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!”

Season 3, Episode #14~ Spring Chores

A dawn redwood on the farm? Creep feeder for the goat kids? Sounds like Blind Hog and Acorn are having too much fun! First rhubarb of the season has been picked, Ethel has 10 eggs in her nest. How many more will she lay before she decides to settle down on them? Here is theContinue reading “Season 3, Episode #14~ Spring Chores”

Season 3, Episode #11~ Farm Mechanics and Pasture Management

A productive week on the farm~ Blind Hog and Acorn repaired the F350’s tie rod ends. Was the picture perfect set up of a 20 yr old truck up on jack stands in the front yard. Once the pair of farmers got started, it was “just that easy.” Road Commissioner has promised to send aContinue reading “Season 3, Episode #11~ Farm Mechanics and Pasture Management”

Season 3, Episode #10~ Kids-a-Poppin’

34 commercial kids born Monday through Friday. Sired by the same buck, they are all white- quick eartagging and notes help tell kids apart when things get confusing in the barn! Snow storm pretty much missed the farm- just had some flurries yesterday but not “inches of accumulation.” Works for Acorn. The tie rod onContinue reading “Season 3, Episode #10~ Kids-a-Poppin’”

Season 3, Episode #8~ Sleety Sleet Sleet

Sleet covers the ground, but it is beginning to thaw.  Thank goodness for ice cleats! Commercial goats have held off kidding (so far) during these single digit wind chills and icy weather. Dairy goats, kids and Irish Dexters are all managing well enough. Time to begin trapping the barn kitties and get them spayed/neutered.  Actually,Continue reading “Season 3, Episode #8~ Sleety Sleet Sleet”

Season 3, Episode #7~ Previews of Coming Attractions

Getting ready for more goat kids  and goose eggs! Fun on the farm! Blind Hog and Acorn missed the worst of the last winter storm that went through, almost 3″ of rain though.  They are not complaining.  Well, they are complaining about the county road and lack of maintenance…  But what else is new? AContinue reading “Season 3, Episode #7~ Previews of Coming Attractions”

Season 3, Episode #6~ Acorn Leaves for a Week

Blind Hog got to do all the chores by himself for a whole week, timed perfectly with The Big Snow  while Acorn was down in Florida!  Florida??!! Not exactly a vacation but a “rescue” of sorts- getting her dad out of ICU and into hospice where he was able to have a peaceful end. ItContinue reading “Season 3, Episode #6~ Acorn Leaves for a Week”