Monday, February 22, 2010

giveaway today!

Every once in a while we do a giveaway on the blog. Today it's a brand new, redesigned copy of Savings Seeds by Marc Rogers. The book teaches you how to keep some of the fruits of your garden labors. How to harvest, dry, store and label seeds from your own backyard. It's going to be mailed to whomever wins the random drawing today. Which you enter by hocking the blog. It's funner than it sounds.

Here's the deal: to enter the drawing all you have to do is kick in with some grassroots marketing. Tell one new person (who has never heard of this blog but might like it) about it, and then post here about who you are and that you spread the Barnheart. The catch is that it has to be a brand new reader. If you told your cousin about it yesterday, no dice. And you don't have to walk up to strangers and start talking about Chuck Klosterman either. Write the blog address on a post it note in a feed store. Email a coworker with a copy of Hobby Farm magazine on his deesk. Leave it scribbled on your napkin when you go out to eat at a local foods diner. The idea is to spread the word about CAF to help the blog readership grow. The point being so I can keep writing here. A healthy readership keeps us writers inspired to keep things like this going. So this is my attempt to stir up the pot.

So post today who you told and you're entered. No need for names or any personal information, it's just to encourage others and for me to learn how the word is spread. Your comment today is your ticket to win. At the end of the day I'll pull a name out of the hat and announce it here in the comments. Then you email me and I send you a free book with a chicken feather bookmark and a copy of my farm music CD. Cool?

123 Comments:

Blogger Cary said...

LOVE sharing your blog. New coworker excited! Jenna, question. I'm ordering a pair or Toulouse geese from farmer's co-op soon. Did you house your young ones with the chickens? Would you talk a bit about how you got them started and if they are tucked in with the chickens at night? REALLY appreciate your help. Thanks, Cary

February 22, 2010 at 7:33 AM  
Blogger MistySeptember said...

I talk about this blog all the time, but for this challenge I emailed a link to a co-worker who plans on raising some chickens this year. I think she and her family would enjoy this. I am interested in hearing the answers to Cary's goose questions as well :)

February 22, 2010 at 7:40 AM  
Blogger Kate said...

Way cool! Please count me in. I really do need to add a seed saving title to my little sustainability library.

I'm telling a small scale farming friend about CAF via email. (She's in Australia, visiting family at the moment, which is why I'm telling her via email. She probably won't get the message for a few days, but I know she'll love your blog when she checks it out.

Thanks for having the giveaway.

February 22, 2010 at 7:55 AM  
Blogger DarcC said...

I told my dad. He's a long time vegetable gardener that I am trying to sway towards more organic, holistic practices...I've been making some progress (got him a subscription to Mother Earth News for xmas, I think he likes it). I know he'd love your blog.

February 22, 2010 at 7:58 AM  
Blogger solstice said...

I told my boyfriend. Maybe it'll help him understand why I want chickens

February 22, 2010 at 7:59 AM  
Blogger Judith said...

Until this comment, I've been a silent follower of your blog for months. I first found you in Mother Earth News and bought your book. I've been following your search for a farm of your own, and have been sending thoughts and prayers to join with all the others sent in your behalf. Really enjoy your writing and wonder how many more silent followers there are. I've emailed a link to my daughter and plan to send her a copy of your book as well. I'm also interested in your answer to the question on geese, but I'm wanting American Buffs. Thanks for all you do to lift and inspire! Judith

February 22, 2010 at 8:00 AM  
Blogger Caitlin said...

I've just posted your blog on a friend's Facebook. We have 24 mutual friends so I figure that I should get 24 individual entries! :P Okay, just kidding...

February 22, 2010 at 8:03 AM  
Blogger Meagan said...

I've shared your blog with my family. I had mentioned it before but never shared the link itself, so that has been changed! I'm so excited things are looking great for your house...

February 22, 2010 at 8:08 AM  
Blogger Jenna said...

Per Geese: I raised mine with chicks, a turkey poult, and a duckling and they all grew up together just fine. They share the same poultry house too. I think as long as it's just a pair you're fine with the chickens (just make the roosts hier than the gooses adult necks can reach!)

