Thursday, June 21, 2012

too tired to write...

The day started at 4:45 AM with coffee and a horse in harness, then loped into six people moving 300 bales into an 1800's barn, and then a heatwave day of outdoor work, river swimming, and cooking grass-fed burgers on the grill.

I think Ajay's first day here was a tough one, but he's smiling.

13 Comments:

Blogger rabbit said...

Well played!

June 21, 2012 at 8:48 PM  
Blogger Kris said...

Ha, great way to break in a greenhorn! I hope he can get up in the morning.

June 21, 2012 at 10:06 PM  
Blogger Stargazer 2 said...

Jenna,
Hi. Tell Ajay welcome to the Cold Antler Farm, & best of everything to both of you as you
begin a new journey, & chapter at
CAF.
CHEERS with a health drink or
the drink of your choice.
Ronnie a very happy X seat weaver.

June 21, 2012 at 10:12 PM  
Blogger John D. Wheeler said...

Just remember, after today the days start getting shorter ;-)

June 21, 2012 at 10:35 PM  
Blogger KiwiGirl said...

Interesting that you specified your burgers were 'grass-fed'. Pretty much all our beef in NZ is grass-fed (like the beef I bought off my colleague who runs stock on his 4 hectare lifestyle block). It always sounds funny (to me anyway) when that label is applied - that's normal round here.

June 21, 2012 at 10:56 PM  
Blogger Taylor said...

Tell Ajay I say hi! :-)

June 21, 2012 at 11:47 PM  
Blogger Taylor said...

Tell Ajay I say hi! :-)

June 21, 2012 at 11:48 PM  
Blogger Jenna said...

90% or more of meat in America is grain fed. Cows eat corn and mixed rations in confined feedlots, as a rule. Grass-fed beef (not raised yourself) is usually twice as expensive and a special treat. Here, I try to make it the rule.

June 22, 2012 at 5:18 AM  
Blogger Jenna said...

hey taylor! I will!

June 22, 2012 at 5:18 AM  
Blogger Jenna said...

Wheeler, we are heading into fall now!!

June 22, 2012 at 5:19 AM  
Blogger Doug Pitcher said...

July 21st has always a depressing day for me as it feels like December 21st is now so close. But now that we work until it gets dark it doesn't feel so bad. I sometimes miss those cold winter days and nights when I can milk a cow twice a day and hunker around the fire place the rest of the time.

June 22, 2012 at 9:10 AM  
Blogger Amy said...

You said Fall! yay!!

What a well-packed great start to an internship...and to top it with a juicy burger? Don't get much better n that :)

June 22, 2012 at 11:07 AM  
Blogger Karen said...

I hope Ajay had fun on his first day at CAF. Any chance we'll get to hear from him - I'd love his impressinos as all this is new.

BTW, Jenna, I want to thank you - again - for putting everything out on the blog the way you do. I lost one of my chickens to the 100 degree heat yesterday, despite everything I tried to keep them cool. I think if it wasn't for your blog and a lot of the other reading I've done in the last year or so, I'd have been devastated and felt so guilty. Because you put your fails out there as much as your wins, it really made it seem okay - a sad loss, mainly for the remaining chicken - but not out of the ordinary, and not the fault of anything but the combination of heat and an aging hen. Next task: find another chicken so Bonnie isn't an only hen.

June 22, 2012 at 1:51 PM  

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