Sunday, March 20, 2011


A few nights back I was in Rite Aid looking at baby monitors. I explained to the sales guy I needed one without a wall charger, because it was going in an old shed I built up from the house on a hill. I didn't want anything that fancy, this would have the shit beat out of it from the elements. He stared at me, mouth agape.

later in the truck I realized I never explained it was for lambs...


Blogger CallieK said...

Haha- don't be surprised if someone from Child Services drops in unannounced.

March 20, 2011 at 11:22 AM  
Blogger City Sister said...

That is priceless! Sometimes I do similar things like when I bought mill scraps for my chickens, and they were aghast that I said "yeah I think the girls will like a little treat..." They thought it was for my daughters or something.

March 20, 2011 at 11:23 AM  
Blogger Rosie said...

Jenna, I used mine to monitor my rabbit hutches. They were attacked by coyotes once and I wanted to know ahead of time if something was upsetting them. Thanks for reminding me. I will have to get one for the Oklahoma ranch when I get moved.

March 20, 2011 at 11:30 AM  
Blogger Sylvan said...

Too funny.

March 20, 2011 at 11:35 AM  
Blogger DarcC said...

Awesome. I've gottent he same reaction when buying 6 tubes of Preparation-H at a time, for treating proud flesh on a horse, a condition where a healing wound becomes inflamed. Always good for a giggle!

March 20, 2011 at 11:58 AM  
Blogger karen said...

Jenna-this made my morning-so funny!!!!! Like everyone who reads your blog-can't wait to read your news of the first arrival. Blessings to all
Karen from CT-

March 20, 2011 at 11:59 AM  
Blogger Peppermint Ph.D. said...

LOL!! Love it! Can't wait for the lambs to arrive! :)

March 20, 2011 at 12:09 PM  
Blogger Becca said...

That's hilarious.

March 20, 2011 at 12:09 PM  
Blogger Amber said...

With every post, I fall a little more in love with your blog. :)

March 20, 2011 at 12:14 PM  
Blogger goatldi said...

My baby monitor is my best friend for the next two weeks. Get a good one pay more , get more. Be sure it will be clear in a barn with a metal roof. And be heard to the house with clarity. Every one I have had in 25 years has had battery option in the receivers. And all were not wall mount but stand alone.

I am still am amazed at the amount of noise my girls make at night. Sounds as if they are moving the barn around.

March 20, 2011 at 12:37 PM  
Blogger Erika said...

Hysterical! At least he'll have a great story to tell his friends.

March 20, 2011 at 12:54 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

Reminds me of when I was helping a neighbor who was new to chicken ownership.One of her hens had a prolapsed vent and I innocently asked if she had any Preparation H to help with the swelling. She looked at me, a little embarrassed, and said, "I don't but my husband does. He uses it all the time. But, that's probably more info than you wanted."

March 20, 2011 at 1:26 PM  
Blogger Ohiofarmgirl said...

a while a go i bought turkey baby food (for my old cat) and baby wipes (for the goat udders). the cashier asked how old my baby was - i just said i didnt have a baby and left her wondering.

March 20, 2011 at 1:48 PM  
Blogger Kimberly said...

Love it!

March 20, 2011 at 2:03 PM  
Blogger luckybunny said...

Too funny! I love this part about farming. I remember buying diapers for my kid goats in the house and having a great debate about it with my partner in the store, two women came over to try and help me and then I said "Oh my kids are kid goats" they actually didn't laugh or anything just kind of looked at me blankly!

Good luck with your lambing!

March 20, 2011 at 2:21 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

OMG!!!! I am laughing SO hard. I wish I could have seen his face!

March 20, 2011 at 2:26 PM  
Blogger Kris said...

Too funny!! I wish I could of seen that guys face after you left.

March 20, 2011 at 3:05 PM  
Blogger Jenn said...

Jenna, that was the funniest thing I have read in a long time! I keep checking back for news of the newest arrivals at caf! I would only be more excited if they were mine! Lol.

In other news, I have been reading your blog backwards (yep, I am one of those crazy people) for about a week now and I just got to wednesday, October 7, 2009. The post is called "read the whole thing". I know how much you went through to get to where you are, and I am so inspired by your journey. We took our dog for a walk yesterday out into the farmland of Norfolk, NE and spent the entire time talking of chicks, poults, cows, goats, sheep, barns, irrigation, and crops. Spending a day planning our dream was amazing. We are slowly working toward that dream and in the mean time I will continue to enjoy reading about yours!
Thank you.

March 20, 2011 at 3:44 PM  
Blogger Wendy Rogers said...

LMAO! I got that look the day I needed 12 small syringes and twelve needles. I was giving tetanus injections. The funny thing was, I'm 52, wearing a skirt and jacket for the office, and the girl giving me the look was maybe 21, with two nose piercings and a tatoo down her whole right arm....WAHAHAHAHA!!

March 20, 2011 at 4:14 PM  
OpenID sissyjane said...

Hi Wendy...

March 20, 2011 at 5:12 PM  
Blogger embracingitall said...

That is so funny. I bet he can't stop talking about the woman who keeps her kid in the shed up the back paddock! Jacinta

March 20, 2011 at 6:05 PM  
Blogger Fresh Eggs Farm said...


March 20, 2011 at 6:25 PM  
Blogger Jenn said...

That is hysterical!!! What great comic relief with all these waiting tension!!

March 20, 2011 at 7:01 PM  
Blogger Taryn Kae Wilson said...

Thanks so much for the good laugh! Love it!

March 20, 2011 at 10:44 PM  
OpenID yogini cowgirl said...

hilARious! thank you! you made my night.

March 20, 2011 at 11:57 PM  
Blogger Lisa said...

hahahah! I went into the store for emergency lube (major lambing going on) usually I buy a big 1 gal jug at the feed store. But I considered what it would look like if I went through the line with 5 containers of KY jelly and latex gloves. I just didnt have the guts!Luckily I didnt need it that night.

March 21, 2011 at 8:28 PM  
Blogger Donna Lovesthe Farm said...

Years back, when I lived in a dorm and ate meals at a afeteria, I was sitting at a table with some friend and they were asking me questions about my upcoming foal that my horse was expecting. A guy sat down near us just when a friend asked me what I was going to do with the baby when it was born. I replied that if it was a girl I would keep it, but if it was a boy I would sell it. He was staring at me for a minute before I realized what happened and had to explain!

March 24, 2011 at 9:06 AM  
Blogger SouthernHeart said...

I'm catching up on posts here and laughing so loud at his one that my husband said "well, nothing's THAT funny"!


March 27, 2011 at 2:54 PM  

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