Ughhh, not the same tired old promises from JFW again. Plus inane selfies and smug smirks. She'll blog for a week until she gets bored or manic or disappears on "her" mountain with that poor trapped hawk to "teach it to hunt" (smh)...such a loser. She makes me puke.
I'd like to slap the "smug smirk" off her self-satisfied face.
What immediately popped into my head about her notion to blog every day and what I imagine occurred to her:It's winter, traditional "wolves at the door" season.Snow and frigid weather really digging in now, finally, ripe with opportunities for real and fictional drama, pathos, need for "luck".If she starts blogging consistently (at least for a short time) she gets points for producing content, of course, but mainly that creates the platform on which she can more easily spit out,in the general scheme of ramblings about daily CAF life, the whole narrative of being an one her own,hard worker,toughing it out, juggling ALL the responsibility, on her WOOD-HEATED!!!, MIDDLE of NOWHERE homestead and how scary, iffy, and luck-contingent it all is.I think she's figured out that only writing sporadic long pieces of flowery b.s.(each for the sole purpose of showcasing, eventually, her anxiety and NEED) is possibly making it too obvious what a pathetic panhandler she actually is.Better to sneak it in more consistently and quietly as just part of the magical, amazing, special life she has chosen - a constant burden and worry that lurks behind all the brave, toiling away, making a living hours she puts in. We need to see more descriptions of, and more frequently, her courage and ability to spin positive(ly) purple sentences even while weighted down by the rigors of farm.life.in.deep.shit....I mean Deep. Mean.Cold.Winter. Alone. Scared but strong and tough. She does NOT ask for help, dammit...only for words of hope, courage, prayers, and, if people really care about her: Luck! She just needs to "try" to say it, one way or another, EVERY EFFING DAY.Good LUCK with that, transparent as all get out, Jenna Woginrich.
Apologies for all those awful caps and typos. I'm the worst writer and proof-reader ever. I really need to stay off here as a commenter. I'm embarrassed. Oy.
I also think she's trying to find new suckers...I mean fans...and that isn't going to happen unless she ups her game. I am hoping it's true that fans now aren't as eager to send her cash.
I posted on the other thread too. I can't believe the crap she buys and then claims that she is scared of losing her house. 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!
I read her post about that earlier.....but now I can't find it. Did she delete it? Didn't she say some friend sent them to her?
I'm sure that she reads here. I sent her the link when it was created. So she deleted it.
What the eff is she talking about...horses buried on the farm, only tack and saddles and a horse trailer left? She doesn't own a trailer, always has to bum a ride from someone else.
That was a commenter on her blog who wrote all of that. They were telling theit own story.
It's the old i'll write everyday but when I don't it's because of how difficult life is which is why I need you all to send money song and dance routine.
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Lollol Jenna not only has a fan who sent her an extension cord but a different fan that sent her a tank de-icer. It's amazing how people fall all over themselves to provide Jenna with whatever she needs. Like, why? WHY?? She doesn't even bother to say thank you. Goodies just flow into her place from benevolent strangers and she doesn't issue a note of gratitude on her many social media platforms? That's her all over.Blogger Sharon said...Have you used the stock tank de-icer?January 6, 2017 at 6:45 PMBlogger Jenna Woginrich said...YES! are you the sharon who mailed me one! Using it right now (posted about it on twitter)January 6, 2017 at 6:54 PM
Pathetic. If someone sends you something that big the parcel has their name and address and usually even a phone number. I was going to comment on the fact that she now has an extension cord but I guess that was a gift too! Unbelievable that there was no post thanking people specifically for these very useful gifts. Note that there isn't even a thanks to Sharon in her reply.
Wow I just looked at that blog post. Weeks of ice, rain, and snow on the gate?! She hasn't opened the gate and even touched Merlin in at least a month? I don't know anyone with horses who ignores their animals like that. Don't you look at them at least every few days to make sure they're physically ok? You can't do that from the driveway when they're up in the "pasture".
What's curious is she's made mention of bedding down the sheep shed...yet the gate's frozen shut to the point of major excavation....
Wow, still no thank you to Sharon! Get some social skills jenna!
I'm telling you, she is descended from the Dothrokis - the fictional Game of Thrones tribe that doesn't have a word for thank you.
WHY hasnt' a local person who sees this farm and condition that poor horse is in, call animal control?
The horse has shelter, food, and water. He might not be pampered or loved to peoples satisfaction, but his basic needs required by law are being provided for.There might be a case for the pigs, but not the horse.
From the woman that sent the de-icer..."and the livestock get water all the time without ice in the way."Isn't it a shame that's not a priority of the person who owns and is responsible for the animals?I can't imagine having the ability to provide continual access to fresh water and deciding not to...for how many winters?She could do this for all her animals but chooses not to.Heck, she refuses to use hoses!Odd she feels personally victimized by the weather. I can't begin to comprehend that one.Calling comments you don't appreciate spam? How adult of her.
On Reddit:"This is what I know (very little) and why I am asking. Mound Sitting is a practice of meditation and quiet reflection on the graves of family. If you can't be at those graves - to hold an extended honoring for the dead. I have read on it being entirely an act of respect and honor of ancestors. I have also read about it being the Heathen equivalent of a holy extreme fasting time/meditation. Do any of you practice this? Do you think it is historically accurate? Do you think fasting/meditating is a selfish act in this setting?"So when her mom, dad, sister, brother, niece & nephew die---that's when Jenna will care about them.Nothing showcases her craziness more than her obsession with her ancestors while completely ignoring her living family.
Surnames ending in 'ich' are Slavic in origin. If she wants to practice Heathenism, fine, but stop calling them your ancestors.
Hey now, I'd Nordic (Amonson was formally amundsen)...let her honor my ancestors!
Lies, Lies, Lies! I live in Jenna's area. We have gates for our livestock too and I have not had one day that the gates have been frozen at all, certainly not frozen shut. I haven't had to oil them or do anything to prevent freezing either. I don't understand how she has all these problems. She just loves roiling up her fans to pity her and send money, extension cords, deicers etc. You can get extension cords for $5 at garage/estate sales. She buys pepsi can phones but has no extension cords?? On a "farm"??? WTF??
And she buys pricey snacks on eBay for $30, yet continues kvetching about "wolves at the door." We also live in the area, and I agree with what you wrote.
It may have something to do with her penchant for tossing hay over the fence. An uncensored pic of CAF. She's gonna need either a 4x4 tractor w/manure forks or a backhoe to clean up that feeding area. It's a couple feet deep.https://www.instagram.com/p/BOZ6CFgBys1/?taken-by=jenamillerrunner
Oh my God! That picture! Merlin could step over that fence the pile of hay is so high! Eating the same hay they step/poop/pee all over can't be super healthy. Don't people usually put hay in some dirt of off-the-ground feeder?
They eat the hay they also pee and poop in...yikes! Every farm I've visited has something just for the animals to eat from. CAF looks very unkempt when I've driven by, but this is just disgusting.
For the price of just a few luxury items that she's bought recently, she could have gotten a brand new goat/sheep feeder that Merlin could use, too.
Heck, we made 4 wonderful hay feeders for our livestock out of one $20 cattle panel and some wire. Saves us a ton of hay feed and keeps it clean and nice for everyone. Found the idea online, at a homesteading blog family's site. Something that she could be doing if she really wanted to create content that was worth something.
