Thursday, January 20, 2011

it hasn't even started to to snow

I could have made the mixer. I could have made it there and back without a flake. Rats.

29 Comments:

OpenID peihome said...

Yes, but you KNOW if you'd gone, there would have been a foot of snow on the ground already!

January 20, 2011 at 9:55 PM  
Blogger jim said...

good decision to stay at home w/ the woodstove and the pups and not worry all the time you were there,how the trip home would be. Spring is coming, i'm hating winter here and its not nearly as bad as yours. Lived most of my life in ny and pa so i know what you're dealing with. Keep the chin up girl, you have your life going where you want it to and you are in control with a good plan. Jim

January 20, 2011 at 10:04 PM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

Awww, I hate it when that happens!
It's best you didn't risk it, though.

January 20, 2011 at 10:26 PM  
Blogger Dawn Dutton said...

Best to be safe.

January 20, 2011 at 10:27 PM  
Blogger Toby said...

Horseshit! I'll say it!

Horseshit!

That sucks and we all know it!

Life is a risk/reward proposition.

Mother Nature hosed ya on this one...:)

January 20, 2011 at 11:01 PM  
Blogger jen said...

Well, you don't want to add a new relationship to the mix at this moment anyway, right??
Best you didn't take the risk, and this only means you were meant to be at the next one, right? (Wonder who else was meant to be at the next one...)

January 21, 2011 at 3:20 AM  
Blogger jen said...

I say "right" too much, right? lol!

January 21, 2011 at 3:21 AM  
Blogger Odie Langley said...

I hate it when that happens too. It is kind of like hearing a weather report, schools closing and nothing happens. I have always thought we give the weather guys too much credit. I'm just glad to know you are safe and warm.
Odie :)

January 21, 2011 at 6:03 AM  
Blogger treehuggers kitchen said...

Damn...I'm sorry it happened that way for you, Jenna.

January 21, 2011 at 8:36 AM  
Blogger Ohiofarmgirl said...

pssst... what happened to "that" post?

January 21, 2011 at 8:51 AM  
Blogger dk said...

Better to be safe than sorry....famous words from my father.

January 21, 2011 at 9:04 AM  
Blogger Tara said...

Haha! I'm 100% with Toby on this one! That stinks. Here I was thinking that the bad weather would be the perfect opportunity to have some strapping young fellow escort you home. ;) I'm a foolish risk-taker though. How it hasn't gotten me in more trouble I'll never know.

January 21, 2011 at 9:10 AM  
Blogger Kris said...

Jenna, I'm so sorry you missed it. You just never know. And you were just being cautious. School was called off here again for today because of "inclement" weather. I went outside and the sun is shining, the sky is blue and the water barely has a skim of ice on top. Go figure. I bet the principal is eating crow right about now.

January 21, 2011 at 9:28 AM  
Blogger Paula said...

Bummer, Jenna. I'm sorry. I wouldn't want to be a forecaster, because they've been wrong a lot lately- I think that forecasting just might be harder to get right these days. Yesterday we were supposed to have partly cloudy weather with a high of fifty-two, so I suited up and went outside to work. The sun never broke through once and the temperature didn't budge thity-eight, and was overcast, damp, and thirty-six most of the day.

However, none of this helps you feel better for having missed the mixer. I wonder how many others didn't go for the same reason....maybe not very many showed up, so you didn't miss much?

January 21, 2011 at 10:24 AM  
Blogger Cary said...

Just wanted to tell you that I read Made from Scratch yesterday (in one day- I couldn't put it down!). You are an amazing writer and such an inspiration! Thank you for writing such an awesome book!!!!

January 21, 2011 at 10:44 AM  
Blogger VTGrown said...

Jenna, do you mind if I ask about the craigslist farmer guy you posted about on the Facebook group page? Did he ever respond to you? Inquiring minds want to know.

January 21, 2011 at 10:45 AM  
Blogger Tom said...

Oh No! Has your post regarding your Guardian article gone? I can't seem to find it and there was a really interesting discussion taking place!

January 21, 2011 at 10:56 AM  
Blogger hlbrack said...

Ah, sometimes Mother Nature just likes to mess with us. But, as some people have said, it's better to play it safe than sorry.

Speaking of Mother Nature...we Minnesotans woke up to -21 degrees this morning (with -40 windchills). Good times!

January 21, 2011 at 12:37 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

Maybe it was a sign that you needed to hunker down and stay in for a bit. Hopefully you aren't too bummed and hit the next mixer for sure!

January 21, 2011 at 12:56 PM  
Blogger Stargazer 2 said...

