Thursday, April 15, 2010

it's official

I close on the farm tomorrow!


Blogger Bex said...

That's just too awesome! Go, Jenna! Go!

April 15, 2010 at 1:11 PM  
Blogger Allisone said...


April 15, 2010 at 1:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wooooooooeeeeeee!!!!!! Doing the happy dance for you!

April 15, 2010 at 1:16 PM  
Blogger doglady said...

Wish I was going to be in North Hoosick visiting my Dad. I'd come up and take you out for a drink or pop a bottle of champagne at the front door. This is super news. Savor every signing of multiple pages.

April 15, 2010 at 1:17 PM  
Blogger DarcC said...

So happy for you!!!

April 15, 2010 at 1:18 PM  
Blogger The Curmudgeon said...

Congratulations! Wonderful news!

April 15, 2010 at 1:23 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

Congratulations Jenna!!

April 15, 2010 at 1:24 PM  
Blogger Colleen Vanderlinden said...

That is completely awesome! Huge congrats!!!!

April 15, 2010 at 1:24 PM  
Blogger Maggie in Tally said...

Yessss!! We'll all be standing beside you in spirit.

April 15, 2010 at 1:25 PM  
Blogger Lisa said...

Congrats. If I lived closer I'd offer to help w/the move.

April 15, 2010 at 1:26 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

Cheers, Bella!!

April 15, 2010 at 1:31 PM  
Blogger TyMarrs said...

How exciting. We closed on our little farm just about 1 year ago. Trust me, you will amaze yourself with how much you will accomplish in the coming year!

April 15, 2010 at 1:42 PM  
Blogger Paula said...

oh excellent! I hope you're taking the whole day off, because asiide from wanting to run right over there and try your lock in the keyhole, you're not going to be good for anything tomorrow.

April 15, 2010 at 1:42 PM  
Blogger Kat said...


April 15, 2010 at 1:47 PM  
Blogger Alison said...

Hooray! I shall lift a cold tasty beverage in your honor! Enjoy the moment.

April 15, 2010 at 1:49 PM  
Blogger Paula said...

See- I'm so excited for you, I wrote try your lock in the keyhole! I meant try your key in the lock! And this is me! Think how excited you're going to be tomorrow...I couldn't be any happier for you, Jenna!

April 15, 2010 at 1:52 PM  
Blogger pgrass101 said...

Yippppieeeee, I am very happy for you

April 15, 2010 at 1:53 PM  
Blogger SouthernHeart said...

Congratulations, Jenna! I'm so happy for you!


April 15, 2010 at 1:55 PM  
Blogger Emma said...

Wonderful news!

April 15, 2010 at 2:18 PM  
Blogger Farmgirl Cyn said...


April 15, 2010 at 2:20 PM  
Blogger Chris said...


April 15, 2010 at 2:20 PM  
Blogger Melissa said...

Congrats, Jenna!
And so begins the next chapter of CAF and the joys of home-ownership! =] Good luck, have fun, and I can't wait to see whats to come


April 15, 2010 at 2:23 PM  
Blogger Damn The Broccoli said...

So what you going to call the place then?

April 15, 2010 at 2:26 PM  
Blogger Tara said...


April 15, 2010 at 2:31 PM  
Blogger cpcable said...

Congratulations! It's been a long road, but you've handled it all with grace and good humor!

April 15, 2010 at 2:32 PM  
Blogger Lil said...

HOORAY!!! Congratulations! :-)

April 15, 2010 at 2:33 PM  
Blogger thimblevee said...

Praise the Lord and pass the butterbeans! So glad to hear it is finally happening. Congrats!!!!

April 15, 2010 at 2:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Woohoo! Congrats!

April 15, 2010 at 2:41 PM  
Blogger Mare said...

Yahoo! Go Jenna Go!

April 15, 2010 at 2:46 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Guess Im going to start making my list for coming up!!!!!!!!I cant wait to see you :)

April 15, 2010 at 2:48 PM  
Blogger Toni aka irishlas said...


