LOVE the simple, seasonal perfection of your new title. Perhaps one day it will be fitting chapter heading to a book subtitled A Year in the Life of CAF, modeled after her last precious masterpiece.A literary spoof seems like a much better project than the musical I earlier proposed; far less complex - and just imagine the illustration possibilities!!
HA...thanks! I try to be clever...sometimes it works out better than other times.
There was only one comment on her blog post "In the spirit", where she juxtaposed her crises du jour with a request for Christmas cards.Mary Beth wrote - "Ah yes. The fun of living in an older house. Our basement flooded several years ago~ 2-3 inches deep. We had to put in multiple extra hours of work away from the farm to fund that "fix".I loved this comment on many levels. First, it showed that this stuff happens to other people. It's part of owning a home. Stuff happens.Secondly, they had to put in 'multiple extra hours of work away from the farm to fund that fix'. Yep. The cavalry wasn't coming. They actually had to work extra. Not depend on (cough, cough) Christmas cards.
Obviously, Snowflake didn't catch the subtle innuendo of that comment.
Oh, Jumpin' Jehosaphat! Now she's going to give introverts a bad name. (of which I am one). Check out her FB posts on this. She is NOT an introvert. One article she posted says, "Being an introvert has nothing to do with being socially awkward and/or misanthropic."That statement is true, but it most definitely does NOT apply to JW. She IS socially awkward and misanthropic and NOT an introvert. I know. I am an introvert. I much prefer being alone, and social situations are fun but draining. The article is right, we introverts do recharge our batteries by being alone, as opposed to extroverts who gain energy by being with people. (And I'm NOT socially awkward, I just prefer being alone). That said, JW is definitely not an introvert. (She's labeling people again, BTW) Her constant reaching out on social media proves that. OMG I'd explode if I had that much contact with others, all day, half the night, 24/7 like she does. I don't know why this pissed me off so much. Possibly because, like I said above, she is giving introverts a bad name by associating herself as one. Grrrr......
I'm also an introvert, and relate to what you wrote. She dislikes people, but only if they're immune to her money mooching and serial scamming.
I prefer the old adage..."I'm not introverted, I just prefer my own company because I'm the most interesting person I know".That's where I fall, love being around interesting people, but most are boring and shallow.
new blog post has her patting herself on the back so hard I am surprised she didnt dislocate her shoulder. And she says she is not distracted by new hobbies. Seriously is she even sane anymore?
OMG just last month she couldn't figure out a $30 distributor cap. She fixed the boiler "all by herself" (eyes rolling out of head), and when is the last time she wielded an ax? At a summer workshop four years ago??? Not break down and cry? Not emotional? I see her emotional, knee-jerk responses all the time whenever there's even a hint of criticism or even helpful suggestions. Get a grip, lady.
No, she is just distracted by her current hobbies.She is in good spirits. Must have gotten a few 'Christmas Cards' in her mailbox.
Tossing followers a bone, in that they all can send HER Christmas cards but she will only pick a few to respond to. Reminds me of past Christmases when she had to be reminded to say thank you for the gifts readers had sent.
Ooooo! I just can't wait to see if Snowflake sends ME a postcard! Maybe I'll send her 10 so my odds will be better! (Of course, she'll only respond to those with $$$ in them)
I think it's pretty pathetic if someone has to ask people to send them Christmas cards. Just, wow.
I still think it would be great fun for bunches of us to send her a card, with or without a few cents taped inside.It could add an interesting, slanted twist to the festivities at CAF - and give her a notion of how very many of her followers wish her a Merry Yule. A sort of be careful what you ask for gesture on our part. She did request cards and I have many unused ones hanging around. I think I'll look for meaningful quotes from the Wise Ones to include for her to contemplate during the holiday season.
I'll send her one too. What's her address? I wasn't quite sure. Thanks.
It's 207 Colfax Rd, Cambridge NY 12816. I don't recall where I originally found it online some time ago but if you do a search for the address on Realtor.com up pops none other than a photo of CAF (or at least her recognizable house part of it) - confirming it.
I wonder, though, if she actually receives mail there. I recall that there was another address, maybe a POB in Cambridge. I don't want to send a card that won't be delivered to her street address.
The toothache is in play.
Precious Snowflake via Twitter:"No matter how bad your day might be, if you are going through it without a tooth infection - be grateful."We called that one. Jenna, are you trying to get another $1000 puppy like you did the last time you received donations for a "root canal" OR are you attempting to raise $800 for the hawk tracking unit?Just curious.
Jenna Woginrich: Toothache. Genes are a bitch. So is being self employed at the time all your fillings from college have fallen apart.Jenna Woginrich: it is in the sinuses too. I am trying to deal with it. Happened in the middle of the nightJenna Woginrich: I may have to go into Urgent care. the pain comes in waves. It seems to flare up screaming and then subside.Jenna Woginrich: I really don't want to publicly discuss my insurance or income on facebook. But i earn enough to not qualify for any assistance.
W.T.F.Since when does she not want to discuss financials? Since she's the Queen of Bullshit and makes more than enough to pay her dental bills?Give us a break, Jenna. Do you realize that many people with health insurance do not have dental coverage? The alcohol you constantly drink will rot out your teeth if you don't practice proper dental hygiene.You can afford tovquit your job then you can afford whatever "emergencies" come up. The pain must not be too bad since you were out "hunting" early yesterday a.m
She never wants to discuss her financials. Unless of course she is dropping bold hints about all her crises and lack of money to pay for them.
I'm on antibiotics for an abscessed tooth requiring a root canal which is also in my sinuses. Nursing it with Ibuprofen and Tylenol until I can get the root canal done. Jenna, many of us are dealing with painful physical issues without insurance. She claims she has no debt and credit cards are paid off. I imagine she would easily qualify for Credit Care.
Wha??? She hardly rides or hunts enough to wear out a pair of boots. I've got a pair of leather work boots on now that I've been wearing three years ----- as an actual full time farmer. Wasteful cow. Jenna Woginrich @coldantlerfarm 2h2 hours agoI get one good pair of riding/hunting boots a year. Treated regularly to keep them going longer. These are soaking up mink oil.
One a year?!!! She must have plenty of disposable income. I can wear my riding/hunting boots for years before I need to replace them. And notice she said 'good'. Not cheap Walmart variety.
That is so lame. I've had my riding boots for 5 years. Even my dress boots are 3 years old, just got them resoled for $15. She is so wasteful which is not a homesteader trait.
Aaargghh(*&#*$$$$$**$*~!@#$%^&!!! She is THE WORST variety of shamefully dishonest, pathetic creature. She fits right in with these righteous, down-is-up, fake news-is-real times.Wishing her a stocking filled with unburnable coal and shivering..mute..crickets. And hopes that the bad fairy comes to take down her internet connection, riding on the back of the big bad wolf.
She must not have gotten enough "Christmas Cards". So what's the tally now for the past few weeks?Broke truck, broke toe (Gibson), burst pipes, boiler out, toilet not working, toothache... Did I miss anything?She must really want that telemetry unit and a new pair of riding boots.
She is so full of shit. With all the donations she's received in the past 6 months, she should have no problem paying out of pocket for tooth care IF she were handling her finances properly. Instead, she wastes it on hair extensions, movies, new books, hawk bollocks, etc. I was working when I developed a wisdom tooth impaction and abcess. Paid out of pocket to the tune of about $2K. She's received more than that in the donations and begging we know about.
I'm sorry, but $250 is nothing for emergency care. The 1/4 bs just makes it sound more expensive. Interesting that she didn't say what the problem was.
Oops, my bad. Missed the toothache post. Don't ya need a dentist for teeth problems not urgent care, just saying.Guess she didn't get the memo that Obuma made med ins affordable for everyone.Total sarcasm intended.
An urgent care will charge $250-350 to give you a short term script of pain meds and refer you to a dentist. Complete waste of money. Come Monday find a dentist. I'm sure she can numb it with alcohol until then.
Most dentists will take calls on the off hours for a dental emergency. That said, I highly doubt they would do so if you don't plan on paying them! I'm surprised she has any teeth left in her head after all her numerous dental emergencies.
