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Sunday, January 1, 2017

Happy New Scam!

What will 2017 bring at Cold Antler Farm? I bet on continued scams and shams.....and alcohol....plenty of alcohol.

133 comments:

  1. "Today only - sign up for a fiddle day (4 hour class on the farm that comes with a student fiddle, case, and bow!) and get your choice of a FREE logo for your farm/business or illustration (colored) of you pet. Or give those things as a gift through a voucher!"

    Wow, desperate much?

    Seems like no one is interested in anything she has to offer so she keeps throwing in freebies. Just 'cause it's cheap/free doesn't mean I want to learn the fiddle/a logo/a drawing...just sayin...

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  2. Somewhere once, or several times, she has stated proudly that she is nothing if not stubborn - something along those lines.

    That characteristic, along with the never useful duo of laziness and narcissism, is driving her dream into a ditch. Or probably not.

    Quite amazing that she refuses to deal with reality and do something to change her outcome, better care for her animals, and save her ridiculously non-productive CAF (Cold Antler Fantasy/Fake Farm).

    Although, in answer to that old question oft tossed to sufferers of various sorts, "How's that working for you?", I suppose the answer for Jenna is "pretty well, actually": I laze, play, complain, sound spunky and brave and imperiled: still have my farm, so...no probs, gullible peeps...thanks for keeping up with my rustic, celeb & time-wasting hobbies and assorted dramatic "farm"-raised baloney!

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  3. JW has donors and enablers who keep this Potemkin village going. She's probably hanging in Patty's hot tub or throwing back ale at the brewery when its really cold, she sure as hell, isn't sitting there shivering. The problem is the animals have to stay in this gulag with JW sadistically walking around with the hay and treating Merlin like he's on death row (which is basically true, wow imagine the $$$ that soap opera will bring in, Merlin is on a morphine....)
    So the fantasy must go on, Facebook I am ready for my close up

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  4. Someone who plays violin asked her if he could take a fiddle class from her. She said it would be far too badic for him. That her lessons are for people who have "never touched an instrument or played a note."

    Yes, this guy would pick up in two seconds that she has no idea what she's doing.

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  5. Here's something nice, there are some real great farmers out there but they are not on Twitter every hour or trying to scam pork shares, logos or postcards on rubes.
    Free Merlin 2017 Dammit!

    http://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2016/12/31/505729436/by-returning-to-farmings-roots-he-found-his-american-dream

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  6. Someone asked if Ann Jumbar was Jenna's grandmother and this was Jenna's response:

    "great (or great great) grandmother. She came to America alone from Slovakia young, 18 or 19. She is why I'm here. I dedicated my first book to her."

    So wait...she dedicated her first book to her but doesn't know if she was a great or great-great grandmother? That isn't too far up the family tree to know for sure. Simply knowing her date of birth would determine if she was a great or great-great grandmother. How does she not know this?!?

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    1. Especially, how does she not know this if she dedicated a book to her?!

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    2. She doesn't know because she doesn't care. It's not the important part. She has the few rough details of Anna Jumbar and applies it to her purpose -- dedicating her book or drawing flattering comparisons between herself and Anna-- her ancestor is really just a prop in JW's narrative and nothing more.

      A point of interest:

      http://jumbars.com/

      "Jumbars was named after Mary’s great grandmother, Anna Jumbar. Anna immigrated to the United States, alone and in her teens, in 1876. She settled in Lansford, Pennsylvania. Unable to find work, she convinced the coal company to let her live in a box car that was broken down beyond repair. She installed a coal stove and set up long tables to feed the coal miners. Later on, she met her husband, Stephen, and the two of them became pioneers, helping other immigrants in the area find housing and employment."

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    3. Haha, what are the chances that Jenna just read that at the bakery website or a visit there and adapted it to her own narrative. After all, no one would ever think to check into it. Right? And it's so much more interesting then her own family, which she seems to despise.

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    4. She seriously doesn't know who her grandma's mom was?

      Is Jenna implying her mother and father dont know who their grandparents were?!

