Hersteading

  • Jenna and Italics, 2014
  • Jasper and Keenan, 2013
  • Italics with Hood, 2014
  • New Arrivals: Ham, Ham and Jumpies, 2013
  • Gnaw, 2015
  • Resting with Gibson, 2014
  • Jenna and Ida, 2014
  • The Kids at Common Sense Farm, 2014
  • Clark and Gable, 2014
  • Making Bread (F***), 2014
  • Defeathering, 2014
  • Merlin & The Heart Tree, 2015
  • Shearing Day, 2014
  • End of Day, 2015
  • Dave and Merlin
  • Homesteading
  • Jenna & Italics (still hungry), 2014. 10x15
  • Stud, 2014
  • Calming Ram, 2014
  • Related
  • Harvest, 2014
  • Remains, 2014
  • Chuleta , 2015
  • Cyrus and ?, 2014

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.

The exhibition catalogue is available for purchase via MagCloud:

Hersteading: Cold Antler Farm

By Miriam Romais

38 pages, published 7/9/2016

“Hersteading:Cold Antler Farm” is a photo project about the energy, life, love, and challenges of a young woman building her dream life on her own farm in upstate NY. A renaissance woman, Jenna Woginrich not just a homesteader: she is an apprentice falconer, archer, fiddler, martial artist, designer, author and fierce believer in creating the life you want, even if others don’t understand. Photographer Miriam Romais has been documenting her…