Monday, September 6, 2010

fabulous finn?

The three day weekend was kind to me, kinder than it seems from the frustration of earlier posts. I needed it too. I was able to jog everyday, caught up on housework (The shower has never been cleaner) and sleep. I got more sleep last night than I get during the work week in three days. Top off that kind of slumber with a morning of pumpkin coffee and cast-iron baked apple pancakes and you have yourself a remedy. Living on a farm is both the poison and the cure, but at least you don't have to go far from your front door to experience both.

Yesterday Annie Dileo came back over to help run a third line of electric fencing around in the inside of the sheep pen. So far it's working great and should hold him while I'm at work so I don't have to pace around the office worrying. I made her an apple pie with a smiling goat on it as a thank you. I wish I could do more, but I am learning as a new home owner you can't do much of anything when the mortgage is due. I happy and sobering reality, that.

I'm working hard on finding Finn a new home. I'm talking to everyone from Doug at Wayside to Brent and Josh of the Fabulous Beekman Boys (who's farm is south of CAF in Sharon Springs). It would be quite fabulous to get Finn a gig on a TV show with those goat boys, that way this sheep girl can move forward with the fall plans of barn raising and pasture expanding with a lighter heart and less stress.

Someone's gotta adopt this guy, and they will. In the meantime the third strand of wire is working, for now...


Blogger farmwifetwo said...

Now that you're done scrubbing your bathroom... mine???? :) School starts tomorrow and the summer farm grime will be removed over the next few days... Just in time for the winter wood ash.

Glad the wire is keeping him in.

September 6, 2010 at 8:59 AM  
Blogger Tami said...

Seems like maybe things are working out for you, at least in the big picture. I hope talking to Josh and Brent works out. I'd love to see Finn on TV, It is a fabulous show and they, along with farmer John seem like wonderful people. A couple of us are planning to attend their Fall Harvest in a couple weeks. It should be a hoot!
Good luck!

September 6, 2010 at 9:20 AM  
Blogger Jenna said...

I saw that on their website, but tickets are sold out, sadly.

September 6, 2010 at 9:43 AM  
Blogger Tami said...

Jenna...the tickets are only for the harvest dinner. Judy and I are going to the harvest festival in town. No tickets needed. We're curious to try their 'Blaack Cheese'. We both found the show on TV at different times and realized it when we were telling each other about it. They sure sound 'Fabulous'!

September 6, 2010 at 10:20 AM  
Blogger Jenna said...

oh, well maybe i'll head down sunday then?

September 6, 2010 at 10:25 AM  
Blogger daisy said...

I know you'll find the right place for your boy. Best wishes. daisy

September 6, 2010 at 11:55 AM  
Blogger finsandfeathers said...

Amazing what a good night's sleep can do for you! Those pancakes sound wonderful too.

September 6, 2010 at 12:07 PM  
Blogger Karen said...

The picture with this post is seriously comforting and calming in itself. Hope the weather is as nice there as it is here, today.

September 6, 2010 at 1:09 PM  
Blogger T.C. said...

Ok, I couldn't stand it any longer. I had one large Pink Lady apple in my fruit bowl and a well-seasoned cast iron pan in the cupboard. My apple pancake just came out of the oven. Part for an afternoon snack, the rest warmed up for breakfast tomorrow!

September 6, 2010 at 4:03 PM  
Blogger Erika said...

Oooo what's this Fall Fest? I'd love to go if I can.

I love everything pumpkin. I stopped by Dunkin for coffee today and they are starting to carry pumpkin stuff!!! Fingers crossed when i'm in Seattle in a few days I can get a pumpkin latte.

September 6, 2010 at 4:55 PM  
Blogger Adrienne said...

I love the Fabulous Beekman Boys!!! That show is fantastic. How fun that my favorite farm blogger and my favorite farm reality tv stars are so close to each other!!

September 6, 2010 at 5:40 PM  
OpenID beckyinvt said...

I'm late to the party but I wanted to comment that I think re-homing Finn is the right decision. Some goats are ok without other goaty friends, but from the sounds of it Finn is not. He needs a home with companions that aren't so boring, that way he won't challenge the fences as much. And honestly he needs goat fences anyway.

Re-homing an animal you're attached to is a very hard decision. But you've made the right one, and that's something to be proud of. Don't let the nay-sayers get you down. And be glad you can face the truth and move on with your sheep farm!

As to where to rehome him? I'm afraid I don't have any ideas on that...

September 6, 2010 at 5:50 PM  
Blogger miz hannahlu said...

I'm a few days behind your CAF posts (your blog is one of my life's few little pleasures right now) a complete stranger,thousands of miles away, i also feel compelled to share my two cents and declare that rehoming your goat sounds like the best decision you can make. Over the course of reading "Made from Scratch" and this blog for a year and a half, i feel priveleged that a gifted writer such as yourself as allowed complete strangers a glimpse into her own personal evolution. There can be no true mistakes in this process, unless you dig in your heels and refuse to accept your own truth out of fear of public condemnation. You are a smart, devoted animal keeper- those who judge otherwise have too much time on their hands....

September 6, 2010 at 6:10 PM  
Blogger Megan said...

Hey Jenna,
How do you make pumpkin coffee? Is it a flavouring added to your normal coffee?
Either way, I'm pretty obsessed with pumpkin (especially since I moved to Germany, where they're only available a few months per year) and that sounds entirely delicious. :)

September 7, 2010 at 9:46 AM  
Blogger Tami said...

Yum. Pumpkin coffee. Please share how one goes about making this. Starbucks has brought back their pumpkin spice but attempting to be more self sufficient does not allow me the pleasure of indulging very often. :-)

September 7, 2010 at 8:46 PM  

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