Season 3, Episode #46~Happy New Year’s Eve

Goats are doing well and the old cows didn’t seem to be overly concerned. Dam got to spend a few nights inside and was a very good boy. Blind Hog and Acorn survived the near record lows followed by record highs as kidding continues. Seven more days for this first wave of kidding. Onwards toContinue reading “Season 3, Episode #46~Happy New Year’s Eve”

Season 3, Episode #44~ Goats will be Goats

Ain’t telling a goat what to do, that is for sure.  No kids yet! Blind Hog and Acorn are still making cold weather preparations.  Closed in the north gable end of the old goat barn- Acorn maintains she is NOT a hoarder, as that stack of old rusty sheet metal has come in handy for moreContinue reading “Season 3, Episode #44~ Goats will be Goats”

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 #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”