Lack of big rain has not hurt the elderberries too much, what has Acorn been doing with them? The goats were treated to the forage behind the house, temporarily fenced off for their dining pleasure… Blind Hog and Acorn hung the gutter on the porch and started a new project, which brought up memories ofContinue reading “Episode #12~ Middle of Summer”
Acorn has been a canning fool! If it stays still long enough, she will plop it in a jar and pop a lid on! Garden bounty has been most wonderful and ratatouille has filled the shelves. Goats have been checked and dewormed if needed, cow herd now combined back into one group. The comet hasContinue reading “Episode #11~ Jars, Jars, Jars”
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”
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”
What is the deal with rain this year? From deluge to drought! You too can become a savvy “rain measurer person,” keeping track of precip down to the hundreth of an inch! Become a volunteer with CoCoRAHS! Send in your precipitation measurements! Join here: https://www.cocorahs.org/Application.aspx Visit with Acorn as she gives her version of theContinue reading “Episode #6~ Geology and Gardening”
Neighbor Herman is putting up hay and Blind Hog and Acorn will buy all he will bale. Find out about haying, grass, grazing and everything that can go wrong. Blind Hog and Acorn know first hand. Acorn will also talk about her annual wildflower outing that she does on Midsommar’s Day. The following were foundContinue reading “Episode #5~ Midsommar and Hay Envy”
If you are squeamish about snakes, you may be happy that this is a virtual farm visit! (All the snake pictures are at the end of this post- you are welcome, Kate.) The Acorn got all riled up this morning when she went into the garden and found destruction. Join Blind Hog and Acorn andContinue reading “Episode #4~ Fred and Ethel, Varmints and Sam (with snakes!)”
Where did the saying “Even a blind hog picks up an acorn every now and then” come from? Inquiring minds want to know. Also, how do euphemisms describe life, and death, on the farm? Finally, Acorn will ask where do you get your food, and just how comfortable or close do you want to getContinue reading “Episode #3~ Of Idioms and Euphemisms”
Join Blind Hog and Acorn as Acorn picks up the cliffhanger of the previous episode- just like the Beverly Hillbillies, they had everything stacked and packed as they headed West- what could possibly go wrong?
Welcome to the first podcast from Blind Hog and Acorn- find out what brought the Blind Hog, Acorn and their daughter The Badger from Fredericksburg, VA to the Ozarks of Missouri- literally, out in the middle of nowhere.