Jeneric Jeneralities ~ by JenIG
December 20th, 2005
Ho Ho Hohenwald

Me and Geo drove out to Hohenwald, which is
about a five hour long drive from here, and we LOVED it.  We think
Hohenwald will be our new home. Naturally I let Gena know to start packing, and she is dutifully obeying like a good little curly headed monster. My friend Boltbabe is also trying to move to the area… which is another funny story.  We live in a small world.  There are HomeschoolBloggers EVERYWHERE. Go read Boltbabe's last post, it is weird times two.

So who wants to move to Hohenwald with me and Gena and Boltbabe and
live on a farm in the hills by a stream and start a weird little
homeschool commune?  I'll raise the goats, gena can do all the
canning and make all the goat butter and goat candles and goat
cheesecake. Come on, it'll be fun!  Sign up below and be sure to
bring your own livestock, because I aint sharing BettyGoatToesies when
I buy her.

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    on December 20th, 2005 at 10:51 am

    Me move?

    …………..Let me think about it……….. um NO!

    I love it here in the Smokies. This is our home.

    I hope that you find a most wonderous place that you will love to!

    Be bLessed,


  2. JenIG said,

    on December 20th, 2005 at 10:57 am

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    Oh, come on Maria. Don’t be a fuddy duddy — it’ll be fun!!! Tracy can make all our clothes from scratch from the wool we get from the goats.


    on December 20th, 2005 at 11:04 am

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    Yep, that’s me a fuddy duddy!

    I need you to e-mail me back. Tracy will be working on the “you know what” but needs some info…

    Today is her sewing day.


    on December 20th, 2005 at 11:10 am

    wool and goats

    I just reread that. You are one silly girl.

    Wool comes from swine not goats gfhfaskdhfaskdhfaskdhfaskdf

  5. KarenW said,

    on December 20th, 2005 at 11:26 am

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    Where in the world is Hohenwald??? If you are going to move 5 hours away, why don’t you move to Alabama? Decatur is a great place. It’s warmer here than TN too. : )

  6. gottsegnet said,

    on December 20th, 2005 at 11:47 am

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    I’ll bring Holden…he can help herd the goats…and the ducks if we get some (might be helpful since we’ll have a stream going through our house. You can see is adorable little mug shot on my blog…we’re picking him up Friday!!!! Can you tell I’m excited?

  7. mamaduso said,

    on December 20th, 2005 at 11:49 am

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    Sounds great. I can probably drag a couple of friends along with me. Oh, well it was a good thought while it lasted. Hubby won’t let me live in a commune.


  8. Anonymous said,

    on December 20th, 2005 at 11:56 am


    Don’t forget that beside her goat-cheescake-making responsibilities, Gena will probably be herding her pig-pups into a nice little sty overlooking a brook!


  9. amey said,

    on December 20th, 2005 at 1:01 pm

    Your Blog is Hilarious

    It cracks me up. I’ll bring my chickens and my Mother Earth News magazines. And my milk cow if my husband ever buys me one.

  10. drewsfamilytx said,

    on December 20th, 2005 at 1:18 pm

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    Me too! Me too! I wanna go too!

    And I know you’re talking about the hole in the wall place that is mere minutes from my current home on the Gulf coast of Texas, right?

    It should be lots-o-fun! But I have nothing of the homesteading-ish type of stuff or skills to bring…I DO have a sewing machine and can cook for large crowds– will that work?



  11. NewHarvest said,

    on December 20th, 2005 at 1:28 pm

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    Oh no…not the dreaded Christian commune! Please come to your senses, woman!

    Why don’t you just have a Hohenwald hoedown once a year and we can all bring our homestead type vittles to share?

    Merry Christmas, Jen!


  12. DaisyChain said,

    on December 20th, 2005 at 1:57 pm

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    Whoohoo! I’m in! I’ll bring my goats, chickens, turkeys, ducks, guineas, dogs, rabbits, and enough cats to supply the whole commune. And since you’re SUCH a special lady…(and I’m just so darned nice), I’ll even let my billy goat live with you! = )

    BUT I need to live far away enough I’m not in earshot of disco music – sorry! I think the billy goat would like disco though…. I think that’s what he’s been singing.


  13. lynan said,

    on December 20th, 2005 at 1:58 pm

    2 Questions:

    How far is that from Bristol and how much is housing? I LOVE communes! LOL

  14. Amber said,

    on December 20th, 2005 at 2:36 pm

    I'll come if……..

    I get my pig-like pup from Gena. I can supply the goats, sheep, chickens, turkeys, rabbits, ducks, a donkey, a horse, 2 dumb dogs (not including Gena’s mutt) and a lazy fat cat. I can’t wait, it’ll be just like Little House! We don’t even really need electricity. Just us homeschool mothers, happy as happy can be, twirling around in our “back then” dresses, watching our Children play! Where do I sign up?

    0:) Amber

  15. Anonymous said,

    on December 20th, 2005 at 3:07 pm

    Warning Warning

    Do not be deceived. All considering Jen’s offer please read

    Meet Jen’s new neighbors

    Then if you still decide to move to TN atleast you can say you were warned.

  16. gottsegnet said,

    on December 20th, 2005 at 3:56 pm

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    Yes, he is a real live puppy. A genuine Australian Shepherd. His dad is the sweetest dog I have ever met…his mom is a lively one, but shy. We didn’t get to pet her. Little Holden will be well-loved in our little house…and he’d love to run and chase Ambers ducks and goats and chickens, and the cat may not be so fat when he is through.

