Tuesday, December 9, 2008

here is your early christmas present.

Since I can't actually give you fine readers something to touch, I'll offer an experience we can share. It's easy. All you need to do is get in your car on a snowy night, and follow these instructions. Now, these three parts are the key to this working. You need to be driving. It needs to be dark. And you need snow. If you live in Arizona, or don't drive in bad weather, I am sorry but there are no possible exceptions or exchanges in this scenario. I will try to be more inclusive next year.

Now, what you need to do is when you're in your car, and moving forward through the dark, driving, snow - pop in Radiohead's Ok Computer and listen to Let Down. It's the closest thing to magic I can share. Promise.

The only possible daytime snow driving song is the Flaming Lips, Do you realize. This is also wonderful, but not as good.

10 Comments:

Blogger Jeff_in_Pawlet said...

Thanks, Jenna.

In return I recommend a little magic in Jane Gillman's "Dubuque" and Donna the Buffalo's "Family Picture".

Look for my iTunes donation. Wouldn't it be cool if other Cold Antler Farm readers joined in sharing some magic music?

December 9, 2008 at 7:24 PM  
Blogger Tom Open said...

Merry Christmas Jenna and the CAF virtual family!

Radiohead be some good driving tunes in the car or otherwise . . .

Down in the Keys at the moment so can't pull off the snowy drive but will try and persevere :)

Jeff thanks for your audio suggestions and a great idea for sharing the magic music.

Here is a recent one that only took 15 years or so to get pressed. It is not for everyone but a little democracy goes a long way . . .

http://tomfix.com/gnr/

As Jenna described with Radiohead and Flaming Lips there are suggestions for listening to the above track, recommend headphones and setting the volume on ~bleed~ .

Down here not all the little farm animals listen to the same drummer but would really love to hear a Dulcimer version :)

Hope everyone has a great and safe holiday. Got my first McMurray Hatchery shipment coming in so wish me luck.

Have fun,

t

December 10, 2008 at 4:14 AM  
Blogger Jenna said...

tom! you have birds coming?! congrats! what kind?

December 10, 2008 at 5:55 AM  
Blogger Tom Open said...

We have chickens galore down here so I ordered the Barnyard Combo, something like 7 ducks, 7 turkeys, and a couple of goslings I think?

They won't get here till April though. Wonder what a duck will think of salt water?

December 10, 2008 at 10:22 AM  
Blogger Kathleen Stoltzfus said...

Jenna,

I received my copy of your book today via Amazon, so merry Christmas to both of us!

By the way, I have also placed my McMurray order. I currently have chickens but wanted some new blood. I'm getting blue silkies, porcelain belgian d'uccle, and white crested black polish - all bantams. Also, very soon I'll be placing another order for some cornish rocks to raise for the freezer. I just had my first pigs butchered and what a kick it is to fill up the freezer with food that I raised myself. Plus, the taste just can't be beat! The pork in my freezer is definitely NOT the other white meat.

I would encourage you to continue to think about raising meat in a humane and "green" way - even if the turkey didn't work out the way you thought it would this year.

December 10, 2008 at 5:02 PM  
Blogger Jenna said...

kathleen, that is great! and don't worry, this whole thing is about becoming a shepherd and lambs are the crop. I also plan on raising meat animals as well, in the spring I am thinking about chickens too. I'll see.

i hope you like the book!

December 10, 2008 at 6:33 PM  
Blogger taylor said...

OK Computer is my Virginia CD. Gets me through the state. Now if we could only get some snow.. which by the way, Nashville schools are closed today, and there is no snow on the ground. Lame. Isn't the point of a snow day to spend the day sledding?

How have you been? Will you be home for Christmas? I passed around your YouTube video to the office and a few people are interested in buying your book! and Marc Sexton says hi :-)

December 12, 2008 at 9:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You're a brave woman, Jenna. I would have made a mad dash for the house. But then I don't have chickens and sheep to protect.

Got your book yesterday, started reading it last night. Love it!

Did you get to take the dog sled out Thursday?

December 13, 2008 at 8:18 AM  
Blogger Jenna said...

hey there Anonymous

No real snow, sadly. just ice and more ice, the kind our road crews cover in dirt so there's no hardpack to take the sled out with. oh well.

glad you liked the book, good news!

also, who are you?! where are you from? A lot of people comment anonymously and it bums me out because I like getting to know readers. Some are neighbors, some are old friends, some may become new friends. I even had a whole post a few weeks back just so people who read can say hi.

December 13, 2008 at 11:38 PM  
Blogger Gemini said...

It does snow in parts of Arizona, though. Like the part where I live for instance. :) I love the snow.

August 7, 2009 at 10:02 PM  

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