So, when I found out that she has a new book out (as of June 2014), Cold Antler Farm: A Memoir of Growing Food and Celebrating Life on a Scrappy Six-Acre Homestead, I thought it would be great to share her writing with one lucky reader.
“Few writers can put into words the epiphanies that break upon a mind and spirit communing with a piece of earth. Home, barn, and garden converge in the quietness of agrarian labor to provide transcendent thoughts about living, loving, and learning. Jenna is a master.”
—Joel Salatin, farmer, Polyface Farm, and author
I have not yet read her latest book, but here's what it's about:
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Author Jenna Woginrich runs her own one-woman farm and is well known for her essays on the mud and mess and the grime and passion that accompany homesteading. In Cold Antler Farm, she draws our attention to the flow and cycle not of the calendar year, but of the ancient agricultural year: holidays, celebrations, seasonal touchstones, and astronomical events that mark sacred turning points in the seasons.
Amidst the holidays of the equinoxes, May Day, Hallowmas, and Yule, we learn the life stories of her beloved animals and crops--chicken, pig, lamb, apples, basil, tomatoes. May apple blossoms are sweet fruit for rambunctious sheep in June. And come September, the harvest draws together neighbors for cider making under the waning summer sun. The living beings she is tending fuel one another--and the community--day to day, season by season.
How to enter this giveaway
If you are interested in entering the random drawing for this book, please add your name to the comments of this post. You get bonus points for liking the Crunchy Chicken on Facebook. Just let me know if you're a fan of the page in your comments. If you want an extra entry, go vote in this poll on what you love about homesteading and leave a comment here saying you voted!
Now, that was easy, wasn't it!