OK, Jenna, these old, tired, recycled emergencies are getting irksome. Toothache (times about 3 or 4)Gibson injured/breaking a toe (times at least 3)Truck broke down (3 to 4)Need hay/wood (constant)etc. etc. etc.How about you reach into your "creative person" brain and come up with some new material?????Or, here's a novel idea. TELL THE TRUTHLet's see:I want a new puppyI want hawk telemetry unitI want the mortgage paid for meI want the electric bill paid for meI want the newest [insert latest celebrity] book, video, movie.I want the latest video gameSee how this works? I WANT I WANTI WANTAnd you're not willing to pay for anything you want (or even basic needs). Grow up.
No one is willing to buy Woginbitch all that she desires and deserves. Boo f**king hoo. Earn your own money, moocher. I've rarely seen such a serial scammer. Anyone who is foolish enough to enable her existence, deserves to be taken advantage of by JW.
Oh, and let me just list what I want for CAF:I want you to stop scamming peopleI want you to get a jobI want you to re-home or take better care of your animalsI want you to stack (cut and split) your own damn woodI want you to stop lying to people about these supposed emergenciesI want you to cease capturing wild animals you can't care forTo solve most of the above problems, I want you to sell CAF and find an apartment.
I went to the dentist on Monday for tooth pain. Xrays were $100. It was obvious I had one abscessed tooth requiring a root canal. I also had a cavity. He went to address the cavity and after drilling determined it will also require a root canal. $120 for a temporary sedative filling. He prescribed antibiotics that were $17 to fill. His endodontist is out until January so unless I'm in pain to the paint where I can't function I will have to wait. Draining the abscess is also an option between now and then if antibiotics don't help.This was without dental insurance.People, definitely keep up with xrays even if you can't afford cleanings. A cavity caught quickly would cost $250. A root canal alone will be $800+.My teeth are otherwise in good shape. The abscessed tooth is a result of a broken filling so bacteria had direct access. All because I grind my teeth in my sleep.I'll never overlook preventative care and xrays again. This occurred within 2 years of no dental care after a lifetime of cleanings etc twice a year.
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A Night Guard will help with the grinding. I have used one since 2003, so they are worth the money, and also use the Sonicare electric toothbrush and floss every day. Helps a lot to prevent cracks and gum disease. Gum graft surgeries are painful, I've had to have two prior to the Sonicare and floss use. I had to learn the hard way, I guess.Thanks for your blog about ColdAntler, Meredith, that saved me money, too.
Yes indeed I should be using a mouth guard at night. After braces my retainer was the type that simply fits over the teeth. It lasted a few months before I ground holes in it.Sexy mouth guard here I come!I'll look in to the sonicare toothbrush. Thanks for the reminder and suggestion.
Even better is the sexy mouth guard with a C-Pap machine!
On CAF playlist:All I Want for Christmas Is My New Back Teeth
So she let her fans know what urgent care she went to and the cost. Let us all get our checkbooks out.
Remember on reddit what she said when someone asked her what she would do about healthcare in an emergency? She said she would crowdfund. Yep, that's her healthcare plan.
She has no health insurance, so she isn't paying monthly premiums. So $250 isn't bad considering people pay more than that monthly for insurance.So I'm taking a survey - how much do you pay a month for your healthcare premium? Either through your employer or on your own?
$1200 for a family through employer. That's a $3000 out of pocket minimum before insurance pays a dime. So no. I don't feel the least bit sorry for her.
Single and self employed. $488 with $1000 deductible
Up until recently, I was self-insuring (me and my daughter, age 5). I'm 33, with a couple of major pre-existing conditions. I paid $500 a month for both of us, with a $12,000 family deductible. That's right, $12,000. I considered it catastrophic coverage, like if I ended up in the hospital at least it wouldn't bankrupt me. So no, not feeling sorry for her either.
Single, self-insured, no employer ins, $375/month $2500 deductible, $10k if I end up in the hospital. Rates, appts and meds are cheaper because of the ins.Even when I had employer med ins, more than 20 years ago, the only time my ins paid was when DD was born.Never have had vision or dental. My docs let me pay it off over time, but the key is the know for sure they'll get paid in s timely manner.
$480 a month for a family plan through husband's employer. $3750 each person deductible, $60.00 co-pay for any office visit and a $30.00 co-pay medication. My husband has been with this employer 17 years and we've paid close to these amounts for 17 years and used our insurance 1- office visit cold and flu season, and 1- for a visit to a podiatrist for foot consult, and 1- pre-surgery exam and 1- surgery on both feet to remove 2 bone spurs. I paid my deductible of almost $4000.00, 60.00 co-pay for consult, not included in my deductible I had to pay for my own x-ray readings which were $540.00 and once surgery complete I had to pay $30.00 towards my 3 day supply of Vicodin. After all that our insurance picked up the rest of the cost, of which, we have no clue what that was for certain? Whether we were unemployed, had to pay Cobra insurance, or what not we've stayed insured. As far as dental insurance we save our pennies to get things like teeth cleaned, fixed and filled. We don't buy books or go to movies or buy fancy boots each year or have pets we cannot care for. Whether bills for insurance are high or not if one saves toward an emergency it's far smarter than to blow through money like it's going out of style and then come onto the internet and beg strangers to pay for your "emergencies." And people wonder how she can work up the gall to do this over and over again? Because she can. People feel inferior helping out someone so totally dependent on charity. So they throw money at her like she is a helpless charity case. They pretend she's spending it on tooth care or health care or truck fixes, but the majority of the time she's using their dollars to treat herself to luxuries most of us, her donors included, cannot afford. We also make sure to have good auto insurance. Our current car is 8 years old and thanks to good insurance through Geico,that I paid an extra $30.00 a month for over about 2 years, I was able to fix a part, not covered any longer under warranty, that would have cost us close to $5000. Over and over we've been thankful to have good auto insurance. Our highest premium for full insurance from the time our car was brand new to now was $62.00. We insure our home and all of it's contents for under $30.00 a month. Thirty years ago I experienced a home I was renting burning to the ground due to old wiring. No insurance to cover the loss of a household full of possessions. I didn't always feel the way I do about insurance. I used to scoff at it and think it was a waste of money. But, I've grown up and I realize it's a fact of life and part of adulthood. It's too bad those that support Jenna don't realize they really aren't doing her any favors by letting her crowd fund her healthcare. Eventually, sooner than later the crowd will dwindle down to no one.
**it should say people feel superior** not inferior.
And as far as urgent care at our local hospital. As I said before all total 17 years- 4 appointments, but 3 years ago I had an urgent care visit in the middle of the night for a migraine middle. I waited 30 minutes to see the ER doc who took a set of vitals, asked me what hurt and I said I had a migraine that I couldn't get under control. He gave me a shot for pain, turned out the lights, and a nurse came back 10 minutes later and told me I could go. The urgent care visit bill was close to $1000.00As far as tooth issues- an abscessed tooth cleaned and packed to get rid of infection until a root canal can be performed costs $360 and you still have to pay for the antibiotic. Fillings- simple $250, x-rays are anywhere from $180.00 up, crowns start at $2500. I'm not sure what she is complaining about, she has spent the equivalent of her urgent care bill on how many movies in the past 6 weeks? Is it up to 6 now? How many new hardcovers and audio books bought together recently by same author?
Two adults have free healthcare via each employer. Zero deductibles and $2 maximum copay on prescriptions. We pay 265.00 for two children through obamacare. Our employer's insurance plans for family members were too expensive to afford. Kids insurance have zero copays and also have maximum $2 prescriptions. We are incredibly fortunate as far as insurance costs go.
Single, self-employed, $300/mo, no dental, no vision, some crazy deductible (not sure what it is, probably at least $1,000). Preventative care is free, and I've been lucky, so I haven't had to use it for the past 2 years (aside from paying $7,200 in premiums, of course).
So she's saving $3000-$5000 a year in premiums. And she's bitching about a $250 urgent care bill?
lol if it's not her teeth, it's her truck, if it's not her truck, it's her plumbing...on and on, round and round....Jenna Woginrich: Cambridge area locals? Can you rec a good plumber?