February 22, 2010 at 8:24 AM  
Blogger Jenna said...

just make the roosts are higher than the gooses adult necks can reach! (I meant)

February 22, 2010 at 8:38 AM  
Blogger Neely said...

I just shared you with my 253 friends on facebook! I just discovered your blog a couple weeks ago and have really enjoyed it. I'm looking to start my own little homestead this year here in TN.

February 22, 2010 at 8:38 AM  
Blogger Neely said...

p.s. I have a sister named Jena. cool.

February 22, 2010 at 8:40 AM  
Blogger Jenna said...

Are you jack Neely from Knoxville?!

February 22, 2010 at 8:40 AM  
Blogger Neely said...

no, Neely is my first name. I'm female (with 2 boy last names) LOL...my last name is Anderson and I live in Nashville but looking to move to the country and start a farm. :)

February 22, 2010 at 8:45 AM  
Blogger booksNyarn said...

I've been following for a while, and I shared this particular link with my friends through Google Reader. They have been very supportive of my leanings towards self-sufficiency and I bet a few will end up lurking around your blog. :)

February 22, 2010 at 8:49 AM  
Blogger Jenna said...

Sorry! There was a great writer guy in Knoxville named Jack Neely. Just curious because I was reading some of his old stuff this weekend and you almost blew my mind.

February 22, 2010 at 8:49 AM  
Blogger Marcia said...

I e-mailed your blog address to two friends - one who will just love to read it and another who hopefully, someday will be living "THE LIFE". Oh, also I ordered your music CD sometime ago and paid thru paypal but haven't heard anything yet?
Marcia in WY

February 22, 2010 at 8:54 AM  
Blogger Courtney said...

I told my boss, who avidly farms her tiny, urban townhouse lot. Gotta let people know that there's a support network for Barnheart! :)

February 22, 2010 at 8:56 AM  
Blogger Ben said...

just left a post on my facebook page.I love the blog, and and very happy for you about the new farm. keep living the dream.

February 22, 2010 at 9:00 AM  
Blogger Julianne said...

My first time posting. Just ordered my first heirloom vegetable seeds so this giveaway was MEANT for me...LOL. I gave the link to your blog on another group I'm in. Alright, I'm in so I guess that means I must post regularly now?

February 22, 2010 at 9:05 AM  
Blogger hippychick said...

I told a friend of mine who I think would get a lot out of your blog! Thanks!

February 22, 2010 at 9:09 AM  
Blogger The Sprouting Acorn said...

shared with a friend who is just now realizing after two years of talking with her… that this lifestyle is a must… now she's ready for the "fodder."

February 22, 2010 at 9:11 AM  
Blogger Karen L. said...

Jenna, I told a friend who already has a farm(raises sheep, goats, chickens, etc.) and she was excited about reading your blog. I think she likes knowing there are others out there like she and her husband. She makes goat milk soap and spins and weaves too. By the way, got my fingers and toes still crossed for the house buying adventure .... sure is hard to walk though. hehehe

February 22, 2010 at 9:15 AM  
Blogger DivaHick said...

I am leaving the house to post your blog address on the bulletin board at Tractor Supply.

February 22, 2010 at 9:16 AM  
Blogger Julie said...

I e-mailed 3 friends that I think would LOVE your blog...hope you get lots of new readers from this contest!!

February 22, 2010 at 9:19 AM  
Blogger Earth Girl Knits (Emily) said...

I'll write a blog post about it! That way LOTS of people will find out! The post will be written tonight as I'm in a hurry to get to class right now.

February 22, 2010 at 9:24 AM  
Blogger kate said...

Sounds very cool, Jenna! I am putting a note on the bulletin board at the library.

That book sounds great!

Kate (a second Kate on this thread!)

February 22, 2010 at 9:32 AM  
Blogger Bev said...

Been asking people how to save seeds but keep getting told to visit the library for the answers. Read this blog weekly and it has given me many ideas on how to be a better farmer. My nephews asked me about a blog that would help their kids with reading stories, guess what I said, read the Cold Antler Farm blog. They enjoy it. Thanks.

February 22, 2010 at 9:35 AM  
Blogger MaddyG said...