At one time, I really thought that Jenna just didn't know how to be frugal on a homestead. She was young and needed advice. But I quickly came to see how she shunned all the advice of homesteaders who had carved out a living on their own places for 20, 30 years. People with hands on livestock and gardening knowledge, in another time one would call them Elders or Wise Ones. And it dawned on me that she didn't want advice that could have saved her from expensive mistakes. When she moved to her home there were many in the community who reached out to her, but over time her true nature revealed itself. She may live there but she is not of the community, she does not belong. She does not give to community. Just like she does not give to her family. Her family probably had a much more joyous and peaceful holiday season without her there. As many have said, she is a train wreck and taking those poor animals on the trip with her. Sad to see. I hope that animal control visits her and confiscated all animals. I hope in 2017 she gets what she deserves. Which is bankruptcy, foreclosure, homelessness, a mental health evaluation, and a bath.
I agree, she is not considered to be part of the community up there. She does nothing for the good folks in Cambridge or the towns around, even though she pretends to take great pride in being a part of "Veryork". The looks people give you when you ask about her and her "farm" are telling. I think she's taken advantage of and lied to so many in her community that they wish she'd just pack up and move away. She is an embarrassment to her community, really.
Speaking from experience, as a local, she's loathed by many in our community. We wish that she'd really move to Vermont, or even back to Tennessee.
I used to think the same things, but she quickly let everyone know that if you didn't support her dreams your comments weren't welcome. The comments from locals make me realize how desperately poor she is, financially and emotionally. If she told the truth, she probably doesn't like the townspeople any more than they like her.
She recently wrote about being a "misanthrope." Ironically, she's equally despised by many of us locally.
Her parasitical behavior suggests she might be more of gypsy ancestry. Or she could be of Dothroki descent. In one episode of Game of Thrones, it was stated that there was no word for "thank you" in the Dothroki language.
There should be a like button.
On FB:"Well, going for my first run in long weeks. I usually don't run in the winter but I need to start. I don't like how my body looks or how my body feels when I stop running."Huh? What about the hours of running through the woods with a hawk? She brags about how hard it is...makes it sound a lot more strenuous than a jog on pavement. Oh yeah...most of what she says is flat out lies.
Via Twitter: "Electric stock tank de-icers, extension cords, hog ground lines, Netflix - very happy to be homesteading in the future."And NO thanks to the people that sent her said de-icer and extension cord. And, incidentally, fund her Netflix account, too.
Stop it. Her netflix, too? I feel so scammed
lololololol!!! Her narcissism is flaring up big time tonight. Jenna Woginrich @coldantlerfarm I am the result of what The Lion King and Braveheart would have created had they birthed a daughter.
ROFLMAO!!!!! Delusional much????
And like who the heck cares?
Sounds like she's hitting the booze early today.
If she's really that tough and brave, she should be able to work 2 jobs and still do all the work on her "farm."
Actually, she's the rotten "result" of her own enormous ego.
Not only delusional, but it's embarrassing how much time she spends posting about herself. Not about homesteading, not about actual things going on in her life, but this inane stuff that makes no sense. And don't get me started on all she selfies where she wants to look like a wolf. Her life is such a colossal waste of time.
JFW is a classic slacker. She'd rather resemble an animal, then deal with her own dumpy body and parasitical personality.
Have you noticed, that like every single thing she posts on Twitter, especially, is about HER, and how wonderful she is and how special she is. There isn't an ounce of interesting or clever comments on her feed. All her little hearts and likes and whatever are her rather slow witted followers who must get a little tired of the constant prattling on of this gal. Shesh.
Classic narcissist. Yep.
That bit about needing to run was just too much. Days ago bragging about all the exertion and running cross and calorie burning while out hawking. HA! When I read those posts I just imagine her as a human beagle flushing rabbits for the hawk. I don't know anything about falconry but is this normal behavior? Okay that was probably a crazy question. Nothing with her is normal only special.....
Poor baby whining on Twitter again"Farmer yells prices at stand - he's hustling.Shop posts a sale - so savvy!Writer asks to get paid for web content - told "get a real job""
Haha, writing about wolf contacts and pissing in the woods because you can't afford to fix your plumbing is hardly web content worth paying for. If she wrote about anything interesting anymore, yeah, no problem. But all she writes about is how she needs money, her problems, her fan girl crushes and how she needs money. Yeah. Something I'd shell out my own hard earned cash for.
She's so delusional. Even the most expensive on line subscription magazine is about $10 a month. How many subscriptions would she need? About 300? My bet is, she would still run out of money on a regular basis, and not deliver on the goods. She couldn't last a year.
I'm finally able to catch Jenna in a very obvious and very deliberate scam worthy of reporting to authorities. I have copied a tweet where the picture and wording are advertising "sheepskins from this spring's flock" making the prospective buyer believe the sheep pictured are the sheep hides they will get. When in actuality those sheep have been sold, those sheep hides have been sold and the meat butchered this past year. The reality is the sheep hides she is selling will be from sheep not yet born. Which is why she has to put up an old photo and word it just so...deliberating manipulating perspective buyers. I am forwarding this information to local authorities. I don't know if it is illegal to sell animals from a "farm" that the owner themselves has not yet purchased (the pigs) or has not yet bred, but I'm going to find that out too. That said I know that what she is doing is very risky for the buyer, very unethical, and by most people's standards very deceitful. Selling unborn animals from currently unbred stock, when her sheep mortality is usually 40%, is wrong by anyone's definition of wrong. Selling pig shares from pigs she hasn't even purchased yet, because farmer brown's pigs haven't even delivered them yet is a deceitful business practice in most if not all people's eyes. Something has got to be done about this. Now.
Wow. Good luck. I had no idea that that was an old picture. So deceitful!
The lamb tipped me off. Likely it's in someone's freezer right now--hides were taken from six? that were butchered (if I remember the number correctly) and sold. Then Jenna was left in charge to treat the skins prior to shipment and then ship to the tanner of her choosing. The time period she gave for the return of said hides was twice as long as this tanner quoted me.I think 6 lambs out of 10 or 12 made it winter 16'and then they and a few of the herd were butchered or sold by late summer 16'.
So your favorite version of yourself is at 34 and you spend friday night in your bathroom taking pictures of yourself? Geez I think there might be a tad bit of room for improvement? And that picture on instagram what the hell? Ive seen people feed their livestock on the ground but in small piles most people I see use feeders to keep the hay off the ground. But she apparently she tosses it over the fence and the animals just stand there and eat it and poop and pee in it and the pile just grows? What the hell? Look how much is wasted!
Who in the hell is going plop down a chunk of cash for something they won't get for another YEAR?!? Who does that?
It seems hard to believe but there are people who are poor, low income who give to lost causes like this because it makes them "think" they are saving someone. It's a boost to their self esteem, or confidence I am guessing? Others believe they will be written into that causes "story". These people are probably pretty lonely and are living vicariously through someone. In the case of CAF, they will soon learn that they won't even receive an acknowledgment, forget about a thank you.If the person is wealthy, I imagine they don't really care where the $ is going in many cases. Lots of disposable income to throw away on things like the lost causes of CAF.
BTW the keywords con artists choose to use to draw in these types of people are- save, have you ever wanted to live on a farm? promises to be written into the story (this cost big $ in the Birchthorn campaign), critical of one's mistakes, which of course people can relate to and suddenly feel oh so sorry for you. The con wants the mark to feel like if they give, it will be by their very giving that the person asking can survive and continue living the dream. The mark begins to feel like the fairy godmother, like they have control over the con's success or failure. Success is continuously making the mark feel as though they are in control. And control is the very thing most marks lack in their own personal life so- win win for all. Except- the livestock of CAF and those that have been stolen from because the con has gotten too big for her own britches.
