Friday, July 13, 2012

You know you're a CAF reader if:

You have watched every single episode of Victorian Farm on YouTube. Twice.

You know the only "fantasy" element of this picture is the stupid horn.

When you see crows in pairs make, you smile.

When you hear the name Maude, you shiver.

You know more about Merlin than your third cousin.

You have considered buying a kilt to weed in.

You have laughed at a dog who hates dolls in windows. A lot.

You know what a "masonade" is.

You have used the word Veryork in conversation.

Iron and Wine is on your play list.

You can name towns that surround Jackson NY, easily.

"Jenna did it and isn't dead yet" has been said in your household.

Can you think of any others?

59 Comments:

Blogger Lelainia N. Lloyd said...

You know that Monday isn't just the name of the week.

You've contemplated backing bread in your livingroom.

You expect there to be paw prints in your books.

July 13, 2012 at 10:43 PM  
Blogger Brenda said...

These are great. Gave me a big smile to know what each of them mean. I love it that you've shared so much of your life with it's ups and downs and so many accomplishments. Yes, I'm a reader and will always be ... well at least till you stop writing (which I hope is not for a long long time).

July 13, 2012 at 10:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You have a spouse who anytime he sees you at the computer, asks "What's Jenna up to NOW?"
Beth in Ky

July 13, 2012 at 10:51 PM  
Blogger From the Country Farm said...

During a conversation with your mom she asks how Jenna is doing like she's your neighbor or best friend or that you've actually MET! lol

True story, that!

July 13, 2012 at 10:54 PM  
Blogger polly said...

Jenna, Cathy and Ruthie are my three for tea?
(Hi Cathy)

btw - thanks to Ruth we have wormsign the likes of which even God has never seen. wish I could show you our courgettes...

July 13, 2012 at 11:18 PM  
Blogger Sam said...

hahah too true! my whole family knows you on a first name basis. It started with " there's this girl Jenna with a farm who's blog I read, and..." now it's just "mom! Jenna just quit her day job!!"

July 13, 2012 at 11:37 PM  
Blogger jenomnibus said...

"Hey, darling, Jenna now has____" or "Jenna is now doing ______" or "look at the cutest video of the lamb"!

July 13, 2012 at 11:54 PM  
Blogger Joleen said...

You know what a french toast basket is.

July 14, 2012 at 12:40 AM  
Blogger Goat Song said...

LOL! SO TRUE!!! ;)

July 14, 2012 at 12:43 AM  
Blogger John Taylor said...

"Jenna did it and isn't dead yet" has been said in your household.

This one made me laugh out loud! I will have to keep that saying in mind for a future proving my point. :-)

Grace and Peace,

John

July 14, 2012 at 2:15 AM  
Blogger Jenna said...

paw prints on books and french toast baskets!

July 14, 2012 at 6:06 AM  
Blogger Moose Hollow Farm said...

If you stumble out of bed every morning & turn the computer on so that you can read CAF's blog even before you've had your coffee. Your blog is definitely a lovely addiction.

July 14, 2012 at 6:55 AM  
Blogger J.D. said...

You know your're a CAF reader if:

You know "Lammas" doesn't refer to a herd of animals.

July 14, 2012 at 8:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hehe great list! I know most, but not all of them. I'm relatively new here & haven't gone back and read many older entries.

Also, if when you watch and Ryan Gosling movie, but instead of waiting for him to take his shirt off, you can't help but think of Ryan the Gosling...

-Brandi

July 14, 2012 at 9:27 AM  
Blogger Justine said...

Victorian farm got taken off you tube in the middle of my watching them :( and it was such a good show.... I second moose hollow I am addicted even if I miss a day I sit for hours and try to catch up....

*you wait and wait and wait for lambs ;-)

July 14, 2012 at 9:39 AM  
Blogger rabbit said...

I love them all (even the commenters!) and have done them all! Tried to watch Victorian (and Edwardian) on YouTube via our tv but was too choppy and kept freezing! :/ but I enjoyed what I did get to see! I have a guinea pig named Maude now and one to add to the list would be: you've looked into real estate in or near Veryork and googled "how to get a work visa"....

July 14, 2012 at 10:05 AM  
Anonymous Debra S. said...

You get a jadite mug cause Jenna says coffee tastes better in it!!! You scour every garage sale looking for the pyrex with the chickens and farmers on it - cause Jenna uses them!!! A great addiction!!!!!

July 14, 2012 at 10:58 AM  
Blogger valerie rushing said...

When you transport farm animals by CAR.

Remember the sheep in the Suburu?

July 14, 2012 at 11:00 AM  
Blogger valerie rushing said...