April 15, 2010 at 2:51 PM  
Blogger Melanie J. said...

Congratulations! So, so happy for you!

April 15, 2010 at 2:56 PM  
Blogger Joleen said...

Congratulations! Couldn't be happier and no one deserves it more than you and your little family!

April 15, 2010 at 2:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


April 15, 2010 at 3:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wonderful news! Big congrats!

April 15, 2010 at 3:02 PM  
Blogger Jody M said...

...and there will be much feasting in Gilder! Congrats!

And remember to breath.

April 15, 2010 at 3:27 PM  
Blogger MIB said...

Yay, Jenna!!!

April 15, 2010 at 3:28 PM  
Blogger The Beers said...

I couldn't be happier for you! Congrats!!!

April 15, 2010 at 3:30 PM  
Blogger Mustard Moon Farm said...


April 15, 2010 at 3:31 PM  
Blogger Rene said...

Woodstock and Snoopy happy dancing in your honor has commenced.

April 15, 2010 at 3:34 PM  
Blogger The Kelly's Adventures in KY said...

Hooray!!! Thats fantastic!

April 15, 2010 at 3:37 PM  
Blogger Sarah Fain said...


April 15, 2010 at 3:38 PM  
Blogger damnyankee said...

Oh Yeah. This is great news...

April 15, 2010 at 3:40 PM  
Blogger Judy said...


April 15, 2010 at 3:41 PM  
Blogger Laura said...


April 15, 2010 at 3:50 PM  
Blogger Elizabeth said...

Congratulations. With one signature your life will change forever.


April 15, 2010 at 3:54 PM  
Blogger Story said...


April 15, 2010 at 4:00 PM  
Blogger the canned quilter said...

Yay! Congratulations on a job well done : )

April 15, 2010 at 4:03 PM  
Blogger julie said...

Well done girl !

April 15, 2010 at 4:12 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Congrats!! Wonderful news.

April 15, 2010 at 4:22 PM  
Blogger mySavioReigns said...


April 15, 2010 at 4:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So awesome. Very, very excited for you!!!


April 15, 2010 at 4:49 PM  
Blogger Lauren said...

Many, many congratulations and good thoughts! Can't wait to hear about all the new things going on at YOUR FARM! Truely, an inspiration to many of us who someday(!) will be in the same position. Enjoy and good luck!

April 15, 2010 at 5:04 PM  
Blogger Penny said...


April 15, 2010 at 5:21 PM  
Blogger Shannan said...

Woo Hoo!!! Congrats, you have earned this. I am so happy for you and can not wait until I can make this announcement for our family. You are living our dream girl. Happy dance!!!

April 15, 2010 at 6:08 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Good for you! We'll all be wainting with baited breath until we hear you have a key in hand...:-) THEN...the real fun begins. Congrats deserve it!

April 15, 2010 at 6:39 PM  
Blogger Dahlia ChanTang said...


April 15, 2010 at 6:40 PM  
Blogger karental said...

That was the fastest return on investment I ever had! And worth every penny. Congratulations!

April 15, 2010 at 6:46 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...


April 15, 2010 at 6:59 PM  
Blogger Vonnie said...

Congrats! Own it in good health.

April 15, 2010 at 7:09 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

Whew! That's a relief. You'll be out of the cabin well before May 1. Congratulations!

So now Cold Antler's gonna be "A Scrappy Adirondack Mountain Freehold"!

April 15, 2010 at 7:27 PM  
Blogger Funny Ernie said...

Woot! Woot! Congrats!

April 15, 2010 at 7:40 PM  
Blogger Stargazer 2 said...

We will patiently wait for your first post from the Jackson Farm, & see what the future holds for the Cold Antler Farm of the future!!!
Congratulations, CHEERS with
a health drink, & most imporant as far as I am concerned as a GIGANTIC FAN of you, & your writings' is GOD BLESS THE NEW COLD ANTLER FARM!!!
Ronnie from the small world of Colonial Heights, Va.!!!

