Monday, April 20, 2009

CAF on mother earth news

If you'd like to see a bunch of photos from my old life in Idaho, and read an excerpt from my book, Mother Earth News has put the entire feature online! So you can check it out, write a comment, and click around their site. The crew at MEN is a fine bunch of folks, even Maude agrees with me there. I showed her the article when it came out and she stared right at it. Which may sound despondent, but since she didn't try to eat it or instantly defecate upon it's arrival. I consider that a glowing review.

See Life on the Homestead here!


Anonymous AmyKortuem said...

I see a Jadeite D-handle mugs in the sink there. I agree with tastes soooo much better in one of my 25 Jadeite mugs! (Yes, 25, because you just never know how many people will stop over for coffee)

I'm off to check out the MEN feature...

April 20, 2009 at 10:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

how photos are amazing.

April 20, 2009 at 11:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The feature in MEN started a snow ball effect:

I bought the book
I log into the blog everyday
I bought my first Iron and Wine CD

All this from a guy who read MEN back before the word “sustainable” had been invented and MEN used to keep track of their issues my numbers. I think I’ve been reading them since them since their issues were in the early teens.

Oh, great book, great blog, (PLEASE edit your blogs into another book) and thanks for the tip on I&W too.

April 20, 2009 at 12:25 PM  
Blogger Shona~ LALA dex press said...

Actually, that is how I found you, through M.E.N. (I'll put periods because it looks like men lead me to you). Great article, great blog. We are not there yet. One year as home owners + we are just starting our first real garden (9 tomato plants last year was all we had). A few wonderful blogs + a gift subscription to "Countryside" help with the planning.

April 20, 2009 at 1:02 PM  
Blogger Carolyn said...

I just finished the book yesterday. Great read! I am passing it on to some friends.


April 20, 2009 at 1:13 PM  
Anonymous wildallium said...

I have peas! In my bathroom!

April 20, 2009 at 7:13 PM  
Blogger White Feather said...

Me, too, Anonymous. I read the article in M.E.N., started reading the blog (read ALL the older posts) and then bought the book. I have not checked out the music, though. I'm kind of a died-in-the-wool (no pun intended) rock listener, though I do listen to some modern and not-so-modern country. I'll try out some of the mountain music one of these days.

Your blog and book have inspired me to expand my garden this year. For years we've just had flowers (lots of 'em) and tomatoes and a few herbs. Now we will have tomatoes, potatoes, green beans, snap peas, radishes, lettuce, parsley, basil and onions. Yay! We'll see if I'm still saying "yay" by August, hah!

April 20, 2009 at 9:01 PM  
Blogger Jenna Woginrich said...

listen to iron and wine.

if you like sweeter stuff, get teh creek drank the cradle or our endless numbered days.

if you like rock, get woman king or in the reins witjh calexico.

the end.

April 20, 2009 at 10:11 PM  
Blogger eesh said...

I just bought your book after listening to your interview on Craftsanity. I read it in one night. I really loved the style of your writing.I'm also a young 27 year old woman and your book was so inspiring to me. I've been searching for something all my adult life but I wasn't sure what it was, lately I've been looking at houses to rent on acreages outside of the city to just get away from the hustle and bustle, raise my daughter and be more self sufficient. And then your interview and book fell into my lap. It must be kismet. Thank you for giving such an honest and open opinion on all of this. I look forward to reading your blog and going back thru the archives.

April 20, 2009 at 11:43 PM  
Blogger Erin said...


I planted cucumber seeds. And (gasp!) they are growing! I couldn't even keep a cactus alive before, and now I'm dreaming about a garden (I did, however take your advice about starting with one item). Thanks for inspiring me to try something again that I've failed at before... :)

April 21, 2009 at 8:51 AM  
Anonymous Michele@A House Called Nut said...

Thanks for sharing the photos! I just got Made from Scratch in the mail yesterday and am loving every moment. Now, back to my reading...

April 21, 2009 at 1:10 PM  
Blogger Kelli said...

So cool to see your digs from Sandpoint. I think of you everytime we drive by the old red barn. Take care!!

April 21, 2009 at 1:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great Book ! Please write another! I got a preculator for $10 bucks at a Flea Mall in Florence KY. You are right Jenna, the perk makes the best cup of coffee.

April 21, 2009 at 6:11 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

I read your article a few weeks ago and was lucky enough to just stumble upon your website! My husband and I are in the process of buying our own piece of the woods in NY and reading your piece nearly brought me to tears. We currently leave in NYC and I am trying to start (as of yesterday) a blog on "homesteading" in nyc or at least coming as close as you can get in a teeny apt.

April 21, 2009 at 6:38 PM  
Blogger White Feather said...

Sarah, I checked out your blog--you're off to a great start. I started my blogging adventure in January and it is a great outlet for me.

I posted a comment on your new blog as "chickadeeworkshop." Good luck with the blog and the homestead.

April 21, 2009 at 10:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If it isn't everything you want for the future, let it be enough for tonight.

love it..

April 21, 2009 at 10:41 PM  
Anonymous linda said...

Hi Jenna, I so wanted to come and hear you speak at Uconn on Sunday. I was under the weather and couldn't make it but, my husband came and bought the book anyway. I love it. I posted a little about what your book brought up for me over at my blog...thanks for reawakening some old feelings for me....great read!

April 22, 2009 at 8:58 AM  
Blogger libramoon said...

You are invited to help to form what we become:

[if the links do not take you to the web pages, please cut or copy and paste
them into your web browser or return email me.]

Aquarian Dreams

Open your third eye
And your fourth
And your fifth
Make a wish
And wrap it up in bubblegum
Stick it to your bedpost
To dream itself awake
Into your dream
That is your life.

There are wishes made of water
Waving out to sea
Caught up in grievery
Cat-tails weeping
Weaving eerie reverie
Into the evening
Into the night
All through those dreamy,
Unaware of the hours days.

There are prophetic dreams.
They haunt or
Creep upon conscious walls.
Tell all is not
As simple as it seems.
There are reasons, portents, allies.

There are dreams
That wishes would simply die for.
They take us out of bounds
Into faery realms and more.
Sprinkling gold spun out of
Shining love and merriment.
Yes! The very mint
That stamps us sold,
That fulfills our greatest hopes,
Flies us to heights above
The most benign of clouds,
Sets our spirits free.

There are dreams
That bind
Define identities
Expose deformities
Deny extremities
Create barriers and rifts
Look to differences
As definitions
Defend what they define.

There are dreams,
There are dramas,
There are visions.
Tell me yours,
I'll tell you mine.

(c) Feb. 4, 2006 Laurie Corzett

Laurie Corzett -

April 25, 2009 at 7:24 PM  

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