When you transport sheep by Car.

July 14, 2012 at 11:03 AM  
Blogger Beth said...

Love this Jenna! You have inspired me to start my own farm blog.

http://winterfellfarm.blogspot.com/

July 14, 2012 at 11:04 AM  
Blogger Lissa B. said...

Love it! I do read your blog every morning with my coffee. My girls (6 & 2) just got to get their first "livestock", a pair of breeding Angora rabbits they named Gnomeo and Juliet, mainly because of you! We live in the middle of a city and can't have traditional farm animals, but rabbits can be kept inside! I never would have thought of rabbits if I had never started reading your blog so many years ago! So thank you!

July 14, 2012 at 11:12 AM  
Blogger Kat said...

You are infected with the incurable condition--"Barnheart".

Knitting, writing, mountain music, archery and bonfires is a perfectly logical combination.

July 14, 2012 at 11:50 AM  
Blogger bookkm said...

You know what the word vermiculture means.

July 14, 2012 at 12:17 PM  
Blogger rabbit said...

also i was looking closer at that "stupid horn" ;) and it's part of the armour i think, which then kind of makes it ingenious for battles....

July 14, 2012 at 12:45 PM  
Blogger rabbit said...

also i was lookng closer at that "stupid horn" and i think it may be part of the armour, in which case it's kind of ingenious for battles....

July 14, 2012 at 12:46 PM  
Blogger rabbit said...

you get a rush at the mere thought of fall, dogsledding under a full moon on idaho's snow covered shoulders is a thing, there is no "spring season" any more it's lambing season, and nothing beats a cold cider after a hot summer's day sweating pure love and happiness into your soil....

July 14, 2012 at 12:53 PM  
Blogger Plant City Homestead said...

You have searched thrift stores for an old fashioned coffee percolator so you can put a bar of chocolate in your morning coffee.

You search real estate ads for ag zoned property, even though you have no idea how you can afford it.

You name a rooster Sal, because he is such a nice guy.

July 14, 2012 at 1:02 PM  
Blogger bree said...

You know Hallows Eve/Halloween is Jenna's very favorite holiday.

July 14, 2012 at 1:49 PM  
Blogger bree said...

Please, what is a french toast basket?

July 14, 2012 at 1:51 PM  
Blogger Amy said...

You know you're a CAF reader, if you're in love with James Alexander Malcom McKenzie Fraser ;)

July 14, 2012 at 2:11 PM  
Blogger RamblinHome said...

You never thought mountain music would find a way onto your iPod and suddenly you have the Show Ponies & Old Crow Medicine Show blaring from your truck speakers, while you're singing along!

July 14, 2012 at 3:08 PM  
Blogger RamblinHome said...

Oh..and thank you to the intro to the Lumineers. Love, love, love!!

July 14, 2012 at 3:10 PM  
Blogger pawsfurme said...

...when, as a 30 year old single woman, you know that owning a farm will be an eventual reality, not just a far away fantasy..."because Jenna did it and isn't dead yet!"

Thanks Jenna!

July 14, 2012 at 3:28 PM  
Blogger Deb Naydan said...

You know you're a CAF reader when you watch Jenna take a dream and with hard work and determination make it become a reality.

July 14, 2012 at 4:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You know you're a CAF reader when your prayers include, "And God bless Jenna!" -Gail

July 14, 2012 at 5:58 PM  
Blogger rabbit said...

You know you're a CAF reader when you get your first egg (from chickens procured because Jenna did it and didn't die and said I could too!) and the first person you think of telling is Jenna herself! Less than a year after at Antlerstock bringing a brand new egg in from the horse/pig/rabbit barn to Jenna's kitchen and saying "THIS is why I'm here!" as you hand it still warm to your host.

July 14, 2012 at 6:17 PM  
Blogger becky said...

there are alot of Victorian shows on youtube THe victorian kitchen garden, the victorian flower gardn, the victorian kitchen... they are all so great :)

July 14, 2012 at 7:27 PM  
Blogger Ann said...

You know you're a CAF reader when your youngest daughter sends you a pic of her new huge chicken run and asks "Do Jenna's chickens have it this good?"

July 14, 2012 at 8:19 PM  
Blogger Abby said...

You name one of your first three chicks "Jenna" and she turns out to the nicest one. (We also have Novella and Ashley- all author-inspired!)

July 14, 2012 at 8:28 PM  
Blogger Karen said...

You buy Chick Days, your daughter commandeers it, and now she has 13 chickens!

July 14, 2012 at 9:17 PM  
Anonymous Jenn said...

Too funny! I was just coming on here to let you know that I saw a pair of crows as were driving down our laneway this morning and they made me think of you!

