Season 3, Episode #41~ Stuffed with Stuffin’ and a Goooooooaaaaaallll!

The holiday week began with cleaning, cleaning and more cleaning.  A bit of cooking too, but nothing crazy- was just Blind Hog, Acorn and Baby Badger.  Turkey was cooked a week before, and the few sides were easy peasy. Usual chores continue.  Wire horse panels purchased and cut for the goose pens and barn doorContinue reading “Season 3, Episode #41~ Stuffed with Stuffin’ and a Goooooooaaaaaallll!”

Season 3, Episode #39~ Blind Hog has his Cake!

Busy enough week for Blind Hog and Acorn- cutting down dead trees for firewood, cleaning up the sewing room and culling through boxes and boxes of “stuffs…”  A carload of recycling and thrift store drop offs… And the wall of boxes and shelves is so neat and tidy… Blind Hog had a great 81st birthday,Continue reading “Season 3, Episode #39~ Blind Hog has his Cake!”

Season 3, Episode #38~ Lull in Activities, Sorta…

Not a very exciting week…  Garden chores, woodpile chores… Blah blah blah…  Goats DID get vaccinated, with the help of the Badger. That was a might task that needed doing.  Tail hairs sent off on four doelings to get them registered as 50%’ers… Acorn got all excited about a new coffee grinder but after recording theContinue reading “Season 3, Episode #38~ Lull in Activities, Sorta…”

Season 3, Episode #37~ Preparing for Winter

Apologies for any repeated material from week to week, but when everyday is the same, it is easy to get days mixed up! Blind Hog and Acorn have been busy with farm chores, food preparation, canning, woodsplitting. Today’s pasture walk revealed the winter forecast via persimmon seeds (spoiler, it was a spoon = snow). Sam’sContinue reading “Season 3, Episode #37~ Preparing for Winter”

Season 3, Episode #36~ Hurrah for Cell Phone Signal Improvements!

Has been a week of home electronic installation as Blind Hog and Acorn received and installed the new cell phone booster kit and yes, the big test of improved signal reception is apparent- the podcast episode loaded up before this first paragraph was completed!  BOOM!  Just like that! Besides putting up a new 6′ mastContinue reading “Season 3, Episode #36~ Hurrah for Cell Phone Signal Improvements!”

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”