Translation - Cambridge area plumbers? Can you fix my plumbing for free?Or, Cambridge area locals or fans? Can you pay for my plumbing repairs?
I searched her blog for "flooded" and "drain". She has had many problems with that in the past few years even though she supposedly has a sump pump. I smell BS.
And this soon into the winter season? What or what can her readers expect to see happen when it get -20 or -30? I don't think her issues with her plumbing have ever been fixed. If she has really had issues I think she has cobbled together a fix or just plain ignored advice and year after year takes the donated money for fix and spends it on fun.She was told years ago her roof needed a fix and she has never touched it. Now it's an issue. I started reading her blog 3 years ago and every winter and spring she has burst pipes, flooding and septic issues. EVERY SINGLE YEAR.
She's bitching about $250...so you know she isn't going to the gyno and won't get mammograms when she's of age. No amount of scamming / crowdfunding is going to save her when she finds out she has stage 4 cancer.
There was a period of time that I made the thought out decision to forego health insurance. First I am the healthy sort..I've never even had the flu. I was self employed and I knew the risks. But when I was forty I knew the risks were greater so I got insurance. It is the responsible thing to do.If one has bad teeth or genes or whatever it should probably be a priority to have insurance.But when you are a 13 year old girl you aren't interested in insurance....BORING....you need to see the latest 4 movies and get all the new music and have your pony.At least teeth are limited....this problem won't go on forever.
I don't consider myself to be heartless but it's difficult to muster sympathy for someone who chooses to be under-employed in order to live a fantasy life complete with $8K Fell pony and thousand dollar dogs rather than prioritize their own well being. As it is, I would have thought she'd have gotten dental insurance (which many insured people don't have anyway) knowing that she has a lot of ongoing problems with her teeth. That combined with PP would have gone a long way towards covering her basic health care needs. Tonight's blog post was a very blatant beg but she has the means to pay for her urgent care visit: sell some livestock. She'll be reducing her hay bill at the same time. Long term, she needs to get serious about the feasibility of living hand to mouth.
So, it looks like those boots that she's given a one year life expectancy to are Dublin's that run $200. She must just destroy stuff and not give a shit because some sucker will step up and donate to the cause.
CAF haiku:There was ice in my toiletGeneric from a plastic canCandles were litA tooth infection hit hard Amazon Fire under the coversInfections inches from my brainRubbed down with mink oil His foot healed fineHer tail was frozenHawk defrostingCrab logoTail was drippingSpunky receptionist$250I am one happy womanGot my pillsI might be having sexMice out of the freezerSplit it with the dogsSpoon-singing to BeyonceParadise
Lol! You nailed it.
Yes, that's a perfect pitch lyric of the off-key, creepy, ludicrousness of a day in the life: awkward, outre, unpleasant - not edgy.
Remember, this could be yours for Christmas:I have 3 shares of pork left to sell for 2017. Would you like them?!It's a main-line clog going from the combined shower/toilet/sink drainage areas out to the septic. The Septic was just pumped last spring so there is no way it is full again with one person residing here
Mainline clog usually means roots have gotten. Happened to me about 10 years ago. $2000 to dig and replace. While the dug I was on the phone getting my cc company to give me a zero interest card for 12 months. Paid it off in 10. That's how adults solve problems. Now a days though I just write a check. Grown ups have emergency funds for such things. Children have pop culture, movies and hair extensions.
Whether the clog is as she says or not at all? She has allowed all of these things in her home to become issues. When you buy property common sense says it is going to cost money to maintain. With the type of overspending habit that she has always had she should have never given up her cubicle job. There were no guarantees of writing contracts when she bought CAF. She gets little if any royalties from her books because she is still paying back her advances on some of them. Her writing, other than taking advantage of the homesteading genre at its peak, leaves a lot to be desired. She lacked reviews and references for art or logos but has always felt she may be able to live off that. I've seen no proof that is so. She never put in a big enough garden to ever sell something from. She has had ample time to produce wool, soap and so much more. Always an excuse and it's never happened. She basically bought a very expensive piece of land and home without money and without any idea of how she was going to pay the mortgage every month.Her roof is bad and she has never fixed it or even saved for a better patch job (if that's even possible). Her home is moldy inside. It's not just the fact her home isn't clean-- there are elements in the house that are not healthy. Bird crap, animal crap, dust, wood smoke and mold. There are broken pipes supposedly that probably were never fixed or fixed right. She just had her septic system cleaned out due to probably never having had it cleaned before. She doesn't listen to other's advice and I doubt she heat tapes anything. She has a furnace or boiler system heat source and she has two stoves. She has to heat approximately 1000 sq ft. Who on earth lets their home in the winter get down to 30 something degrees in the dead of winter? Not just once but all the time. According to the vet in our family allowing dogs to live or be out in temperatures 35 and below could be life threatening. For older dogs or sick dogs this could cause illnesses or poor health, even death if this is a regular thing. The reason her house gets cold is because she doesn't bank up the fire, doesn't tend to it, and by choice sleeps regularly upstairs vs. down by the fire. Which in itself is weird that she has to either sleep on the floor or freeze. Isn't there any heat going to the 2nd floor? Her fencing is in a unrepaired poor state, her barns roof is caving, and Merlin's lean to is leaning. None of her woods has been cut back--trees everywhere, branches everywhere and no doubt roots everywhere. And then there is her truck which is constantly in a state of repair and her teeth and Gibson's toe and what next Friday? Is anything at CAF being tended to or taken care of besides the owner's booze and Netflix addiction? Here's a tip- pipes and toilet bowls wouldn't freeze if you kept your woodstove going vs. allowing your home temp to regularly fall below freezing. No one lives the dream life and guess what? Life is hard work. Hard hard work and sacrifice and emergencies that most people, at least people your age, are out working and paying for on their own. Her blog post was pathetic and of the same caliber as every other blog post in every season of the year. She's prepared, she's preparing for what? She isn't earning enough income to live, she isn't insured and she has apparently no $ for emergencies. She crowd funds everything from mortgage to puppies to trucks and living expenses. She "asks" for $ for emergencies that clearly she uses for non essentials. There's nothing new going on at CAF, it's the same old same old. You'd think old followers would get tired of the same stories and new followers would be saying to themselves regularly WTF?
She has a furnace (if it still works) so having a cold house should never be. I find that to be the biggest disbelief if all. JW doesn't have the fortitude to live in a freezing house much less spend all day in it working in a computer.
Just read the plumbing question on FB and what constantly surprises me is the way she asks biz specific questions of total strangers. why not pick up the effing phone and ask the plumber directly if he can give an estimate, or is she that totally clueless that she doesn't know these things about service people?
For her scams to work she has to appear helpless at the moment. Don't worry within hours of receiving funds she will be back to being a badass again and patting herself on the back for solving her own problems and doing it all on her own again.
Exactly Anon 10:35. She likes to shout out to the world how badass she is until she wants donations and then she turns on the poor, helpless Jenna schtick. She makes me sick.
Jenna via Twitter:"I can tell its *almost* Christmas when the messages about how sad my life turned out to be start coming in from my mother. #tooearlyfornog"Clearly Snowflake is drinking on her pain meds. I'm sure her mother tells her how sad her life is all year round.
The 'yuletide' phot she posted is so sad--not a person in sight just an empty room.
if Jenna was truly happy, her mother's comments wouldn't bother her. But it is true, Jenna's life is really sad...such a far cry from the young published homesteader when she started out. I'm sure her mom is horrified with some of the things Jenna posts (shitting in the woods, anyone?). It's like reading a homeless blog.
A rebellious child trying to shock her parents by being extreme. One day she will realize that aggravating her mother wasn't worth the effort because she was right. I noticed that the beauty campaign - hair extensions, eyebrows, new hat replacing the torn straw hat, tacky leather jacket, losing weight by jogging- all started after momma sent the how to get married by 35 book. However, I can't imagine anyone being interested in dating or marrying a farmer that is always broke. Her financially unstable narrative is not going to attract any suitors- male or female. If she wants to end her isolation, heathen clan is going to cut it. She's not attracting and retaining enough heathens to have them widen the social circle so she is hiding behind being an introvert. Even try introverts don't broadcast their life on the Internet.