I posted a link to your blog on Facebook. I think some of my friends will definitely go goo-goo-gaga over you and the Cold Antler Farm! Hope some new readers drift your way, and that they are inspired like I am. ; )

February 22, 2010 at 9:36 AM  
Blogger BJ Gingles said...

Just told a coworker this morning who is into what she considers "alternative" music....Iron and Wine is her new fav. LOL. Alternative. Right. So I told her about your blog and the many people on here who love Iron and Wine and she wants to check out the type of people who like "her" music.

February 22, 2010 at 9:41 AM  
Blogger Patsy said...

I just posted your blog on an online bulletin board I go to every morning. Both rural and city folks visit so I hope you get some new readers.

I just want to say thanks for writing this. I live vicariously thru you, I think. Ha. You are living the life I would love to live, if I was only braver.

February 22, 2010 at 9:52 AM  
Blogger *sweetcaroline* said...

I've told so many people already! I shared you with more people on facebook today. I'll have to leave your blog on more napkins too.

February 22, 2010 at 10:06 AM  
Blogger Christi said...

I love following your blog. We have bought our retirement farm and are working at bringing it back to production. There were no fences and all the fields had grown over with cedars and honey locusts. I can relate to your struggles to get your farm as we have been there! The book would be an awesome win and I have told several friends about your blog today!

February 22, 2010 at 10:12 AM  
Blogger mikesgirl said...

I've talked about your blog to a lot of people, often, but this morning I e-mailed a link to my daughter, who just two weeks ago married a farmer wannabe. They have chickens and a garden and are on their way. I know she will love the info in your blog, first hand!

February 22, 2010 at 10:15 AM  
Blogger Sylvan said...

Hi Jenna,

I've never commented before although I've been following your blog now for the past 5-6 months.
I've sent the blog information to many people but today I'm sharing it with a woman from my p-patch garden here in Seattle. Barnheart is alive and well in these veins of mine.

February 22, 2010 at 10:19 AM  
Blogger RaeAnn said...

Hello from Nebraska! I've emailed a friend about your blog today, she and her husband are thinking about getting some chickens this year.
You give me hope for my own farm someday! Thank you!

February 22, 2010 at 10:30 AM  
Blogger RayMan said...

I posted your url on the bulletin board of the local ag / farm store this morning.
As for the "donations", I am hoping that, when CAF is up-and-running that you will pay those donations ahead to someone else. Thanks for sharing the blogger in you.

February 22, 2010 at 10:37 AM  
Blogger mama3a said...

Just finished reading "Made from Scratch" in one day--really loved your simple descriptions, and the economy and grace of your writing. The kids have a snow day today, so it seemed like a good time to bake some bread. I got right up and stirred up your recipe, which is now rising (hopefully) on the back of the stove! Anyway, I am sending this blog on to a friend who had chickens that were unfortunately killed by a raccoon while she was away. I am absolutely giving the thumbs up to your book and blog!

February 22, 2010 at 10:40 AM  
Blogger LindaSue said...

Jenna Can't wait to hear about your farm purchase. We just started the process in getting our own 1 acre + little piece of farm here in SE Alabama. I have a friend in Utah and just shared your blog with her. She is a great person and a quilter like me. Got to meet her a little over a year ago when I got to visit my daughter in Utah.
I will be getting your book soon and sure do appreciate the books and stuff you recommend.
Thanks for sharing your world with us.

February 22, 2010 at 10:40 AM  
Blogger Laura said...

I just emailed my cousin about your blog. I think she'll really enjoy it!

February 22, 2010 at 10:43 AM  
Blogger Melissa E said...

I love your blog, so inspirational! I sent the link to a good friend, via her blog and Facebook, who is starting a garden and some backyard farming. I think she will love your blog as much as I do!

February 22, 2010 at 10:46 AM  
Blogger Rois said...

I shared your blog the other day with a customer at the feed store where I work, we were looking at your book which we carry : ).But today I passed your blog along to my neighbor who I know will love your blog.

February 22, 2010 at 10:47 AM  
Blogger Meghan said...

