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 #17~ Lil’ Honkers

Fred and Ethel are at their new home north of Springfield and Blind Hog and Acorn drove to Kansas to pick up six Cotton Patch geese/goslings. Much excitement, cannot wait to see how these goslings grow! On top of that gardening, milking, blood moons, a new calf, and pasture maintenance have pretty much been theContinue reading “Season 3, Episode #17~ Lil’ Honkers”

Season 3, Episode #15~ What Day is It?

Acorn has made four trips to Florida since February, and with only two nights at home between trips #3 and 4, she is more than a bit unsure of the calendar. But alas, farm life is definitely a routine that provides muscle memory, and back into the usual tasks she went. Apple trees are loadedContinue reading “Season 3, Episode #15~ What Day is It?”

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 #13~ Acorn Returns

Yes, Acorn was called away again due to family needs and Blind Hog held the conn with Sam. Meanwhile the livestock scale worked, then didn’t, then got fixed. Plans made for geese, cows, garden, goats. A delicious loaf of Icelandic rye bread, baked for 12 hrs is sampled. Perfect during the crazy weather when MotherContinue reading “Season 3, Episode #13~ Acorn Returns”

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”

Season3, Episode #5~ End of January Already (??!!)

Four dairy does with a set of twins each- lovely!  Other than the first set of twins born during single digits, the others did very well, save for the last kid who had a front leg pointed the wrong way- Call the Midwife! Grazing changes made, hay is moving out of the barn very slowlyContinue reading “Season3, Episode #5~ End of January Already (??!!)”

Season 3, Episode #4~ Kidding Begins!

Slow week on the farm- cold weather blew in and our farmers spent most of the time indoors. Verdandi did kick off the kidding season with a set of twins- born at dawn when the temps were 0°F. Oy!  One kid was chilled so much that it would not stand, but an hour inside withContinue reading “Season 3, Episode #4~ Kidding Begins!”

Season 3, Episode #3~ Snowy Saturday and Black Walnut Sugaring

After another unusually warm week, Blind Hog and Acorn were not only able to work the goats and get them vaccinated, but also tap in 25 sap spiles into the black walnut trees, plus a sycamore.   Acorn collected 19 gallons before the sap flow stopped- due to warm weather, but after the next 10Continue reading “Season 3, Episode #3~ Snowy Saturday and Black Walnut Sugaring”

Season 3, Episode #2~ Feeding Hay, Winter is Here.

Blind Hog and Acorn have to report that Winter is Back…  Fed out the first round bale of the season.  Cows and goats all tucked in for inclement weather, dairy barn prepped for upcoming kids. Of course- “Let’s kid goats in January…” Minor fence repair here, alleyway addition there.  Baking up goodies to keep theContinue reading “Season 3, Episode #2~ Feeding Hay, Winter is Here.”