Awesome! I picture one of Jenna's previous hawk victims holding her while another one punches her in the stomach.
Love the Indian legend, and the news photo makes me ill: master and captured/costumed slave is what I see. Pathetic and so unnecessary for both to have this inappropriate relationship.How I truly detest that sick, smug woman and - at this point in my awareness of her unearned, proud self-regard and ethical challenges - wish unpleasant days ahead for her.And she has a Tribe, the members of which apparently don't do their due diligence before consorting with her, quite easy given her online presence.Let's hope animals will be waiting at the gates.
Corrections: newEST photo and "her animals"...waiting.
"Finally took the Pottermore Patronus test (which was beautiful) and after answering by my gut, totally honestly I was told my Patronus was a cat.Me. A cat. I think JK Rowling is trolling me."This was Jenna's post on FB. It made me laugh because so many times she has called cats assholes...so this "test" basically called her an asshole! Hahahahahaha
She's updating every day this month about winter prep, this should be interesting. 9_9
Maybe she'll actually get some stuff done...or it will just be a major beg fest...again...
I vote for begfest
Every year it's the same, tired thing. This time, probably largely in part due to this blog (thanks Hound Doggy!), she is going to make it seem like she is working around her farm (now that's a concept!) rather than outright ebegging without any action on her part.Just another layer of the scam.
I subscribe to the RSS feed on her blog. I just read the posts from CAF from the past several days. It appears like she is attempting to put together post that are answering some of the questions poised here - why she doesn't harvest firewood from her acres, why she doesn't put up food, etc. It is apparent she does frequent this site and reads the comments. Hi Jenna!
How do you subscribe to the RSS feed? Where do you read it?
I downloaded the RSS feed app. You then enter whatever blog url's that you would like to follow. It notifies you when there is a new post and it doesn't count for a page view on the sites.
"I'll be updating every day this month, specifically about preparing for winter.""Hopefully that means every morning you can check in and see the progress here."Hint, hint, hint. Why in the world would she think it was possible, or desirable, to stretch the details of her light-duty winter prep into daily blog posts? There's nothing there. She buys wood. She buys hay. What is she doing that would require commentary? Oh, yeah, this about reminding people that she's needy and soon to be cold.
Right? I thought -- all SEASON this is what she's doing? I mean, stacking wood, doing some canning, getting a run in ... checking in my (actual) work-at-home job. This is a Saturday for me, not a season.
Again mentioning her mortgage payments! No class whatsoever! I wouldn't be surprised to hear that she wipes her ass with her hand at this point.I have begun reading the Jenna Woginrich Shit Show a.k.a. CAF via RSS feed. No page views for you Jenna! I refuse to give that battered hag so much as a penny in advertising money.
"...that means every morning you can check in and see the progress here. Or, what I hope to be progress if things go as planned and luck is on my side."Luck = SEND MONEY FOLKS!She has wood delivered and has to have a friend help her with it. She does nothing by herself. I have a little story for ya, JW. About three years ago there was a CL ad for seasoned firewood that had been sitting out on some property about 30 miles away from me. The owners wanted to build and needed the firewood taken off the property for cheap. About 1.5 cords for 50 bucks. At age 53 I rented a small UHaul trailer, hooked it to my full-size diesel pickup, drove 30 miles over winding county roads to the wood site. The owners helped me fill the truck and trailer. I then drove all the way home with that very heavy load. I unloaded the trailer, stacked the wood, returned the trailer, then came back home and unloaded the truck. In one day. By myself. Sheesh. This girl does not know the meaning of work. As far as being afraid of chainsaws, she could trade wood for someone to come in and harvest some for her and some for them. These barters are common around where I live. The lack of resourcefulness on her part is astounding. These are simple things that everyone who burns wood knows.
My guess is that she has such a bad reputation that most locals won't have anything to do with her- barter or otherwise. Can you imagine what she would barter? If you harvest the wood for me, I'll draw ya a square dancin' squirrel. Useless.
I too am in my 50's and bring in my own firewood from a local ranch. Cold weather comes late where I live so for several weekends in October I load, haul, unload and stack 4 truckloads of split wood. It's a great weekend project to be out sweating when the air has a coolness to it.At JWs age I was doing it in a day. She has no idea what a hard days work is like.
^^^^^this!!!!^^^^^ Jenna is really good at burning bridges. She is a joke in that town!
Interesting post...my first thought was, if you didn't wait till October you wouldn't have 70 different things to do to get ready for winter; chainsaw or no chainsaw .