July 14, 2012 at 10:05 PM  
Blogger Elizabeth from the Berkshires said...

Well, I have 9 out of the original 12. Getting ready to google masonade, victorian farm, and iron & wine.

I would add:
You find yourself picking up new hobbies like your dogs pick up ticks. (homebrewing, chickens, archery, fiddle playing,...)

July 15, 2012 at 7:29 AM  
Blogger Elizabeth from the Berkshires said...

Oh.... MASON-ade. Got it. Okay, I get 9.5 because I've had it, even though I didn't know it had a name. ;)

July 15, 2012 at 7:37 AM  
Blogger DaShannon said...

Yep. I connected with several of those!

July 15, 2012 at 9:37 AM  
Blogger Tara said...

You have laughed at a dog who hates dolls in windows. A lot.

This is my favorite! :D

I would add that I talk to my husband about you as if he knows you too. He is unfazed by this.

July 15, 2012 at 10:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you love anything enough to watch it several times on youtube way not buy the show and support the makers?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00grv47/products

Then you can share hard copies with like minded friends and neighbors.

July 15, 2012 at 2:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you love anything enough to watch it several times on youtube way not buy the show and support the makers?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00grv47/products

Then you can share hard copies with like minded friends and neighbors.

July 15, 2012 at 2:36 PM  
Blogger Rebecca said...

When you visit a friend's house for the first time, instead of admiring their living room furniture, you're evaluating their yard for size, soil, and sunlight, in case you can talk them into homesteading.

July 15, 2012 at 5:58 PM  
Blogger Trekout2 said...

1st when your from TX An you know what a dulcimor is ... Then your in western NC and you see an dulcimor shop ...Stop the truck to go see a real one and the sign on the door says probable hours still not open... Then try back laser LOL

July 15, 2012 at 6:03 PM  
OpenID outdoors1968 said...

............if you've ever entered a contest for the best mason jar 0cozy/insulator/handle attachment.

And had neighbors, friends, family, etc shake there heads when you explained what you were "making"..............

July 15, 2012 at 9:01 PM  
Blogger Ms. Brenda said...

If your husband doesn't follow that blog, but he knows that Jenna brought Merlin the pony home for her birthday, and that Monday the lamb is bottle fed and follows Jenna around.

July 15, 2012 at 9:06 PM  
Blogger polly said...

ROTFL!!!

" Rebecca said...
When you visit a friend's house for the first time, instead of admiring their living room furniture, you're evaluating their yard for size, soil, and sunlight, in case you can talk them into homesteading."

July 16, 2012 at 1:53 AM  
Blogger Sassafrass said...

You've Gotta read This!!! (and i hand over my copy of Made from Scratch, let them read the 1st chapter then tell them to buy their own!!)

My oldest son - what's that kilted one in NY state up to?

Or "Jenna Said..."
:)

July 16, 2012 at 6:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Victorian Farm - is this the same as Frontier House and the like that was shown on PBS quite a few years ago? I got them from the library a while back. Don't think I've seen this one. Apparently, youtube has taken it down. You can find it at topdocumentaryfilms dot com though. I know what I'm doing this week!
(thanks!)

Have you seen Frontier House? Looks like youtube is still allowing that one.. looks like moosegeek123 has a playlist on their channel.

There were a bunch of other shows - one set in England during WWII with all the rationing and everything. very cool. Another one set in the early pioneer days. Can't remember the names though...

KathyJ

July 17, 2012 at 6:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There's also this one:
http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/edwardian-farm/

and here's the addy to watch victorian farm:
http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/victorian-farm/

and victorian farm christmas
http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/victorian-farm-christmas/

and victorian pharmacy
http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/victorian-pharmacy/

a tudor feast
http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/a-tudor-feast-at-christmas/


what a cool site - all different kinds of documentaries! wish I could take credit, but someone had mentioned it in the comments on youtube on a "preview" video of victorian farm.

Anyways. Have fun.
KathyJ

July 17, 2012 at 6:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

btw. love your blog.

I don't have any Jennaisms yet... but my hubby knows about you. :)

KathyJ

July 17, 2012 at 6:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

one more! ;)

Apparently, the beginning of them all - Tales from the Green Valley
http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/tales-from-the-green-valley/


KathyJ

July 17, 2012 at 6:54 PM  
Blogger City Girl said...

When you find yourself buying a banjo after never having played an instrument in your life!

July 18, 2012 at 12:08 AM  
Blogger polly said...

you live nowhere near indiana yet you serve The Gin Bucket at your next barbecue...

July 22, 2012 at 1:26 PM  

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