Saturday, February 18, 2012

sausage party!

Just wrapped up the first ever Cold Antler Farm Meat and Beer Workshop. Eight of us got together to brew a five gallon batch of Sweet Stout from Northern Brewer, bottle five gallons of a coffee porter, and ground and cased a plate full of beer and cheddar brats. More on the workshop tomorrow, and more Bircthorn too, but right now I am going to enjoy a good night's rest. It is snowing here, gentle and wet like all spring snows. The farm is white a few hours and I am happy and tired.

Oh, and tomorrow I'll meet Merlin. So who knows what waits between that sunrise and sunset!

photo by melina smyres


Blogger sara said...

Now I'm hungry. And craving a beer...

What kinda sausages are those?

February 18, 2012 at 4:06 PM  
Blogger R.M. Smith said...

You just unintentionally invited several dozen people. We'll be right over.

February 18, 2012 at 4:18 PM  
Blogger Diana said...

Yay! They look delicious. And you look lovely! <3

February 18, 2012 at 4:36 PM  
Blogger Jenna Woginrich said...


its a beer and cheddar brat! we made a bunch and everyone went home with beer, prizes, and pockets of case meats. Word!

February 18, 2012 at 5:10 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Glad you had a good day, sweet dreams and a restful night.

February 18, 2012 at 5:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mmmmm....going to have sweet dreams of brats and beer tonight :)

Good luck with Merlin tomorrow!Can't wait to read about it.

February 18, 2012 at 5:48 PM  
Blogger 10a said...

Enjoy your date ;-)

February 18, 2012 at 5:58 PM  
Blogger Moose Hollow Farm said...

Can't wait to hear more about Merlin. Have a great time with your dream horse tomorrow and, until then, rest well.

February 18, 2012 at 6:02 PM  
Blogger pawsfurme said...

WOW! Those are some hefty brats!
Good luck with Merlin tomorrow!

February 18, 2012 at 6:18 PM  
Blogger Justin said...

mmmmm brats!

February 18, 2012 at 6:40 PM  
Blogger Jenna Woginrich said...

Well Bridget, you know what they say

Go Big or Go... to the Grocery Store!

February 18, 2012 at 6:40 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Give that sweet Merlin a hug for me.

I am excited for you. Have a great time!

February 18, 2012 at 8:43 PM  
Blogger Bex said...

Glad your party was a success. Good luck tomorrow with Merlin.

February 18, 2012 at 9:15 PM  
Blogger Amanda Claire said...

Wow, you made me and the hubs salivate with that fare! I gotta tell you Jenna, if it wasn't for you and Joel Salatin I'd still be a veteran vegetarian. Thank you for sharing your personal journey from vegetarianism all the way to raising and crafting your own meat products (the honorable way). You made my transition so much more of a no-brainer. Also, good luck with the gentleman Merlin!

February 18, 2012 at 9:37 PM  
Blogger Elizabeth from the Berkshires said...

Another awesome day! Thank you so much!

February 18, 2012 at 10:00 PM  
Blogger Debi said...

Mmmmm...looks yummy! Get some much needed rest, and have a great day tomorrow!

February 18, 2012 at 10:25 PM  
Blogger Mama Forestdweller said...

Oh my God, I love sausage!!!

February 18, 2012 at 10:51 PM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

You look beautiful and happy, content and grounded - amazing given the turmoil of the last week. That is a photo to look at and remember your strength and conviction!

February 18, 2012 at 10:56 PM  
Blogger Christine said...

Those sausages look enormous! Maybe it's just because you're holding them closer to the camera. Mmm... Good luck tomorrow!

February 19, 2012 at 1:05 AM  
Blogger Bovey Belle said...

Gosh - I haven't made sausages in SO long. It's sheep and dairy round here - no-one with home-grown pigs.

February 19, 2012 at 3:06 AM  
Blogger phaedra96 said...

Looks like a good time! Have fun with Merlin and hoping for the best.

February 19, 2012 at 5:37 AM  
Blogger admin said...

Cheese inside too, oh man those look good!...last summer I tried homemade blueberry brats and now they're one of my summer favorites on the grill. Go sausage!

February 19, 2012 at 11:30 AM  
Blogger Elizabeth Myriam Diamond said...

Hi Jenna-I just randomly picked up Made from Scratch at my local library, & loved it. Coincidentally, in December I lucked into finding a my dream rental cabin that actually came with a chicken coop & a chicken. Since then I have somehow managed to acquire three more pullets & 26 baby chicks. I'm really enjoying your blog-very inspiring!

February 19, 2012 at 2:31 PM  
Blogger Stacey said...

We had a great time - thanks for opening up your house & life to us. :) Sorry we had to leave early. Sounds like things went well with Merlin!

February 19, 2012 at 11:28 PM  
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February 27, 2012 at 1:12 AM  

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