I'm curious...what have you all done, or do, to get ready for winter?Our winters are not as harsh as other places, but that doesn't mean we don't "get ready" for winter.1) Lay in firewood, 3 cords (I started last month)2) Clean coop and re-bed nesting boxes3) Check and set up heat lamp for extra light.4) Till, feed and deep mulch garden beds5) Feed and mulch around fruit trees6) Trim broken branches 7) Pick and process late summer fruits and veggies8) Plant fall veggies, fruits, bulbs and anything that can be planted now to winter over.9) Clean and cover patio funiture, clean out BBQ10) Change heater filter11) Have chimney checked and set up fireplace with wood rack and wood basket.12) Change batteries in flashlights and lanterns in case of power outage.13) Air out winter blankets and coatsI have more to do, but thought I'd stop here.THAT'S MY BAKER'S DOZEN...HOW 'BOUT YOU?
My list is similar to yours, Anon 5:34, except I now have two coops to ready as I got turkeys this spring. I have to set up a heat lamp in there. I throw the coop contents on the garden and in a compost pile for winter. I don't plant anything as our winters are zone 5. Mow for the last time, garden cleanup. Drain gas out of the mower and bring battery in. Clean, sharpen garden tools and put in bucket of oily sand. Organize my wood pile, (got some additional wood), check chimney. Sharpen the hatchet and ax. Put plastic on the inside of the windows, or the winter quilt window coverings. Turn on the heat tape so the pipes don't freeze. Throw a bag of insulation into the water main well. Clean out the garage and make sure I have antifreeze and extension cords set up for car heater blocks. Check antifreeze temp in vehicles. Same as you, put away outdoor furniture, etc. Cover the outdoor AC unit and flip the fuse around, cover BBQ. Get some salt and put the snow shovel by the front door. Make sure the roof rake is accessible. Make sure the indoor wood box is filled. Clean the stand fan for next to the wood stove.Batteries in flashlights. Had to paint my porch this year. Pull out winter blankets, coats, gloves, boots, YakTrax, etc. Set traps around the place so the beasties (mice) don't come indoors for winter. Spray, knock down all the damn wasp nests. Really, same as anyone in snow country, I guess.
Oh Jenna you are such a rebel hipster for tweeting about Satan and Satanism! Said no one ever.
Hmm, she left out the part where she spent much of her Sunday online bickering about the election.Who wants to take bets on whether she actually manages to make daily updates for an entire month?
I think she will get bored if she doesnt get a lot of accolades from it. Im betting mid month.
Or even sooner. Face it, there just isn't much to write about in the way of winter prep at CAF.
Who wants to read about Snowflake stepping in dog diarrhea? Who wants to bet that she just wiped off her feet and didn't shower? And the thought of carpets covered in dog shit "soaking".... She makes me want to puke.We get it Jenna, you are dirty and disgusting. That doesn't make you a farmer. Most human beings, regardless of occupation, keep themselves and their homes clean.
Jenna just posted to Facebook requesting a recipe for canning tomato sauce with instructions to take off the skins.How long has she been a "farmer" and "homesteader"?.....and she doesn't know how to get the skins off tomatoes?And not for nothin....if I had a very simple question that I should know, I would probably google it to at least try to save a small bit of my perceived expertise.Like....I'm a great Lion Tamer/Behaviorist....um...could you guys tell me why some lions are really fuzzy around their necks and others aren't?
Googling wouldn't get her the attention she craves for making sauce from scratch. Jenna's thinking: If I ask about getting the skins off of the tomatoes then everyone will know that I'm actually doing it and not just saying that I'm doing it.Knowing her psycho ass, the tomato box was probably empty and she's not making a damn thing let alone homemade sauce.
And why take a pic of the box with the lid on instead of the heirloom tomatoes? I call bullshit on the entire story.
Agree, Anon 2:48. Where's the beef (tomatoes)???
She would have totally taken a pic of the actual tomatoes in the box if there were tomatoes in it. She is so nuts. I think she actually lied about buying tomatoes, making sauce, and how it made her house smell good. That is a lot of detail to make up.
So the CAF blog post dated 11/5/2008 where she is putting up tomatoes is a lie? Say it ain't so... or the blog post dated 8/23/2010 where she went out and bought a big box of tomatoes for a Lincoln bill for tomato sauce? Is that one the lie? Or how about when she declares how cool she and her people are because they put aside a couple of jars of sauce every year on 12/3/2009. I think my favorite one is when she discusses having 300 tomatoes at season's end and canning marinara sauce with Bruce and Diana.. L I A RNot sure what game she is playing now. She should probably take down blog posts that so easily prove to readers what kind of con woman she really is.
Now if she posts pics we know they are from previous year's posts.This is what happens when you think you are the smartest person in the room and you aren't.
She's just going into super farmer mode to try and get more people hooked into giving her money.It's all so fake. I'd love to know what her prep is before her mother visits...but she probably is leaving everything as-is. I'm sure her mom will love the poop covered chair, poop covered stairs, etc...
She needs her blog numbers to go up My guess is that she is wanting the stats for the folks that are paying for a spot to advertise on the site.What is more interesting to me is that comments are already coming in on the blog posts. Homesteading dreams are her bread and butter regardless of what she "wishes" could happen
Maybe she's doing this to drive up the traffic on her blog so she can be paid more for advertisement. If she was really smart, she could allow some negative or critical comments in and get a good argument or two going, that really drives the traffic. But she can't handle the heat, she gets scared.