Just emailed my landlord who just started reading your book-I gave her a copy to get her excited about getting bees and adding more chicks to our remodeled Airstream coop.

Also, about chicks-have you found any hatcheries that have a more humane way of dealing with the male chicks? Is anyone raising them for meat or at least humanely killing them? I've always just gotten adult chickens and have struggling with the mass market chick program.

February 22, 2010 at 10:51 AM  
Blogger Emily said...

I told my friend Molly, who works for a farm in California. It's right up her alley!

February 22, 2010 at 10:52 AM  
Blogger (Mary) (Mo) said...

Shared the blog with all my google contacts :)
Some of them have already heard about you and the book (though my excessive talking about it) but not yet the blog.

Wheeee!
Mary

February 22, 2010 at 10:53 AM  
Blogger Jenna said...

Meghan - you can avoid hatcheries if you wish, but I don't think mailing chicks is a horrible thing. Try ordering hatching eggs or getting hatching eggs from a local farm and incubating them yourself. Or, find a hatchery near you where you can pick up your order in person (and save on shipping).

February 22, 2010 at 10:53 AM  
Blogger SuzieQ said...

I ran across your blog site last year and ran and bought your book "Made from Scratch." I am a urban homesteader and my sister is planning to move to the country someday. I finished your book and gave it to my sister. Your book gave her the courage to start her homestead in town. The first thing she did was ask me to help her build a coop and that she had already ordered her baby chicks.
I have benefited from what she learned in your book with the free organic eggs every week when her "girls" started laying. Thank you for putting a dream in a easy understood and entertaining book.
Suzie from Texas.

February 22, 2010 at 10:55 AM  
Blogger small farm girl said...

I tell everybody about your blog, but today I'll post it on facebook.

February 22, 2010 at 10:57 AM  
Blogger Holly said...

Yesterday I told a couple of friends about your book (which I couldn't remember the name of) but didn't even think to tell them about the blog! Clearly, I was not thinking. Now I've set both things straight.

BTW, I learned about you from your CraftSanity interview. It was recorded a year or so ago, I think though I only found it in the last couple of weeks.

February 22, 2010 at 11:04 AM  
Blogger Hansen Family said...

So excited for all the new things coming in your life and I so enjoy reading your blog when I get a chance! I told my Mother-In-law, city girl-wanting to learn so much about farm life! She loves blogs like yours so I had to share!
We are hoping to save seeds this year and have never done so. This book would be a great addition to our library! We will need all the help we can get! Thank you!

February 22, 2010 at 11:06 AM  
Blogger Sarah said...

I posted your blog to a few of my friends' facebook pages - they're just starting to have their eyes opened to an organic, natural way of living and I think CAF is the perfect place for "newbies". :o) Thanks for the giveaway Jenna - Fun! :o)

February 22, 2010 at 11:17 AM  
Blogger Andres and Julia Stell said...

I told my project manager at work about your blog. He has read your book, but did not realize that you had a blog, in which he could continue to read and follow your progress.

February 22, 2010 at 11:19 AM  
OpenID wickedpixie said...

I told a co-worker who practices urban homesteading/gardening. I'm trying to talk him into a hen or two, but so far, no go.

February 22, 2010 at 11:26 AM  
Blogger Sarah said...

I posted it on my facebook for all of my farm loving friends that havent heard of your blog yet. Thanks Sarah H

February 22, 2010 at 11:32 AM  
Blogger bellananda said...

does it count that, after reading your post last week about your neighbor having a different view of your yard than yours, i forwarded it to the group of people with whom i'm working here in kansas city to change the city ordinances to be more respectful of and responsive to urban ag efforts? got lots of good comments about it, too. :)

February 22, 2010 at 11:37 AM  
Blogger Elsie said...

I have a bunch of foodie friends all into gardening, or at least the idea of gardening as some have only porch pots and no real dirt. I passed the link along to these fine women.

February 22, 2010 at 11:45 AM  
Blogger CallieK said...

I posted about your blog here- http://www.yougrowgirl.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=99618#99618

There's many of us YGGer's that have secret barnheart leanings and I know they'll love your animals!

February 22, 2010 at 11:46 AM  
Blogger Crystal said...