How does the toilet water freeze if the house is at 45 degrees? Why would she shut her bedroom door to the heat of downstairs? Because I have livestock, I make absolute certain I know what to expect for weather every single day. With the her choice of heating, how can she be unaware of how cold it's going to be? So foolish. And she talks about winter prep! That hawk is going to get a respiratory problem if it keeps going in and out of the house. Changes in heat/cold and moisture aren't good for birds.
Agreed. Much harder for the hawk to have to acclimate over and over from cold to warm. She is a lunatic.
Woke up to the bird chirping alarm on my iPhone. Even in deep, dark Winter, when the alarm goes off at 6:00am I hear birds. Ah the joys of technology.Knew it was going to be cold today so carried three 40lb bags of wood pellets from the shed to the porch. This should be enough to keep the house at a very comfortable 70 degrees for the next 36 hours. Since I loaded the pellet stove .ast night, just had to clean and scrape the ash out of the burn pot so the fire would catch quickly. Opened all of the insulated shades and turned off the solar night lights I use instead of electricity. Popped them in the south facing window to recharge for tonight. Heated the oven and made a batch of chocolate chip scones for breakfast. After popping them into the oven, put on the kettle to boil water for a steaming pot of mango tea.Put on my workout clothes to head out to water the animals, while the scones cooked. I know the hoses are all frozen outside, so I fill a 5 gallon watering can with water from the bathtub faucet. The heated water bowls should be enough to keep ice from forming, but the ducks like to bath in it when their pool is frozen so there might not be any left. Bundled up in a hand me down coat and boots, with full watering can I can hear the ducks and chickens squawking as soon as I they see me go at the back door. They are in their enclosed chicken run protected from predators and from escaping. Two pullets, we added to the flock in June, have a habit of flying over the fences in the larger chicken run, which isn't fully covered. Too bad that they all have to stay in the run now. As expected, Water bowls are all empty. Top off the feeder in the coop, rake up the shavings on the coop floor to turn over any waste from last night and from big footed ducks that squash it down. In the nest boxes, I find one chicken, named Orangey by my daughter. Seems has if every chicken's name ends in a "y" when you have kids. Found 4 chicken eggs and 1 duck egg, just enough for breakfast. On my way back indoors, I check on the cold frame and the hoop tunnels over one vegetable bed. Yesterday, I put on new clamps, aka binder clips, to secure the plastic covering and wanted to make sure it was secure. Underneath the frost cloth I have lettuce and kale seedlings that will be the first harbingers of Spring. Noticed 5 luffa gourds still during on the vines. I can dry them in my basement rather than leaving them outdoors in the snow. Eggs are in my jacket pocket and gourds in my arms, I head back inside to drop everything off and then do one more quick visual inspection of the bee hives. I have 2 nucs that I haven't put on top of the hive of Russian bees. The Russian bees have been so aggressive that they cleaned out the honey supplies in the mild mannered Italian bees that were in nearby hives. The weather might be cold enough now that I can put the nuc on top without worrying that the bees will come out to rob their upstairs neighbor's. I wash the freshly laid eggs and make a quick scramble. There are a few tomatoes, ripening in pans on the grow shelves in the basement, I pluck put a handful, rinse quickly, slice them down the middle and put them into the still warm egg pan. A quick breakfast, that didn't come from a box and 3/4 of it was home grown. No time for pop culture here, not that I have Netflix, Amazon prime, audible or any of those other time and wallet consuming luxuries. Don't need a hawk for arm candy. It's a luxury not a "must have" in my world. Health insurance and life insurance are a better use of my time and money. An old pick up truck is also a status symbol that I wouldn't even consider unless I was a mechanic. It's all in the choices and the way we choose to prioritize what is important in our lives.
Amen!I enjoyed reading your post
Loved your post and would definitely enjoy reading more if you ever feel like sharing again. Thank you.
Great post. Everything cold Antler should be but isn't.
I just left a reply, it said "published," but it doesn't appear. This also happened last night. So something is glitchy.
What was your comment?.....I'll post it for you.
I don't recall the comment from last night, but the one today was regarding her latest boring blog post. It was a response to Anonymous at 9:17. Maybe it's stuck somewhere in cyber-space. Thanks, Hound Doggy.
Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "Snowflake in December": Your comment is in start contrast to an excerpt from her latest boring blog post. Once again, she makes the most normal activities sound heroic and special on "this farm." Her writing style has also degraded, with little attention paid to appropriate punctuation and sentence structure:"I am happy to report this morning I woke up warm and comfortable by the fire. I slept downstairs with my dogs, cats, and the hawk roosting for the night indoors. I was ready for it, and it was a happy preview of a better winter. The medication from Urgent Care let me sleep through the night and I feel rested and excited for this morning. My work is set before me - both for farm and freelance - and I have creamy soup to look forward to at dusk when the snow starts falling. I will tuck into that and truly enjoy the tiny accomplishments of a farm content, a body tired, work done, and another cold day met with a toothy grin. I have some yarn from a friend in Ireland to start knitting with, too. And that is what I hope for from this day - work, luck, rest, and potato soup."Posted by Anonymous to ColdAntlerShamToo at December 11, 2016 at 9:25 AM
Remember that word luck is her "secret" word to signal her donors to send cash. Luck to her = cash.
I noticed that she stuck her magic "luck" word in there, too, Anon 12:25. Heh.
I had a dying tooth this winter. No pain killer lasts that long. You wake up in agony.
OMG. I cant even right now. I was so excited to splurge on a mother earth news magazine on winter homesteading. The first article is "Learn to Live Off the Land," by you-know-who. A person who does NOT live self sufficiently off her land. I couldnt even read the other articles. If Mother Earth News features JW as their first article in their "Country Almanac" issue, then their judgment is ruined for me. I returned the magazine and got my money back.
I also loved that magazine as well as Backcountry. I was hugely disappointed to hear that she wrote for Mother Earth.
Personally, I haven't bought the Mother Earth News for years, since it got sold and went "corporate" in the mid-80s. I love it in the 70s, but now it's just gloss and all about the money (for them). I've paged through it at times in the library and saw some horrendous pieces of animal advice in there. Anyone who would have followed that advice would have killed their chicken unintentionally. Anyway, it doesn't surprise me that they'd feature Snowflake, with the way the magazine is run nowadays.
lol don't they look into the real life stories of their contributors? I know real life hard working farmers who can't get published by them. They must want posers only huh?Jenna's advice- rely on the friendly neighbor farm stand to supply you with all your produce needs. Buy wood and fancy coffee from Stewart's only. Make sure you hire a mobile butcher and on butchering day sit inside and binge watch the Gilmore Girls. Buy 20% more chickens to insure the predators don't eat your entire flock. Have neighbors build your chicken tractor and professional photographers muck your stalls. Last but never least don't worry about pipes bursting because you can always be a badass like me and shit and show regularly in the woods! The real story not told in Mother Earth News.
*shit and shower*
Has anyone mailed her?
I'm sending her a card soon, and will report back when it's done. We live locally, so it'll freak her out.
HWA: Still sounds like paradise to me! Have your tried a floating troth warmer? I had to put one in for the horses to keep their water from freezing solid.Jenna Woginrich: I have one, need an extension cord!HWA: I'll send you one for Christmas!��
For real????When I needed a long, high load extension cord for my work tools, I grumbled a little, but I shelled out the $75 and bought one.This exact time last year, I distinctly remember jw saying the SAME thing. How freaking hard is it to woman up and buy a goddamn extension cord to make your life easier??Oh, but then she wouldn't get to play the hero, bravely de-icing her stock tanks in between coffee and binge watching.I can't believe someone is sending her a freaking extension cord. Maybe i'll start dropping hints on fb about all the things I need/want and see how many show up at my door. Probably NONE, because a). I'm not a shameless, helpless mooch and b). I'd like to think my resl, actual friends have more sense than that.*head explodes*
Wouldn't she need a large water tank to utilize a floating de-icer? Last I saw, she had rubber feed tubs and/or possibly one of those shallow rectangular ones.