"I know what some of you are thinking: "I would never put up with that!" (goose poop on the front steps) and that is because you are not a single woman living alone in the middle of the woods..." I'm a single woman living alone, not in the middle of the woods, but neither is she. She is a stone's-throw, literally, from the county road with a neighbor across the street. Poor neighbor, having to put up with her escapees. Just more setting the stage to make herself look like a wilderness woman. Gotta get those donations rolling in! Gah...
I'm a single woman living alone in the middle of the woods. I have ducks and geese that pass through and various other wild and domestic critters....I do not have poo on my stairs nor would I brag about it on a public forum.She is scared about somebody breaking in....I'm scared about slipping on some darn acorn.
Can someone post the link to her RSS feed? I'm trying to subscribe but I can't find anywhere on her blog to do it.
I downloaded a free rss app...Newsify....and then you can add her blog address.
I have a different RSS reader on my phone, it already has other feeds set up and I don't want to have two. I think Jenna took the RSS link icon off her blog. If someone could post the direct RSS feed link I would appreciate it.
Just shows that Jenna reads this blog. We start posting about subscribing to an RSS feed so we don't add to her page views and she removes the RSS option on her blog.
OMG she is so lame.
I use Feedly. In the Feedly search bar I typed Cold Antler Farm and her blog came up. I clicked it then clicked the green Feedly+ box next to the blog title. That added the blog to my reader.
How she is willing to humiliate herself. Can she truly be so clueless as to not realize so many will find her reference to "alone in the middle of the woods" along with a query on how to get tomato skins off to be both utterly ridiculous and transparent ploys?Perhaps she really does live in some sort of bizarre mental bubble where she truly believes her own myths (and lies) about herself as an intrepid homesteader - but how does she square that with her helplessness in all matters? I suppose the answer to this riddle is that she doesn't give a shit or get that there is indeed shit to be gotten, in a sort of Trumpian way. If it comes from her mouth or pen or reality it is, by definition, good, special, true, and certainly nothing to feel shame about...expose away all icky details and stupid anythings since it is all obviously worthy of respect and admiration. So she either can't hear the lies or distortions or does - and it doesn't matter because it comes from HER mouth - so no need to defend or feel inadequate.Sorry this is so tangled up and repetitive. My head is spinning puzzling over her wacky, delusional, all-over-the-placeness.
Either she's on ADD meds that are basically speed, or she's manic. The amount of posting today has been insane.
I think along with narcissistic personality disorder she is also Bi-polar and definitely in the manic phase right now. Or she did a bunch of meth this morning. Could be either.
7 tweets and 2 blog posts so far...
Jenna Woginrich is like a bad car accident. You know you shouldn't look but you just can't help yourself.She's really trying to up her ebegging game. Going from "I am woman hear me roar" to helpless female living all alone in the woods. Clearly she is switching her method of operation. One can only assume it's because people are seeing her scams for what they really are.
WOWee1 Woot! Cool! Ms. Farmer bought tomatoes and is making far out freaking sauce with them...even her house smells all garlicky yummy. Mama's gonna think her girl is quite amazing, all back-to-the-land/Martha Stewart-y!
How do you go from not knowing how to get the skins off to "experimenting with flavors and preserving techniques"? Just an fyi you don't experiment with preserving techniques. That's how you get botulism and die
How do you have several blog posts that you're the cool person who cans her sauce every year- by buying tomatoes vs. growing and NOT take the skins off your tomatoes? So I guess none of them boiled/stewed long enough for the skin to come away from the fruit? O.M.G. what a tale.
Her entire day yesterday was total bullshit. She can't even cover her ass by googling details so it sounds more believable.
Dog gets Ferret raped? Really Jenna, you are not only a disgusting pig in how you keep your place, but now you have sunk to the level of dreaming of your dog being raped by Ferrets. I think, no, I know, you need therapy.
It's interesting how she is now explaining that she works 5 days a week and takes off Saturday and Sunday. Wasn't it just 2 weeks ago she stated that she was spending all day looking for a hawk? Wasn't it just 2 months ago where she was bragging that she was running all of the time and spending the rest laying in the river? Such a quick change in snowflake! From lazy begger to the model work at home employee
Is it just me or is the way she talks about her dogs really disturbing. She makes Friday out to be sexy like a hungover lover? What now don't get me wrong I have two dogs and love them to pieces but I rarely write (and I do write) about them in terms of being lovers. Man it just creeps me the hell out. And then she uses the term "sawbuck"what she is too cool to call money by its real name she has to use some nickname back from the Oregon Trail? I mean really she is trying to be so cool its embarrassing. I love how she makes it out to seem she lives in the middle of the outback or something. Lady you live about 5 miles from a freaking SUBWAY yes a subway so I don't think you really qualify for living in the middle of nowhere. In her mind shes alone on a mountain and only walks the 25 miles into "town" to go to the grange hall for a square dance. Jesus there hasn't been a grange hall in Cambridge since the 1950's when it burnt down. She needs to decide if she is going to write a blog and memoirs or if she is going to write fiction. Because if you say you are writing a memoir and it either made up or super embellished its bullshit.
