Tuesday, October 12, 2010

barn raising this sunday in jackson

There will be an old-fashioned work party here at Cold Antler Farm this weekend. I'll be putting up the frame of the new sheep shelter. My friend James and I planned out all the materials and costs and Saturday after Gibson's herding lesson in Western Mass, I'm going to Home Depot to buy what I need. Sunday morning from 10-2pm folks will be coming over with their powedrills and saws to help raise what will be the home of the Scottish Blackface ewes that are the foundation stock of my future lamb and wool enterprise. If you live nearby and know how to use a hammer and are friendly: then come on by. There will be refreshments and cute dogs and three leering sheep.

P.S. No sign of June Carter yet. I do hope she returns.

P.P.S. Chelle, you were the winner of the spinning contest. If I don't hear from you in a week, another reader gets the goods.


Blogger Tanja said...

Ha - my husband and I have spent the past two weeks working (slowly) on an addition to our barn. It looks nothing like that pic. More like the Slanty Shanty...

October 12, 2010 at 9:16 PM  
Blogger Dawn Dutton said...

Congrats to the winner!
Good luck this weekend. I wish I was closer we'd be there with hammer's in hand... and maybe apple crisp to snack on... oh well.... have fun and I will be thinking of you all.. Dawn

October 12, 2010 at 11:19 PM  
Blogger Heather said...

Happy Hammering!

October 12, 2010 at 11:32 PM  
Blogger Lynda Halliger-Otvos said...

I wish we were closer too, Jenna. Both OO and I can swing hammers and are friendly. If you ever find yourself coming to the SF Bay Area, we'll spend time together here.

October 13, 2010 at 12:36 AM  
Blogger The Dream... said...

Brilliant idea! We had a nursery decorating party all of last week! Its a great way to get big jobs done quickly isn't it!

We'll need a stable and kennel raising party soon too!

October 13, 2010 at 5:33 AM  
Blogger daisy said...

Sounds like a great way to throw a party. We're with you in spirit! daisy

October 13, 2010 at 5:51 AM  
Blogger Melanie J. said...

Oh, I wish I could be there! Payday's Friday, will toss a 5-spot in the till to help. Was wondering if this was happening soon, remember living up there and squinting at the sky, wondering when the first flakes would drop...congrats on getting this rolling!

October 13, 2010 at 9:01 AM  
Blogger treehuggers kitchen said...

I'll be there in spirit! Btw Jenna, is there any way you could post your recipe for apple cake? I don't have a good recipe, and would love to try yours.

October 13, 2010 at 9:19 AM  
Blogger treehuggers kitchen said...

P.S. I'm so sorry to hear about June Carter. Like someone said, maybe she's out having a good time. Keep your fingers crossed.

October 13, 2010 at 9:20 AM  
Blogger Jenna said...

That recipe is on the blog, just use the search bar to look for jackapple cake: or go to the first october (2007?) it's there

October 13, 2010 at 9:20 AM  
Blogger E said...

Don't forget to put a good foundation under your barn or it will all be for naught sooner than you think!
Good luck & happy raising.

October 13, 2010 at 11:35 AM  
Blogger Meredith A said...

sounds like fun! hope the weather is nice for you all.

October 13, 2010 at 11:37 AM  
Blogger Odd Ducks Farm said...

If you were still in Sandpoint we would be there in a heartbeat, Jenna. Then again, if you were still in Sandpoint you would likely be renting, so we don't really wish that for you.

October 13, 2010 at 1:11 PM  
Blogger Bill said...

Wish I lived closer. I am a building contractor and have done many pole barns. I may have been semi useful. Good Luck

October 13, 2010 at 1:36 PM  
Blogger Me said...

Boy Jenna, Chagrin Falls is just a little to fay for us to come from ut if we lived closer, we'd be there. I'll be sendin positive Reiki energy your way for the barn this weekend - can't wait to see the photos!

October 13, 2010 at 10:56 PM  

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