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January 21, 2011 at 3:58 PM  
Blogger Stargazer 2 said...

JENNA,
DELETED MY COMMENT SO I WILL POST AGAIN!!!
NEVER HEARD OF A MIXER UNTIL
I READ ABOUT ONE ON YOUR BLOG!!! SOUNDS LIKE A REALLY NEAT THING TO
ATTEND BECAUSE OF LIKE MINDED FOLKS
ATTENDING!!!
BUT SAFE IS SAFE, & SORRY IS SORRY, & NEXT TIME WILL COME, &
WE WOULD LIKE TO HEAR ABOUT IT, THAT IS WHAT YOU CHOOSE TO SHARE!!!
WILL CONTINUE TO FOLLOW CAF
BLOG WITH INTEREST BECAUSE OF THE
LARGER PERCENTAGE OF POSTIVE VIBES'
YOU POST ON YOUR BLOG WHICH IS ENERGIZING ME (& OTHERS I'M POSTIVE) TO DO THINGS' I (THEY) HAVE NEVER DONE BEFORE, & ONLY DREAMED OF DOING!!!
CHEERS WITH A HEALTH DRINK!!
RONNIE A VERY HAPPY EX SEAT WEAVER!!!
http://www.chaircaningdirectory.com

January 21, 2011 at 6:30 PM  
Blogger Jackie said...

the moral of this story is trust your gut not the weather forecasters.
Actually, that's not true for you guys,I seem to recall that a continental mass makes predicting weather a fairly exact science.
Here, they just have a piece of seaweed, the rest they guess.

January 21, 2011 at 6:50 PM  
OpenID Allison said...

The mixer was fun! We actually went because you spoke about it. It was a real mix of people ,but a bunch really were local farmers. There was also a bunch of Skidmore people that that I think were actually just there for the food... We want to go to the actual conference next year if we could afford it, but it was a bit too expensive this year...

January 21, 2011 at 8:57 PM  
Blogger Bryan said...

Yes, the thread about the Guardian post appears to have vanished. I wish it hadn't, but you have every right to regulate your own blog.

So long, and good luck with your farm.

January 22, 2011 at 12:56 AM  
Blogger John Taylor said...

Jenna,

I have been watching the Edwardian Farm on Youtube and noticed the sheep have a color painted on their back. I also noticed some of your sheep have a color on their back. What is the purpose of the color? The sheep on the Edwardian Farm had blue and yours had pink. Is there a reason for the different colors? Sorry for all the questions....I guess I am just curious.

Grace and Peace to you,

John

January 22, 2011 at 2:29 AM  
Blogger Jenna said...

Bryan, too much drama. This is a meat farmer's personal blog. Emails and concerns can be sent to me personally if you wish, but it was getting downright ugly. The conversation exists on the Guardian's site. Trust me, there are plenty who are biting into me there.

And the paint on the sheep is usually used for two reasons. One is for breeding information. A ram wears a chalk harness that leaves a color on the ewes he has serviced. It lets the shepherd know who has been bred. Other times large chalk pencils are used to denote who got worming meds, or went through a drench for foot rot. It's a way to keep track. I hope that helped?

January 22, 2011 at 7:09 AM  
Blogger Tom said...

Oh, well that's a shame.

Perhaps people posted stuff that I missed, but I didn't see much ugly - more a lot of interest in what you must have known would be a pretty controversial post. It's a shame you didn't feel you could stand by your position or help others to feel the same way.

There's definitely a conversation to be had between indie-meat-farmers and vegetarians or other animal welfare enthusiasts, so it's a bit of a loss that you're choosing not to continue with the debate that you've started.

But as Bryan says, this is your turf, and it's your right to 'landscape' it however you want. So I'll leave you to it and stop adding to the amount of 'weeds' in your garden :)

January 22, 2011 at 10:28 AM  
Blogger ecogrrl said...

I thought the discussion was good. I'm out, too. Best of luck and take care.

January 22, 2011 at 11:25 AM  
Blogger John Taylor said...

Jenna,

Yes that helped a lot. I am sorry to hear so many people got nasty with you on your Guardian article. I had not read it, but was dismayed to hear it had gone very negative. My family and I read your blog and always will for as long as you continue to post. My wife and I have taught our girls to be respectful, loving and kind even if you disagree and that a sharp tounge can do more harm than you may realize. I am sorry other have been unable to realize this. You are in our thoughts and prayers as always and our hope is that you can put behind you the negative and smile again.

Grace and peace to you,

John

January 22, 2011 at 1:03 PM  

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