In all fairness and honesty, the story about the friendly beast nickname, and her sister, sounds very truthful and poignant. If she could write that way more often, she could probably sell another book.
I just read the friendly beast post, and I agree. It was lovely.
It was very poignant. It also made me sad, because my first instinct was to question whether it was true.I want to believe it, but I also know that sad stories like that can be used to develop a rapport with an audience. On the other hand, if it was true, my heart breaks a little for 13 year old Jenna.
Ugh...big deal...her and every other 13 year old girl in the world. This is not a special case. The "pretty" girls have the exact same issues. Nobody knows what the hell they are doing in jr high.If I remember right there was somebody here that went to school with her and mentioned the Friendly Beast name. I certainly can believe it's true but I'm not sure the significance. At some point you grow up and realize it's a waste of time to stress about your body type. Can't change it....move on.She wrote this in her "warrior " stage. She'll be crying in her living room before long.I can't feel sorry for her. You can't do much about your looks and I might argue that it doesn't make much difference anyway. But you can do a lot about how you treat people and how you choose to live your life. She is UGLY in just about everything she does. And it's all her choice.
Was anyone here the homecoming queen? If not, then my guess is we all experienced some kind of feeling of not being pretty/cool/smart enough. I've been reading her blog long enough to know that her posts consist of one or two things. 1. How special she is. 2. Getting people to feel sorry for her and send her money.Call me a cynic, but I think this post has both. Feel sorry for her because of the nickname, and see how special she is because she is strong, and can squeeze a 178 lb frame into a size 8/10 pair of jeans.
Agreed, redhorse.I'm truly glad she has learned to love and appreciate her body. I think that we should all feel free to criticize her business practices, her work ethic, the way she cares for her animals, etc. I just think it's gross and childish to go after someone's appearance like a lot of folks on here do.
She writes well .... I understand "the friendly beast" post perfectly. And if you've internalized a comment like that....it doesn't roll off quickly. Sometimes you don't actually "hear" what they said until many years later.
Sad that a remark made by a classmate still is fueling what she does,according to Jenna. We have all had those moments in our history but we don't let it rule us, or accept a mean label.Deal with it and get on with life.I have always found that volunteerism is good for the soul. Rather than dwelling in the past, Jenna should get out and do for others.
"I am still only 5'2" and weigh around 186 pounds. Even when I was training for the half marathon last summer and running 40-50 miles a week - I never weighed less than 178. At that weight and height, an 8/10 capri is my go-to jean size"Oh, come on. In whose world? I am 5'4", 135 lbs and wear size 10. Honestly, I don't care how tall she is or how much she weighs, but I absolutely cannot believe that at that height and weight she is an 8/10.But like her nemesis, Donald Trump, she creates her own reality. If she thinks she is an 8/10, then in her world she's an 8/10.
I agree, no way she's a size 8/10 at her ht/wt (and I guess she means a size 8 or a size 10..there is no such thing as an 8/10). Anyway, I'm 5'2" and until summer 2015 weighed around 115 and wore either Small in clothes marked that way (tops I guess), and Size 6 pants. I've now gained 15 lbs in past 1.5 yrs and everything I put on is either unbearably tight or literally does not fit. If I were to buy new pants they would like have to be 10 or even 12 to have a prayer of being zipped.So, that'd be a 10 or 12 for 5'2", 130 lbs. Just to reiterate the facts that show she's BS-ing again.
I'm not believing it either. I'm 5'3", 165 and would never be able to squeeze into an 8/10, not even on a good day. I've never been thin, except when going through my divorce. Being thin is a lost cause for me without way more hours of exercise than I have time to do because of my body type, so I concentrate on eating healthy smaller portions. My goal is healthy rather than thin.
Reality Check: There's no way that at almost 200 pounds she wears that small of a size. And why would she even discuss such private details?
I weigh about what she does but I'm 4" taller, and I'm a size 16. Nobody cares what she weighs, but we do care when we're being lied to. Why lie about it? Why mention it at all?
Why is weight even an issue for her at age 34? Apparently, she's still self-conscious about it, though, and needs to lie about wearing a small size for her own ego.
Playing devil's advocate here:How weight is distributed may be the issue. She looks like she carries most of it above the waist and doesn't have much for curves below. I don't think Rag and Bone run any bigger than 32 inches, either.
Not disagreeing with you, but I've stood right next to her not once but twice and her and I have the same size boobs, waist, thighs, even butt. Her arms are bulkier than mine, but not more muscular if that makes sense? My frame is petite, I wasn't always overweight in fact most of my life I struggled to put on weight. My hands, wrists and feet are all really small in comparison to hers and she has bigger upper arm mass than I do. Mine are more contoured not only from farming, but also from lifting weights. Side by side our body shapes are exact, though I do not know the contours and curves she may or may not have hidden under clothing lol. She has an average build body on a 5'2 frame and I know everyone has some kind of issue with something about themselves, but I just don't understand obsessing about it. I am proud of my body and have never once wished I was taller, cuter, stronger, thinner or more sexy. I farm, and my job requires that I be strong. When I was younger and more impressionable my feelings did get hurt when I was called shorty- I'm 5'2, and I went on blind dates before I married and was turned down by one for being 175#, which btw I was up front about, he just didn't know I guess what 175# looked like. I'm not sure why women body shame one another or compare or criticize one another? I also don't understand why, if you feel you've done so many great things professionally, your looks, weight or appearance would be such a big deal. I've always been from the school of working on what is inside first and foremost, because that is really what the world sees on the outside. Unfortunately Jenna and a lot of other people don't see things that way, and it shows. Boy does it show.Rag and Bone have sizes up to size 12. Size 12 measurements for women are 40 3/4 bust, 33 1/4 waist, and 43 hip.Size 8- 37-30-40, Size 10- 39-31-42. These are all women's sizes in inches US.Give or take a 1/2 inch to an inch as we stood side by side just over a year ago and we both weighed over 180# at the time. My measurements were/ are- 40-35-42. I cannot afford Rag and Bone jeans or any other expensive piece of clothing due to the expenses of my farm. That said I believe I could fit into a size 12. It would be tight, but it's possible. Other jeans- Levi's, Lee's, Wranglers, Rock & Republic are all 16W short. Again I know that talking about weight is a big hot topic all over the internet, but it aggravates me when people like Jenna have to put down one group of people, in her case skinny or tall people, to feel better about herself. There is only a few things one can do to lose weight and she's not going to participate in any of them. She doesn't eat breakfast, she doesn't exercise regularly and she drinks a lot. Sometimes there is nothing one can do to change their weight except control what they eat. It's hard to understand why at her age it's all she talks about sometimes? Being obsessed about it and shaming others isn't the answer to feeling better about one's self.
"Some of us are a little too feral to make most people comfortable, but I no longer doubt there's a person out there who will find me beautiful, as is. I know, because one already does.Me."Yes, Jenna. We know you are in love with yourself. All narcissists are.
Not again with the "feral" crap. Why not wash more frequently, JFW? We've smelled your stench at Stewart's before, and it's far from fragrant.
If only she actually was being her best badass self. Badass apparently doesn't require honesty, professional integrity, caring well for her animals, or basically anything not centered on getting approval and donations in her book. The sad story may explain the root of her issues but no sad story is a reason for mistreating animals and people or lying and cheating.
Ironic that her best kick-ass version of herself needs to be rescued so much. Even by little old lady pensioners.
