Season 3, Episode #17~ Lil’ Honkers

Fred and Ethel are at their new home north of Springfield and Blind Hog and Acorn drove to Kansas to pick up six Cotton Patch geese/goslings. Much excitement, cannot wait to see how these goslings grow! On top of that gardening, milking, blood moons, a new calf, and pasture maintenance have pretty much been theContinue reading “Season 3, Episode #17~ Lil’ Honkers”

Season 3, Episode #15~ What Day is It?

Acorn has made four trips to Florida since February, and with only two nights at home between trips #3 and 4, she is more than a bit unsure of the calendar. But alas, farm life is definitely a routine that provides muscle memory, and back into the usual tasks she went. Apple trees are loadedContinue reading “Season 3, Episode #15~ What Day is It?”

Season 3, Episode #14~ Spring Chores

A dawn redwood on the farm? Creep feeder for the goat kids? Sounds like Blind Hog and Acorn are having too much fun! First rhubarb of the season has been picked, Ethel has 10 eggs in her nest. How many more will she lay before she decides to settle down on them? Here is theContinue reading “Season 3, Episode #14~ Spring Chores”

Season 3, Episode #13~ Acorn Returns

Yes, Acorn was called away again due to family needs and Blind Hog held the conn with Sam. Meanwhile the livestock scale worked, then didn’t, then got fixed. Plans made for geese, cows, garden, goats. A delicious loaf of Icelandic rye bread, baked for 12 hrs is sampled. Perfect during the crazy weather when MotherContinue reading “Season 3, Episode #13~ Acorn Returns”

Season 3, Episode #12~ Ball Joints…

While Acorn was able to replace the tie rod ends, little did she and Blind Hog realize the ball joints all needed to be replaced as well.  That little issue was discovered at the shop when the front end alignment was started.  It is what it is… Have a farm?  You must have a workingContinue reading “Season 3, Episode #12~ Ball Joints…”

Season 3, Episode #10~ Kids-a-Poppin’

34 commercial kids born Monday through Friday. Sired by the same buck, they are all white- quick eartagging and notes help tell kids apart when things get confusing in the barn! Snow storm pretty much missed the farm- just had some flurries yesterday but not “inches of accumulation.” Works for Acorn. The tie rod onContinue reading “Season 3, Episode #10~ Kids-a-Poppin’”

Season 3, Episode #9~ Borescope, Anyone?

Ho boy– did Blind Hog and Acorn ever have a domestic scare this week!  The dreaded “warping of hardwood floor boards!” Luckily, it was not “zebras” but a much simpler, less exotic cause of the issue.  A bit of cosmetic repair and all will be right with the world. Hissy Kitty was the first catContinue reading “Season 3, Episode #9~ Borescope, Anyone?”

Season 3, Episode #7~ Previews of Coming Attractions

Getting ready for more goat kids  and goose eggs! Fun on the farm! Blind Hog and Acorn missed the worst of the last winter storm that went through, almost 3″ of rain though.  They are not complaining.  Well, they are complaining about the county road and lack of maintenance…  But what else is new? AContinue reading “Season 3, Episode #7~ Previews of Coming Attractions”

Season 3, Episode #4~ Kidding Begins!

Slow week on the farm- cold weather blew in and our farmers spent most of the time indoors. Verdandi did kick off the kidding season with a set of twins- born at dawn when the temps were 0°F. Oy!  One kid was chilled so much that it would not stand, but an hour inside withContinue reading “Season 3, Episode #4~ Kidding Begins!”

Season 3, Episode #2~ Feeding Hay, Winter is Here.

Blind Hog and Acorn have to report that Winter is Back…  Fed out the first round bale of the season.  Cows and goats all tucked in for inclement weather, dairy barn prepped for upcoming kids. Of course- “Let’s kid goats in January…” Minor fence repair here, alleyway addition there.  Baking up goodies to keep theContinue reading “Season 3, Episode #2~ Feeding Hay, Winter is Here.”