Hey, just posted the link on my FB page today :)

February 22, 2010 at 11:48 AM  
Blogger Dog and Malone said...

Been reading, and loving your blog for a very long time, Jenna, and today you have rousted us from the bushes! We live right up the road from you, well, sorta. We are in Maine, which in New England is not far! Today we posted a link, again, on facebook, in celebration of scattering your seeds!

February 22, 2010 at 11:48 AM  
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February 22, 2010 at 11:54 AM  
Blogger Elizabeth said...

Great idea! I left your info on the library bulletin board!
Thanks,
Elizabeth

February 22, 2010 at 11:57 AM  
OpenID elizabethselena said...

Hi Jenna! I was just starting to ask my friend questions about saving seed yesterday- how fun! Jenna, you are so inspiring! My parents are off the grid homesteaders and I always wanted to do the same, but I'm 27 & waiting for my life to start so I could do the same. Realized I'm going to miss my life if I don't start, started reading your blog, and am now in the middle of plotting out a garden and coop on some land I'm renting from an older man who has enough acres to not care! I'm so glad I made the jump and stopped waiting (honestly) to get married to start. Good luck with everything, Jenna and thank you! So much! (oh, I love Sarah Jarosz, btw. Have you heard of crooked still?)

February 22, 2010 at 12:03 PM  
Blogger Jo said...

I emailed your blog address to a friend who owns a small fiber farm in central VT. Sheep and angora rabbits - also an avid knitter. Love this blog. Have a little life envy.

Joanne

February 22, 2010 at 12:04 PM  
OpenID elizabethselena said...

oh sorry! And I also frequent a local coffee shop where I have told lots of people about CAF. This morn, I am on a friend's computer and I am going to leave your blog up for them to see :)

February 22, 2010 at 12:05 PM  
OpenID ROC said...

New job, new co-workers!!! I have just posted the link on the resource bulletin board. I love sharing your blog.

Alicia

February 22, 2010 at 12:06 PM  
Blogger Richard P said...

Shared with a former co-worker. Thanks for sharing your stories and life with us.

February 22, 2010 at 12:12 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

I shared it with another homesteader on her blog. She's recently posted about taking music lessons and so I posted your link. That was even before I knew about your giveaway!!

February 22, 2010 at 12:13 PM  
Blogger Leiflet said...

My friend Jill in Berkeley was praising the Frontier Woman and I posted your blog on her blog.

Her response was concise: "I like it!"

February 22, 2010 at 12:34 PM  
Blogger WindyCedarLane said...

I shared this with the whole room (about 10 new people) @ my call center. Thanks for writing!

February 22, 2010 at 12:38 PM  
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February 22, 2010 at 12:38 PM  
Blogger Katie said...

My dear friend Madona sent this blog to me via facebook and I'm passing the info on on my own profile. I'm starting my own garden this year as soon as the snow decides to leave us alone. I'm hoping all goes well since I've always had someone to help me in the past. Can't wait to eat some fresh herbs and veggies!! Thanks, Katie

February 22, 2010 at 12:51 PM  
Blogger Jaspenelle Stewart said...

I told my mom when we did our weekly phone call. I love love love sharing your blog url, rooting for you to get that farm!

February 22, 2010 at 1:17 PM  
Blogger bdalward said...

I have a neighbor that has a small commercial greenhouse. I think she would really love your site. I know her husband would. He's been trying to get her to agree to getting chickens and guineas for a long time. This may do it. Good luck with your new farm.

February 22, 2010 at 1:18 PM  
Blogger Savoury Tomato said...

Just posted a link to your blog on my facebook page. Your blog keeps me inspired in my own efforts to be more self sufficient. Keep up the good work!

February 22, 2010 at 1:24 PM  
Blogger Barb said...

I always share your blog but today I told a new client about your blog and wrote the "www." on a post it. Keep up the good work.
P.S. I am enjoying your book.

February 22, 2010 at 1:30 PM  
Blogger The Kelly's Adventures in KY said...

Hi Jenna! Your blog is inspirational! I have just shared your blog link with my neighbor here in KY and a few co-workers out in CA. My neighbor and I were just talking this weekend about growing our own gardens this year and saving the seeds for next to help us become more self-sustainable.