      A Google search brings up everything in Jennas jumbar story. Funny no mention of the bakery named after her close relative she dedicated a book to...

      https://www.facebook.com/jumbars/

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    5. I just wrote to the Jumbar rest. and asked if they were related.

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  7. We also live locally, and I agree with what you wrote. I appreciate your comment, thanks.

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    1. My response at 5:25 was to a deleted comment Unfortunately, it looks like it was removed today. It was a good one, too. They detailed their negative experiences with JW, and also offered a local's perspective.

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  8. Thank you for for coming here and sharing your experience!

    Have a good and happy New Year.

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  9. I too stopped reading the Jenna blog, then just checked in one day. It's so easy to get sucked into her drama. Not in a support mode but as in fascination as to how long it can go on. I guess it's indefinite. Each time I really think it's going to fall, the magic rabbit appears. I think Meredith may be right. She is totally solvents just keeps the money flowing so she stays that way. Issues come (plumbing) and disappear. She says she has guest but never any posts about them playing games or sharing a meal. We get photos of the house interior but mostly they are the same rehash. The chronology of her stories are really skewed most time. It's just plain weird. So I guess that what's keeping me reading, just mind bubble gum. Oh and how long do you have to clutch a candle before it turns soft? Just asking.....

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    1. It's become a sad yet fascinating story, and I admit to getting sucked in to the weird drama of it all: the almost constant state of "wolves at the door" and money worries, and yet the "I'm a brave and scrappy farmer loving this life". There are no pictures of friends visiting, or of work being done on the farm - the interior shots of the house itself are always the same. Her Twitter posts and FB posts don't align with each other or what she posts on her blog. So weird. She is selling and living off of an image she has created, but it all seems fake. I guess CAF will keep going until there are no more takers for the fakery she sells.

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    2. Yes, her latest chapter if full of desperation masquerading as magical thinking. Of course it was met with comments of "beautiful and inspirational. " You don't need childish rituals to calm your fears if you go out and get a job, but she doesn't like hearing that.

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    3. Her pictures and stories were "fake news" before the world heard the idea!

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  10. Its so odd when you think about it. This crazy situation made so complicated and dramatic by our little snowflake. For normal people this is an easy equation more bills than money oh what to do? Cut back everything you can and find more income. Okay easiest way to find more income? GET A JOB. But no not our snowflake she offers discounts and flash sales on dubious products and then pretends like shes working so hard and being so scrappy and stubborn. I mean how hard is it to re-post something a few times a day? She spends most of her time justifying her self when of course it would be easy to just pick up a few shifts and the local stewarts or cumberland farms or maybe the bookstore or the supermarket and thats just locally. But she has all her enablers and new readers hoodwinked to think that this simple answer to basically many of her problems is unthinkable.

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  11. It's wild that she has gotten away with this for so long! I don't see this ending any time soon...

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  12. At first I thought, why offer fiddle lessons and logos over and over? How many people need those? Why not sell something else?

    Then it hit me. That is the easiest way to get donations without having to work. Her fans read her cries for help and just send money. Genius on her part.

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  13. Jenna tweeted 31 times yesterday. She doesn't deserve to call herself a farmer when clearly that is the last thing on this scrappy media addict's mind.

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    1. I noticed that, too. She's on Twitter a lot - and none of it is about work. Compared to other farmer bloggers, who post new pictures and stories about their farming lives, she writes little to nothing about the work involved, and the care of her animals. It's all about projecting an image and pretending, and trying to connect to hipster "stars".

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  14. Maybe she migrated to Twitter because it fulfills her click-o-mania addiction somehow.

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  15. I can't imagine that dull-witted woman meditating if it were her last day on earth. More purple prose and straight-up lies from JFW the Con Artist, panicking again because she failed to pull in enough pity donations to pay her mortgage this month.

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  16. Magical thinking. Money lands in your PayPal account magically...

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  17. Try's Good Hand has a mandatory event mid Jan. In the description Jenna wrote:
    "f you can not attend (members or potential members), please read through our bylaws and mail in a letter explaining your absence to be excused at Thing by vote."

    Wow, she's still being a total hardass even though there are hardly any people left!