Extension cords and hoses are for rookies. Her head would explode if someone suggested a cheap float for the tank to keep it full 24/7 except during winter.
How soon before we hear, "this farm needs a miracle".
This farm needs an enema
Lol don't know what's going on here. "support you"??NLH: Jenna Woginrich I just messaged you, friend. So sorry to hear you keep suffering with this. I've got something that can support you.
Maybe it's a job application lol
As far as her health insurance, she can totally afford it. NY State's with ACA subsidy plans. Let's say her adjusted gross income in 40,000. That's what I plugged in, because I know her income is probably more, but then you take off your federal tax adjustment, plus all her deductions for self-employment. Anyway, using $40,000 a year adjusted income she qualifies for subsidy. Here is from the NY State Obamacare site: "Nearly 85 percent of people enrolled in exchange plans in 2016 are receiving subsidies that average $291 per month.Subsidies can lower your premium significantly, but the law also provides subsidies that can reduce your cost sharing.The average after-subsidy premium paid by the millions of enrollees who got premium subsidies in 2016 through Healthcare.gov is only $106 per month. For these enrollees, premium subsidies are covering an average of 73 percent of their total premiums.Source: https://www.healthinsurance.org/obamacare/subsidy-calculator/Hey, Jenna!!! Are you catching this????Sheesh. 100 bucks a month and she's whining she can't get health insurance. And if she makes so much money that she doesn't qualify for subsidy (although I doubt it) then she could afford to buy a plan on her own. The site also said that the penalty is $1,000 for not having health insurance. For $100 a month she could be covered and it would equal that penalty she's paying. Granted, it probably does not cover dental, but geez.
Did I miss something..,it took her all day to stack a cord of wood. Good God that's slow. My pick up holds a full cord and it takes me about 30-45 minutes at the ranch to load my truck and about the same amount of time to unload and stack at home, and I have to get it from the driveway to the back of the house. Why doesn't she get it dropped closer the the storage area. Her inefficiency and stupidity make my head spin.
I know. Yesterday she stacked two carts of wood before coffee. Like that is some monumental feat. I can't believe how long she leaves the wood on her lawn. No wonder the house isn't warm; the wood is wet from not being under cover. Great homesteading.
Standing by to see if a real dentist appointment is on her agenda for the week....
"Bales of straw-like first cut hay were carried up the hill to the pole barns. "Wtf does that mean?She says the animals can snack on it so I'm guessing she's using hay for bedding?Straw insulates and is capable of keeping animals much warmer than hay...but unless the animals are starving with no alternative they won't snack on it.If the pigs are only bedded with hay that use totally insufficient in winter conditions.
Yeah, old, mature hay could be used for bedding but it's never as good as straw. For some reason, she claims straw isn't grown in her area---- it is. I just checked Craigslist and there's some right in Greenwhich....
I believe she is saying it's hay, that is straw-like... IE crappy hay. She has said over and over that there is no straw in her area so she has to bed down with expensive hay. yeah. Whatever, snowflake.
Definitely not as warm as straw. I can't imagine being that skimpy with my animals comfort and wellbeing.
Apparently, Snowflake is in her Manic phase. Multiple blog posts over the weekend and today after not posting for a while. She is textbook in quite a few mental illnesses.
Yep she is most definitely manic right now.
Blog traffic = easy cash.
Yes, she swings from manic to depressive. When she gets a big inflow of cash, everything is rosy. When the cash runs out it's all about broke trucks, leaking roofs, burst pipes, toothaches, ad nauseum.
She had quite a temper tantrum didn't she? Apparently she didn't get enough donations from the broke truck and broke toe. She had to up the ante with toothache, burst pipes, blocked toilet and requests for 'Christmas cards". It's almost like she was saying, 'what's wrong with you people, can't you see I need your money? What does a gal have to do to get you to open your wallets?" Sheesh.
Jenna Woginrich @coldantlerfarm Anyone who thinks their cat wouldn't be a republican is kidding themselves.Wrong. Cats are not Republicans or Democrats, but emperors.
Please. Make. Her. Stop."I know people there well and even though we aren’t the same faith we are the same religion - farming."
Get a load of this...Jenna Woginrich @coldantlerfarm Hey city writers? Would you be interested in being hosted here as a rural exchange student? I can send a sheep to live with your roommates.And then responds to a query with:Jenna Woginrich @coldantlerfarm @hoveringkite Anyone creative that agrees to not bring their phone. Bring a laptop, ipad, ereader, anything but a phone.lolololololol Is she out of her mind? Who would ever want to join her at her bird-shit encrusted bungalow, where the toilet is regularly ice-bound or clogged, the house barely gets above 50 degrees and the petty tyrant you'll be bunking down with on the living room floor has decreed you're not allowed a cell phone...... I don't think she fully comprehends how unsophisticated she is compared to the writers she's been sucking up to on twitter. Have fun trying to keep up your feminist writer facade 24 hours a day, Jenna!
She sounds like a fucking serial killer.
Toothache, Gibson's broken toe, leaky pipes, broken boiler/furnace, toilet problems, roof problems, broken down truck, not enough wood or hay, on and on it goes with Jenna's "problems" every. single. year. It amazes me that there are still people out there that are stupid enough to buy her crap and send her money. Do they not ever ask themselves why they are sending money to a college educated and able-bodied woman who refuses to go get a job to pay her own way in life? The rest of us work hard for what we have. Despite the fact that she likes to tell the world how much of a badass she is, the truth is, she is just a lazy woman with her hand out waiting for her idiot followers to open their wallets.
Ugh.Jenna Woginrich @coldantlerfarm 22hThe level of excitement I'm experiencing dreaming about homemade potato/bacon soup & crusty bread for dinner is pornographic.
Eeeeww.... that makes me wanna throw up a little.
How many times is she going to tweet Anna Kendrick the SAME photo of her dogs posing with AK's book before she gets the point that AK is not and never will be her friend????
For being so into pop culture, you would think Jenna would realize that celebrities have hired help to post on social media for them. Almost guaranteed Anna Kendrick has never seen any of Jenna's tweets/photos.
Whose farm is she talking about on Twitter when she says she is caring for 50+ farm animals. Hmm let's see - though I don't consider ignoring livestock, not having proper watering facilities in winter, and throwing hay at them care--she has Merlin, possibly 3-6 sheep, possibly 2 goats, a turkey or two? That's about it right? Am I missing something?Gibson and Friday are house dogs. The cats are you might say feral in a way, the live outside and may come inside for an annual photo op. The chickens are all over and sleep in the trees and barn rafters. I guess she could be counting each one of them lol.Talk about embellishment, geez (eyes rolling so hard they roll right out of my head). And her potato soup? Where?She posted a picture of an empty bread bowl. Well, anyone can do that. Where's the soup. She's been talking about it for days. How about live tweets about that. Uh huh. #nosegrowinglonger #pinocchioscompetition
If there's a Panera in town I'm placing my bet she just went there and bought a bread bowl. I'm glad I'm not the only one who saw that photo and thought "where's the soup?!?" and then laughed my ass off when people commented on how delicious it looked! It's a bread bowl, people!
She counts each chicken.