We need to get Oprah to rip her a new one like she did to James Frey! haha
Yes, having been there, I remember all the stores, etc., on my way in.
Man, it's only Day 2 and she's posting the transcripts of her morning dog convos. Weeee! If she didn't compare Friday to a "hungover lover" how else would she create the illusion that she has any firsthand knowledge of lovers, hungover or otherwise?
Don't forget her spaghetti is in the larder. It's a kitchen cabinet you moron. If she can tell me what an actual larder is and provide proof that she has one I will retract my statement
I'm sure her only knowledge of hungover lover is from watching some rom-com with Anna Kendrick.
"I live and work alone, but this house is never not full of people."Sure, Jan. Exaggerate much?I love how she treats making simple spaghetti sauce like she cured cancer. Nothing shows how naïve she/horrible she is at homesteading more than when she talks about simple things like they're such huge accomplishments.
I know I made fettuccine bolognese for dinner last night after working and going to the grocery store and I have not written a blog post about it yet although I am overdue to write so maybe I will!
I get the same feeling when she talks about making coffee in the morning. As if it's some kind of monumental accomplishment instead of something that is done a billion times every day.
Anonymous 6:34 nailed it. "I mean really she is trying to be so cool its embarrassing." Yes! It literally makes me cringe when reading her crappy posts.Jenna Woginrich needs to seek treatment for her mental illness. She is not a quirky hipster. She is crazy with a capital C.I am also convinced that she made up the whole tomato sauce event yesterday. No pics of anything, not even the tomatoes. Just a pic of the box labeled tomatoes with the lid on. She probably found the box somewhere and made up the entire scenario in her head.
I can believe an empty box, absent a pic. And when is the last time she posted photos of any of the animals supposedly enriching her farmstead or, at a minimum, adding a bit of je ne sais quoi to the scrappy scene. Beyond her ha! herding/bedding dogs, I doubt she gives a damn about any of them once she has enjoyed exercising her precious, hip creativity on a name. Maybe that's how it should be when you know you're going to sell or turn them into meat soon, I don't know. But she has SO little - if a thing even - to show for the word farm in CAF one would think she would delight in SHOWing them on a regular basis - or writing an anecdote beyond the latest escape (about which she should be chagrined, not proud). And would it have killed her to have managed to stick a few tomato plants in the ground? Honestly, what an utter fraud she is. And shameless or clueless. Clueless to her shamelessness? Either way, a thick slice of baloney.
There is no way she went through that entire process with the tomatoes and didn't take one pic for the blog. No way. She made it up.
What surprises me is that hipster farm girl doesn't own a Ball canning book or any small batch canning book. Aren't these the Bible of canning for homesteaders...especially one's who have lived their scrappy/crappy life for 10 years?Plus -- tomato sauce is different from pasta or spaghetti sauce, which is what it sounds like she made. Again with the improper use of terms.
Read the comments on her tomato sauce post (blog). Someone is calling her out on her unorganized and nonsensical writing. Crediting someone for the recipe yet doing something different...of course Jenna just brushes it off, saying this isn't the blog for you if you pay attention to details.She is so bizarre!
Jenna... I write a homesteading blog that you totally should pay to read but if you want details on how I do it this isn't the blog for you.
It's not the blog for you if you have a brain in your head or a shred of human decency.
It's one thing to want to write like a Brit or seasoned homesteader or someone from colonial times etc. But when she writes so much of her written word is inaccurate, and she failed every time on the details of any one thing. No details= telling tall tales otherwise known as lying or making up things. She gives everyone a clue quite often why nothing is ever really going on at CAF- she's got a bourbon buzz. She's addicted to Netflix series, and all she wants to do is have fun. Her blog posts are way different then they ever were-and that's because they are contrived. Plain and simple she is now attempting to pretend she is still homesteading, because she has been called out so many times for not being a homesteader or farmer. Instead of try, she's gonna pretend. Because, ya know Netflix and celebrities and pop culture and L.A. is where it's at for Ms. Snowflake. And Jenna in case you are reading and need fodder for next year's tomato post- you place the tomatoes in cold water/ice water to stop them from cooking. You do the same thing with any vegetable you blanch. I make an x in the bottom of my tomato and blanch for 3-4 minutes and quickly put in ice water to cool down and then remove skin. It's the blanching that removes the skin not the ice water, though the skin does begin to come off in the ice water bath. I don't can sauce instead I freeze Roma tomatoes and make sauce fresh each time I make pasta. A larder is a cool room whose name is derived from lard. In the old days this was the cool room lard and bacon were kept. We call it a pantry in the Midwest. Larder is derived from the French word- lardier.