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    1. I'm surprised she isn't demanding a notarized letter by their parents excusing them from the meeting.

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    2. Many years ago I signed up for bee keeping classes wasn't able to attend the mandatory initial class. I wasn't allowed to participate in the course unless my reason was acceptable to the teacher.

      Nope. Not playing that game. Told him that was an outrageous request and to remove my name from the list.

      Crazy people on power trips and I don't mix.

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    3. Wow down to 6 members. And hilarious she needs an assistant organizer now? So if you have two organizers that means there are only 4 additional members to the group. And I dont think any of the original members belong anymore? Wasnt there one guy who really knew his stuff? I imagine hes moved on after figuring it out she just wanted people to come over to do her chores. And as someone has pointed out before if she can design that website which looks professional why on earth doesnt she have one for her graphics? Why not form a legit company and look professional. I mean how many people that follow her need a logo? And you just know there is a reason. tax evasion?

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  18. I don't know much about horses, but aren't they supposed to have a pasture buddy? I know they are herd animals. Don't they get depressed standing there all alone, day after day?

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    1. Jenna doesn't care about animals physical or emotional needs. Jenna cares about Jenna physical and emotional wants.

      It's rare to come across people who so successfully fail at life.

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  19. I can't get over her insistence that her $200 riding boots aren't constructed good enough for her to ride in. If she needs more ankle support for her brief handful of rides a year she needs an ankle brace. She can run 13 miles but can't ride a hour in $200 riding boots?

    She claims they don't offer ankle support. They shouldn't. You want somewhat of flexibility in your ankles (look at tall field boots for example) as you don't want a still predetermined ankle position but the ability to sink your heels down. Riding boots aren't supposed to fit like ski boots.

    Yet more statements showing how clueless she is.

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    1. Boots and shoes should offer flexibility. If they fit like a ski boot your muscles will atrophy. This is what happens when your leg is in a cast or walking boot. A healthy foot should not need that much support.

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    2. I disagree on the boots, but it is the shank of the boot that needs to be stable. The stirrup is under the ball of your foot, and you need a boot that won't flex too much, or you'll end up damaging the ligaments in your foot. None of my field boots were terribly flexible through the ankle, just enough to get my heels down an inch or two. I've owned dozens of pairs of boots over the years and the best ones for riding were the worst for walking in and vice versa.

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    4. I'm specifically speaking to the "lack" of ankle support which is why Jenna claims she can't ride in her $200 riding boots.

      Not sure what your disagreeing with?

      Obviously you want well made boots where the bottoms don't bend like flip flops...but you want boots that allows your weight to drop into your heels, especially when jumping which Jenna claims to do with Merlin.

      https://www.google.com/search?q=Tall+field+boots&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjOiqi8tabRAhVCziYKHeeeBMEQ_AUICA#imgrc=z6bZ1ScxlaWl5M%3A

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    5. Actually looking back I can't even follow along with what she's saying...is it instead she's insisting on hiking in boots that don't offer ankle support which is somehow why she has to oil them and blast them with heat by the stove?

      I did find this gem...

      First off, in the riding world Ariats are cream of the crop for the everyday rider. She bought them new...put them in the washing machine?! ...and then refers to them as her old boots.

      This girls true talent is turning treasure into trash.

      http://coldantlerfarm.blogspot.com/2012/08/a-boot-story.html?m=1

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    6. I don't need to Google field boots Meredith, I've ridden in them for longer than you've been alive. But go ahead and have your semantics party, you seem to love that lately.

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    7. Redhorse, I agree. Riding boots are for riding and walking boots are for walking.

      But nothing Jenna says makes sense.

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    8. I'm going by what she claims and she claims to jump him over logs.

      Congrats on your 32 years of riding.

      The link wasn't for you but others which is why it's not of just boots but someone riding in them.

      I simply asked what you disagreed with. Semantics party? Nice.

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  20. She doesn't jump with Merlin. One time he spooked and jumped, she doesn't know how to aim him at a fence, get to the right spot, and let him jump without banging on his mouth and back.

