Tuesday, February 15, 2011

On Point!

I'll be recording a live interview on the NPR show, On Point today, I'm a little nervous! This is a show I hear nearly every day, and Sunday night I got an email asking if I could possibly be a part of this day's theme. It's about fiber and fiber optics: kniting in the social media age. The show is about the surge of knitting in a modern world and how blogs, facebook, ravelry, and such are creating even more interest in this old-fashioned hobby. So this small farm, blog, and (mostly online) CSA is being featured to show how knitting and modern technology go hand-in-hand. You can listen live, it airs at 11AM EST.

More information about the show and how to listen here.


Blogger daisy g said...

I'll be listening. You'll do great!

February 15, 2011 at 7:56 AM  
Blogger Alison said...

Say, did that Splendid Table interview air yet? I've missed it, if it did. :( Looking forward to hearing your voice come out of my radio tonight! (They play it at 8 pm here.)

February 15, 2011 at 8:14 AM  
Blogger dk said...

I'll be tuning in!

February 15, 2011 at 8:22 AM  
Blogger Jenna Woginrich said...

The Splendid Table ran Jan 28th? It's downloadable on their website!

February 15, 2011 at 8:24 AM  
Blogger RabbleRoost said...

I have loved strings since I was a baby. So I picked up knitting before I even knew I wanted to be a farmer, I had wanted to do it for years as a kid, and finally I was like "Forget this, off to YouTube I go!" Got sick of waiting. :)
I tried it, found I was pretty decent at it, gave purling a try, and I wasn't too bad with that either. I'm not so good with finishing projects though, heheh...

Glad you're getting so much press lately, it's cool to see "one of us" give the media something to talk about. ;)

February 15, 2011 at 8:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That is so cool! I listen all day at work, so I'll be sure to catch it. Good luck!

February 15, 2011 at 8:44 AM  
Blogger Janet said...

Hi Jenna: wish I could get that show up here, but I can live with it - just if spring comes soon though!!
I have knit since I was a small girl - so that would have to be over 65 years ago - everyone tells me I knit funny - and that is due to the fact that my mom enlisted her friend's help and patience to teach me, and her friend had lost an arm as a small child - if you think I knit funny, you should have seen Melva change her baby's diaper! Amazing!
I fiond finishing a bore, so I accumulate a pile of stuff and then set aide one day to do it all - works for me! I knit while cruising the web and am doing that now.
I know you'll do a great job today on that interview.

February 15, 2011 at 9:02 AM  
Blogger City Sister said...

Rock on...you'll do a fantastic job...Knitting is my link to my grandmother...I do it most when I miss her, she's the one who taught me.

February 15, 2011 at 9:34 AM  
Blogger Liz said...

I love On Point! I'll have to listen to the podcast in the next few days!

February 15, 2011 at 9:54 AM  
Blogger Cassandra said...


February 15, 2011 at 9:55 AM  
Blogger Stephanie said...

I love the way your sheep always line up and look so photogenic. :) Wish my children would do the same!

Break a leg during your interview!

February 15, 2011 at 10:01 AM  
Blogger Dreaming of Jeanie said...

I will have to tune in! That's so cool! Can I be you when I grow up? ;)

February 15, 2011 at 10:23 AM  
Blogger David said...

How exciting! You'll be great!

February 15, 2011 at 10:38 AM  
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February 15, 2011 at 10:40 AM  
Blogger RabbleRoost said...

From their website: "Jenna Woginrich, sole owner, operator and blogger for Cold Antler Farm — an online community-supported sheep farm in Washington County, Vermont. She is a homestead blogger and web producer, who often writes for HuffingtonPost.com’s Green section and Mother Earth News."

I know you call your area Ver-York, but don't you officially live IN New York? Just something that caught my eye, hehe.

February 15, 2011 at 10:42 AM  
Blogger Lindy and Paul said...

Good luck! You'll be a great spokesperson for the rest of us! We don't get that program here, I'll have to see if I can find it on the net.

February 15, 2011 at 10:45 AM  
Blogger Nerissa said...

Thats really great!

Also, speaking of your fiber CSA is it still taking memberships? Since I have been reading your blog I have become increasingly interested in joining for the wool. I don't knit though, I crochet. Finishing my first sock today!

February 15, 2011 at 11:22 AM  
Blogger Maggie in Tally said...

Another blog I follow, Anglican Plain, had this to say and I thought of you:

I want a cookbook full of recipes that start with “Pluck the goose…” and “dig about a half bushel of new potatoes…”

Good way to burn up some of the calories you'll consume when you eat the aforementioned.

February 15, 2011 at 11:54 AM  
Blogger Laurinda Matheson said...

The show is now available on their site, and I'm enjoying it as I type. Jenna and Franklin Habit on the same show -- great!