A larder is a cool room whose name is derived from lard.I meant a larder is a cool room where one once upon a time people stored their lard.
You would have to be drunk and later hungover to get anywhere near dirty Snowflake. That is probably the only kind of lover she's familiar with. Or one going through crack withdrawals in the early a.m.
Rehab is coming!!! What a shit show
Almost all of her posts show how food insecure she really is. Just think about it- she blogs a lot about only having had coffee and booze in her stomach for the day. The other day it was coffee and beer and the other night she fell asleep with a bourbon buzz.Seriously, honestly I know of no homesteader or farmer who isn't growing their own food. Though obviously farmers and homesteaders take time for a drink now and then Jenna has drinks every day. She doesn't talk about food at all. In fact she has to buy what food she does talk about. Let me say that slow B U Y her food. You cannot be productive AND drink everyday. You cannot be healthy in mind or body and not eat. Yet 99% of what you blog about is having a buzz or drinking too much or being hungover. This sh*t show really is circling the drain. CAF & JW are jumping the shark ...
That's actually really sad.I could swear 5 or 6 years ago she grew and canned some tomatoes, and had photos posted on her blog. How weird that she can't remember how to peel them.She also used to post a lot about food and recipes, it seemed like she was going in a good direction. It all started going downhill when she quit working.
You can usually tell when someone is lying because they will make up an elaborate story. Her posts are a lame attempt to cover up the fact that all she does all day is drink booze and watch tv. How long is her mother staying with her? I hope it's for a week. Then we can watch the wheels fall off the wagon when she has to stay sober.
So in a stove top sauce pan she made enough sauce for 4 people to have a pasta dinner. Basically the equivalent of a 1/2 cup of sauce per person or 2 cups in total and it takes 3 good sized tomatoes to make 2 cups of sauce.. She bought a case of tomatoes which means 20-25# of tomatoes or 40-45 tomatoes. She states she has 15# of tomatoes. She bought it for a sawbuck- $10.00 and a few years back had to purchase tomatoes also and paid a Lincoln for them -$5.00.She then solicits and receives a suggestion from a FB friend to leave the skins on, which she does for the bulk of the tomatoes she bought. She blows it though in the last paragraph when she states- All the tomato skins and bruises went into the slop bucket. Words that stand out for me in a blog about tomato preserving titled Tomato Murder and Ferret Babies- murder, rape, commit suicide, pathetic desires, hungover lover(reference to a dog), violent pig slaughter, anemic corpses, massacre, monster.Not a very happy inner psyche going on there. At least 6 references to violent death in one blog post about tomato preserving.As a local I can tell you that box of tomatoes was not purchased in this area. It's sad she needs to make up a silly story about saving some bruised tomatoes from the compost pile, like she's some kind of super hero. She intentionally made it sound like she was so much better than the average person for buying bruised fruit. My guess is she created the post and the entire story, because she spends too my time over here reading about how she does NOTHING worthy of being called a homesteader. Nice Try Jen! NOT
She asks if anyone knows how to freeze sauce. UMMGoogle freeze sauce? Ya think? Put sauce in freezer bag, let cool completely and freeze. Why on earth would you need to vacuum seal? I have frozen 30 gallons of sauce a year for 20 years. It's easy.Tip- there are no single serve freezer bags and vacuum sealing AFTER freezing just won't work. lolWhy on earth would she still not have finished processing and putting said tomato sauce in bags, if she wasn't canning it, and freeze them by now. Is it still sitting out on her stove top? 8 pints equal 16 cups of sauce. If she is freezing individual servings that could mean 32 freezer bags of sauce. Why not freeze 2 cups in each bag, which would mean 8 freezer bags of sauce. I mean her and a friend basically ate 2 cups of sauce last night, right?Things that make me go hmm.
LOL oh my god it was her editor who was giving her a hard time in the comments about her sauce process not making any sense!! hahaSo Jenna said since she's the editor for Birchthorn she gets a pass. Someone took the opportunity to ask what's going on with Birchthorn. She gave her usual b.s: back from the editor, will come out as an e-book but won't say when until she knows for sure.What about the hardcover books? I hope the people who donated for an actual book ask for a refund.I think it would be hilarious if someone asked for a refund who donated at the level where they're a character in the book! Would Jenna just let it go, or would she take even more time to write them out of the book?