Jenna and the word farming should never be in the same sentence. Farmers don't let their livestock stand outside in below zero weather under a lean to. Farmer's fix barns, build barns, and provide shelter for the animals in their care. Farmers fix fence to keep their livestock in, to keep their livestock safe, and to respect the boundaries of their farm and others. Farmers don't stick plastic poles in the ground and run string or hobby wire between the plastic poles and call it good. Farmers know how to set up waterers for livestock and make purchases of farm related implements to insure things are done right while dealing with the elements of winter. Farmers don't have to advertise for folks to send them extension cords or other tools of common sense. Especially when "said" farmer makes claims of expertise and has lived on acreage more than 5 years. A farmer's first priority is the farm and the livestock on it. Any farmer worth his/her salt makes straw and/or hay a priority. All summer long they make hay or buy it. All summer long they regrow pasture by reseeding. All summer long they chop wood and stack it so it's dry come winter. All summer long they fix and fix and fix some more tractors, trucks and other farm machinery so it starts come winter and continues to be an asset to the farm. Farm profit, though little for the first few years, goes right back into feed, seed and livestock. A real farmer is resilient, stubborn, strong, independent, self-sustaining, hopeful and always willing to listen and to learn something new. Farm talk and farm work keep him/her busy 24/7, but it's their calling and they are drawn to the work, and unselfishly care for animals that may die or end up in the freezer, unselfishly put in crops that may be ruined at any time due to weather. Unselfishly place the needs of farm before any other need because the farm feeds them, and provides for their family.I don't even know how to sufficiently describe the ruse of CAF. Or why she continues to use this tired old script of hers, except that maybe it's the surest way for her to reap $ without ever really leaving her desk and computer. It's a story. A fabricated story with a crumb here and a crumb there to draw in the intended who aren't really paying attention to truth or honesty and know so little about farming that Jenna is able to weave the slightest bit of b.s and they'll believe the truth has spoken. So sad and she does such a disservice to the word homesteading.
I agree wholeheartedly with what you wrote. I just can't help but wonder how Patty, with her established farm (at least it seems like it?) can tolerate Jenna's halfassery? I don't get it.
Oh the drama! " It is a soft barrier between cold ground they can snack on if the wind howls too rough to walk down the mountain to their feeding station." Walk down the mountain?? It's less than 100 feet down a slight hill! Where is she, the highlands of Scotland? I'm Scottish and she is annoying with the kilts, Fell pony, Scottish blackface and all. Hijacking a heritage. Very sad. Maybe she should get her DNA done so that she knows whether she is Scottish or not.
She's not Scottish or Irish at all. She's Polish, which makes the fantacy even more wierd. Maybe it's because there are no movies or video games made about the polish people.
She mentioned the DNA testing some time ago. But the results would contradict the whole Scottish thing and the Heathen thing. I'm sure the Polish people had their own traditions and beliefs. She should explore those to honour her ancestors.
My ancestors were Swedish and Scottish, so the whole heathen thing really irks me, too.
It's potato soup for crying out loud! Easiest thing to make. She acts like she's Martha Stewart or Julia Child. She must not be eating Keto or Paleo anymore. Not with potato soup and bread.
I thought it was really funny when JW stated on FB she is "falling in love with blogging about farming again." Hmm let's see. That interest lost her interest when pop culture became her addiction and obsession. Then if you wanted to see farm pictures you had to tune in to Twitter and deal with her constant attention seeking towards celebrities. She stated she did not like FB. Though today she states "FB is like Thanksgiving with a family always slightly disappointed in her." Which of course, yes it's holiday time, gets Mama's ire up. It's her sole reason for saying such a mean spirited thing, that and to put in place any of her FB followers who seem to be questioning her for one reason or another. Maybe she will suggest another blog diary that she is going to keep to let everyone know what she is doing regarding "farm" work? The last one lasted 2 days was it? Well if the last 5 days of her blogging are what her readers can look forward to- look out for the same old same that includes old posts, old welcome posts, follow ups on her blog to things posted here (Hi Jenna!) long posts about stacking wood ALL DAY and making soup, but no pictures and a cryptic recipe.I follow several well-known authors. A few of them interact with their readers, but not all of them. Two of my favorites come to mind- Joyce Maynard and David Morrell. They are very private yet public people who are kind, patient, caring and genuine in their interactions with readers on their FB. 99% of their posts are about their books, or book tours etc. A rare time or two though they have both talked very briefly about their personal life or something personal. They remain very professional in these postings, because besides themselves they also represent their books and I would imagine agent, publishing house and so on. I love following both of them. They are both established authors, beautiful people and from what I can tell truly authentic.On Jenna's FB you will hear and see all kinds of controversial topics and you will witness her argue, call names, generalize and stereotype everything and everyone. Today when she stated more farm blogging a follower piped up- "good I was getting sick of the politics" to which JW responded- "politics aren't going anywhere, unfollow if you don't like it." Another asked if she is on Instagram and she responded-"no I don't have a smart phone." Yes you do and anyone who has ever stopped at the Argyle Brewery knows it. As far as a smart phone for Instagram? I'm on Instagram and I don't have a smart phone. Her reason for not being on it is because she once said she was too scrappy and her farm too scrappy to ever fit in with all the pretentious crap and pretty pictures of the Instagram people.For those that want to try good potato soup: I bring you this linkhttp://www.gimmesomeoven.com/slow-cooker-potato-soup-recipe/
Love the Argyle Brewery comment. Of course she has a smart phone. She's such a psycho, lying about the silliest things.
Hey, I made beef stew in a crockpot today! Can't wait to tuck into it after shoveling the drive and vacuuming the house.
This is so ridiculous. Gibson isn't checking on sheep, that's not how that works. If there was something amiss, how was he going to convey that info? She's banking on people knowing nothing about farming or border collies.Jenna Woginrich @coldantlerfarm Gibson checking on sheep 2 acres away in 6" snow for me. He is amazing, I just had to ask. Guys, I haven't even had coffee yet.Then there's this sad little display:Jenna Woginrich @coldantlerfarm @AnnaKendrick47 listened to this book twice while herding sheep this winter. It's so great even my illiterate roommates dig it.Isn't this the fourth picture of her animals with AK's book she's tweeted to AK? How much time does she waste getting her dogs to pose with books so she can attempt to get the attention of someone on twitter? Stop it. Conduct yourself with a shred of dignity for chrissake. Furthermore, "while herding sheep this winter" makes it sound like she's a Basque shepherd who spends night and day with their flock. Wtf? Those sheep have nowhere to go. No. You did not do this, Jenna.
Unless she has moved the sheep they aren't 2 acres away. They're on the other side of the driveway. She could check on them by looking out the window. And how would he check, last I knew dogs can't open gates.
Herding sheep? To where? The other side of the small corral? Stand aside champion sheep trial dogs, Gibson is coming. OMG!!!
This is one woman nutsI just looked outside the falling snow & genuinely worried about the hawks out there without falconers in this weather. Like a crazy person.Like hawks in the wild need to be inside watching TV with you
I feel sorry for hawks indoors watching television. I'd rather be free and have a 10% chance of survival, if that's even true.
Jenna might do better if she was genuinely worried about the domesticated livestock in her care and their winter requirements. Wild animals are free to move to seek shelter and food. Her 50 animals depend on her entirely.
I echo your thoughts, Anon 11:06. I was thinking when I read that it should be edited to, "I just looked outside [at] the falling snow & genuinely worried about Merlin out there without shelter in this weather."
Jenna, the greatest fiction writer posing as a non-fiction writer of our time!
“As sweet as Chuck is, this isn’t a petting zoo.”LOL! You could have fooled me. “When I started this farm I avoided dairy animals… Things change. I stopped traveling to PA for the holidays. I quit my day job at an office. When you grab your life by the horns with such decisions you have a lot more time to do things like milking goats.”Sad she no longer visits her family. With all her begging and scamming, somehow I just don't equate that to "grabbing life by the horns." More like grabbing other people's money out of their wallets.“[wake up] To a home in which Yesterday Jenna did all the dishes in the sink and pre-loaded the coffee maker?”OMG! Snowflake did a dish!
Ha! I called it. I wrote a parody a few days ago about my awesome and heroic morning of unloading the dishwasher and making tea. Life imitates art!
Her continual insistence that she can't leave the "farm" is absurd and infuriating. I have done a great deal of farm/house sitting for folks with goats, poultry, dogs, horses, and other critters. I've birthed, milked, and doctored. I've kept wood-heated houses warm.Where there's a will, there's a way. If she truly wanted to visit her family,she could. Of course, that would mean having friends locally whom she could pay to keep the place running.No...it's not that jenna can't leave her "farm." It's that she doesn't want to. She values her lonely existence over her family. But more than that, she's terrified of the things she would have to confront if she were to go home and be forced to see her family face to face for an extended period of time.But it's total bs that she can't leave her animals and home. There are plenty of capable people out there to chuck hay at her animals, refill water, and gather eggs, which, for all her self aggrandizing, is basically all she does in the course of a day.I wish she'd stop rubbing it in her mother's face.
