Thursday, September 4, 2008

media updates

So big news folks. I'll be featured in the upcoming issue of BUST magazine, which will be out in newsstands mid September. The issue I'll be in will have Sarah Silverman on the cover, which I am thrilled about. I don't think it's a huge article, but there should be a write up on my journey from suburbia to farmburbia. If you've been enjoying the blog, it'll be worth picking up the issue.

Since I'm talking about media, I might as well plug my Huffpo and Mother Earth News archives, which can be found on the right sidebar of this blog. (By the way, if you need to scroll all the way to the bottom of the blog to see the links, your screen resolution is set to low.) Huffington's bits are usually a little more about green living and sustainable farming in modern culture. Mother Earth News articles are more about farming and farmlife. I think the most recent ones are about the future of farming in America, and sheep, of course.

I am also considering having a farm fundraiser on the site. I have some homemade crafts and paintings that I might sell to make some extra money for the farm. Things like hand-painted signs, a real-antlered wolf mask (our farm mascot), and water color paintings and original drawings. The cash would go right into feed and hay and paying off bills I need to wipe clean before I can buy my own farm. So if anyone would be interested in owning a piece of Cold Antler, and helping me get a few steps closer to my farm, let me know and I'll post some items!

Also, if this whole post was obnoxious let me know and I won't do anything like this again. I'm not sure if outside-the-farm news should even be on here?

20 Comments:

Blogger Darx said...

I am glad you posted this update. I don't think it was offensive at all. Congratulations on your media exposure.

September 4, 2008 at 9:44 AM  
Blogger Pusscat said...

That which funds the farm-dream must surely be a part of the farm-news. I think so anyway. Congratulations on all your articles, I'll look forward to reading them!

September 4, 2008 at 9:44 AM  
Blogger Kathleen Stoltzfus said...

I enjoy hearing about your media exposure because I can then read more of what you've written. And I do enjoy your writing. Also, I certainly wouldn't mind seeing some of your creations for sale - I'm sure you'll do it in a non-offensive and tasteful manner.

September 4, 2008 at 10:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's not obnoxious to present the whole picture of your "farm" life, and it's nice you acknowledged that it could be viewed that way.

September 4, 2008 at 11:15 AM  
Blogger MeadowLark said...

I don't even know you and am just a lurker, and yet this exciting news is just part of your life. And that's the reason that I read your blog - living vicariously is better than not really living!

September 4, 2008 at 11:38 AM  
Blogger Eva said...

It's all interesting. Or if not we can just pass on the posts we're not interested in.
Keep up writing!

September 4, 2008 at 11:46 AM  
Blogger Jack said...

I find most blogs, regardless of the theme, go off theme from time to time. Nothing wrong with that, anyone who has been reading your blog for a bit knows what your focus is.

I might be interested in original drawings and such if they have a country life theme or something similar. My wife and I live in Germany, but will be in in Central New York visiting family the last three weeks of October if you could let me know a bit what you have to sell before then.

September 4, 2008 at 12:38 PM  
Blogger Keeper of Little Sweetie said...

Hey girl! Go for it! I've been reading your blog for a few weeks now (and enjoy it). I think more than anything, if you post your items for sale, that it's a reflection of the current state of life / economy. Everyone's trying to make ends meet... whether it's to keep the farm, or to add to it. I admire your youth, spunk and spirit. (And let me mention that I have a daughter named Jenna. :) )

September 4, 2008 at 6:32 PM  
Blogger Keeper of Little Sweetie said...

Hi,
Me again. I tried to use the contact link on the blog, but it doesn't go anywhere... I have a suggestion concerning a photo used in your post, but don't want to bring attention to it publically...

leavesofthefall@gmail.com

September 4, 2008 at 7:31 PM  
Anonymous AJF said...

I think you should post whatever you want. If it relates to you, it relates to the farm.

Have you ever conisdered putting up a "donation" widget on your blog somewhere? I know that some* people like seeing/helping other people realize their dreams.

Especially when its a sweet dream like this. Just a thought-

Drop me a line sometime

September 4, 2008 at 10:28 PM  
Anonymous Lauren said...

I wonder if keeper of little sweetie is concerned about the clearly visible address label on your photo? Sorry for breaking cover if so, KoLS, but I don't think that's coldantlerfarm's info, I think it's just an image found on the intertubes somewhere.