Anyone know of any publishers in NJ that publish e-books. Almost everyone I know uses sites like Amazon to help format and release e-books. Though Birchthorn books are prepaid it may be hard, but not impossible, to release as pre-order. But I think with Amazon you would have to pay them their cut up front. Other online services are Lulu, CreateSpace, and AuthorHouse to name a few. I've had experience with both CreateSpace and AuthorHouse. Her editor is in NJ, maybe she has a side business of e-book publishing?Looking at publishing companies in NJ- three come to mind. Paperback costs average -$1000 for 200 books published plain with no frills or $515.00 for 100 of them and it will take 1 week to print them and get them to you. Production at the 3 companies I checked out is 1 week until they are back in your hands.So JW claims in June she received back from the editor the edited version plus notes and now they are being reviewed. Who is reviewing the edited version? And why is it taking over 3 months to review. Remember those still waiting- it's a novella which is no more than 35-40,000 words and 150 pages tops. Lies again and again and again.
Another example of the epic amounts of time and the useless websites she frequents: "What was you patronus? I got adder, cat, and then STALLION!" WTF is a patronus, and how in the world does she have time to take a juvenile online quiz like this???
She has time because she's not busy with adult coloring books.
Somebody asked how you take the quiz again and she said you have to create another account with a different email.
I looked at it and it is really juvenile. You pick a word out of a group of three, for example: air, fire, earth... there are maybe 10 sets and then it randomly assigns an animal to you. That's it. What cracks me up is that she wasn't happy with cat, so she kept doing it so that she could say stallion! Her self appointed nickname on Reddit that no one uses is Mare, dontchaknow. (Insert eye roll).The fact that she makes fun of adult comic books and yet spends time on this (and posts about it) is beyond pathetic. Girl truly needs to get a life.
I get some sort of abuse survivor vibe from her. Like she is mentally stuck at the age the abuse happened. I get the feeling frequently when i read her strange ramblings and made up stories.
Hmmm...makes a lot of sense...
If you knew her personally vs. the teeny tiny bit she admits she tells strangers on the internet, I assure you that you probably wouldn't feel this vibe at all. She's the great pretender online. Her early blog postings, made previous to CAFs purchase, were greatly inspired by the blogs she was currently reading at the time. Sylvia Jorrin comes to mind as someone she stated inspired her. Once she procured CAF anything inspiring she had in her slowly but surely eeked out. Why? Reality. Farming isn't a romantic occupation. She painted it in her mind as a dream, a fantasy life. It's only a dream come true if it feeds you. Feeds you year after year with rich experiences, many that aren't pretty, but they help you grow as a person. Farming plain and simple takes money. Farming takes a farmer. And it takes a person willing to live without luxury to make sure the land and livestock are well taken care of. It helps to grow your own food to keep costs down. Farming doesn't allow careless spending. Good breeding programs help farmers to breed stock that can be sold for good $ and good breeding also helps with %deaths during lambing, calving etc. Farming allows for very little discretionary spending. The problem with JW is she thinks and has always thought she can have it both ways. To quell the masses every now and then you get a poop post or dirty post or her chastising the masses for not sleeping with their dogs or pooping in the woods post. Cause you know, that's what bada** farmers do. I can see right through her and before I stopped following her blog and FB could almost predict her next post.You don't have to be the sharpest tool in the shed to know she's been trying to pull the wool over people's eyes for years. Now, finally people are seeing that maybe this whole thing called CAF has been all along- a spun tale by a master liar all put on for a ton of scratch.
Anon 7:45 - Truth, thank-you
She's more of a major manipulator than liar in my opinion. I mean she isn't a good liar at all. She never really had to concoct fables and tales in the early blog days of CAF. I mean if she said "got up, made coffee and let the dogs out" she had 150 comments and you go girls! I'd wager a guess she had few farmers- solid hardworking farmers following her blog. She had a lot of dreamers like herself, she had a lot of "I like to escape" like herself, probably a lot of cubicle workers, perhaps a few retirees and for good measure some that were getting ready to take the leap to homesteading and some just getting their feet wet in it.It just wasn't necessary for her to have to learn how to make up stories on demand. Her readers were happy hearing the stories of her growing 2 rows of kale, buying bundles of wood from Stewart's, because she refused to use oil, and being given a plucked and prepared bird from Patty and roasting it for Sunday dinner. She brought upon herself a lot of enemies when she, who was initially a vegetarian, suddenly went BIG meat eater. Her posts and comments and articles were pretty condescending and her pictures of butchered animals and blood and guts seemingly everywhere posted often. She did the same thing with her smart phone by posting how awesome she was when she gave it up. And by contrast posting her rotary phone. Essentially putting her nose up at everyone who was "homesteading" as not being as scrappy as she was. Smoke and mirrors, smoke and mirrors.
Earth to Crashdown: If you're reading for details, this isn't the blog for you, and thanks for being my editor SUCKAH!Meanwhile "As the Poop Turns" with no shame at all as customers cry for Birchthorm, Ms Bitchthorn laughs into her Haymaker or Moscow Mule or whatever is on the rocks and contemplates the next cry for help on the farm, ooooh poor wittle me, send money pweese....