I also think that she's worried about someone seeing her farm without her there to steer them away from anything she doesn't want them to see. I work with several people who never take their vacation days. It isn't because they're so dedicated to the company, they're worried about their backup will uncover what a shit job they're doing and report it to the boss.
Agree, Anon 7:53.It's not "the farm" keeping her from going home. I refuse to believe she couldn't find someone in her community to house/farm sit for her. If she can't afford it, she could try to do a swap with someone or barter labor or whatever she could dream up. Also, claiming that she can have dairy animals now that she doesn't go home for the holidays rings a little hollow when she points out in the same post that she only milks from spring through fall. I, too, think she doesn't want to face her family. Despite all her talk, I think she feels like a failure. It's hard to imagine that she has so little interest in her niece and nephew, too. Pretty sure she's never even met her niece who is now a toddler.
I think it's so hypocritical that she is into heathenry and her ancestors, yet can't be bothered with her living family now. It's such a contradiction. And, not that her niece & nephew care, because there's no way they know/remember her, but I do think it's sad that Jenna does not consider them worth knowing.
Anon 8:39....this was exactly what happened to her in Vermont. A neighbor was watching her place and called in Animal Control...or whoever and also made a call to her landlord. It was the beginning of the end.
wow! I didn't know that!
Consider Jenna's well-known penchant for seeking praise, attention and validation for the most basic accomplishments. Contrast this with her disinterest in her sister's children. Now you see who she really is.
Every year she puts a buck in with her does and every year she writes a tittering post about "goat sex". There's no better way to out yourself as a clueless neophyte than to get all giggly and worked up about reproduction and talk about it in human terms, Seriously lame.
I'm wondering how she milks her goats spring through fall only. I have milking goats and they give milk perpetually. It is so hard to dry them off. The vet was here last week Tb testing them and I asked her advice on drying them off safely and sensibly. She said aside from starving them, it's nearly impossible. I hope that's not the reason Jenna's goats dry off so readily.
It's bizarre that she dries them off so early. If they're not making milk, they're just being unproductive and costing money. I think she just gets bored. Bored of chevre and fresh milk and definitely bored of milking. As to how she manages to dry them off so soon, I would guess they never really got going production-wise. Probably poor quality hay and no grain but just a guess.
On Twitter Jenna Woginrich @coldantlerfarm 9h hours ago"Oiled jesses and gloves, curing by the fire. Take care of your gear and it takes care of you."She should have this attitude towards her truck, house, barn etc.
...and her teeth
Hmmm......Ma Woginrich: I don't think a dairy goat is worth missing 6 consecutive Christmases with your family
I'm surprised Mama W cares anymore. There's only so much I can be pushed away before I take the hint and spend my time with people who actually appreciate me.
Once again, another Yule and NO BIRCHTHORN.... Common Jen... how hard is it to slap this crappy fan fiction together and get it done? Honestly... Angela Dellinger on December 1Hi Jenna,I had reached out to you quite a while ago about a change in address for me to receive the hardcover (I pledged $300, I believe) at the correct address. I have not heard from you. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.Jenna Woginrich Creator on December 1If anyone asks for a refund, it will be granted due to the length of the wait. I should have never given it a time stamp of one year since it took longer than that to write, but the book is now completed, edited, and being sent out this winter as an ebook followed by the other formats (paperback, hardcover). If you receive a refund you will also still get your pledged item level. It is important to me to complete this project and get it mailed out regardless.Yeah right.
$300!!!! Oh my lord... Angela... how do you feel about being taken to the cleaners by this scam artist???
This is the person who came to the original Coldantlersham and defended Jenna so vigorously. She said that if a person lost money to Jenna it was their fault - they should have done their due diligence.Ha! How does it feel, Angie to get a taste of your own medicine?
I remember Angela and wrote about her in another thread. Here are the posts:AnonymousOctober 7, 2016 at 5:13 AMAnon 8:17 - I think you hit the nail on the head with your statement, "They're terrified of a big public "I told you so."" I looked back at the first post on the original ColdAntlerSham blog. There was a Jennafan and Birchthorn backer named Angie Dellinger who was rigorously defending her. In fact there several other people who said if anyone lost money to Jenna Woginrich it was their own fault. Another fan named Natasha Nellie blamed the victims as well.It could be that these people are victims now themselves. They have defended Jenna, gave her their trust and money and are now eating crow.Or maybe they still believe in her, swallow any excuse she offers up and will wait patiently until the end of time for their copy of Birchthorn.AnonymousOctober 7, 2016 at 6:38 AMAngie, Angie. When will those clouds all disappear? Where will that lead us from here?Are you waiting patiently for JW to make CAF great again?Did you pay for an illustrated hard cover of Birchthorn only to realize the most you’ll ever get is a 70 page pdf?What goes through your mind as you wait for the book while JFW is floating in the river, watching Netflix, playing WOW and trapping hawks? Were the shamsters right all along? Say it ain’t so, JFW!Come, sit down. Talk about it, shout about it, when you’ve got to choose. Any way you look at it you lose.Angie, Angie, you can’t say you’re satisfied. Angie, Angie, I think it’s time we say goodbye.AnonymousOctober 7, 2016 at 8:12 AMI was curious about Angie Dellinger. She spent quite a bit of time and energy defending Jenna on the original Coldantlersham site. I found her on the Kickstarter site as a Birchthorn backer. But she is not listed as a Facebook friend of Jenna's nor have I seen comments from her on Jenna's blog, although I admit, I rarely look at her blog.Is it possible Angie discovered the truth about Jenna and walked away, maybe too embarrassed to admit she had been had? So glad Angie has surfaced. She thought we were a bunch of haters. Now she knows what we were talking about.
The money for paper copies was spent a long time ago. Don't hold your breath.
The money has been spent. Now the future 2017 pork shares might go Birchthorn. Then before spring there will have to be another emergency to buy the piglets for the fall pork. And of course another in the fall for the butcher because she's not putting any of that money aside for its intended purpose.
Hit the nail right on the head. This has been her way of doing business at CAF since she asked readers to help her with the down payment for it. I'm sure she felt if her readers could help with the down payment, they sure as heck would help with her mortgage. And if they help with the mortgage they're sure to help buy her a truck. And they helped with livestock and that's right border collies. Once that wish list was complete she needed help with "emergencies", some real and others --Netflix, kilts, Amazon membership, audio books, 300.00 jeans, 60.00 hair extensions and on and on and on.
Good grief this is just painful. She keeps saying she shouldn't have given herself a year to complete this project, as though she's just a little bit over that estimate. Well one year would have been August 2015. So ... she should have given herself 2+ years to toss together 40,000 words, 10,000 of which were written before the campaign even started, in the process downgrading every length estimate she ever gave and now calling it a "novella"? She must be feeling uncomfortable with the quality and really hesitant to release this fart into the wind.
Well she's been wearing the kilts a long time. None of them are probably new. But there are the new boots she says she buys every year plus all the new hawking gear she didn't have last year - it looks like there have been a few additions. Of course add to that the books and ebooks and movies. That probably adds up to a few piglets... now, how to pay for their upkeep and butchering?My hope is she'll find an honest way to earn that money she's already spent. Maybe she froze some goat milk to make into soap?But, I'm thinking it will be the same as always, another disaster and people will send $ then she'll pay the butcher...
OMG...now she's asking about tipping the mailman!!!What the hell for? He gets a paycheck, and medical, and dental, and vacation and a pension. Hell, he makes more than most of us.Here's a thought..,use the $20 to pay a bill, or the vendors you owe money to, or the donors you have cheated. Loved the commenter who said she wasn't sure what kind of tip her mailman expected. Expected??? Really ??? Why would they expect any tip?Going grief, I never understood the idea of tipping people who get a paycheck. Maybe I should put a tip jar in my office, after all, I make less than my mailman.As for knowing the difference between a shoat and a barrow...clearly she doesn't and didn't bother to read the list. A shoat can be male or female or barrow. It just refers to a young pig, no matter what the sex is.