I was thinking, with those guns, a great job for her would be on a construction crew. The money is good, it's outdoor work, and she would be surrounded by male co-workers. If I weren't banned, I'd suggest it. But she would blow me off, because it's, well, work.She should check out the website of the Hard Hatted Women. http://www.hardhattedwomen.org/Talk about kick-ass women - strong women who support themselves.Unfortunately she is only a hard headed woman.
Hey at least she used to be known as a FRIENDLY beast. That sure was a surprise to me.
She's told this story before only it was a little different. She and her sister were known collectively as Beauty and the Beast and the part about her being friendly was more like an afterthought tacked on to soften the blow."My sister was the tall blonde teenager. One day a boy in my class told me that the nickname for my sister and I was Beauty and the Beast. When he saw my expression, he added, "But a friendly Beast!""
It was a story to which many women can relate in some way or another and I thought it was one of her better recent pieces of writing. Though it's a bit of a retread, and a person can only say they've moved beyond their adolescent insecurities so many times and in so many ways before it starts giving the impression that they've not moved so far along after all. Now if only she'd get some momentum going on the farming side of things and throw some of that muscle into building better fence and getting the hay off the ground, I think there'd be more reason for an attagirl.
Everything she does is calculated. Beauty and the beast is trending now on Facebook so if you search it she may come up also.
I've noticed a serious pattern to when she decides to write about herself. It's usually when she really really wants something or something written somewhere on the internet about her is really bothering her.Let's be honest, we could all write Pulitzer Prize worthy stories about something we are very passionate and knowledgeable about. In her case it's herself. Nearly everything she talks about is from a very shallow self-absorbed, totally absorbed, place. Her mouth says she is a badass, but her heart says different. But since her mouth (words) is all most get from her, all her readers hear is her trying to convince herself of all her supposed strengths, and beauty, and heroism. And because she likes to hear things about herself that includes details about everything-- lying nude in bed, body heat escaping fur throw, dog nestled against her naked steaming body, showering in the sun in her yard, squatting in the woods for several months, glistening sweat, wet body, and so many other sexual tension related words.Sometimes I was sure my browser had taken me to a Harlequin romance site. "Fabio, oh Fabio, take me take me right now." Those who aren't convinced just take a minute to think about what you know about Jenna. She has informed her audience of when she showers and where, of how hot her body is when she is running and all her "supposed" clothing sizes, she has done tutorials on mascara and eyeliner, and obsessed over the right make-up, hair coloring and extensions. She wrote an entire post about freshening up her dirty jeans by putting them in her freezer, she wrote about dry shampoo and let everyone know what kind of deodorant she uses. She believes a person only needs one meal a day (at the end of the day), poses to show off her "muscles", and when she decided to buy new glasses she had her readers vote for the best look. Of course when they chose ones that made her look like Jennifer Aniston (their opinion) she ordered them. She's even made reference after reference to how often she gets sex, and at least once made a reference shortly after she had it. Just to put things into perspective, I've been a FB friend for just under a year. Yet I've read all those details already. This from a public person who feels uncomfortable and uneasy "talking" to strangers on FB, but just fine tweeting to celebrities her inner most secrets of secrets.. Ask yourself, besides teenagers, lonely women looking for love and loons who else takes that many selfies? I personally don't know this many personal details about anyone else other than my spouse. Jenna has shared EVERYTHING and then some about herself. The only thing she has failed to share is her homesteading and "farming" and up close and personal photos of her livestock and their lives.At the end of the day after all she has talked about is herself, and she has found sympathy $ from her readers, it's a win win. Let people discussing how they've been ripped off or questioning her about what's going on at CAF. She's a liar, a cheat, a thief and a scammer. She's also a piss poor poser of a homesteader and one of the worst faux farmers to have ever graced this earth. Like 100% of the universe she had a nickname in school or someone called her something behind her back. Now as an adult she has another nickname, something she could change, correct and probably receive a chance for a do over from. What she has chosen to do instead is to continue to scam people out of their hard earned money by whatever means she can. Even if it means dredging up some long lost childhood story to get everyone's sense of compassion and generosity rolling. I just wonder how close she is to getting that hawk telemetry unit now? I'm sure after she sells the extension cord and tank de-icer she suckered her readers out of it's pretty darn close. Cha Ching!
**it should say "people forget about sites like these where people are discussing being ripped off or what's really going on at CAF".
Where is the handsome heathen, bearded and emboldened, who will sweep our heavy heroine off her cracked boots? She's a damsel in distress, but only in her own muddled mind.
Re: Friendly BeastI disliked it for many reasons though I will concede writing-wise you could tell she had put some effort in as far proof-reading and so on compared to her usual output.One thing that stood out to me was the wrong-headed notion that it all worked out for the best that she wasn't a willowy blonde because it enabled her to do XYZ amazing things. In some twisted up logic, she seems to attribute these (mundane) accomplishments to her "manly and monstrous" physique. Bean poles can handle hay all day, the horse world is filled with waifs that handle their charges far more effectively than JW could ever hope to. She wants to believe being short and stout is actually a perk but tall, thin gorgeous women are just as capable of doing anything she mentioned. She hasn't made a trade-off as much as she'd like to paint it that way. Her body just is what it is. It's functional, that's reason enough to be happy. I guess I just couldn't believe that at 34 she's still playing this little game with herself. "No, I'm actually glad that I'm not beautiful". Uh huh. Jenna's shallow. I've been reading her long enough to know-- that water don't run deep. I think it bothers her immensely. And that, my friends, is absurd. Jenna's appearance is average. She hasn't been irreparably disfigured in a war zone or by disease. She didn't grow up a monster, she has no idea what she's talking about. It blows my mind that she's so vain and wrapped up in herself that she acts like her appearance has been some massive hindrance to her happiness. She wasn't born a devastating beauty, this is what she's mewling about. A person of substance would have said "fuck it, I got a life to live" long ago. Not her. She's still pondering what went down in junior high and trying to prove that she's awesome for some reason because she went running today and it was 14 degrees. So.What.Jenna. How you treat other people is what matters. And in that department she's got some serious catching up to do.
I agree. She shouldn't put down other women and other body types to make herself feel like hers is "the best." "Skinny" women can also be strong.
I agree as well. I've weighed 110-120 lbs since high school (I'm 32 now), and have never had trouble slinging around 50 lb bags of dog food. I worked at petsmart through high school and college, never once did I see anyone smaller than me have trouble with 50 lb dog food bags either!
She hasn't done anything that's "amazing," so far. Although scamming sycophantic fans out of money might meet the criteria.
Jenna is body shaming herself, anyone with a similar body shape, and anyone with an opposite body type...all the while playing many of you all like a fiddle.What she says is absolutely wrong and offensive all women.
I agree Meredith. I'm also 5'2", about 20 lbs lighter than Jenna. A size 8 is a distant memory. I'm also nearly 30 years older. Amazingly I too can carry hay bales and sacks of feed. Just never realized I was a super hero!
There's a song by Big & Rich called, "In my real world". The singer boasts about wealth, girls, a boatload of friends, fancy cars, and being a rockstar/cowboy. Then goes on to say, "But in my real worldThings don't always turn out so goodLike you wish they wouldAnd in my real worldI'm a little messed up and broke, don't you know"His online persona can be anything he wants it to be, but in his real world he's just messed up and broke.Reminds me of a blogger we all know. I think that's why we never read about a family member or local giving her atta girls. They know the real her.
And as a local, I can verify what you wrote. JFW receives wrath in our community not kudos.