Is this soft porn? I'm scared for all the non-human species being sexually anthropomorphized!!!! This morning Gibson was at my bedroom window, whining softly at the turkeys who were strutting below him. The sound of their Ornithomimidae feet rustling wet leaves woke him up. The sound of his pathetic desires to bother them woke me up. But he was just watching in silent understanding that I could still sleep. There was no farm ruckus to report. No reason to bark or wake me, just the usual goings on. Still, he wanted to be out there. Who did those toms think they were? Walking around without his direction like destitute fools? He turned his head to look at me and whined once, setting a paw on the windowsill like a Dickensian orphan. He looked back outside. I sighed. "Do you want to go out?" I asked, half-mumbling a whisper. He turned, walked beside my bed, sat down and set his head on the edge of it. He stared at me. "Fine." And at that he trotted downstairs.
I feel like I've gone down the rabbit hole. JFW's blog has devolved into something like out of the twilight zone. So bizarre, yet I can't look away. JFW, I wish I could quit you.
It's human nature, hard to turn away from a complete shit show.
"This house is never not full of people" has to be one of the most ridiculous claims JW has ever made. Also one of the saddest, most pathetic and most delusional. Have you looked around lately, Jenna? You spend more time alone than anybody I know. How do I know, you ask? I read your blog.
What planet is she on to think anyone would believe that her home is always full of people? She constantly says the exact opposite.My guess is that the Mama Woginrich visit is starting to stress her out and she is more discombobulated than usual because of it.She's normally really bad at keeping up with her own lies but this past week she has been much worse.
That comment about the length of time to finish the book is utter bullshit. Three years!My sis is a NYT best selling author and she wrote and published a 500 page book in less than a year and a half.A friend wrote and published a book through Amazon in less than a year. He had it formatted for ebooks and paperback. Her excuses are feeble.
I agree. More than ever people know time frames for all things book publishing related. I have friends who have written books and had them published both self and by a printing company in a year's time. I have purchased 6 books this year all through Amazon's publishing format and four of the six first-time authors, who each had several re-writes, had their book released in less than 2 years. The other two released their books at the 2 year mark. None of them crowd-funded their books and all but one of them knew how to format their e-book. Two are graphic design students and did lovely cover art and graphics throughout their books. All work full-time jobs and two of the six go to college. Five of the six have 4 or more children. So they are all less experienced than Ms. Snowflake and all much much busier and poorer by contrast than Ms. Snowflake yet still managed to publish their books in under 2 years. At this point the real hold up is- content.She publicly stated she knows how to format an e-book and self publish. So that e-book should have been emailed at least by August 2016. The paperbacks and hardcovers hold up - content and lack of funds for the publisher and to mail them to backers.Ms. published author writer is unable to find a publisher for this book and likely the next. The Kickstarter funds are long spent and once edited the book's content is sorely lacking. Delay Delay Delay until somewhere down the road people stop asking her- What about Birchthorn?
Tomatoes are so easy to grow, why didn't she grow her own instead of buying them? Remember her condescending post about people who bought their meat at the supermarket instead of raising their own? She claims to be a farmer but farms nothing.She has so much land and so much time. She could have a fabulous kitchen garden but instead wastes her time with netflix, WOW, social media, and who knows what else.Farmer my a$$.
such a great point! I get that farmers can't do everything, but certainly a few tomato plants aren't out of the question?
This sh!t show gets curiouser and curiouser. Jenna has an adversarial relationship with Crashdown, yet hires her as an editor. Crashdown calls her out on everything and Jenna snipes back. I'm guessing this is happening with Birchthorn too. At this rate, there will never be a published copy.In fact, I'm surprised Crashdown isn't on this blog. She seems to belong here more than there.
If I remember correctly, crashdown volunteered to do the editing, she does it professionally. I don't think Jenna can afford to replace her.
And who sees someone going by the name Crashdown and thimks I want them to edit my book!?
OK I give up. This blog thing keeps eating my long post. I posted it twice and it appeared to post, but then disappeared.
Let me know if this happens....I can post it from my email.
Thanks Hound Doggy. Looks like it showed up below here. I don't know if you did that, or it finally decided to show up.
Copy your post then go out of the thread. Then go back in and paste. Should work.
Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "Hawk Lives Matter": “Nothing is more depressing than when the bargain basement rates I offer for logo designs (unlimited changes) are balked at. This is what a logo costs in today's market. My sale right now to secure clients for next year is half.”Link to article: https://ww.deluxe.com/blog/much-professional-logo-design-cost/“And finally, consider the reputation of the designer or logo design company. Look for guarantees, samples of previous work and positive reviews. Also, find someone who is willing to hear about your unique business – whether it’s an initial phone conversation or completing a helpful creative brief, you want to be sure your designer cares about what sets your business apart.” Firstly, one reason your designs are bargain basement is that you do not have a professional website for your work. Quit harassing your FB friends (gravy train) over and over again for something they know you produce. Stop trying to strong-arm them into buying something they don’t need. We know that if one of your “friends” buys a logo, they will do it through the donate button and no taxes will be paid on your part, and quite probably the person will not receive the logo – months later or ever. You cannot ask for all the money upfront then promise the work to begin months later. That’s ridiculous. “Consider the reputation of the designer” Your reputation for delivery on goods pre-paid is horrible. There is no guarantee they will EVER receive what they paid for and it doesn’t take long for someone to see that via your own posts and comments on your blog. (Think Birchthorn or any number of other disasters) “You want to be sure your designer cares about what sets your business apart.” You care about getting the money. Period. You have a lot of nerve to whine to your followers that they won’t buy a logo when they have financially supported you time after time. Make a website, sell your logos professionally and stop complaining that the gravy train has run dry. Through your own doing, I might add. Posted by Anonymous to ColdAntlerShamToo at October 5, 2016 at 11:55 AM
So according to latest CAF post read via RSS feed (no views for you Jenna!), she was up until 9pm working with a client on logos (I.e. aimlessly doodling stick figures and discussing them with Gibson) and had to get a later start this morning.Really? I bet she's up until midnight most nights bingecwatching Netflix. Such a liar. She just has to work that into her post to show how diligent she is and how popular a graphic artist she is. Nope, nope, nope.
Aimlessly doodling stick figures and discussing them with Gibson (i.e. working with a client) cracks me up!
Poor Merlin. He deserves to live his elder years someplace nice, with a BARN. That horse always looks like he has given up on life. Sad.
I totally agree. When she finally has to give in herself and toss up a photo of him for his farm-promoting/money-begging value, or to brag that she's finally going to take a well-deserved break and go for a ride - my heart just breaks for him. He deserves to be walked and ridden frequently by a rider with a clue and to have a comfortable home to shelter in at night. And an equine friend for company. He seems to be just a lonely blog prop, hanging around with no job, no daily exercise, and no one to even enjoy his "leisure" hours with. And another long cold winter ahead, standing there under his crappy quasi shelter.
Really, really sad. Jenna if you are reading this I think that you are a disgusting human being. Your treatment of Merlin is just one of many reasons. Shame on you for using Merlin as a prop. He deserves so much better than you and it is heart breaking.
I'll admit to feeling sad every year around this time when I see once again-not enough time to ride him, doesn't ride him at all in the winter and no shelter. Like it's cool or something to see time and again frost and snow on him. It's not. I own and breed horses and have for almost 27 years. So I'm no silly city person who thinks horses can't be outside. That's not Merlin's situation at all. Neglect is.RIP to the retiree who gave Jenna money to build Merlin a shelter and she frittered it all away on fun two summers ago. He no longer has to bear the burden of worrying, because worrying for Merlin is just for the living..
The least should could do is throw some tarps up on the sides of that horse port and put a gate (with tarps attached) on the front. If she would put him up in there at night with some feed and straw bedding, that would be a far cry better than standing out in the cold all night.
I agree. He looks so sad. He doesn't looked cared for at all. At this time of year our horses are slick and glossy and come running to the barn at night with their heads and tails up in the air. Even our old, insulin resistant pony looks better than Merlin.
Anonymous 3:07 You should copy and post your comment on the CAF post about merlin. She won't let it go through but she will read it and needs to hear that.
She already knows he deserves better .
The 4 hours of work before a break line is hilarious...especially when she describes how she works..."I'll be watching Archer Season 5 while I draw and design.""I have about four hours of work ahead before a break."
That line is word for word out of online begging 101."I got a stressful bit of news today the kind you can do nothing about but wait."
I just posted about this on your new thread. Here we go again!
Why the fuck would a hawk panic outside around tractors, turkeys, chickens, or horses?! She's lived around that her entire life!!! Red tailed hawks are also known as chicken hawks because of how much they love to EAT THEM...while hunting on FARMS, around horses, tractors, and turkeys. Why is she pulling the "wide eyed" line giving the impression Of fear or being overwhelmed? Its a hawk, not a child locked in a basement it's entire life. That hawk spent everyday with a BIRDS EYE VIEW....until it was trapped, shackled, blind folded and kept in a cage or transport coffin except when forced inside to watch tv.She's not exposing this bird to anything new!Jenna you already mentioned you'd stuffed the hawk to the gills and it won't fly. You aren't a bird of preys security blanket. "But more importantly, she didn't panic or try once to fly away. She took in the new farm with wide eyes. She listened to tractors, turkeys, chickens, and the sounds of far off horses but she didn't try once to fly away. "
I really thought the tomato sauce line was unique! Too bad she doesn't have any acreage to garden on. That $10 could have put gas in her truck, or bought 1 bag of chicken feed or some staples for her pantry. Having been in the situation where $10 is a lot of money I thought buying something she could have grown was a pure waste.