Thursday, June 12, 2014

GIVEAWAY: Cold Antler Farm by Jenna Woginrich

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When I first decided to start raising chickens back in 2009, I immediately raided our local bookstore and read every book I could find on the subject of chicken keeping. And then I kept on reading for the next few years. I felt like there was so much to learn, and each author had a slightly different take on the topic.

It wasn't until 2011 that I ran across Chick Days: An Absolute Beginner's Guide to Raising Chickens from Hatching to Laying by Jenna Woginrich. I thoroughly enjoyed reading her first book ... so much so that I went on to read all of Jenna's other books including Barnheart, Made from Scratch and several others. So when I was contacted by her new publisher Roost Books and asked to review her latest book Cold Antler Farm, I readily accepted.

Cold Antler Farm is the latest memoir by the author who has lived on homesteads in various states and raises various types of livestock including chickens, horses, pigs and sheep. She takes the reader through a year of seasons, following her triumphs and misses with her crops and animals. Jenna is a talented writer and her flowery language somehow makes the muck and mess, the early mornings and occasional heartbreaks seem less....well just less difficult.  

An enjoyable read, Cold Antler Farm portrays life as a modern homesteader as written by the current queen of the homesteading memoirs.  I am exciting to announce that Roost Books agreed to offer one of you the chance to win a copy of Cold Antler Farm.

To Enter to Win:

1.) Leave a comment below telling us why you would like to win a copy of Cold Antler Farm.
2.) Sign up to follow this blog via Bloglovin', email, Google Friend Connect or Networked Blogs.

That's is!  Good luck!
(One winner will be chosen at random from all entries by midnight, Saturday, June 14th.

JENNA WOGINRICH is a thirty-something homesteader and the author of BarnheartChick Days, Made from Scratch, and Days of Grace. A Pennsylvania native, she has made her home in the mountains of Tennessee, in northern Idaho, in rural Vermont, and most recently in upstate New York, where she lives with a flock of Scottish Blackface sheep, a border collie-in-training, chickens and geese, a hive of bees, and several amiable rabbits.
She is well loved for her essays on all that accompanies the life of a true homesteader: the mud and mess, the beautiful and tragic, the grime and passion. In Cold Antler Farm, she draws our attention to the timekeeper of such a lifestyle: the ancient agricultural year, filled with celebrations and seasonal touchstones that mark turning points in the cycles of life.
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  1. I read her blog for a long time. She is very interesting and she works hard

  2. I like to read other homesteader's way of life & good books are always a plus.

  3. Hi,
    I would love to read this book because we will have 50 meat chickens by the end of June and it will be very helpful :)

  4. I've been sick and laid up after surgery, and have been sad about not being able to properly attend to my garden this season. I know this book would be just the thing to cheer me up!

  5. I would love to add this book to my homesteading library. Her book, Chick Days gave me the confidence to raise baby chicks for the first time. Thanks for the chance!

  6. I've been following Jenna's blog for a long time and she is such an inspiration to me! I am going to get the book one way or another, but it doesn't hurt to toss my name in here!

    I've been following you for quite a while too!

  7. Thank you for posting this, and thank all who enter!

  8. Count me in! Made from Scratch encouraged me to do what I'd always wanted to...start fiddling! While I have a long, long way to go, it's terrific when a book encourages, inspires, and teaches us...thanks for offering her latest. -Mary, Windy Meadows Farm

  9. I love anything homesteading...and more books never hurts! Keep my mini library growing!!!

  10. I absolutely love her books and I'd love to read her newest!!! She has really been an inspiration for us to get going on project even if we sort of floundered through them at first!!!

  11. follow fresh egg farm on bloglovin as matope!

  12. I love things written BY real people, FOR real people. We are moving, inch-by inch, toward self-reliance, so this sounds like a "must read!" for my shelf. Thanks for doing the giveaway! :-)

  13. I'm subscribed to your blog via RSS feed. I also follow you on facebook, Twitter, and G+. Got it covered! :-)

  14. I loved Barnheart and have had this book on my wishlist for months! She is such an inspiration and I'm so looking forward to reading this one!

  15. I have read and enjoyed all but one of Jenna's other books, and would love to read her new one.

  16. I have enjoyed Jenna's books and would love to read this one too. I look forward to learning as much as I can. Thanks for the opportunity :)

  17. We raise chickens, alpacas, and angora rabbits. However, I am always interested in reading about other homesteaders' experiences. Would love to win a copy!

  18. Hey comment is off topic, but I was hoping you could help me out. I have mail order chicks that arrived 4 days ago. The leghorn suddenly seems to have a really distended stomach...I have seen her poop, and she eats, she moves around and seems curious, but not as zippy as when she first came. She looks like she is breathing harder than the other birds as well. They are drinking water with "Save a chick", eating un-medicated feed (with a sprinkle of Probious and garlic powder, a little cornmeal and have had a grass clump with dirt. She also hasn't been laying down either, even when she is sleeping...any suggestions?

  19. I've had my little flock for over a year now and have gone through some ups and downs, thankfully mostly ups. Before I packed up my first chicks I dove into books and the internet for education to best care for my future feathered wards. This thirst for knowledge is ongoing as anyone with any sense understands it's trouble when you think your a know it all. Looking forward to reading this book.


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