April 15, 2010 at 8:15 PM  
Blogger BJ Gingles said...

YIPEEEEEEE!!! I am so very happy for you. Congratulations. I'll just bet you are walking on air right now...or will be tomorrow. Give all the CAF family a "we have a HOME of our own" hug for me.

April 15, 2010 at 8:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

YEEEEAAAAAA-HOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!! So incredibly happy for you! How exciting! Congrats Jenna - great big cyber {{{HUGS}}} for you!

April 15, 2010 at 8:48 PM  
Blogger aerogramme said...

You should send a thank you card to your landlord ... Because of her you made the move faster than you thougt ... yes it has been hard on you and we have witnessed that but you have also made a big step in your life ... all the best for Jazz our 16 year old cat is on the same boat ... seeing a friend in this state is no fun

April 15, 2010 at 8:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


April 15, 2010 at 9:27 PM  
Blogger Meredith said...

We are so happy for you!!! Congratulations on the farm and the new puppy and everything else that is coming together for you in your life.
You deserve it and there are so many people out here pulling for you!

April 15, 2010 at 9:30 PM  
Blogger Michelle said...

I am so excited for you! Congratulations. Enjoy your weekend! You have your whole life ahead of you as a FARMER!!!

April 15, 2010 at 9:32 PM  
Blogger Je Pense said...

The heartiest of congratulations!

April 15, 2010 at 10:25 PM  
Blogger Beth Ann said...

I bet someone will not be getting much sleep happy for you. just remember to breathe.

April 15, 2010 at 11:07 PM  
Blogger Karen said...

Congratulations! I know all the paperwork is serious stuff, but I have a picture of you in my head, grinning as you sign!

April 15, 2010 at 11:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fantastic! Congratulations! I am gonna pull out my banjo in your honor. Wahoo!

April 15, 2010 at 11:34 PM  
Blogger ts said...

We got the "clear to close" note today as well and I am SO VERY HAPPY!!! Cheers to having a home!!!

April 16, 2010 at 12:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's wonderful news Jenna - congratulations and celebrations!

April 16, 2010 at 12:11 AM  
Blogger sueguzman said...

Soooooooooooooo excited for you!
ALWAYS..when a door closes, another opens!
Remember that!!

April 16, 2010 at 12:41 AM  
Blogger bairdlet said...

I wrote this for my fiance, but a lot of it was inspired by reading your blog, so I thought it was only fair that you should have a copy as a congratulatory note on buying your farm, and as an honest hope for all the good things the future will bring you.

All the Best,


one day

one day i will have a farm.
with rolling hills and dappled woods
and a stream that giggles like a Japanese schoolgirl

i will have chickens
of every creed and color
and in my basket i will carry
eggs, still warm, colored blue and chocolate
and speckled brown
past the greenhouse
through the garden
with its ordered rows
of greens and golds and reds
to the kitchen
in the farmhouse
whose cluttered halls
will echo
with footsteps, and laughter, and the click
of dog's toenails
there will be books, so many books,
the spines will grow to the ceiling.

Two gray geese
-they mate for life, you know-
will stand sentinel
by the barn, near the pasture
where my horse will run
and play tag
with the llama
while the donkey ponders his holy cross
and the goats look on with their great sad eyes
and think about maudlin things

i will name our milk-cow Beula,
for cows do not thrive on change
and spin thread
from stubborn sheep
and muppets that look like bunnies
great white dogs
gentle as fragile things
will guard as shepherds
children named
for Courage, and Honor, and Truth.
and in the heart
of All of this

will be You
and Us,

April 16, 2010 at 1:00 AM  
Blogger Albert said...

At last our prayers are heard.
Thank GOD the waiting is finally over.
Good luck and keep us informed

April 16, 2010 at 5:15 AM  
Blogger annie said...


