Season 2, Episode #14~ Driving Home from Tractor Supply

Of course, when you check the air in one tire you automatically want to check the air in ALL the tires, right?  Well, maybe wrong- especially if you are checking air in fluid-filled tires and the valve has corroded.  Acorn found this out the hard way and long story short, a tractor tire valve hadContinue reading “Season 2, Episode #14~ Driving Home from Tractor Supply”

Season 2, Episode #12~ Vernal Equinox

Podcast dropping 3/21/2021: First day of spring on the farm and how cold was it???  23F!!! Crazy!  Good news is that it will be warmer next couple weeks, so that will be helpful for the new baby goats- up to 41 total now- is a field of popping white kidlets out in the field. BlindContinue reading “Season 2, Episode #12~ Vernal Equinox”

Season 2, Episode #11~ Kids-a-Poppin!

Acorn has been dusting off her caprine midwifery skills, Blind Hog has been Master Electrician.  As of now, 21 kids on the ground! Episode 11 airs Sunday morning, 3/14! Pi Day! Bottle kids are cute, but not desired. They wrap around your ankles worse than cats.  A set of 3 lb twins born- will seeContinue reading “Season 2, Episode #11~ Kids-a-Poppin!”

Season 2, Episode #9~ Sapped Out

The sap run was short and sweet!  Acorn figures it was actually a false run, brought on by the Polar Vortex.  Two weeks of below freezing temps forced the sap back down, and when the temps warmed up, up came the sap.  Good enough for two quarts total of finished syrup.  Impressive, especially if youContinue reading “Season 2, Episode #9~ Sapped Out”

Season 2, Episode #8~ The Light at the End of the Tunnel

The Polar Vortex is winding down, cold air receding, and temps actually creeping above freezing. Hot Damn! (Episode #8 goes live 2/21!) Blind Hog and Acorn have continued to soldier on- feeding the livestock, waiting for baby goats- expected and unexpected. Fortunate for running water and electricity, however plans are in the works for “yetContinue reading “Season 2, Episode #8~ The Light at the End of the Tunnel”

Season 2m Episode #7~ Ohm’s Law, i.e. Resistance is Futile…

The polar vortex is upon the farm.  Single digit highs, minus “whatevers”at night.  And snow…  And gusting north winds…   And yes, dairy kids being born! Verdandi had twin bucklings, both weighing in over 10lbs each- which is pretty darn impressive. They need that size to help them get through the cold in the dairy barn.Continue reading “Season 2m Episode #7~ Ohm’s Law, i.e. Resistance is Futile…”

Season 2, Episode #5~ Hay Chores, Wiring, and Marie Kondo-ing

Episode 5 for season 2 airs 1/31/2021! Blind Hog and Acorn have been busy- doing this and that…  Hay out for the herds, unpacking stuffs from 15-20 years ago, going through old papers (and bronze sculpture items), rewiring the shops for the new welder and plasma cutter, taking down old light fixtures and putting inContinue reading “Season 2, Episode #5~ Hay Chores, Wiring, and Marie Kondo-ing”

Season 2, Episode #4~ Welders, Plasma Cutters, and More!

Blind Hog and Acorn took their show to the road, literally, as they recorded the podcast while driving to the big city.  They had their sights set on a portable air compressor that would be big enough to use with the new plasma cutter, and Lowe’s JUST happened to have one 45% off, PLUS andContinue reading “Season 2, Episode #4~ Welders, Plasma Cutters, and More!”

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”