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    1. She claims otherwise

      http://coldantlerfarm.blogspot.com/2015/12/merry-christmas.html?m=1

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  21. So what's the bottom line? Jenna wants her readers to fund new boots?

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  22. Just want to highly recommend a vlog of a wonderful homesteading family I've spent the holidays watching - so far from 1st vlog to Aug. 2016. One can follow by separate channels (just Esther chatting, daily life, or home-building) but I chose to go straight through all in time order.

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCm28mg76wIUxq1eyqhbivfg

    I really admire the life they've created, the hard work, not taking themselves too seriously and getting boxed into dogmatic detail, and the story of how/why they ended up on this little piece of land in Idaho: Fouch-o-matic Off Grid, DIY family. The kids add an extra wonderful touch.

    I know there are a zillion similar/related vlogs out there but this is the one I stumbled upon recently and I'm hooked in a way I haven't been with others I've dabbled in. Just wanted to share.

    I'd suggest just putting them in earliest-first order each time (if you're at all interested in getting to know them) and moving along but that's just the way I most enjoy bonding with people who are presenting their lives and story.

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCm28mg76wIUxq1eyqhbivfg

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    1. I also really like Esther's blog. Incidentally, (or not!) she is the daughter of the famous Carla Emory who wrote the Encyclopedia of Country Living.

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    2. Oops should be "Emery".

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  23. I simply LOVE their story, their temperaments, and getting to have them be people ""in"" my life now, watching their home/gardens/homestead and the kids grow and change. I'm still in a state of enchantment and utter delight over having found Esther, Nick, Milo, Stella, and littlest crazy cute Sadie and just had to tell someone who might also enjoy the life they've created(not my friends or family: none share my fascination with country/homesteading/off-grid dreaming) - but we all know how we got here, more or less, so....!

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  24. Carla emery was awesome in her book. I too enjoy her daughter esther's vlog.

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  25. This morning:

    Jenna Woginrich:
    Today I am going to need some serious luck.

    :::

    All I can think, is that to her -- luck is synonymous with money.

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    1. She needs luck when outta bucks.

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    2. Maybe someone who is on Twitter should write that luck is spelled J.O.B.!

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  26. Snowflake just posted her muscle man photo again on Twitter. It is disturbing and not at all attractive.

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    1. That photo is repellent. And someone should tell her that those bulging biceps are flab not firm. She probably poses like that to try and hide her huge torso.

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    2. I'm embarrassed for her. She obviously thinks she looks good.

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    3. There are plenty of things to discuss and criticize about Jenna but I don't think we need to stoop to body-shaming and cruelty.

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    4. I disagree (Anonymous 6:40). Since she considers herself a "public person," then whatever she posts is up for scrutiny too. Clearly, she's delusional about her attractive appearance.

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    5. Hi Anon 12:23, this is the same poster that you are replying to. Certainly what she posts is up for scrutiny, I guess we just disagree about what types of scrutiny and criticism are acceptable. I don't think body shaming and putting down someone's appearance is appropriate adult behavior. But we probably won't ever agree on that and I can live with that.

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  27. Buy a lamb now that isn't even born and may die before it gets to a butcherable weight.

    Buy a hide now that the lamb wearing it won't be giving up until late summer or fall, then wait till winter to get the hide. That would be winter if 2018.

    These people can't be serious wanting to spend money now for something they won't take possession of 10 months or more, or at all.

    Support a farm between books? What books? There's nothing in the works but Birtchthorne, and that hasn't been in the works for years.

    Scratching my head.

    Would any of these people be ok if Amazon said that's for the order, you can expect delivery in November. Of course not!!! So why do it with JW? I don't get it. Seriously don't get it.

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    1. It seems she's running out of ideas. No publisher is picking up her book ideas, interest is waning in her quick pencil sketches or logos or fiddle camp. No one is buying pork shares ready in 2021... It seems she's looking around her house/barnyard to see what else she can do to make a quick buck.

      As others have pointed out occasionally on this site, she could have done this all differently. Marketed herself differently, created a proper website and built a clientele that she could depend on. Yet, instead, everything seems like a fire-sale. The "need some luck" posts that crop up nearly daily now are getting old among her followers.