I just don't know what Jenna is trying to accomplish anymore. Her posts are so scattered like her thoughts.It would make much more sense if she would have a personal Facebook page and an official Cold Antler Farm page.But obviously the content isn't there for the homesteading posts and she actually needs the filler posts to make it look like she is busy.You just never know what you're going to get with her. Politics? Beauty tips? TMI/pooping in the woods? Celebrity crushes? watching movies with the hawk? Body affirmation/shaming (depending on how you look at it)? So much filler.
And now Huffington Post has picked up her "how I became a werewolf" memoir and she's asking her FB fans to 'click and share!' to gain interest. She's trying SO HARD to be an internet celebrity, it kind of makes my brain hurt.
They actually didnt pick the post up but because she is a contributor she can post whatever she likes there.
The story was better written than her usual posts but that anthropomorphic werewolf drawing seriously creeps me out, as do the other ones she has done.
Thank you for this blog, and the wisdom I read here. I have been very tempted to send Jenna donations, etc. before I found this site. Most people have to find a way in the world to make money legitimately on their own. I envy her the graphic art career she could have.Her self-aggrandizing pictures are part of a defense mechanism to bolster her low self-esteem. It works for a little while, but not in the long run. Also, she gets sympathy and bucks for the vulnerable honesty of the story, because who cannot relate?This time of year a lot of us have gained weight and are a little upset about it.
Ah, Veryork, Veryork. Magical land of make believe where you can be anything and any size you want. I was so inspired that I wrote this little song.Veryork, Veryork(sung to the tune of 'New York, New York')Start spreading the bull, I'm wearing size 10I make my own reality, Veryork, VeryorkThese Rag and Bone jeans, and Dubliner bootsAre part of my new fantasy, Veryork, VeryorkI want to make my money...in my sleepAnd find I'm A Number OneTop of the heapKing of the hill,A NUMBER ONE!!!!These little white lies, aren't going awayI'll have a brand new batch of them, with my new porkIf I can fake it here, I can fake it anywhereIt's up to you Veryork, Verrrr-yyooorrrkkk.
Can I just say I Love You People!
And we love you back!
Haha, love that song. I too have similar body type to jenna, same height. When I was doing aerobics and lifting weights, and reached 170 I fit into a size 12 w. When I weighed 130 I could fit into size 8 petite. I think it is sad that her mental health is so focused on the exterior self. She would benefit from counseling and some structure to her day so daily attention to hygiene issues could be addressed. Seems like since she left her job, she has declined mentally.
Facebook comment (unanswered by JFW, of course): "Jenna -- can we invite you to join us over at The English Plus Size Rider group?! I think you'd fit in perfectly! <3"Hahahahaha, just what Wogs is dying to hear!
lol her response-"no thank you"hahaha - so predictable. Realistically she shouldn't count a group like this out. I agree I think she is a perfect fit! I hope 2017 somehow, in some way, brings her closer to accepting her body size and shape, and that she stops trying so hard to be someone other than the person she is intended to be. I just cringe when I read her tweets that are so obviously directed at celebrities and famous or trendy comedians. The tone of her tweets is that she is a peer or colleague to these people. Where oh where did she ever get the idea that she is a celebrity or that any of them even remotely know or care that she exists? If she was 13 or 14 it would be acceptable, but she's a middle aged woman..Does she really not know anyone in her community or in the world of like mind and living style that she can chat with or talk to or about? Living such a sad and pathetic self centered life isn't doing her any favors. Things just seem to be getting worse with no end in sight.
Omg! Bwahahaha! Not what Woginmooch was hoping to be affiliated with!
I was one of the people really moved by Jenna's Friendly Beast post. But after seeing how she's reposted ten different ways today, I think maybe Meredith's right and Jenna's playing me like a fiddle. There's something about Jenna's constant grab for attention that's so off-putting.By the way, I've always thought Jenna was perfectly nice-looking, but I don't ever want to see that tank top photo with her flexing her muscles ever again. It is simply aesthetically unappealing.
I absolutely believe she is a narcissistic sociopath and that each and everything she posts on the internet is perfectly calculated to manipulate and defraud. I don't think therapy can help a sociopath...in fact I think it equips them with more tools to deceive as they better understand how those with a conscience function.Sociopaths are dangerous people.
My father is a narcissistic sociopath. Therapy does not help. He has many people fooled too.
She has two stoves in her house!!!! Why is she telling commenters on twitter she only has one?!?Jenna Woginrich @coldantlerfarmGood morning! I don't have an AM farm pic, but I DO have all my fingers after a brutally cold AM chore list. A 44° house never felt warmer!137hLarry StCroix @LarryStCroix@coldantlerfarm Trying very hard to understand the virtue or necessity of living at 44° Do you let the stove go out every night?in reply to @LarryStCroixJenna Woginrich @coldantlerfarm@LarryStCroix its not virtue or necessity. its an old house with one stove and yes, it goes down to coals by AM. House is at 57 now.
From CAF- 2011"Right now the farmhouse is 65 degrees. It's that warm because since 4:30AM two fires have been roaring in my wood stoves. As the early-season snowfall coats the world outside, here in the house my home is warm and lit with candles and jackolanterns. But it is my two stoves that are the true workhorses of this farm house—one in the mud room where all the house's plumbing pies converge and exist, and the other in the living room. The wood stove in the mud room is a 6-year old Dutch West box stove, a classic workhouse that doubles as a cooking surface for cast iron and metal percolators. The living room stove is a Vermont Bun Baker, a half wood stove/half oven contraption that creates a soothing fire that heats the living area of the house and can roast a chicken, rise pizza dough, or bake a loaf of bread in it's oven box."I started following her winter of 2013 and she still had two at that time. I believe it was winter of 2014 when pipes began to burst. I am guessing 1- she still uses it but it sounds better to say she is living in a house that is tops 50 degrees or 2- it's broke? or cracked or needed a part that she isn't about to spend a donation on.
As if a woman can't be tall, thin, beautiful and strong! As if beautiful women cant farm, hawk, hunt...
It's far too threatening to imagine an attractive woman doing the same things that JFW does, and maybe even excelling at them. "My body was built for farming!" This stupid statement implies that only short, squat broads who are obese and have no waist can do manual labor. What a bunch of bull.
If her body was built for farming, then why doesn't she actually farm? More like her body was built for texting.
The thing is, if she was really farming as much as she says she does, she wouldn't have the time to think about running to keep weight off. Farming would and should be enough if she was actually doing it. It's all the hours she sits at a computer or video screen watching tv that is the problem. Oh yeah, she boasts about no tv but she watches way more tv than I do and we have one! Hypocrite.
I'm calling BS on this post, and it's because of the way she's promoting it - telling people on FB and Twitter to like and repost. This is manipulative self promotion and she's playing on her reader's feelings: feel bad for me, but also praise me for being strong and scrappy and raising myself up. When you meet Jenna, she's in your face confident. Not to say that she made this story up, but that she's past all this now and is playing with the storyline to promote a narrative. I honestly think she wants someone to make a TV series of her life - that's where she sees CAF going. Because the "farming" thing? She's over all that already. We never see new photographs of her animals and the way she takes care of them at all. It's all Jenna the hawk huntress and pop culture savvy critic these days.
I call BS as well. For gosh sakes, it reads like some lame Disney Made for TV afternoon special. When does everyone break into song? Oh my gosh, you mean kids were mean in Jr. High or High School... which is it, Jenna? First you say its Jr High and then its High School... Oh yeah, that's right, you really don't proof read anything. And I don't get werewolf from friendly beast... I mean, common, whatever. And please, please, please, stop posting that gawd awful picture of you. Honey, it's awful looking.
