Sunday, June 14, 2009

quite the weekend

I do apologize for the thin updates this week. Annie has been a main focus and her extra care has gently lead me away from any writing while we're at home together. I know you guys understand, and she's recovering beautifully. We just got back from visiting a neighbor's sleddog kennel where she ran around a giant dog-run with Jazz and five other dogs. She's back. I can not thank you enough for all the kindness, emails, and comments.

So much went down this weekend. Marvin went back to his old farm (I'll fill you all in on the details soon, but trust me when I say I've loaded my fair share of sheep into the back seats of cars in my day...). I'm down to just one Angora kit. All the boys have been picked up or paid-for in advance, leaving just one little doe who may stay. Life keeps on going, everything is changing so fast around here.

Big news: tomorrow I have a meeting with Storey Publsihing to talk about some possible future projects, which I'm both nervous and excited about (wish me luck!) and I'll be updating soon with Fiddler's Summer news and that bread recipe you fine people have been asking on. I'll catch up. I always do.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for the update. I was beginning to go through Cold Antler Farm withdrawal...
SO relieved that Annie is good. And tomorrow? Good luck. I am excited for you. I love your writing, so any new projects in the works will just be terrific. I hope it all goes well for you. As much as I have had Annie on my mind, hoping she was doing well, I will keep YOU in mind tomorrow, hoping you do well. Let us know.
PS - I drove 3 hours today to pick out my Border Collie puppy - a dog I have wanted for 22 years, and am finally getting. I had an unfortunate run in with a stationary pole on the way there, which is bad, but picking out my BC puppy made it not so bad. At least til I got home. I go back in three weeks to pick her up. (There's 6 more not spoken for yet, if you're interested.....)

June 14, 2009 at 8:35 PM  
Anonymous Kendall said...

What doesn't kill you makes you stronger...

So glad your dog is okay. You guys have been through a lot together--I just bought your book and enjoyed it fireside on a camping trip this weekend! Kudos lady--keep on truckin!

June 14, 2009 at 8:59 PM  
Blogger djp said...

so happy to hear that Annie will recover! it is so hard to care for ill animals, as you can never be sure that they know you are trying to help.

June 14, 2009 at 9:02 PM  
Blogger White Feather said...

We've missed you, but of course we DO understand! Annie needed you. Just that simple.

Wish you the best of luck with the Storey people. I'm sure anything you do will be great.

Well, I can play my scales forward and backward and can play the first line of Joy to the World...badly. Having lots of trouble just hitting the D string and nothing else. A string is easy, because right now I don't have an E string, LOL! (That's probably cheating, but I'm waiting for my replacement E string to arrive and didn't want to not practice once I had gotten started.) Please tell me this gets better if I just keep doin' it.
White Feather aka Chickadee Workshop

June 14, 2009 at 9:13 PM  
Blogger Irma said...

Just the tone of your writing shows hoe much more relaxed you are...I am glad that things are starting to simplify; simplify in the SHORT TERM, I'm sure, but we need to take our blessings when thry come.

June 14, 2009 at 9:20 PM  
Blogger Jenna said...

you'll be nailing Ida Red in no time, with shuffling!

June 14, 2009 at 9:26 PM  
Anonymous Carrie said...

Glad to hear that Annie is doing so much better....isn't it great how fast the medicine works once it gets in their system? I was wondering about Marvin,because you had said a while back that he was going back to his old home. I hope it didn't make you too sad to see him go. I'm excited to hear that you have a meeting with Storey tomorrow. Don't be nervous, your brillant as a writer, you can pull a reader in and make them stay there all afternoon. But be excited! What an exciting time in your life. I can't wait for the updates!!!!!!!!!!!!

June 14, 2009 at 9:32 PM  
Blogger Heather said...

Sheep in the backseat of the car, eh? now that's farming! I cant wait to see your future projects. I just finished your book yesterday evening. So inspired!~

June 14, 2009 at 9:32 PM  
Anonymous kandy Gray said...

yah! annie's o.k.!

kandy from canada

June 14, 2009 at 9:57 PM  
Anonymous Frances said...

Glad to hear that Annie is okay. There's almost nothing worse than a sick pup.

There's a new and really good coffee shop near Storey -- it's called Elf Parlor, and it's on Ashland St. They serve coffee from Barrington Roasters, and it's really, really good. If you need some fuel for the ride back, stop in.

And good luck!

June 14, 2009 at 10:17 PM  
Blogger Robin said...

Great news about Annie! When the pups are sick, the relief is profound when they're better. Good luck with Storey tomorrow -- that's exciting!! I'll send white light your way.

To the commentor who picked out her Border, all best wishes. Borders are wonderful; mine was Onion, the best dog in the whole world.

June 14, 2009 at 11:18 PM  
Blogger rhonda jean said...

Good luck tomorrow, love

June 15, 2009 at 2:35 AM  
Blogger MrsL said...

Best of luck with new project plans. :)
My fiddling is coming along nicely now, and I've just ordered myself a copy of your book too.



June 15, 2009 at 2:42 AM  
Blogger Patsy said...

More books please! I got your book from the library and read it and decided I needed a copy for my bookshelf so I ordered one. That is a rarity for me since money is so tight but I just had to have it.

How about a book on the different seasons in Vermont and what you do each season?

So glad Annie is better. Give her some hugs and rubs from me and give Jazz some scratches behind his ears.

June 15, 2009 at 8:17 AM  
Blogger Peacemom said...

Jenna!! congrats on the meeting with Storey, must have been my letter to them telling them to sign you to another deal! (yah, right...but I really did write to them!). Best of luck to you, and I'm waiting with bated breath to find out what the outcome is, so keep us posted! Also, glad Annie's doing better, so great to hear! ~Vonnie, NH

June 15, 2009 at 1:59 PM  
Blogger Mimi said...

Jenna--I know you'll have great success with Storey. I can't wait for your next book--I have your first, and a space on my shelf for your next book(s). I have enjoyed your book and your blog so much and look forward to reading more for years to come. My garden is doing great and I'm thinking about learning the dulcimer. I'm so happy Annie is on the mend. Mimi

June 16, 2009 at 12:48 PM  

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