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    2. Her daily desperation is pathetic. Plus, the exclamation marks, too.

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    3. Really! How about delivering the book that you already received over $15,000 for?

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    4. So much for all who said they wanted it by Christmas....they just didn't mention WHICH Christmas! Unbelievable they haven't all requested refunds.

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  28. Its just plain crazy! Are her sheep even pregnant? Thats a huge gamble. And her last real book was published over 2 years ago. Who knows how many book proposals have been turned down between then and now. And with the stain of birchthorn and the fact that storey wont touch her anymore and I assume that goes the same for Roost who would even publish her now? Adding the fact that she keeps telling the same wolf at the door super special snowflake story what are her chances?

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    1. She wants all of the money upfront for almost everything. No one else does that except "Jenna Fucking Woginrich." Her fans are fools if they continue to support that liar's lifestyle.

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    2. She has to keep coming up with stuff way in the future because she spends all the money long before the item people pay for materializes, if ever. Hopefully her supporters are slowly drying up. It seems lately she has people commiserate but not actually offer up any $$.

      I do get the feeling that in her mind she is actually earning money. She is really into fantasy, after all.

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  29. A woman is looking for luck
    Wants readers to send her a buck
    Won't look for employment
    Just looks for enjoyment
    But shamsters here say "What the F***!"

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  30. Well done limerick, nailed both style and content!

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  31. Wow, I'm floored by this. She's not even content with a deposit-- pay in full, up front -- for an animal that's not even born yet, to be delivered next fall (maybe). She must be hella desperate to gamble like this. Her sheep might not be bred, or she might lose the lambs after they're born.

    Jenna Woginrich: Interested in a whole or half lamb from this spring's crop? I am offering both meat and sheepskins. Price of meat includes butcher costs by professional, farm-visiting, slaughter team. Meat will be ready for pickup fall 2017. Sheepskins of your lamb are extra- and tanned in PA - ready winter 2017/18.

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    1. Ha! She's not the one doing the gambling. She has your cash in hand, and if the lambs die, or don't make good weight or have some mysterious "illness," you'll get the "that's the risk of being part of a CSA" speech.

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    2. She also doesn't seem to grasp that if someone has purchased a whole lamb, it belongs to them, skin and all.

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    3. Hey, what happened to those sheep skins she sold this fall? Still in "processing" ???

      And yes, the whole lamb does belong to the person in a livestock CAS, but she might get away with "processing fees" for your lambskin.

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    4. Maybe they're at the publishers.

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  32. Why aren't more people asking her about Birchthorn? It's like some sort of GIANT elephant in the room.... absolutely blows my mind....

    She should be printing, punching, and binding the book HERSELF at this point in the game, in order to honestly provide what has been promised and paid for.

    ~A

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    1. I am baffled by her backers. Only a few have asked for refunds. The rest just seem to bend over and take it. I am not surprised that Jenna did not deliver. But I am stunned that the people who have paid for the product have been so passive about getting ripped off.

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    2. Those backers have been waiting over two years. She could send them the PDF at any point. It's also probably not that difficult to figure out how to format it to ebook.

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    3. I'm working on a theory about Birchthorn. I think it's written, formatted and ready to go. And my guess is that it isn't very good and Jenna knows it.

      Publishing Birchthorn would be the equivalent of letting someone come to the farm with a camera and post pictures on Facebook. As long as Jenna's in charge and controlling what gets seen and what doesn't, you can't actually say that the animals are being mistreated and she's not much of a farmer. As long as Jenna holds back the publication of Birchthorn, you can't actually say, "You really did a bad job on this. You failed and you ripped a lot of people off."

      Listen, I'm one of those people who think that once upon a time Jenna was a good writer. But writing blog posts, even good blog posts, isn't the same as writing a novel. It takes a certain amount of hubris to take money up front for an unwritten novel when you've never written one before and aren't working with an established editor and publishing house.

      If Birchthorn were any good, even as a novella and not the full-length novel that Jenna promised, she would have published it by now. That's my theory anyway.

