Tuesday, August 5, 2008

angoras for sale!

If you ever wanted to spin and knit from your own livestock, but are pretty sure a sheep can't fit into the breakfast nook in your apartment, consider a French Angora rabbit. These guys are beautiful, pedigreed, tattooed, and ready to go to their new homes. Comment or email if you live in the area and want to take a bunny home this weekend!

3 Comments:

Blogger Ashley Day said...

Jenna -

I happened upon your blog through the MEN article today and have already forwarded it to a half dozen friends. I only made it through the most recent posts, but I can't wait to go back and see how you got started in Vermont.

Having moved from AL to NYC for professional reasons, I've been working on an exit strategy that hopefully will look a lot like the magic you're making happen through persistence, hard work, and little sleep (slept in? 5:45? ack.). Can't wait to read more!

- ashley

August 5, 2008 at 6:51 PM  
Blogger Jenna said...

ashely -

how nice to hear! And while Knoxville isn't New York, i had a city job once myself. Vermont was a career move too. I went from Tennessee, to Idaho, and now here in VT because of graphic design jobs. Until I can support myself as a writer, I'll keep working 9-5 like everyone else. but I'm trying.

You didn't ask for advice, but i'll share some. If you want out - check jobs in the places you want in. It's phase one. If there are web design jobs near Sandgate (population, like, 50 horses) there's some jobs where you can do what you do and have a garden. Promise.

August 5, 2008 at 9:48 PM  
Blogger Ashley Day said...

Hey, girl!

A dear friend of mine/designer/photographer I worked with at the Southern Poverty Law Center got her degree in Knoxville. She loved that city. Did you ever hang with the Yeehaw folks? I lust after their work.

I'm an interactive producer/project manager, which makes freelance difficult since most clients are in big cities and want you on-site for the duration of a project. If online I'd become a designer or an IA! Then I could pick and up and move anywhere and freelance FT as long as I was willing to pay a bundle of money for healthcare.

I've done the small city compromise -- job and garden. But I want chickens, cattle, and maybe goats, all of which require land. Land is cheap and available back home in AL, but commuting an hour to someplace like Birmingham for work seems both insanity producing and contrary to the point of simplifying and becoming increasingly self-reliant.

How did you decide to take gigs in Idaho and Vermont? Kentucky too, right? Did you know you wanted to explore rural living in those regions? Or were the decisions directly about job offers?

Ashley
dayashley@gmail.com

August 6, 2008 at 1:56 PM  

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