Episode #22~ Red Flag Winds, “We are NOT Hoarders,” and Calving Magic”

Blind Hog and Acorn have a few minutes on the porch during strong winds.  It was a lovely day, just BLUSTERY! Episode #22 goes live October 18th. Garden is changing over from summer garden to winter garden, the old goat barn gets yet MORE repair work. Pi finally calved, a bit later than the rest. Continue reading “Episode #22~ Red Flag Winds, “We are NOT Hoarders,” and Calving Magic””

Episode #21~ Coffee Chat and Barn Repair Planning

On this dark morning, Acorn begins the podcast and is joined by the Blind Hog, coffee in hand. Has been a busy week doing barn repairs, and so much more to do. Mars makes a nice appearance. Strawberries and raspberries also giving us a lovely red “end of the season” treat.

Episode #20~ A Week in Review

Blind Hog and Acorn sit on the porch while Sam has his supper and discuss the past week’s work. Acorn is not sure how many goat kids are running about, and Blind Hog was reminded to check the almanac before digging- taking note of the phases of the moon specifically! Acorn also “virtually attended” aContinue reading “Episode #20~ A Week in Review”

Episode #19~ Work the Bees with the Acorn

Come out to the apiary with the Acorn and go through the four hives. You will be safe, no bee suit required HOWEVER if the incessant buzzing of bees will give you the willies, then you might want to skip this episode! Acorn went through all four hives and found a few interesting things. YouContinue reading “Episode #19~ Work the Bees with the Acorn”

Episode #18~ It’s All Good…

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…”

Episode #17~ Wrapping Up “So You Want to Start a Farm.”

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?

Episode #16~ So You Want to Farm?

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?”

Episode #15~ Old Things and New Skills

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”

Episode #9~ Bread and Honey

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”

Episode #8~ Milk Bath

The usual morning routine takes a spill, but Acorn did not cry over it. Find out everything you needed to know about skyr and yogurt, the names of the three Norse Fates, and more! The kimchi turned out great, as well as a few other pantry projects. Summer’s heat is upon the farm and theContinue reading “Episode #8~ Milk Bath”