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 #, 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 #20~ Summer is Coming

National Weather Service forecast for the next two weeks will be above average temps and below average rain. WAY above and WAY below… Blind Hog and Acorn are not amused. Calves are selling, goats are grazing and the bees need to be worked. Blind Hog changed the oil in the big Mahindra, Acorn tended theContinue reading “Season 3, Episode #20~ Summer 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 #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!”