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    4. All the best writers say you have to be honest in your writing, and mostly, you have to be honest with yourself. Her writing got bad when she started thinking of it as a way into her reader's pocketbooks. I think you're right. Birchthorn sucks.

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  33. Hey Little Antlers! I will be offering wool caps that I will be knitting sometime in the future out of genuine CAF wool from sheep not yet born. And to be delivered to your door by a hawk not yet captured.

    To reserve your CAF cap, send payment in full, stuffed in a Christmas card and mail to:

    JFW
    c/o This farm needs a miracle
    Veryork

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    1. p.s. - No need to provide your address. It will probably have changed several times before (or if) you receive these caps. Just shoot me an email every year or so which I will promptly delete. I don't keep a record of who bought what so I'll probably deny you bought anything anyway. Oh, and thanks for the donation.

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  34. Will someone tell me why she calls it Veryork? I tried to find out the answer online, but there weren't any results. Maybe it's just another one of her annoying special snowflake spellings.

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    1. Because where she lives is right on the border of Vermont and New York.

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    2. Because the area she's from is very close to Vermont and in her mind living in Vermont is "better".

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    3. Thanks! It's stupid like I expected.

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    4. We live in the same area, and no one else call it Veryork. They'd be laughed at like fools.

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  35. My estranged sister just sent me a pissy email with a page out of Jenna's playbook. She called me darling while also telling me that she pities me. We haven't spoken in almost 8 years so who knows what she has to pity me about. I guess Jenna isn't the only one who employs this type of emotional warfare.

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  36. First it was pork shares-- from hypothetical pigs. She doesn't even own them, they're not even born, they don't exist. Money upfront.

    Now it's lamb shares. From lambs that may or may not be gestating while the "farmer", hunched over a computer inside, peddles meat and hides to be delivered up to a year from now. Again, money upfront.

    Art sales pushed with urgent pleas:

    "All earned goes towards the farm, and staying here between books!!!"

    Between books? Her last "book deal" was a sympathy fundraiser that she has yet to deliver on. Her "Going Postal" art Generosity campaign was supposed to be the saving grace to get her on even footing. The Beekman Boys windfall was going to "save the farm". There is no saving that farm that isn't a farm. Jenna is a giant sucking asshole who wants more, more, more. She's collecting money from her friends and fans for farm products while simultaneously alluding to not being able to stay on her farm much longer. She's either lying or totally devoid of a conscience. If you're circling the drain, don't take money upfront for meat shares that will never come.

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    1. One can hope we see the day when people tire of supporting her lazy ass.
      It seems like most of the new fans love reading her posts and saying "You go, girl!"...but aren't sending cash.

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    2. Aren't there still people waiting for yarn from years ago? I am surprised that birch thorn group hasn't pursued her legally too. But then again why hasn't the bank foreclosed.

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    3. Aren't there still people waiting for yarn from years ago? I am surprised that birch thorn group hasn't pursued her legally too. But then again why hasn't the bank foreclosed.

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    4. She's has a sociopath's personality and lacks conscience. Even when JW receives assistance, she'll rarely thank anyone. Her entire existence is a fat, fraudulent lie. Just wait until she's over forty and still living alone. But it won't be on "this farm," she'll be "lucky" to have a basement apartment.

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    5. Spelling Error: I meant "She" not "She's." At least, I'll go back and correct my mistakes.

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  37. What Jenna says: "I mean, if I am going to act like a child let it be the one that needs this blog - the kid dancing on stage for attention, asking for validation, yelling MARCO! into the void so that a friend I haven't met yet can answer from their own laptop and coffee spot."

    What she really wants:

    "MARCO!"

    "Paypal!"

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    1. Hahaha so true!!

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    2. Her neurotic need for admiration and attention is way beyond normal. She has an empty void inside that will never be filled.

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    3. Sounds like she gets no attention and validation from people who know her like her family and fellow townsfolk. So she weaves a persona to get it from strangers.

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  38. Didn't Jenna post about the hawk taking the hat on Facebook (and a pic) and saying she got it back after a few minutes??? I'm not bothering to go look, I may have remembered that wrong but just read her story about finding the hat on a hunt.