I concur. I'd also like to say- Hi Jenna! I see you couldn't resist calling out the commenters here by calling them "bitchier critics" when some called you out about the size 8/10 (which by the way doesn't exist in the sizing charts). Having seen you up close and personal throughout the community that we both live in, I can attest that what you are writing about in that post is pure b.s. I don't doubt like almost every one on earth has experienced, that you too experienced a crush and have experienced name calling and unrequited love.But really a post like this at your age? It sounds so infantile, especially coming from someone who claims to be a homesteader and prides herself on being tough, strong and a feminist. You know anyone can have muscles, some that do aren't strong at all. Anyone who tries can lift something heavy, but if they don't at least try they won't. The whole point of your post is to parallel your life story to Disney's Beauty and the Beast which is currently playing in theaters. The buzz words you used and the supposed old graphic and begging your FB readers to share it got you what you wanted- to be noticed and have your story posted on the Huffington news site. You really don't have to list your body measurements for anyone, and it would be better if you did not. You are confusing people and making others feel bad about themselves by showing pictures of yourself and then listing measurements. Measurements which are not accurate and they are confusing people. Please learn where to measure your waist- take a tape measure from your left to your right side passing through your belly button or just very slightly above it. You take that measurement and double it. Learn to accept any size of clothing you fit in as long as you feel good about yourself wearing them. After reading today's post it sounds like you've had a lot of issues with people ALL your life. It also sounds like you've spent the greater part of your life bragging about all your "strong points" as if you are trying to convince someone you are great. Can't you just be happy being you? I think a lot of your readers want to read about farming and homesteading. I think that when you wrote books about it and still make claims to be doing those things you should devote your time to blog or vlog or post about them. If you've changed your mind and all you want to talk about is yourself and get YouTube hits and make $ that way, and pretend to be a pop star you should shut down CAF and try to successfully rebrand yourself.That's all I have to say about this topic. It just makes me so sick that the things she chooses to talk about she makes darn sure are the topics that rub people raw- politics, religion or lack of, body shaming, sexuality, gender, vegetarianism. It's certainly fairly obvious she is looking to say something that goes viral. Viral means attention, and may mean a book deal. So not going to work for Jenna.. Anyone else think her supposed drawing done at age 21 looks like all the rest of the drawings she is currently doing at 34? lol
Where did she list her body measurements? I was blocked on her Facebook and Twitter. Thanks.
I also wanted to add that her drawings still look childish to me. It doesn't appear like her skill-set as a graphic artist has developed much over the years.
The awful muscle-woman pic is pathetic and unflattering, too. The fact that she keeps posting it online, means that she craves constant validation from followers. She might even be using it as a mating call to attract a hipster heathen.
Her measurements are on her blog post from yesterday-toward the end of the post- ht, wt, arms, pants and waist measurements. She calls anyone who doesn't believe her a bitchy critic.
She got what she wanted - Huffington Post. It's embarrassing how many times she Tweeted out her own post, with a new picture, just to get traffic going. She seems lonely and lost to me. The farm is not a farm, the logos and lessons are not selling, and she is stuck. If she wasn't still trying to screw people out of their hard earned money, I'd feel sorry for her. But she's still selling goods she can't deliver...and the scams continue.
Her junior high tale of woe underwent some refurbishment.Original version from 2013:"My sister was the tall blonde teenager. One day a boy in my class told me that the nickname for my sister and I was Beauty and the Beast. When he saw my expression, he added, "But a friendly Beast!""Yesterday's:"Oh, you know. I just was looking at Katie and you, well, the nickname. Your nickname?" "What?" (I didn't know I had a nickname.) At this the boy balked a little. He was self aware enough to realize he walked into something uncomfortable. I put on my coolest we're-just-buddies voice and told him it was okay to tell me. "We call you the Friendly Beast. You are so nice and funny and everyone likes you, but your sister is, well, your sister - and you're you."I didn't cry or say anything back. I just laughed. I was well trained in my role. This is what the boy I liked thought of me. This was what his whole pack of boys called me. I swallowed air and smiled. ------------------------------------------------First version, it sure looks like she's known as The Beast to her sister's Beauty. The way it's written, the boy sees her face and then quickly adds the "friendly" part to smooth things over.Second version, there's no mention of her sister's corresponding nickname and Jenna clearly paints a picture of her non-reaction to the news that she's known as the friendly beast "I swallowed air and smiled.". Which is it? The boy saw her expression and responded by softening the blow or she smiled and laughed? It's two different stories.
Well you know whatever version dings the PayPal "you've got cash" alert!
I wonder what her sister thinks, reading this story not once but twice...and different versions at that.
KWB: I love the piece, but thats not the me I have any memory of, and not the you either. I was shy and nerdy throughout most of high school and pretty sure everyone was cooler than me, and you were brave and confident and able to do anything!KWB: I was on debate team and losing every track meet and you were climbing mountainsJenna Woginrich: everyone sees their own high school experience differently. I was out in the mountains because I felt like I didn't belong in high school.KWB: As someone still in a high school, no one does
So embarrassing. I feel that since Jenna rarely sees/interacts with her family, it's only fair for her to not write about them.
Jenna needs some true blue friends. Friends who will say, "girl, that is not your look!" without being accused of body shaming/wolf contacts shaming/etc.
Can someone explain to me - how is feeding a handful of animals considered 'farming'?
And there is the million dollar question!
I thought only the first 10 or 11 paragraphs were good writing, after that she lost me. But does anyone else remember her writing about her mother's (and her own) obsession with Vogue magazine? When I first read about that years ago I felt sorry for her, her mother had paid for a subscription for her. Vogue is nothing but a celebration of high fashion and high end consumerism. You have to be wealthy and skinny to participate in that fantasy world. I thought it was something Jenna saw and rejected in favor of a more real world of growing your own food, and a self sufficient frugal life. But over the years she seems to be trading one fantasy for another, and in the past year she seems obsessed with appearance, designer jeans, make-up and hair extensions. I don't know what's in Jenna's head, but for 10 or 11 paragraphs she got something right. And it's something that almost everyone can relate to, even beautiful women have deep insecurities about their appearance.
I liked the concept of being the best version of yourself that you can be. But outward appearance is only part of it. Manipulating people into sending you money and paying your bills is not the best one can be. We are indeed our deeds.
JW is not stupid.Most sociopaths are able to manipulate expertly and conjure out of people what they want.Some research will demonstrate that in this Time of Trump there is a lot of angst against bullies, women and the danger of growing up. She taps into this stream flawlessly and is able to touch the nerves that are wounded, and there are SO MANY victims, especially found in our repressed adolescent psyche.Now the quest is, having stirred the pot with how horrible I was treated as an innocent little big girl, and having expressed my own value and worth and embrace of the real me - do I now monetize this scam bitch for all its worth?Can I do "Supergirl logo's" with your image standing upon the mean teen that you didn't bop in high school. Maybe some unrequited pork shares, everything, including revenge fantasy, tastes better with bacon. I know what, let's have a special one on one at the farm where you tell me how great I am now and I teach you a chord on the fiddle.Yep, it's another day to fog out a dust storm of tea and sympathy, gotta throw another log on the fire, the toilets frozen, I'm as badass as the come
You nailed it!
