Saturday, November 27, 2010

roll call

Cold Antler Farm currently hosts: Three sheep (five more pregnant ewes delivered December 6th!), two geese, sixteen laying hens, five roosters, two rabbits (the doe might be pregnant?), three dogs, a hive of bees, a pig, and me on six-and-a-half hillside acres in Jackson, New York.

I do not have a gym membership.

13 Comments:

Blogger Victoria said...

And it sounds like you don't need one! Love your recent posts about meat and the homesteading trends, although I was shocked by some of the comments you received. I've been reading your blog for months. I don't know if we'll ever have a full on farm, but I feel better with the few small changes that we've made. My favorite things: laying hens (although our dog seems to be taking them out one at a time) and the clothesline. As a result, laundry has become my new favorite chore--which is saying a lot with a husband who is a carpenter and a fisherman. It saves energy while getting me out in the sun.
I love reading your blog. Thanks for giving us a look into your world.

November 27, 2010 at 7:29 AM  
Blogger Cindy said...

LOL! Definite benefit to hauling all that feed. Bet you win arm wrestling too. :-)

November 27, 2010 at 7:44 AM  
Blogger Flartus said...

Yes, I have to shake my head at the folks around me who pay for a gym membership, then pay someone else to mow their lawn for them. (That's the suburban version of your chore list, lol!)

November 27, 2010 at 7:56 AM  
Blogger Dawn Dutton said...

Jenna, as I was reading your blog this morning about all your animals was The twelve day's of Christmas song. I think you with your creative mind could come up with a song for the holiday season! (or maybe one of your blogger friends) The song could enclude all your animals and all the things you do on your farm...
Maybe I need to go back to bed and get more rest???????????????
Have a super day..

November 27, 2010 at 9:07 AM  
Blogger Debi said...

I second Dawn's idea! A Cold Antler 12 days of Christmas would rock!

I had a dream last night that I was buying hay for my new sheep! I could actually feel myself moving the bales, and it felt good to be working like that again! I'd trade a gym membership for that kind of work any day!

Blessings,
Debi

November 27, 2010 at 9:56 AM  
Blogger Jill said...

December 6 is the feast day of St Nicholas, often considered the inspiration for modern Santa Claus. Dec 6 is celebrated in many European countries as "Little Christmas" when St Nick brings gifts to children. I find this coincidence of the arrival of the ewes satisfyingly appropriate.

November 27, 2010 at 11:22 AM  
Blogger 6512 and growing said...

Some fine company you keep there in Veryork!

November 27, 2010 at 11:58 AM  
Blogger Joleen said...

. . . and a partridge in a pear tree? Record a CAF 12 Days of Christmas song for sure! I love your blog and knowing you.

November 27, 2010 at 1:53 PM  
Blogger vcsnover said...

Jenna, I have been a fairly steady reader of your blog for about a year now. I have even called myself a fan of yours especially during your transition and successful purchase of your place in NY. Now I just think you're kind of lame. I say this after reading your sorry rationalization for an article on eating meat and how you are liberating factory farm animals by eating local and raising your own. I don't really have an issue with those that eat meat. Just the ones that make stupid excuses for themselves as to why they do it. I will no longer be a reader or subscriber to your blog, not that you care, but I feel compelled to tell you this nonetheless.

November 27, 2010 at 4:53 PM  
Blogger Jackie said...

too bad vcsnover does not have the grace and intellectual vigour of George Monbiot
http://tinyurl.com/23mlevh

Engaging with the issue is the sign of moral and intellectual strength. Name calling is plain childish.

November 27, 2010 at 6:40 PM  
Blogger Jenna said...

VCS, I am the same person who moved from Vermont to New York.

Sorry I let you down.

November 27, 2010 at 6:50 PM  
Blogger Cindy said...

Jenna,
You have nothing to be sorry for. That was childish and ridiculous.
Cindy

November 29, 2010 at 3:13 PM  
Blogger jules said...

So I guess June Carter is really gone then, eh? I'm so sorry.

November 29, 2010 at 3:33 PM  

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