February 15, 2011 at 1:28 PM  
Blogger Tara said...

Congrats, Jenna - can't wait to give it a listen!

@Maggie - I want that cookbook too. :)

February 15, 2011 at 1:46 PM  
Blogger Elizabeth said...

Must say I was cross stitching instead of knitting while I listened. Wanted to correct Tom every time he said you lived in Vermont. Interesting and informative...wonder what subject they'll want you to talk about next:)

February 15, 2011 at 2:02 PM  
Blogger Kimberlie Ott said...

Jenna, your voice was made for radio. :) Great Job!!! I enjoyed it very much, I have tried to cross over from crocheting to knitting by watching internet teachers, still struggling, but love the way soft wool feels........now I think of Maude and Sal and smile :)

February 15, 2011 at 4:12 PM  
Blogger Arturo said...

Today radio... tv soon! Your destiny is to be famous! Enjoy the experience!

February 15, 2011 at 4:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'll add that a size 10 is utterly respectable. I was an 18 at my heaviest, a six at my skinniest.

I promise you, the smaller you get, the more time and energy you spend talking yourself out of food you really want. And it never stops. I can not be a six and eat more than one dessert a week. To maintain that, i have to plan my menu a week in advance, plan cooking nights, portion everything out with a food scale and eat it out of microwaved ziplock containers.

So I'm not a six, I'm a sixteen. Well, I may be on my way to a fourteen. one thing I hated as a six was how damn waify and weak I'd become. I missed having *weight* to leverage against lifting and stabilizing heavy things. Running was easier, but I struggled to open heavy doors sometimes. That junk in the trunk is truly useful - you don't realize how much you use it 'till you lose it. I could wear anything and people complemented me saying stuff like "Wow, I can really see all the weight you lost in your face."

My face was fine before.

The important thing is, are we healthy? Can we do the things we want to do? Can we bike, ride, take care of our animals?

Another measure of quality of life, IMHO, is Can we eat the food we love?

it's all a balance. Time, money, work, stress, food, exercise, rest, leisure. I'll tell ya, being a six is not worth sacrificing a daily dessert.

Guess my comments are so long because I too am one of your sisters in the body image wars, a fellow foot soldier.

Time for some Christina : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eAfyFTzZDMM

February 15, 2011 at 4:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

oh great, ^^^ meant to post on the 14th, obviously *sheepish*

February 15, 2011 at 4:58 PM  
Blogger kippy said...

The Splendid Table interview was great. I can't imagine being able to do what you do at Cold Antler Farm. It is amazing.
Grandma handknit intricate patterned Norwegian sweaters. She passed away 30 years ago. I can still remember the click clack click clack of her knitting needles in action. I am trying to learn to knit but never will be as proficient as Grandma.

February 15, 2011 at 8:47 PM  
Blogger Christine said...

I accidently came across the program tonight while driving home! What a surprise to hear you! You don't know me from Adam but I felt like I was hearing my penpal on the radio,LOL.

February 15, 2011 at 9:32 PM  
Blogger Kitchen Mama said...

Way to go, Jenna. I loved your comments, especially your reaction to "Gary, Mr. Regression." Very funny. I still haven't figured out the right thing to knit with my angry Maude yarn. It's just too special.

And I'll tell you, my family listened, too, so now they know I'm not totally crazy every time I say, "Jenna's doing this," or "says this."

February 15, 2011 at 9:56 PM  
Blogger KellyV (Kelly the Fifth) said...

Miss Jenna - you are a natural on radio. As a speech therapist I really listen from a different viewpoint and you sounded like a pro. Very nice.

February 16, 2011 at 10:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I listened, it was great, you were great!

February 16, 2011 at 10:21 AM  
Blogger Danielle Nelson said...

I thought I was going to miss it because of book club last night, but as I was leaving, I started the truck, and there you were being introduced! Great job - I made a Tim Horton's drive-through run just so I could keep listening. :)

February 16, 2011 at 12:22 PM  
Blogger Georgia said...

Heard it today- fantastic job Jenna! Congratulations :)

February 16, 2011 at 4:30 PM  
Blogger Cary said...

Hiya Jenna! Just heard On Point and you were fabulous. Got Splendid Table too sooo enjoyed hearing your lovely voice. Am tickled to hear my goosey 'buddy' on my favorite shows. How are the goose eggs by the way? My male is sparking :) and they spent the after noon in the little goose coupe digging out a pretty cushy nest. Made me wonder how your eggs are coming along. Love your inspiration. You've changed my life. Warm regards, Cary

February 16, 2011 at 4:38 PM  
Blogger ThiftedBliss said...

Hi Jenna, I listened to the show-you were great and I loved seeing the video again. Your family does you proud! Karen from CT

February 17, 2011 at 9:41 PM  

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