@realDonalTrump just tweeted:Changed my mind, can Meryl Streep tell Jenna to STFU, no one cares about JrHS, Loser
@realDonaldTrump tweeted:Jenna scams must be overturned NOW. We're not waiting for the next fake crisis, her ego is HUGE
No one cares Jenna about your size. They do care about your lies! Size does not equate ability. And as for your financial situation, goodwill should be your shop of choice for clothes.
Well isn't she a ray of sunshine. Trust me Jenna, no one is ever going to throw you a surprise party!"I would never talk to someone again if they threw me a surprise party - dead serious. it's hijacking time, agency, total lack of preparedness for being around a lot of people, not to mention wanting to look and feelgood for a party."
That's her cover cause nobody ever will! Sort of like "I have no time for dating cause I'm so super busy with my farm and netflix!" Noooooo, the Pepsi phone isn't ringing honey....
Wasn't she going to post every day?
Fresh and Storm Pony-reposts, Matches-Jan 1, Hat Trick(about the hawk)- Jan 3, Marco (about the weather) Jan 4, Dave the Farrier- Jan 6, Vanity Post- January 8th. That's it. No posts the last two days. Twitter- old pictures, old snarky slogans- total of 15 tweets so far today. From what I can see been online tweeting, FBing and social media climbing since 7am this morning. Farming, chores or homesteading-pffft.
What is with the retweeting of her own self over and over again?Jenna Woginrich @coldantlerfarm 51 minutes ago It's okay to live a life other people don't understand.
@realDonalTrump tweeted:Not Okay to scam a life that everybody has to pay for, get her OUT OF HERE, make farming great again
Makes sense, she tweets what she thinks is the best thing on twitter.....herself.
Like that lame-ass assessment of our issues with her even comes close!! You so do not get it and/or love living the big lie of your version of what our problem with you is, in your sad little narcissistic mind. You're the clueless, doesn't understand person, or the "I could not care less about you think of me and I know exactly what an a/h I am" person. You uk-say, and not because we don't get it. We get it and we get your shtick. And it's not OK for your animals, your scammed, oblivious, yet oddly generous (or pitying) fans....or your karma, hon.
When questioned about how she can create quality logos and be on Facebook and Twitter all day long, JW asserts that she does her best work this way. We all know what her logos look like and this morning she produced this eight word gem on Twitter: "Good morning from a strangle little happy place". Nice job, baby!
We get it..just don't care!
When does Jenna help other people, ever? For all the ego associated with Jon Katz, at least he, at times, uses his following to help the elderly. Jenna could do so much good in the world, even if it were just to stroke her own ego. But, alas, she does nothing for others.
New Year's Resolution to blog everyday.... that lasted one day.
I predict a slew of upcoming logo specials Ha!
Ha, that's not a prediction, it's a certainty:)
The Queen of Corn is bragging about her weird werewolf Huffpo piece, but it's the stupid response that's nauseating:[–]ShieldmareTyr's Good Hand 5 points 1 day ago I made Huffpo's front page with a headline about werewolves! [–]FrMarkStill not a priest. Frithin' ain't easy 1 point 3 hours ago Mazel tov! You're a great writer and an inspiration to young women
I was mostly shocked by the fact people said Jenna was 'friendly' as a youngster! She comes across so smug and self satisfied, 'friendly' just doesn't apply!
Ready for another go round of Boo Hoo Farm?Jenna via Twitter this evening:"So. Stressed."Yep, she's setting up for the big grift. No more half-ass hints, no sirree!
This farm needs a shower of gold
LOL!!!! Best one yet!
She just posted on Facebook that she "just wants to feel like everything is going to be ok." Her commenters took it as a political post, telling her they are all worried about our country.Guys, duh. She was talking about her financial situation, not Trump! Her fans no longer take her subtle hints to send money. She's gonna need to be a lot more forward to squeeze money out of her most recent set of followers.
She may want to consider tweets like- #sendme$10foreverytweetitweet, #wolvesare@mydoor #send$20foreverytweetiretweet, #cashnoadviceplz #100dollarsmakesmehollar #woolcaponemortgagepayment #buymycheaplogoscheap #mygriftisreal #illhavetosellmypony#sendcashsoicankeepsittingonmyass, #idontworkibeg #badasswolfpanhandler #veryorksveryownconartist
OMG, these are priceless. Can't even pick a fav!
My god, she pulls this same drama queen production - 2017 script tweaking to come - every single Jan/Feb. It's her skeerd'est time of the year, after the September panic, and the October/Nov winter luck-needing angst, and... She clearly does not give a flying decrepit fence post how obvious this is nor cares to lift a finger to change this pathetic pattern of I have no plan property owner. Even if said property is the most important thing in her personal universe.Disgustedly awaiting which version of the scared.wolves.pain.i'm brave.my life.i can.i must.i whistle in the darkness.i CAN!it's hopeless.i'm helpless. the car is back. lock the doors. a gal alone. CAN'T LOSE MY CAF DREAM after ALL my hard WORK. I just need, finally! - some luck. Lucky lucre.Luck be a lady tonight....and in Feb, and March, and.....
and in Feb and March--it's toothache time again! Pipes a burstin, tooth needs a cap or crown or root canal. Oh Puppy, I need a puppy. Floating down the Battenkill, Marathon training--ooh a hawk. It's winter, what year is it again. Wash rinse and repeat, it's 2017's version of I'm a badass who does it all on my own, please send a buck to save a farmer cough I mean a farm...here wait let me put my wolf eyes in, another bourbon please. smh
I think we should do some back patting ourselves. Aside from a few snarky comments, most of us here have spotted the truth and have called her out on it.The women (and guys?) here are smart, funny, wise, savvy, perceptive, strong and caring (yes, caring enough to warn others). So kudos to those who post here.
I'd be interested in knowing if there are any men who post here. I tend to believe that it's primarily women who have been burned by JFW. And I agree with what you wrote. Your kudos is acknowledged, thanks.
I have a background in personal finance and experience helping others get out of financial messes. So several years ago when she posted one of her cries for help, I sent her a carefully crafted email outlining steps she could take to dig herself out.The reply I received back was polite. She explained that she made more on her own than she did at Orvis and that she was doing ok.I was stunned. Then I realized the cry for help was really for sympathy donations. She wants help but the wrong kind of help. Handout help.
Yep, she says this all the time, that she can make more working at home for herself than working for anyone else. That is true in theory -- if she sold one $250 logo per day and sold just 5 days a week, she'd have a $65,000 gross income. Not shabby! But she either can't sell that many, or she does sell that many and still her expenses exceed her income. So one of those things has to give. I wouldn't mind this at all, plenty of people can't handle their financial lives worth a darn, except she holds herself up and people look to her as an example of successful homesteading. Pity the fool who reads one of her books and takes her seriously, because her business model will fail for them like it is failing for her.
Anon 7:06 and 8:07, I don't think she's telling the whole truth. If she gets enough donations she's better off than she was working at Orvis. But she has to do a considerable amount of dishonest story telling to accomplish that. I also don't believe she can sell enough logos or pork shares without a lot of whining and begging. Add to that, her "emergencies " where the donations end up being spent on frivolous items. I don't believe she can look herself in the mirror anymore without being ashamed of her lies. I think there are also lies involved in her plumbing stories. Either she has no problems, or she doesn't make 50K+ a year. It's just simple math. Either way, a job would help her out.
I think you're right, redhorse, except for the fact that I think she can look herself in the mirror. She's a classic narcissist and can do no wrong. She's badass in her own addled mind.
