Wednesday, January 2, 2013

A Winter Tour

Thought I'd film a short tour of the farm. It's taken with my old iPhone, and Blair Witch shaky, but it gives you an idea of the lay of my land. You can see how small this farm's center of gravity is. How all of the animals converge so close to the house. The pastures and forests expand out but my little 6.5 acre slice of heaven really is all about the backyard. You can grow a lot of food and raise a lot of livestock on a little. You just need to learn the right dance steps, the right animals, and find out what works for you.

17 Comments:

Blogger Jimmie said...

Enjoyed the tour, Jenna. All your animals look satisfied - testament to your good care. I'm glad to see that you don't blanket the horses. Down here in NC, I see horses blanketed sometimes in 50 degree weather!! What's that all about? I personally don't think a horse needs to be blanketed ever unless he/see is sick. Heck, who ever saw a horse in the wild blanketed? Immunities needs to be built up, in my opinion.

Again, thanks for the tour.

Diane in North Carolina

January 2, 2013 at 9:17 AM  
Blogger bree said...

Good morning Jenna. It nice to take a tour of the farm with you this morning. I love seeing all of your animals and that Gibson is such a sweetie. He looks so happy and why not? What a life he enjoys there with you. Enjoy your snow. You have more in NY than we have here in West Michigan.

January 2, 2013 at 9:51 AM  
Blogger kwdiving said...

That was beautiful Jenna! Thanks! You have a special place. Boy Monday has really grown fast! Have a great day and enjoy the snow for us!

January 2, 2013 at 10:06 AM  
Blogger Liz said...

your home is beautiful Jenna :)

January 2, 2013 at 10:11 AM  
Blogger Holly said...

Great Tour. I am so jealous of your outbuildings:)All your animals look so happy:)
Holly

January 2, 2013 at 10:19 AM  
Blogger Sharon said...

Really enjoyed your tour! Where do you keep your rabbits? Do you still have the angoras?

January 2, 2013 at 11:24 AM  
Blogger damnyankee said...

Wonderful Jenna. Just wonderful. I love your place. Happy New Year.

January 2, 2013 at 11:42 AM  
Blogger Kelly said...

I love your barn!!!!
Monday has gotten soo big ☺
The snow is so beautiful!!!
Thanks for the tour it was inspirational!
I want a pig!

January 2, 2013 at 12:35 PM  
Blogger Moose Hollow Farm said...

I love your farm, Jenna ~ your animals are sweet & very photogenic. I'm amazed at how big Monday got so fast ~ he's a beauty. You have a wonderful place and it's so nice to be a part of it.
Happy New Year!!!!!!!!!

January 2, 2013 at 1:23 PM  
Blogger Joie said...

Speaking of dance steps... a co-worker shared this with me and I thought immediately of you: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D2FX9rviEhw&sns=em

Thanks for sharing your farm!

January 2, 2013 at 1:25 PM  
Blogger Ann said...

Jenna, that was nice. I'm curious as to where the horses stable is in relation to the other buildings.Everyone looks great.

January 2, 2013 at 1:40 PM  
Blogger Brenda London said...

Very nice! I love seeing a good herding farm dog, so smart and so eager. My briard likes to sleep in the snow and keep an eye on things, he comes alive if another critter thinks it should tread on our farm. old European bred briards, despite what American breeders think, do not herd, they live with the herd in the mountains and protect.(he came from the Menands shelter, his entire kennel was placed there when the owner died) .

January 2, 2013 at 2:11 PM  
Blogger Maria said...

Jenna, thank you for the farm tour - it all looks gorgeous in the snow, and I love seeing Gibson with you - he's just such a lovely dog.
all the best and I hope the snow continues to be a blessing, not a trouble, for you.

January 2, 2013 at 3:30 PM  
Blogger Morning Glory said...

Jenna, just beautiful! You are such an inspiration for all of us! Love what you do, do what you love!

January 2, 2013 at 4:24 PM  
Blogger Mrs. Peppermint said...

Idyllic! Let me know when you decide to join Farm Stay US...I'll be there in a heart beat...LOL

January 2, 2013 at 6:40 PM  
Blogger SWEETHEARTS MOM said...

Everything looks so beautiful. I hope you can enjoy yours. I tend to only see unfinished chores when I look around mine. And yes we do love horse nostrils

January 2, 2013 at 7:18 PM  
Blogger CarolynPrescott said...

Thank you so much for taking the time to post this video. My kids (Arizona born and bred) have never seen snow and just about keeled over with delight. Your farm brings to mind a Currier and Ives print, lovely and ideal. Cheers and Happy New Year to Cold Antler Farm!

-Carolyn
Arizona, USA

January 5, 2013 at 1:54 PM  

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