February 22, 2010 at 1:34 PM  
Blogger John Taylor said...

Jenna,

I love this blog. Told my friends in VA about your blog and to check it out! They seemed very interested in seeing what I was talking about. Also, great news about the loan process, keeping fingers crossed for you to get the loan finalized.

Grace and Peace,

John

February 22, 2010 at 2:00 PM  
Blogger Bri said...

I check your blog everyday and love sharing it with my friends, so in response to the 'challenge' today I shared this on facebook with some of the new girls I work with, who don't know about it yet! I'd love to have a chance at the book :)

February 22, 2010 at 2:03 PM  
Blogger Savoury Tomato said...

Just posted a link to your blog on my facebook page. Your blog keeps me inspired in my own efforts to be more self sufficient. Keep up the good work!

February 22, 2010 at 2:03 PM  
Blogger Tanja said...

I IM'ed two long-time buddies a link to Cold Antler, in part in explanation of my decision to plant a 2k-sq-ft garden and raise 15 chickens last year, and put two alpacas on hold for this spring, when I finish expanding my barn... I'm still "saving" a trombocino squash from last summer on my counter and don't quite know how to go about dealing with the seeds, so would be totally into the book.

February 22, 2010 at 2:07 PM  
Blogger D said...

I love reading your blog everyday. We've recently bought our own dream farm and we're working hard on getting things up and running. Quite a wild ride, nice to know I'm not the only crazy one doing it!
Told my mom about your blog today. Did I read a while ago that you are putting out another book? If so are you able to share any more details?
I heard about this blog for a lady in my riding lesson.

February 22, 2010 at 2:17 PM  
Blogger ta2mee said...

Posted on my Facebook status =) Just added a bunch of new friends from high school, so this'll be new to them =)

February 22, 2010 at 3:18 PM  
Blogger Meredith said...

Struck up a conversation with a girl in the pediatricians waiting room this morning - we were both looking through gardening magazines.
The conversation turned to getting garden and farming advice off the web and I have a feeling she will be visiting Cold Antler in the near future.

February 22, 2010 at 3:18 PM  
Blogger Janet said...

I told my sister about it last night, my nurse practioner this morning while we talked about food security during my appointment...but those don't count, do they? I am going to get my husband to read it tonight. hope he counts. I think he does :)Maybe then he would be even more interested in the little piece of heaven that I have convinced him to look at with me this week. I have my fingers crossed that he will get a big case of barnheart. And the giveaway is so amazing - hoping, hoping...

February 22, 2010 at 3:23 PM  
Blogger Kristen said...

I also shared your post via Google Reader. Good luck on the farm situation and thanks for the great giveaway! :)

February 22, 2010 at 3:25 PM  
Blogger Butts said...

I have turned on several of my friends to this blog already. Today I wasn't very original but I posted as my status on facebook, with over 250 friends, you should get a few new readers hopefully! Still have fingers and toes crossed on the mortgage deal!

February 22, 2010 at 3:29 PM  
Blogger Jessica said...

very cool! Have emailed my cousin living in Sweden for 5 years now. He works with cows and sheep and picks berries to make jam and dries mushrooms in his house!
many good wishes from The Netherlands
Jessica

February 22, 2010 at 3:33 PM  
Blogger Wanda Barrett said...

Well, I'm going to hope this counts. I posted a quote from yesterday's blog post on my facebook wall last night, then TODAY two different people commented on it - both new to your blog. I was just spreading the word a little bit early. FWIW, the quote I loved was how you talked about holding a pumpkin that you knew as a seed. WB

February 22, 2010 at 3:55 PM  
Blogger H said...

I am new to reading this blog, so I posted it to my facebook profile! :) Today I reserved my garden plot from the community gardens in my town and I am excited to get some seeds started! :)

February 22, 2010 at 3:58 PM  
Blogger Katrin said...

I told my neighbour about your blog and asked, by the way, what she would think if I had some chicken in the backyard...but before she answered my dad told me, that it's not allowed to have chicken in our area...will have to do a proper research on this...

