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 #28~ Back on the Roof

The good news is that the farm received rain, bad news is that there are still a couple leaky spots on the roof but hopefully Blind Hog and Acorn are getting them figured out. A few more forays onto the sheet metal might be needed, but they will see how the next rain is handled.Continue reading “Season 3, Episode #28~ Back on the Roof”

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 #, Episode #26~ Acorn Returns, Back Into the Attic!

Acorn spent a few days at the Florida house repainting a couple rooms, fixing a few things, and being a general-all-around-handyman. Back at the farm, she and Blind Hog are back in the attic preparing to install a louvered gable vent and attic fan.  So exciting! Was unusually cool today (upper 60’s) at the farmContinue reading “Season #, Episode #26~ Acorn Returns, Back Into the Attic!”

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 #22~ Fun with Friends!

Company from Baton Rouge have come and gone but in between Blind Hog and Acorn had a grand time.  Much fun was had by all, including a day trip to Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, as well as their sister facility, The Momentary. Goat kids have been weaned, with the exception of Little Helper’sContinue reading “Season 3, Episode #22~ Fun with Friends!”

Season 3, Episode #21~ Company is Coming!

Blind Hog and Acorn have a most excellent reason for cleaning up the house and grounds- COMPANY IS COMING! Good friends from Baton Rouge on a road trip with a stop at SteelMeadow. Otherwise, the garden is all planted, irrigation lines reset and all is good out there. Yummy things have been baked (rhubarb pieContinue reading “Season 3, Episode #21~ Company is Coming!”

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 #18~ All the live long day…

Working working working…  Blind Hog and Acorn have been earning their bread labor since the rains decided to stop.  Full days outside working in the garden, brush hogging the fields. sorting goats, moving goslings around. Days being longer just means they just keep going… Lupine had her final calf, and after watching her push aContinue reading “Season 3, Episode #18~ All the live long day…”

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”