Hersteading: Cold Antler Farm, is a documentary about a young woman that quit her corporate job with benefits to become a homesteader.
“You teach archery at a falconry school?” This is how our first conversation started, as I watched her change into a kilt after a sweaty TaeKwonDo session… I was instantly curious and needed to learn more about her. Why would she just quit a good job in this economy to live on her own in the middle of what seemed like nowhere?
That is simplifying it of course. Any monumental life decision that is fueled by intense passion, comes with all sorts of complexities and self-doubt: self-sufficiency is often far from simple. Through sheer force of will and knowing nothing about farming, she created a life that felt right for her. Success for her is measured by a different drum. It includes the satisfaction of being self-sufficient as possible, and by raising animals ethically for food.
This documentary is a glimpse into Jenna Woginrich’s rich life at Cold Antler Farm, what she describes as a scrappy six-acre homestead on the side of a mountain in upstate NY. Author of several books, consummate blogger, animal lover, archer, apprentice falconer, workshop leader, mentor, martial artist, sci-fi and board game geek, fiddler, equestrian and graphic designer – there is no one way to encompass her sense of adventure and curiosity for life. If there is something she wants to know more about, she’ll figure out how to do it. And that is an inspiration.
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