February 22, 2010 at 4:09 PM  
Blogger ammamcp said...

Cool!

Posted to my friends on FB!

February 22, 2010 at 4:24 PM  
Blogger Bonnie said...

Told an Internet friend who I think may be a little on the homesteader nut side.

Um, how often do you get the chance to check your Etsy messages? I sent you one in December and February. Hope you're still going to keep up on Etsy! :)

February 22, 2010 at 4:48 PM  
Blogger Samantha said...

I told my boyfriend - now he'll know i'm not the only gal out there dreaming about my own farm!

February 22, 2010 at 5:19 PM  
Blogger Missy said...

I told a professor in my department, today, about your blog. However, I'm always telling people about your blog AND your book. Great stuff! Thanks for the giveaway!

February 22, 2010 at 5:25 PM  
Blogger jen said...

I told my friend Kristi. She is in the process of finishing up her yard and fencing her pastures...1st up is chickens!

February 22, 2010 at 5:29 PM  
Blogger Silent said...

Shared the blog with a co-worker today who is looking to simplify their home life a bit. The response, "Aren't all antlers cold?" After I stopped chortling I wrote the address down for them and moved on. :o)

February 22, 2010 at 5:36 PM  
Blogger Trestin said...

Telling my cohorts through twitter today. Should help to spread the word! Thanks for the amazing stories.

February 22, 2010 at 5:43 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

Okay, okay, since my first effort wasn't within the parameters, I passed along the blog info to a scouting parent who I talk to about chickens. :)

February 22, 2010 at 5:45 PM  
Blogger Rita said...

I am sharing your blog and the CAF locals community with the folks in the "Be Fair & be Green" discussion class I am participating in. Our topic last week was food justice and ways to bring food back to our neighborhoods. The others are very excited.
This is a great giveaway!

February 22, 2010 at 5:50 PM  
Blogger unpackingtreasure said...

Hey..I've BEEN passing along Barnheart all along! BUt I just did again today! Love reading your blog,its on my daily reading list.

February 22, 2010 at 6:27 PM  
Blogger cacapon_mom said...

Sent an email about your blog to a good friend who shares my love of raising chickens.

February 22, 2010 at 6:47 PM  
Blogger PS_Iloveyou said...

I emailed a friend that just moved to the perfect piece of property for small farming. Told her that your site was the inspiration for all my future farm dreams.

Please keep writing, at least till I'm out of school and can move to a little farm of my very own!

February 22, 2010 at 7:15 PM  
Blogger Ruth said...

Hi Jenna! Just discovered your blog today when my daughter emailed me. Very exciting and I shared it with my co-workers here in MA. Best of luck to you! PS: we have four Siberians and do Siberian Husky rescue!

February 22, 2010 at 7:27 PM  
Blogger Jen said...

I told my coworker who keeps covert chickens in her suburban backyard.

February 22, 2010 at 7:30 PM  
Blogger Dunappy said...

I shared your blog with a couple of my friends on Facebook. Love the blog. I've been saving some of my own seeds for a while, but not a lot. Still trying to learn how to put them up right.

February 22, 2010 at 8:10 PM  
Blogger beanyween said...

I told my friend and hairdresser, Charlene, who was on her way to knitting class!

February 22, 2010 at 8:15 PM  
OpenID bldrnrpdx said...

Hiya! Count me in! I shared with a co-worker. I just expanded my veg & fruit garden across my front yard, and I'm looking forward to chickens next year!

February 22, 2010 at 8:27 PM  
Blogger cturtle5 said...

I told my co-worker as she shared her sourdough starter stories with me.
My husband is looking as chicken coop plans as I type.......one never knows.......do one?

February 22, 2010 at 8:44 PM  
Blogger Celia said...

I would love to share your blog! I told a friend of mine about your blog by sending a link to her while chatting with her online.

February 22, 2010 at 9:00 PM  
Blogger Turtle said...

what a great book! (actually been looking for one) Been ordering heriloom seeds but would love to learn how to properly save them from my own garden for each year, just another step in self sufficiency! I pimped you out on my blog, will also let a few folks know tomorrow when i head to the feed store!

