needle was fouled) and Blind Hog was able to get back into action.  -A bit of rain fell as well,  2 -1/2″ so farContinue reading “Season 2, Episode #41~ Not Bad, Not Bad…”

Season 2, Episode #40~A Long Week…

Has it truly just been a week since Blind Hog and Acorn went to the art museum?   Sheesh! Since then, the eight felines have arrived on the farm.  Kittens and cats in three barns.  Grow kitties grow, and take care of the rodents! Blind Hog has been clipping fields, splitting firewood.  Even hoisted AcornContinue reading “Season 2, Episode #40~A Long Week…”

Season 2, Episode #39~Culture Day!

After a busy week of YET MORE FARM CHORES, Blind Hog and Acorn picked up the Badger in Springfield fora 2 hr drive to Arkansas- destination? The Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art! Their 10th birthday retrospective with “collections” as the theme- was very well done. After looking at arts, lunch had to be ‘et…Continue reading “Season 2, Episode #39~Culture Day!”

Season 2, Episode #38~ Piddly Chores

Lots of loose ends getting done around the farm- hot tub was repaired, drained and cleaned. Purple martin gourds removed and put away for the winter.  Corner fence post reset and fence wire affixed. Hay feeders are now in the yard awaiting new tarp covers which Acorn will make out of used billboard fabric. BlindContinue reading “Season 2, Episode #38~ Piddly Chores”

Season 2, Episode #37~ So That is Where the Bees Went…

Ahh yes, the agony of the late summer swarm.  NOW Acorn knows where the bees came from when she saw them in the bee tree behind the mailbox a few weeks ago… Oh well, it happens. Blind Hog has had good luck with the tractors- Mahindra had a minor issue but neighbor Fred found theContinue reading “Season 2, Episode #37~ So That is Where the Bees Went…”

Season 2, Episode #35~ Bona fide Railfans

Phew!  Whatta week!  Acorn returned back from a fun weekend in Florida with Dad and Joyce- hot winds, cool pool and  much relaxation for a tired farmer.  She had to jog between terminals to catch a connecting flight but hey- she and her luggage both made it! One day to ‘catch up” on chores, (namely-Continue reading “Season 2, Episode #35~ Bona fide Railfans”

Season 2, Episode #34~ Blind Hog and Sam have the Conn for the Weekend

Yes- Acorn is leaving for the weekend for family visit- boarding pass in one hand and a negative ‘rona test result in the other. Blind Hog and Sam will take care of things, and stay out of trouble… Hopefully. Blind Hog promised no tree felling or lumberjacking. Past week has been spent cleaning house, tidyingContinue reading “Season 2, Episode #34~ Blind Hog and Sam have the Conn for the Weekend”

Season 2, Episode #33~ 16 Tons, and Whattaya Get?

Hay is in the barn! 15.6 tons! Acorn can relax now! Was a wild time getting the hay to the barn, but nothing is as easy as it seems. Blind Hog thrives on excitement. Last of the market goats to the salebarn. Garden continues to put forth: Tried out the first of the Cornish crossContinue reading “Season 2, Episode #33~ 16 Tons, and Whattaya Get?”

Season 2, Episode #32~ Another Fun Week on the Farm

Broilers all processed and shrink bagged. New Goat Plan underway. Mechanic work completed on the F350 (still needs a bit of parking brake work) and the 17 yr old riding mower has been resurrected once again.  Garden, cows, goats; yada yada yada… Selling goats, buying goats and buying hay. What comes in, must go out.Continue reading “Season 2, Episode #32~ Another Fun Week on the Farm”

Season 2, Episode #28~ The Doctor Will See You Now…

Blind Hog saw an ortho dude and it is all good news- torn calf muscle and he is already doing “all the right rehab things.”  Tincture of Time , as my old MD boss would say.  In the meantime, he does what he can, puts his leg up, wears one of my stylish hiking compressionContinue reading “Season 2, Episode #28~ The Doctor Will See You Now…”