Season 2, Episode #16~ Chicks-r-Hatching!

Dropping Sunday morning- the latest podcast! What is that racket you ask? PEEPS!!! Chicks have begun to hatch; geese, fingers crossed, should begin pipping next week. Blind Hog spent time on the Massey Ferguson, clipping yet another paddock. He even went to the East Field and cut up that dead tree that had fallen onContinue reading “Season 2, Episode #16~ Chicks-r-Hatching!”

Season 2, Episode #9~ Sapped Out

The sap run was short and sweet!  Acorn figures it was actually a false run, brought on by the Polar Vortex.  Two weeks of below freezing temps forced the sap back down, and when the temps warmed up, up came the sap.  Good enough for two quarts total of finished syrup.  Impressive, especially if youContinue reading “Season 2, Episode #9~ Sapped Out”

Season 2, Episode #8~ The Light at the End of the Tunnel

The Polar Vortex is winding down, cold air receding, and temps actually creeping above freezing. Hot Damn! (Episode #8 goes live 2/21!) Blind Hog and Acorn have continued to soldier on- feeding the livestock, waiting for baby goats- expected and unexpected. Fortunate for running water and electricity, however plans are in the works for “yetContinue reading “Season 2, Episode #8~ The Light at the End of the Tunnel”

Season 2m Episode #7~ Ohm’s Law, i.e. Resistance is Futile…

The polar vortex is upon the farm.  Single digit highs, minus “whatevers”at night.  And snow…  And gusting north winds…   And yes, dairy kids being born! Verdandi had twin bucklings, both weighing in over 10lbs each- which is pretty darn impressive. They need that size to help them get through the cold in the dairy barn.Continue reading “Season 2m Episode #7~ Ohm’s Law, i.e. Resistance is Futile…”

Season 2, Episode #5~ Hay Chores, Wiring, and Marie Kondo-ing

Episode 5 for season 2 airs 1/31/2021! Blind Hog and Acorn have been busy- doing this and that…  Hay out for the herds, unpacking stuffs from 15-20 years ago, going through old papers (and bronze sculpture items), rewiring the shops for the new welder and plasma cutter, taking down old light fixtures and putting inContinue reading “Season 2, Episode #5~ Hay Chores, Wiring, and Marie Kondo-ing”

Episode #30~ Halycon Days are Over, Winter is Coming

New episode airs Sunday morning, December 13, 2020! Blind Hog and Acorn enjoyed a lovely week of record high temperatures, got lots of outdoor chores done in the process.  Sticks and limbs picked up, auto mechanic skills honed, experiments in the kitchen with tepache and homemade dog food (score a loss and a win). Also,Continue reading “Episode #30~ Halycon Days are Over, Winter is Coming”

Episode #29~ Weaning Day

Blind Hog and Acorn checked the Old Farmers’ Almanac and today is the optimal day for weaning livestock, with the least amount of stress and fuss. Podcast episode #29 will be released 12/6/202! It was also a most unusually nice afternoon, so it was hard to pass up an opportunity to sit in the sunContinue reading “Episode #29~ Weaning Day”

Episode #28~ No Rest for the Weary, or How to Burn Off that Mincemeat Tart

All EpisodesDeleteEdit Episode #28~ No Rest for the Weary, or How to Burn off the Mincemeat Tart Posting live Sunday Nov 29th- Thanksgiving has come and gone, Blind Hog and Acorn took advantage of some nice days to get YET MORE CHORES done. Wood got split, food got cooked, and we ate  ate ate.  BadgerContinue reading “Episode #28~ No Rest for the Weary, or How to Burn Off that Mincemeat Tart”

Episode #27~ Shopping for the Long Winter, Yet More Barn Work, Acorn Does Repairs and Makes Corned Beef

Another rainy Saturday, two in a row?  Crazy!  Just in time too as Blind Hog and Acorn finished off with the new ditch at the old goat barn.  Drain laid, gravel dumped and cross drive trench dug/piped/filled.  Done!  AND, water is officially draining out of the pipe. Episode #27 releases 11/22/2020… Blind Hog and AcornContinue reading “Episode #27~ Shopping for the Long Winter, Yet More Barn Work, Acorn Does Repairs and Makes Corned Beef”

Episode #26~ A Rainy Day and Time for Ice Cream

Blind Hog and Acorn had enough to keep them busy this week but today it is raining, so they get a bit of a break. Episode #26 goes live Sunday morning, 11/15/2020. Blind Hog had a birthday and will be eating cake all week long, hence the need for some vanilla ice cream.  Acorn hasContinue reading “Episode #26~ A Rainy Day and Time for Ice Cream”