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  39. Great article in the Washington Post today narcissists that become parents. Thank goodness Jenna didn't go there but there was a great description of the behavior as nutting around like Superman at six but still doing it at forty. Just described her crazy lifestyle to perfection.

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    1. Whenever I start to get a little too upset about Jenna's scams and general insanity, it is a huge relief to know she doesn't want children.

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    2. I found that article, if anyone else wants to read it. Interesting. And sad.

      https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/parenting/wp/2017/01/05/a-generation-of-narcissists-is-becoming-parents-what-now/?utm_term=.d94924b565e6

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    3. Unless that narcissist is Trump, then as his child you may be a mess but privileged, rich and now about to stare at the nuclear code with daddy

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  40. "...the whole farm looked like someone poured a fish tank of coffee grounds over a white canvas and then let their dog poop on it before throwing it in the river. A slush of grossness."

    So I guess we can assume Snowflake doesn't pick up her dog's shit until spring?

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  41. Well of course she doesn't have time to scoop the poop. So busy selling nonexistent piglet, kids and lambs. And for only $225 you too can have said unborn lamb/fleece but only if you send money now. Can't "save" any. Woman that asked has 5 children. Absolutely cringeworthy that Jenna would respond with that asinine comment and price.

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  42. Is it wrong to think that Jenna's pork/lamb/poultry must be extremely low quality? I can't imagine her going above & beyond with what she feeds them. Does it just take average quality feed to produce good meat? I'm not a farmer so I don't know.

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    1. The better the feed and care the better the quality of meat. My concern, for meat quality, would the animals stress level. Stress can affect meat, and not in a good way. Prolonged stress from poor feed or poor management can give it an off flavor.

      Well fed and cared for meat animals can produce a quality carcass even at ages or weights outside the norm. In my 40 years of raising sheep we consistently butcher 10-12 month old ram lambs with fantastic results. Bigger animals = bigger chops or steaks.

      Not sure what weight JW butchers at but from the pics I've seen they looked pretty small. And I'm sure she isn't tracking or calculating the cutting ratio to improve the amount of meat produced and provided to customers.

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    2. She butchers way too early. She needs the cash. She gets piglets and it seems like only 3 or 4 months go by and got them out hanging in the front yard, bleeding out for the neighbors to see.

      (Oh yeah, I raise hogs, so ya, I can feel qualified to say that...) :-)

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  43. In my "say something nice" segment of the day, Jenna posted that the farrier is coming out today. (If it's true)...It's good to hear Merlin is getting some care.

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  44. I came in from the cold today and made potato soup. Where is my attention and validation?

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    1. Whoo Hoo!! You Go Girl! You are so awesome...I don't know how you do it. Where can I send you my paycheck?

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    2. Jenna would be jealous.

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  45. Photographic evidence that you:
    -have way too much effin time on your hands
    -are a narcissist
    -should complete and interview for the new job app in the mailbox
    -need to grow up and stop living online like a tween
    -stop walking around in the woods and prancing photos with a hawk and maybe GO HELP PPL. Maybe like go volunteer at PP instead of lamenting the demise of your healthcare lifeline
    I mean c'mon - SELFIES???!!!

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  46. Posted on Reddit:

    "Our religion is one of reputation and deed. Heathens honor a higher purpose - be it family worth, Gods, wights, or our ancestors in every interaction we carry ourselves with in the day. You are Heathen tipping your waiter, calling your mother, walking your elderly dog, and taking the horn as it is passed to your in faining."

    I can't even. How can she post this shit without imploding from the sheer shame of being such a flaming hypocrite?

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    1. "Calling your mother"? She basically flipped her mother the bird when she declined her mucho generous offer to pay for a farm sitter and travel expenses so that she could have her daughter home for the holidays for the first time in six years.

      Jenna has never even bothered to meet her niece. She shouldn't be giving lectures on being a decent human being.

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    2. She's a huge hypocrite, but doesn't have either the intelligence or irony to see it.

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    3. It's like nails on a chalkboard when she says "our ancestors". I am of Nordic descent and am offended when she includes herself as one of us. Reputation and deed? Her reputation is terrible and so are her deeds.

