Season 3, Episode #32~ Went on Vacation and All I got was this Lousy ‘Rona…

No- seriously, the week in the Rockies was FABULOUS!  Blind Hog and Acorn both lost like 5-6 lbs, crazy good hiking days and wonderful lodgings.  Airports were “interesting” to say the least.  Missed one connecting flight by minutes, but truly that only set the holiday back by 4 hours- big whoop.  At least the luggageContinue reading “Season 3, Episode #32~ Went on Vacation and All I got was this Lousy ‘Rona…”

Season 3, Episode #31~Prepping for Holiday

10,000+ steps on Acorn’s Fitbit and she has not really left the house- all that spinning around in circles!  Blind Hog did the pasture walks, mowed the grass, refilled mineral feeders, moved the goats, tended the laying hens. Geese are watching over the pullets. Chores winding down for the day- beans to snap and thenContinue reading “Season 3, Episode #31~Prepping for Holiday”

Season 3, Episode #29~ Goats In, Goats Out

This week the farm brought in 4 adult Spanish nannies, one who was born on the farm 5 years ago. These were the last four goats of folks who started with SteelMeadow goats and got their herd up to 40, but they have decided to focus on cattle and making hay. The goats are calm,Continue reading “Season 3, Episode #29~ Goats In, Goats Out”

Season 3, Episode #27~ Attic Work, Kid Sales and Chicks-a-Poppin’

Yay!  Blind Hog got several things done this week- attic fan installed in one day, cows moved from west to east fields,  seventeen doelings sold to a single buyer, laying hen peeps purchased.  AND Acorn is most excited about the livestock ultrasound device she can use to check goats for pregnancy.   No more guessing,Continue reading “Season 3, Episode #27~ Attic Work, Kid Sales and Chicks-a-Poppin’”

Season 3, Episode #25~ Up on the Rooooof

Our favorite farmers turned into roof repair techs this past week- hard to turn down an opportunity to save cash.  $1,400 repair estimate from one company, but when Blind Hog and Acorn could score the materials for $300?  Of course!  They did it themselves!  Good news is that the roof ridge has been replaced andContinue reading “Season 3, Episode #25~ Up on the Rooooof”

Season 3, Episode #23~ Mobile Kid Feeder

Acorn will once again be leaving Blind Hog to man the conn while she is gone to Florida to do estate things, namely selling the car.  He and Sam will be left with a fridge full of goodies, but NO black rice ramen noodles with crispy broccoli and ham.  Apparently Blind Hog was not impressedContinue reading “Season 3, Episode #23~ Mobile Kid Feeder”

Season 3, Episode #19~ The Last Calf

Calpurnia has had her last calf, which will in turn be the last to be born on the farm.  No more breeding cows, these last three geriatric girls have earned their retirement. Chores have been done, fruit is ripening on the trees, and four bouncy calves grace the paddocks. First batch of kids went toContinue reading “Season 3, Episode #19~ The Last Calf”

Season 3, Episode #16~ Safety First!

Has been an interesting few weeks to say the least.  Blind Hog and Acorn have been doing all the things, and with Acorn seemingly taking off (literally) every 5 -7 days, no wonder the garden is behind! Good news is that the tomatoes and eggplants are out, cabbage, onions, broccoli etc all doing well.  EvenContinue reading “Season 3, Episode #16~ Safety First!”

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”