If I'm wrong -- or if I'm right! -- I hope Jenna will black it out or find an image without the label visible.

The Tina Fey/Geek issue is my second favorite Bust issue. My very most favorite was the Living Single issue, with Natasha Lyonne on the cover. I even had Debbie Stoller sign that for me at a yarn store appearance, instead of the S&B book.

But maybe your issue will usurp them and turn out to be the best? I hope so!!

September 5, 2008 at 12:43 AM  
Anonymous Lauren said...

Ugh, just noticed (after the fact, of course) that I have an ugly and unannounced change of audience, from the first 2 paragraphs where I address keeper of little sweetie and mention you, Jenna, the 3rd person, to the last one, where I am addressing you (Jenna) individually. Sorry. Terrible grammar.

September 5, 2008 at 12:46 AM  
Blogger Jenna said...

oh, i found the Bust cover online in some random bust cover search, but it's not my address. I'll just take it down out of that person's privacy.

September 5, 2008 at 6:07 AM  
Blogger Jenna said...

As for a donations widget, or something like that. I thought about it, and trust me, I could use it! But it makes me feel uncomfortable knowing people with spare cash are giving it to me when there are people who need money just to survive, much less make farm dreams happen. So I'd feel crappy. If you really want to help people out with agriculture dreams - go to heifer.org - an amazing charity that gives livestock to the impoverished.


But I am okay with selling items people want. That way at least I am giving something in return. I'm not trying to be all self-righteous about it, just how I honestly feel.

September 5, 2008 at 6:16 AM  
Blogger Keeper of Little Sweetie said...

Yep, that's what it was... the address. Sorry, Cold Antler, for being so secretive, but I didn't want to draw it out because of it being a female's name and address. And, with Cold Antler's blog address being posted in some pretty big media, there's bound to be a lot of hits to this site. That, and I was looking out for a fellow Hoosier.

Thanks!

September 5, 2008 at 7:55 AM  
Blogger Mama Pea said...

There's nothing wrong with letting all of us readers of your blog know about any media exposure you're getting. I send congrats to you for garnering same. Who knows what wonderful things will come to you as a result of same.

And please do let us know what you have for sale. It's simply another honest way of supporting yourself and your dreams. From the small peeks of them I've seen in some of your blog images, I know I love your hand painted signs.

Keep going toward your dream!

Mama Pea

September 5, 2008 at 10:27 AM  
Anonymous GRACE ANN said...

I CONTINUE TO ENJOY ALL OF YOUR POSTS. I HAVE BEEN READING THEM FOR A FEW WEEKS NOW AND FIND MYSELF CHECKING EVERY DAY FOR YOUR UPDATES. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK. YOUR ARE INSPIRING TO THOSE OF US WHO ARE STILL LIVING IN THE CITY DREAMING ABOUT THE COUNTRY. I WOULD LOVE SEEING ITEM FOR SALE WHICH ARE FROM THE FARM.

September 5, 2008 at 12:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I WOULD LOVE SEEING THINGS FOR SALE FROM THE FARM. ALL INFO TASTFULLY DONE IS WELCOME AND PART OF YOUR FARM EXPERIENCE. I CHECK EVERY DAY FOR UPDATES AND FIND THEM FUN AND INTERESTING. YOU ARE AN ENCOURAGEMENT TO THOSE OF US STILL LIVING IN THE CITY AND DREAMING OF FARM LIVING.

September 5, 2008 at 12:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You should DEFINATELY do fundraising here. And anywhere else people know about what you're doing. It is a gift to the people who support you to allow them to be a part of what you are doing. People LOVE to feel like they are part of someone getting their dream, of good things happening on the planet. You are their vehicke for that. Give them the gift of letting them participate and feel like they were part of it!

September 8, 2008 at 4:47 PM  
Blogger Stargazer 2 said...

Jenna,
Don't worry what anyone things
about this action. You do what you've gotta do. I've been selling
things for the past year due to the economic times we live in today. Just finished motorizing my
bicycle for getting around town getting 150 miles to the gallon of gas.
You've got a terrific blog so
I hope we can continue to read it
for a long time to come.
Thank for the inspiration, etc.
Ronnie a very happy x seat weaver.

August 17, 2012 at 1:59 PM  

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