Tuesday, March 3, 2009

somewhere in kansas

Since I started writing about homesteading I've been lucky to meet a lot of great folks I may have otherwise never ran into. Readers, bloggers, authors, farmers and a slew of random people I never thought I'd know on a first-name basis. The fine people down in Topeka who staff Mother Earth News are said people. Since I started blogging for them, and writing the occasional web or print article for the magazine—I've come to know some of the gang there through emails and conversations. Yesterday, when I came home from work there was a congratulations card signed by the whole staff for the Books for a Better Life Award, how amazing is that?! You kids...

Aubrey sent me this photo from the office. The fact that somewhere in Kansas there is a magazine staffer rolling her mouse over an image of my angry sheep, well that's a fantastic little nexus. I just wanted to thank you guys here, and let you know how excited I am to be considered a twice-removed part of your family.

Also, the next issue of M.E.N. will have an excerpt from Scratch in it, with over a dozen color photos of the the farms in Idaho and Vermont, including...Maude, the champagne of sordid herbivores.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

can't wait to get the next issue of m.e.n. just got the recent issue of countryside mag. glad to see ya in there. I agree with alot of other people out there that your blog is addicting. great stories and the like. makes you feel right at home! tracy

March 3, 2009 at 4:10 PM  
Anonymous Laura said...

That is exciting! I can't wait to see it :)

March 3, 2009 at 7:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Jenna..I started your book last night and can't put it down. I love the way you take us from total elation to heartbreak all in the same book...you are quite a talented writer. Just want to wish you the very best of everything as you endeavor to live the life of your dreams..wish I had the nerve to do that at your age..

Joyce in Alabama jste634838@aol.com

March 4, 2009 at 8:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Amen and Amen!!

March 5, 2009 at 2:20 AM  

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