February 22, 2010 at 9:04 PM  
Blogger Irma said...

I share your blog with anyone who is still willing to listen to me talk about chickens or organic tomatoes, ha ha. But today in particular I gave your address to my friend Nathalie. She and her husband actually have a LARGE acreage and use it (I wouldn't call it homesteading exactly) to their benefit. And while she doesn't mind the work, she admits freely that this is HIS dream not hers: all the maple trees they tap, all the trout they raise, all the tomatoes she gathers, all the chickens they slaughter, all the canning jars in the pantry....

All I can ever think is, "But DUDE, that's my Dream life!!"

So I told her about you, was able to point to your book (which makes you legitimate?? Still not sure how that works!) and she said she would check you out, she can't imagine doing all those things by HERSELF.

February 22, 2010 at 9:19 PM  
Blogger Me said...

I told my Dad. He's been a hobby gardener and farmer, for over 40 yrs. I'm trying to talk him into chickens and bees. I'm anxious to start seed saving in my own garden.

February 22, 2010 at 9:45 PM  
Blogger Jessica said...

A few weeks ago, I finished your lovely book and wrote a little book review on my blog and on goodreads.com. I also have your blog posted on my blog. But today, I told my next door neighbor, a chicken owner and locivore.
Thanks for your great work and enthusiasm. You really inspire.

February 22, 2010 at 10:15 PM  
Blogger Jessica said...

p.s. I just got baby chicks, partially because of your what-the-hell, go-for-it attitude in your book. So, thanks again!

February 22, 2010 at 10:17 PM  
Blogger lost said...

I just told my friend that raises horses in the Kootenay-region of British Columbia. And my mother, the Original Hippy. She thinks it's great that I sold my condo in the city to buy a ramshackle house in the country with only a wood stove for heat!

February 23, 2010 at 12:49 AM  
Blogger cindy said...

Deos it count if I just bought your book and came to your site because I enjoyed your book. I'm passing it a friend who owns a greenhouse.

February 23, 2010 at 5:58 AM  
Blogger TB said...

Hi! I have shared your blog, but I will share it again today. At the lunch table. At the high school where I work. We often talk about the things you believe in, because I have undertaken some of the things that you have, like chicken-keeping, beekeeping, etc. The other ladies are fascinated by how I choose to spend my time and what I choose to do to maintain a life for my family, and they are always asking me questions. I say ---spread the word & be proud! I have shared with them your book, and they are reading it one by one, passing it around. Today I will give out pieces of paper with the blog address on it and encourage them to visit.

Tamarie

February 23, 2010 at 5:59 AM  
Blogger Jenna said...

Congrats to RaeAnn!

Winner of this giveaway!

February 23, 2010 at 6:22 AM  
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February 23, 2010 at 3:16 PM  
OpenID Krissy said...

Hi Jenna! I'm sorry I missed the deadline for the giveaway but I posted about you on my blog anyway! I've been meaning to share your adventures with my miniscule readership and this gave me the prod I needed.

February 23, 2010 at 7:55 PM  
Blogger Donna said...

Just found your blog this morning, and I am already sharing it with my friends who are farm-sitting in Alabama. They're using the experience after moving from the city last August. I'm a small town farmer and community gardener. Love your blog and look forward to reading it lots in the future.

February 25, 2010 at 9:36 AM  
Blogger Donna said...

Hi, I just found your blog this morning after reading your book reviews on Amazon. I'm sharing this with my friends who moved to a farm in Alabama back in August from the city and want to learn farm skills and to test the experience. I'm already a farm gal and community gardener. I love to read and see what other homesteaders are doing and thinking about what they are doing. Used to be, living this lifestyle was pretty lonely. Not anymore with the web! Godspeed and thanks for sharing the rich life.

February 25, 2010 at 9:44 AM  
Blogger MrsFroggies said...

I attended a meeting of my local Master Gardener group on 2/25 and I started talking abour the blog. We are attempting to start a new community garden in an area that hasn't seen one in a long time, if ever. I have several friends with backyard chicken coops, one who even has chickens in her basement...have thought about getting a few of my own here in town!

February 26, 2010 at 7:27 AM  

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