Tipping the mail man went out a long time ago here. I do remember my mother putting a small bill in a card back in the 70's. now Canadian postal workers make more than the average person and have a pension and health benefits. They don't get tips from anyone.
I beg to differ. At least here, sort of out in the "country" we routinely leave goodies or a card at least for our mail carriers. They drive on pretty ugly roads most of the winter and we are thankful for them.
Our mail carriers make way more than me and get much better benefits. Last summer our mail carrier even told me he knows he is overpaid! No tip here. We live in a rural area too but our mail carriers are well compensated.
We always leave a little goodie or some cookies for our rural carrier... she is super nice and we do appreciate her!!! But I rather doubt she anticipates it!
Why on earth would anyone pay for something they'll not get in over a year?! And the pig terminology list is just making her look like the expert...
I wonder what crisis she will have to invent to raise money for print copies of Birchthorn? Will it be the usual hurt teeth, broke truck, burst pipes, broke toe or will she come up with a new and improved crisis? The suspense is killing me!
Mail carriers work their asses off, especially in the winter and around Christmas! They deserve every penny they make. And they don't expect to get any gifts, but it's much appreciated when they do. It means a lot to know that they're thought of and appreciated.
Lots of people work their asses off in winter and during the holidays, but never receive or expect a tip. And I bet most people don't think about them at all, much less appreciate them.Like UPS or FedEx drivers. Mine comes down the street as late as 9pmAll those mail order packers preparing all those on-line purchases to ship.How about people who work in food banks or pantries helping feed those in need.Sales people who work for idiot stores that think they need to be open until midnight.And then there's the whole Ag industry who works through any kind of weather. Just a sample, but I'm sure there are lots more if we think on it.My point was why single out the mailman, a well paid govt employee with full benefits and a retirement plan, for a monetary tip? Don't your co-workers work hard all year? Doesn't your boss? Your not giving them a monetary gift. IMO the whole tipping thing has gotten way outta hand. Pretty soon we'll be tipping people just because they're sucking air.If you want to give money away fine, I have no problem with that, but it seems better to give it to a charity or a church who have programs to help people/animals or a friend or neighbor who is having a hard time.
Heh. Mail carriers make more than twice what I do, plus benefits and generous time off. A tip? LOLhttps://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes435052.htm
You all are missing the point of her post. It's to show how generous she is. And how thoughtful and all that. How she thinks of others even while the wolf is at the door. Kind, compassionate, big spender (with other people's money) Has nothing to do with why or why not to tip anyone. It's just to show how awesome kick ass wonder woman she is. Special snowflake, ya know.
All it shows, again, is how she can't manage money, but only to those who have sense. To her followers she may look awesome.
Here's a revelation just in case people think not tipping the mailman is mean.Average salary of a US postal worker is $52,860, doesn't include overtime pay for those tough Christmas season hours, which at time and a half is roughly $35/hour. Nor does it include the benefits package, so add another 15%. Additionally, they get every effing federal holiday off, which is paid.Poor mailman can't survive without those tips.
Oh ffs! Pull your head outta your ass! Obviously there's all kinds of people deserving of tips and gifts. Stop being a nitpicky little grinch!
Jenna is way Jennarous to tip with OTHER PEOPLE'S MONEY! She is such a loser, even during the holidays. Try paying your own bills, ya mooch.
I didn't think it was legal for government workers to accept gifts, monetary or otherwise. It certainly wasn't allowed for me to accept anything from anyone as a town employee.I wouldn't tip a mailman. They are well compensated for the job. A job where they sit, have air conditioning and heat, and are protected from inclimate weather.I wonder how many people tipping mailmen balk at paying more per lb for meat raised humanely and naturally on pasture by farmers who are on their feet all day everyday exposed to extreme elements?I don't believe in "expected" tipping. Employees should be fully and fairly compensated by their employers. This goes for every industry. If someone wants to reward an individual for an extra awesome job done...go for it. Consumers shouldn't be expected to compensate an employees pay or salary. More often than not the head honchos of these businesses are living large while consumers pay for a service and are additionally burdened with supplementing an employees pay.
Mail carrier are not allowed to accept cash, checks, gift cards etc.They may accept gifts valued under $20. Box of $15 chocolates would be ok. A $10 tip, not ok.https://about.usps.com/postal-bulletin/2012/pb22349/html/cover_025.htm
Hahahahaha!!! Omg you don't have a clue! Yah, they just sit in heat or air conditioning and stay out of the weather! Wow, you really know what you're talking about, huh?
I have to disagree with the climate-controlled comfort misconception, too. My boyfriend was a mail carrier for 10 years. He was a contract worker, so no health insurance, no sick days, no pension. The trucks mail workers drive (called LLVs) have no air conditioning and no heat. It was a rolling oven in the summer and an icebox in the winter. He came home every day dirty and sweaty and/or cold. It is also a thankless job, usually. If something wasn't delivered on time, people on his route would blame HIM over something he had 0 control over. During Christmas, he would get a few gift cards or baked goods, and it always made his day to feel as though someone appreciated what he did. All this BS about mail carriers having a cushy, easy street job is starting to piss me off.
Let's get back on track here.Jenna, as a woman in her mid-30s should already know if she's going to tip or not. She isn't in her first year on her own, figuring things out. This was clearly an attention grab, for people to say how generous she is. She is so crazy.
Yes, attention grab for sure. She's 34 and has lived there for several years......but just now she's wondering what to do about her mail carrier? Uh huh....
Hi Lil' antlersSo what percentage of my mortgage should I pay and what percent should I lie my effin ass off in a scam to pay?Yeah, zero for me and a hundred percent for my followers sounds about right.Can anyone explain to me how to peel an apple, I think I have cooking a squash down patThanks guys
Quit arguing ffs. People have opinions. Some you may agree with and some you may not. Stop being a troll. If you don't agree with what someone is saying here-log off. Not everyone's opinion is going to be 100% accurate or matched perfect with your own. The point of the entire thing is that Jenna begs online for $ to pay her bills. Whether she outright begs and pleads, drops hints, creates fundraisers and never fulfills promises. She's done many many things not considered work to get people to donate to her including "emergencies" that funded puppies, plane fare and now-- tipping her mailman. I live in a rural farming area filled with farmers. About 65% of the people around here are farming or homesteading and the rest are either unemployed or working for the prisons and hospitals in town. I am friends with a mail carrier who has worked for our local post office 20 years. For 18 years she worked inside at the front desk. So part of what Meredith is saying is accurate. She received no gifts of $- I just called her to verify this. I would imagine she is speaking truthfully to me. Now for the last two years she is delivering mail- out in the elements, cold and hot in a little heated mail truck. This year she says she has so far received cookies, chocolates and 1 candle. I asked her if any of the other mail carriers, there is 3 total, have received $. She said that is usually something done in affluent neighborhoods or gated communities or by those that can really afford it. And yes- giving $ is against the rules. I give our carrier a plate of cookies every year. I walk it to the post box when I see him coming. I also include a treat for his dog. Jenna is very very generous with other people's money. That's the point of the discussion and of this blog. She takes in donations under many different guises and then gives out donations to whomever she wants and makes the deed public. Besides telling everyone here I gave my mailman something, as an example, I've never publicly announced it. Though it's my money and I worked hard for it, I don't need to brag that I'm giving it away. I think everyone would agree Jenna loves being pretentious. Impress Impress Impress. Or seek attention. She's like a little kid 24/7/365.Sadly I'm not impressed with anything she does or says or tries to be. I found out years ago not only in person, but through a transaction, just how utterly phony she really is. Anyone who has met her and stood and talked or listened to her in person would be able to see for themselves that there is literally nothing authentic about her or the life she has fooled a lot of deep pockets into believing she lives.
Jenna is a homesteader and her first thought is to give cash?!?!?Further proof she is too lazy to put the effort into making / giving cookies, bread, honey, a knit hat, a drawing, a copy of Birchthorn(haha), etc etc you get my point. How can she crow about homesteading when she would rather give cash to the mailman?She is either crazy or really fing stupid!!!