Sunday, December 21, 2008

special delivery!

Just in from a short mush to the neighbors. Jazz, Annie, and I delivered via dogsled French toast gift baskets. They were full of warm bread baked right before we harnessed up (still warm!), farm eggs, and Vermont maple syrup. I wanted to find a special way to thank my amazing neighbors that watch the farm while I am away over the holidays or for book events. Because of them I have the freedom to take a break from the farm and be with family and friends. That deserves French toast.

We wanted to deliver their farm baskets in style, so I tied a basket to the kicksled to hold all the gifts, covered it up with some alpaca wool, and tied some jingle bells on it to sound the way. Oh and the snowstorm...what snowstorm!? You can't stop a girl on a mission. Just thought you guys would find that picture of the dogs running back into the farmhouse fun. Happy holidays from all of us at Cold Antler!*

*Oh, well not all of us. Maude the angry ewe does not wish happiness to anyone.

13 Comments:

Blogger Mama Pea said...

Jenna - Your posts just get better and better! And no question about it, good neighbors are a treasure.

As for Maude, remember it's most important to be nice to the person (ewe) who least deserves it. So says Confucius or . . . or . . . or somebody. Happy Solstice!

December 21, 2008 at 3:26 PM  
Blogger Jenna said...

oh i treat maude with the kindess of a kitten, but it's just her nature to be...maude.

December 21, 2008 at 3:43 PM  
Blogger Andrea said...

What a thoughtful gift for your neighbors...so you!! :) I bet it was very much appreciated! Great photo of the sled too. Stay warm down there!! :)

December 21, 2008 at 5:07 PM  
Blogger BlueGate said...

What a wonderful gift for your neighbors and the delivery method simply can't be beat. I hope they had the opportunity to see you coming with their treats.
Thanks for sharing your adventures.

December 21, 2008 at 6:46 PM  
Blogger Alison said...

French toast is a fantastic gift!

For whatever it's worth, if you're ever looking for fundraising ideas, my husband has vowed that if you ever issue a T-shirt with Maude the Angry Ewe on it, he will buy one. At least.

December 21, 2008 at 9:20 PM  
OpenID Jaspenelle said...

That would be the tastiest gift ever! Now I ahve to go slice up some bread, french toast sounds so good! (Sounds like you have your own personal grinch at the farm too!)

December 22, 2008 at 10:13 AM  
Blogger girlwithasword said...

You must be the coolest neighbor EVER!

December 22, 2008 at 4:40 PM  
Blogger Blueberry Farmer said...

Jenna,

I'm starting to enjoy Monday's. I have little tome and unreliable acess on weekends, so on Monday I have two or three of your posts to look forward to. How great is that!

December 22, 2008 at 4:40 PM  
Anonymous Noelle said...

HI Jenna. I just stumbled across the piece on your blog/book in the Globe...what a treat! I was raised on a farm in Southern Ohio, with lots of dogs (my parents still have 11, all of them adopted strays.) I'm an artist and potter, and my husband and I just moved from Bath, Maine to Northampton, Mass. I look forward to reading more about your life in Vermont. Cheers to you!

December 22, 2008 at 4:58 PM  
Blogger Jess said...

I got your book a couple days ago and it is wonderful! I think a hand delivery of french toast fixings would be a fantastic gift. What a great idea.

December 23, 2008 at 12:20 PM  
Anonymous b&g girl said...

oh my gosh! i was just complaining how commercial how, 'i'll just pick up a gift certificate' Christmas is sometimes. what you did is wonderful and truly thoughtful. thanks for that and thanks for blogging.

December 23, 2008 at 7:17 PM  
Blogger Mare said...

I LOVE it! French Toast Baskets! You are really something girl! I look forward to meeting you at the bookstore in Troy!
(PS- give Maude my love anyway! ;)

December 28, 2008 at 11:00 AM  
Blogger Aly The Red-Bliss Monkey Studio said...

I love this story and this photo. Totally makes my day!!

December 28, 2008 at 4:06 PM  

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