People often forget that their benefits are part of their salary. Medical, dental, other insurance - usually it's cheaper through a company than purchasing it on your own. Also, 401Ks and other investments offered through their company are part of their benefits. Just replacing the paycheck amount isn't enough. Company subsidized health insurance alone keeps many people in unsatisfying jobs. It's just part of the trade-off decisions you make when you have to support yourself.
Orvis offers pretty good full-time benefits, and a few benefits for part-time work. Many people will work a crap part-time job for a few months just to pay for health care insurance, if they can't get it through their full-time job.
I believe that she was finally fired at Orvis. They probably had enough of her ego and self-entitled attitude, too.
She's always in a state of emergency. You'd think her fans/donors would pick up on that and tell her to get real. She keeps on doing something that isn't working and then looking around to see who's gonna pick up the slack. Jenna Woginrich: I'm making the choice that this week isn't about feeling frustrated. It's about passing an endurance test.Jenna Woginrich: I just want to feel things are going to be okay.Jenna Woginrich @coldantlerfarm So. Stressed.
This is a partial comment from one of J's Super Fans that's taken it upon themselves, yet again, to scold someone on her behalf."Jenna who has stood up to more adversity than most of us can imagine without withering"What the hell are you talking about, lady? How much glue do you have to sniff to get that out of touch with reality that early in the morning? WHAT adversity??? Did I miss the part where Jenna was a Syrian refugee struggling to rebuild her life? Did I miss the part where Jenna was born to crackheads yet managed to lift herself out of crippling poverty? Jenna hasn't faced adversity of any significance, ever. She barely works, spends her days ambling around on a 8K dollar pony and playing with her hawk while strangers fling money at her just for being so special. Sounds really tough.
What was that in response to?
Oh, just a reply to someone telling Jenna to stop whining re: her FB post "I just want to know everything's going to be ok".
She's worse than a child who needs to be mollified by their mommy.
Jenna's sketches with color, that she used to sell for around $200 are now $50. That tells ya right there that people are not interested anymore. No wonder she's worried.
A website with her logos, graphic drawings and such would go a long way in being legitimate. She's able to build one for her heathen clan and offer things for sale. She should be able to build a website with everyone she sells off CAF with no problem.The real mystery is why she doesn't? She has trashed her own reputation with legitimate customers by begging week after week for years now for someone to buy her logos and meat shares. I mean can you imagine a retail store going out of business and daily for years offering cheap clothing and such all the while loudly begging people to stop by and buy from them. It reminds me of the going out of business sales that are still going on a year after they put the sign up. How long does it really take to "go out of business."I know one of the reasons there is no website is because she is not grown up enough to deal with negative reviews. Other than that who on earth would make claim that the logos and meat sales keep the "farm" afloat, yet not take the time to be professional about it and build a website to sell them to the masses not just FB followers. The only thing I can think of is she doesn't really sell logos. Logo = donation. Meat shares are a way for her to get cash - a good sized chunk right now. And even now she is abusing that income stream by selling shares not even born yet. Two years ago she said workshops were what kept the mortgage paid. She went a year without workshops and I'm willing to bet 2017 will be more of the same. That's three supposed ways she used to make $ to pay the mortgage. At least one way is gone. She can't wait to sell pig shares from the pigs she purchases so now she is selling pigs that don't exist. She spends way too much time outside having fun or drunk to be creating logos- so again I say logo= donation. She is paying for her mortgage, and living expenses through donations.I have followed a couple dozen homesteading blogs for years, and also follow them on FB, and Instagram. One of them I've followed going on 12 year, most I've followed 5 or more years. I've never seen one of them ask a follower for money or request donations because they can't pay a bill. I've also never seen any of them not talk about farming 24/7 or their homesteading skills, or show pictures constantly of their livestock. Most of the one I follow show live videos regularly of farm work, field work, birthing, and butchering. The blogs I follow are single people, married, children, no children, livestock, no livestock, they're all kinds of different situations. Their life and their techniques aren't perfect, whose are?, but they are farming and homesteading none the less.Now Jenna--what she's doing isn't neither and I'm wondering why more don't call her out? It's not hard to see she created a ruse. She bought CAF with donations and loans, she bought the livestock props with donations, and she convinced people to come visit and attend workshops. Those dried up just like her book sales when people realized she wasn't a homesteader. She's just a prop. The real Jenna sits behind a curtain with one hand on her PayPal account and the other tweeting out a little crisis here and a little crisis there hoping to meet her daily $ goals. When we see words like feel safe, feel better, not be scared that means she is not meeting her goals. But if she finally does we'll see words like badass, I do it all on my own, and then shortly after that we'll see new purchases. Her story is so predictable, her motives so transparent.
it should say - website with everything not everyone.
She doesn't want to work. JFW is lazy and self-entitled. It's a lethal character combo that won't earn her any accolades. And the older she gets, the worse her circumstances will become. I predict that she'll eventually become either an urban bag-lady, or that crazy, country crone who everyone wants to avoid at Stewart's.
This exactly sums up her MO. So many caught on years ago, and so many are either still or newly aboard. One of the great mysteries of all time, lol. Interesting her berserk loathing of 45 - not that she's alone. Her tactics and machinations are so blatant and continuing - and she is so obnoxious and unrepentant - it is quite nuts that she's eking out a living on the credulousness of so many.Especially fine line: The real Jenna sits behind a curtain with one hand on her PayPal account and the other tweeting out a little crisis here and a little crisis there hoping to meet her daily $ goals.
I don't understand what "the berserk loathing of 45" means. Is it about the age?
45 refers to the President- elect.Interestingly, he will be the 44th person to serve, Grover Cleveland served twice, as the 22nd and the 24th president, I believe.
I appreciate your answer, thanks! It mystified me for a moment, but it makes sense.
I can't stop crying. A 20 year old college student in my city just died of a rare form of cancer. He was diagnosed in his senior year of high school and went through surgery and chemotherapy while other kids his age were enjoying their youth.During his ordeal, he decided to take the focus off himself and started a foundation. In two short years he raised tens of thousands of dollars for cancer research and financial assistance for families dealing with cancer.Jenna doesn't know what adversity and courage is. This young man lived it. Life gave him a crap deal but his response was to give back to others. Jenna's only focus is herself. Period.
I'm sorry for you and your city's loss. People like the young man you mention are beautiful with open and kind loving hearts. They give me hope and definitely inspire me to be a more open and giving person to those around me. Thinking of you.Giving makes a person feel so good. It takes the focus off of one's self and onto another and you end up feeling kind of connected to someone else through your gift. I truly feel by giving something to someone be it money, time or material you make it possible for them to see the world as a better place and they too will be inspired to give something.Life as a taker has got to be a dark life. No possibility for light to come in. The more you take the more you want to take until you are just taking to take. That's Jenna in a nutshell.
I just wonder what is going to happen in 10 years when Jenna is in her 40s. This "poor little thing" bit won't work then.
This is something I've wondered about too. We often talk about Jenna's approaching trainwreck, but that never seems to happen. But growing old will happen. Real medical problems will happen, real inability to go it alone will happen. Family money has the bad habit of running out, as do donations to scrappy young pop culture happy farmers.Jenna, if you're reading this, beware: you better develop some inner resources, because the older you get, the less people will be interested in you. You'll no longer be that scrappy young woman homesteading (supposedly) on the side of a mountain, you'll just be another middle aged woman who reminds people of their mothers. Believe me, this is not a draw. Your fan base will dwindle to nothing, and then what? You'll have been out of the workforce for years, you won't have a partner to help support you, and whatever cute you're wearing right now will be gone. I write this knowing Jenna will take no heed. She is the Donald Trump of the homesteading community.