Season 2, Episode #42~ Winter is Coming, Prepare the Wood Stove!

Wood stove is prepped for the upcoming season- flue pipe cleaned, stove vacuumed out, glass windows washed.  Blind Hog rolled in a couple loads of firewood and Acorn will lay the first logs. Blind Hog could talk for a whole show about how much he loves that Hearthstone wood stove- Acorn is surprised he passedContinue reading “Season 2, Episode #42~ Winter is Coming, Prepare the Wood Stove!”

Season 2, Episode #41~ Not Bad, Not Bad…

-Garlic is popping up after a couple weeks post-planting. -A couple heifers are on their way to Kentucky.   -Log splitter quit but was easily repaired by neighbor mechanic Fred (float needle was fouled) and Blind Hog was able to get back into action.  -A bit of rain fell as well,  2 -1/2″ so farContinue reading “Season 2, Episode #41~ Not Bad, Not Bad…”

Season 2, Episode #39~Culture Day!

After a busy week of YET MORE FARM CHORES, Blind Hog and Acorn picked up the Badger in Springfield fora 2 hr drive to Arkansas- destination? The Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art! Their 10th birthday retrospective with “collections” as the theme- was very well done. After looking at arts, lunch had to be ‘et…Continue reading “Season 2, Episode #39~Culture Day!”

Season 2, Episode #38~ Piddly Chores

Lots of loose ends getting done around the farm- hot tub was repaired, drained and cleaned. Purple martin gourds removed and put away for the winter.  Corner fence post reset and fence wire affixed. Hay feeders are now in the yard awaiting new tarp covers which Acorn will make out of used billboard fabric. BlindContinue reading “Season 2, Episode #38~ Piddly Chores”

Season 2, Episode #37~ So That is Where the Bees Went…

Ahh yes, the agony of the late summer swarm.  NOW Acorn knows where the bees came from when she saw them in the bee tree behind the mailbox a few weeks ago… Oh well, it happens. Blind Hog has had good luck with the tractors- Mahindra had a minor issue but neighbor Fred found theContinue reading “Season 2, Episode #37~ So That is Where the Bees Went…”

Season 2, Episode #36~ Labor Day Weekend

Acorn is getting ready to get on a plane, again, and go visit her Mum and Rumi in Houston.  Blind Hog and Sam once again will mind the conn. The past week has been full of the usual chores- laundry, gardening, canning and mowing.  Blind Hog clipped the “south field” so the goats can seeContinue reading “Season 2, Episode #36~ Labor Day Weekend”

Season 2, Episode #34~ Blind Hog and Sam have the Conn for the Weekend

Yes- Acorn is leaving for the weekend for family visit- boarding pass in one hand and a negative ‘rona test result in the other. Blind Hog and Sam will take care of things, and stay out of trouble… Hopefully. Blind Hog promised no tree felling or lumberjacking. Past week has been spent cleaning house, tidyingContinue reading “Season 2, Episode #34~ Blind Hog and Sam have the Conn for the Weekend”

Season 2, Episode #33~ 16 Tons, and Whattaya Get?

Hay is in the barn! 15.6 tons! Acorn can relax now! Was a wild time getting the hay to the barn, but nothing is as easy as it seems. Blind Hog thrives on excitement. Last of the market goats to the salebarn. Garden continues to put forth: Tried out the first of the Cornish crossContinue reading “Season 2, Episode #33~ 16 Tons, and Whattaya Get?”

Season 2, Episode #32~ Another Fun Week on the Farm

Broilers all processed and shrink bagged. New Goat Plan underway. Mechanic work completed on the F350 (still needs a bit of parking brake work) and the 17 yr old riding mower has been resurrected once again.  Garden, cows, goats; yada yada yada… Selling goats, buying goats and buying hay. What comes in, must go out.Continue reading “Season 2, Episode #32~ Another Fun Week on the Farm”

Season 2, Episode #31~ Acorn Made a List!

Yes, Acorn made a list of most of the things accomplished to talk about for the podcast. She did leave off filling 350 lbs of mineral mix into all the livestock feeders.  They had the mill put the mix in 25 lb bags instead of the 50 lb. bags Blind Hog was carrying when theContinue reading “Season 2, Episode #31~ Acorn Made a List!”