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    4. Unless she considered sacking and looting to be part of her tradition. That I would agree with.

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  47. Why doesn't she get a job at the brewery? She likes hanging out there. My cousin tends bar and makes a lot in tips.

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    1. Sure. She could wait tables, too. I'm willing to bet she could be pretty charming in person = $$$$$.

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    2. She would be the most annoying bartender/waitress ever...to the point where she would cause the business to lose money. People would find another place to go where they don't have to see/hear/smell her.

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  48. I wonder where Jenna's big fans are lately - Tina Cook - Patty - I think Miriam is still there on Facebook with her pom-poms.

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  49. Perhaps they are a bit weary of her as well. I had a good friend (I thought) that had one crisis after another. Monetary most of the time but using bad judgement caused most of it. Yeah, I know sounds familiar. Anyway, I reached a point where I had to withdraw. It was so one sided. How much money you have isn't important to me but when you continually blow me off other than when you don't need something, you're a user. So getting back to Jenna, I think her friends are tired too. Never ending tale of woe.

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    1. Exactly. And how often is Jenna running to the aid of her friends? You know you'd hear her crowing about it if she gave the smallest bit of help. She's too busy taking selfies.

      Also, Tyr's Good Hand's motto is "Your are your deeds"...yet when was the last time they did any charity work? What a joke.

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  50. She's between books? That implies she will get another one published. Fat chance. If she had made a hellava success with Cold Antler maybe, but who wants to read about a failed homestead or about how Merlin saved her, blah, blah, blah.

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  51. From Jenna:

    Scrolling through #fridayreads is proof positive the world needs more graphic designers, & less authors shrugging & saying "I can do that."

    No, I think you're wrong Jenna. What the world NEEDS is less so-called, self-titled graphic designers looking at a book, shrugging & saying, "I can do that, and I ought to get innocent people to pay me in advance for it." The NEVER DELIVERING A FINAL PRODUCT.

    It's "authors" like JW that make the rest of struggle for legitimacy as self-publishers because she makes u all look like entitled flakes!

    God, she makes my blood boil.

    BTW, I scrolled through the #fridayreads and didn't see anything that looked that bad. If she a damn thing about self-publishing she'd know that all of those covers work for their genre and are perfectly acceptable. Besides, I can't afford to pay an designer like her for a book cover that looks like the crap that is Birchthorn's or worse, never receive the cover at all.

    She ought to put her money where her mouth is.

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  52. Five months....from payment upfront to a logo delivered. That said, I did say I wasn't in a hurry and that if she had paying customers to get busy with the new customers.

    I checked a couple of times and got a ...soon, soon. Then I started watching posts on Facebook. When I thought she seemed a little to engrossed about a political climate that has literally nothing to do with paying mortgage....I would bump her a "where's my stuff" email.

    Got my logo (which is nice, just like the one I ordered as a gift last year)....but I'm done with all the anti-whatever political.

    Unfollowed Unfriended Blog Bookmark Deleted

    Now I don't have the urge to scream....ARE YOU KIDDING ME.

    I'll admit I did fall for some of the poor me pitches and donated. No more.

    Didn't see this website until today.... :)

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    1. Five months is unbelievable for the style of her logos. They are so simplistic and I am sure, as a graphic artist myself, that they take her less than a day at the very MOST to come up with. And the fact that you are a repeat buyer of her work, that is even worse, in my opinion.

      So glad you are here! Scream away!

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    2. Welcome!
      I'm sorry this has happened to you. As you read here you will see you aren't alone.

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    3. Welcome! Everyone here has either been burnt or disillusioned by JW one way or another.

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    4. Welcome! I'm glad those that were ripped off are able to find this site.

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  53. WTF are Rap Snacks? I checked out the sold eBay items and it seems she paid almost $30 for this stuff from a seller in Georgia. Maybe that miracle the farm needed came through!

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    1. I looked 'em up online. It looks like they're an pricey snack that features famous rappers. (Maybe it's a new interest for JFW.) She could go to our local Stewart's, and for a few bucks buy cheaper chips.

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