April 16, 2010 at 7:24 AM  
Blogger Aimee said...


April 16, 2010 at 8:21 AM  
Blogger Keith Ferrell said...

Bravo, Jenna!

April 16, 2010 at 8:37 AM  
Blogger Speaktrue said...

SO, SO Happy for you. Sending you lots of positive moving, farming, gardening, growing energy! I appreciaite your blog. Smiles,
The Urban Gardender

April 16, 2010 at 8:40 AM  
Blogger Maria said...

Congrats, Jenna! So happy for you!

April 16, 2010 at 9:03 AM  
Blogger BJ Gingles said...

Bairdlet (Cait), LOVED the poem. Do you mind if I post it on my fridge to remind my hubby and me of our farm dream goals? I know I could do it without ever telling you but I'd rather get permission.

April 16, 2010 at 9:40 AM  
Blogger Amy said...


April 16, 2010 at 9:40 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WooHoo!!! It's really happening!! I'm sooo happy for you! Congratulations!

April 16, 2010 at 10:15 AM  
Blogger PenelopeRose said...

I am so excited for you! Congratulations!!

April 16, 2010 at 10:49 AM  
Blogger kmfukuda said...

That's great. Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!

April 16, 2010 at 11:47 AM  
Blogger Leiflet said...

Congrats, kid! Crank your new mix cd and enjoy the spring.

April 16, 2010 at 11:48 AM  
Blogger My Ugly Garden said...


April 16, 2010 at 12:22 PM  
Blogger Carrie in Wisconsin said...

I am so excited for you! The day has finally come that you will own your own bit of land in the world. Its been a long couple of months since November, with lots of heartache at times, but you made it! And soon you'll be walking onto your own farm and into your own house!!! Congratulations Jenna!

April 16, 2010 at 1:18 PM  
Blogger Mimi said...

Jenna!!!! This is so joyous! Maybe that is why Finn was on your mind--somehow you knew you'd be going to your new farm really soon and he'd be back home. I really do think we sometimes have a sense of things before they happen. I'm so incredibly happy for you and for us because you are so great at sharing your adventures with us. Mimi

April 16, 2010 at 3:16 PM  
Blogger Ted_De said...

Wooohooo! Congrats!

April 16, 2010 at 4:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yesssss! So happy for you and can't wait to see pictures of all of your critters in your new place! YEAH!

April 16, 2010 at 6:38 PM  
Blogger Heidi said...


April 16, 2010 at 7:37 PM  
Blogger Debi said...

Congratulations Jenna, I'm so happy for you! I can't wait to see where your journey goes from here!


April 16, 2010 at 8:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fantastic! Wonderful!!

April 16, 2010 at 10:42 PM  
Blogger From the Country Farm said...

WOW Jenna, That's fantastic! I'm so happy for you and excited for a post about it tomorrow something describing your first step inside. So proud of your tenacity, you go girl!

April 16, 2010 at 10:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jenna, I'm sure you're busy up the wazoo this weekend, so if you don't post, we'll understand. But we are all busting at the seams excited for you and will look forward to posts when you can and lots of photos of happy farm animals---and soon, happy soil with new seedlings pushing up.

April 16, 2010 at 10:49 PM  
Blogger Aimee said...

That is SOOOO exciting for you and your little flock! Bring your own pen and stretch out those fingers you will be signing your name more than you can count!!

April 16, 2010 at 11:16 PM  
Blogger Ducky said...


April 16, 2010 at 11:18 PM  
Blogger bairdlet said...

@ BJ Gingles: Of course you can use it! I love thinking that there are so many of us united in this one idyllic dream; it makes me feel all warm and fuzzy about people in general.

April 17, 2010 at 2:43 PM  
Blogger Affi'enia said...

Oh hun you had me in tears. Congrats once again and so many blessings. Looking forward to the continued chapters of CAF!

April 17, 2010 at 3:41 PM  

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