  17. Anonymous said,

    on December 20th, 2005 at 4:20 pm


    Whoever heard of that? I think you are making that up. There is no place so German-sounding in Tennessee. We prefer places called "Bean Station," "Piney Flats," and "Sneedville." Hohenwald is definitely in Minnesota. I think you made a way wrong turn. And communes make me RUN quickly, far away! And shudder! My oldest brother, a real, live (well, sort of live) hippy, masterminded and commanded a 20-year commune beginning in 1974. Run away! (But I'll admit the idea of a homeschooling commune with Christ-loving people is appealing.) Anyway, I think you made up Hohenwald. But take a drive to Loudoun County! It's lovely there and there are loads of goats!

    Edited by SmallWorld on Dec. 20, 2005 at 2:21 PM

  18. Confessor said,

    on December 20th, 2005 at 4:41 pm

    I think maybe you misheard…

    Perhaps it’s a TN drawl of some sort, but I think you misheard someone and just thought they said Hohenwald…

    What they really said, perhaps mumbled, is, “Hole In The Wall”.

    Be sure to have people repeat something that important!

  19. HappyApple said,

    on December 20th, 2005 at 6:36 pm

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    A commune. Uh, yeah… sounds scary!

    I can only imagine how interesting life would be on your commune… It would be a goat milkin’, chicken pickin’, pork bustin’ time!

    I’ll pass.

    I need something sweet to eat.


  20. ByHisGraceInColorado said,

    on December 20th, 2005 at 7:13 pm

    Ok, we'll come

    I will be in charge of compost ok? And please, don’t be so mean to my friend boltbabe. She is very sweet and you better be nice to her.


    p.s., I miss you too. But you know that song “How can I miss you when you won’t go away?” That is my new theme song.

    Did you get my messages? Well, they were really for Geo, but I was hoping you would hear them too. I know you must miss my sweet little voice. Ahhhhh.

  21. Anonymous said,

    on December 20th, 2005 at 7:18 pm

    Count me in…

    but only if I get a house of my own. Renting is the pits.

    Seriously though…I just wanted to let you know I got the magazines you sent me in the mail today and am very excited to look through them all. It seems like a wonderful resource, though I have only had the time to do a quick flip so far. I really appreciate your kindness and generosity. It means more to me than you can know. 🙂 Rebecca N. (

  22. redmom said,

    on December 20th, 2005 at 7:27 pm

    I wanna come..

    but I want goats too. I had goats. When I was little. Six. They were my favorites. The mommy, Tammy, had three kids; Timmy, Tommy & Tiny. (Not sure why we were into “T’s” ) I had to go to school and missed Tammy having her babies but my brother got to watch. No fair! I did get to help feed them, though.

    It was a traumatic day, when playing in the backyard we went into the shed to find Tommy, um, hanging by his feet. Sadly, he was my brother’s goat. Well, my Dad insists he wasn’t my brother’s goat. But WE’d decided he was. And it was just pretty shocking to find him like that. They could have warned us! Might explain some of my brother’s oddities. Ya think?

    So, anyway….can I have goats, too? Please? I’ll keep ’em away from your goats.

  23. MamaBugs said,

    on December 20th, 2005 at 8:19 pm

    Tell me you've talked about SNOW somewhere on this blog!

    I’m asking everyone who writes about SNOW to pray for Melissa Snow…

    Spread the word! let’s start a prayer blizzard!

  24. DandelionSeeds said,

    on December 20th, 2005 at 10:00 pm

    By the way…

    I loving made a reference to you in my post tonight… just wanted to tell you cuz then that way I’m not talking about you behind your back… a;lskdjf;alskdjf;alskjdf

    Love ya,


    (Hey… are you getting closer to Minnesota? tee hee… I don’t know why you guys just don’t do the “roving RV thing” as we hope to…)

  25. TOSPUBLISHER said,

    on December 20th, 2005 at 10:58 pm

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    Oh my. OK:

    1. I aint moving to “hole in wall”

    2. There will be no weird homeschool commune. That’s just…weird.

    3. You are not moving either; you have work to do, now hop to it.

    4. Why are you fantasizing on the job again?

    5. Where is your husband?

    6. We are not doing goat cheesecake. That’s sick. We are doing MUTTON cheesecake.

  26. Anonymous said,

    on December 20th, 2005 at 11:55 pm


    Hohenwald? I have visions of us not in prairie fashions but lederhosen, braiding each others hair and making schnitzel out of the goats. I'm getting out my Rand McNally atlas for this one…I've lived in the south for 27 years and if a town name doesn't end in "boro" or "field", it ain't south of the Mason Dixon line. Now, the true test that this Hohenwald is really in small town southern America….is there a Piggly Wiggly grocery store, a Family Dollar and a Ford dealership.

    Michelle (from SummerFIELD, that's right next to GreensBORO)

    Edited by eyecorn on Dec. 20, 2005 at 10:51 PM

  27. Confessor said,

    on December 21st, 2005 at 5:58 am

    I don't mean to put a damper on things…

    But are there any Piggly Wigglys any more? I thought they went out of business with Winn-Dixie.

    How about an IGA? A good, Southern town has to have an IGA! And a Dairy Queen (which is the local hangout)!

    Does Hole In The Wall have an IGA and a Dairy Queen? Inquiring minds want to know!

  28. Boltbabe said,

    on December 21st, 2005 at 6:28 pm

    I am trying to get to ya baby!

    I can’t wait!!!! This is so exciting! If God will have it, we will be packing up and moving out by the end of January. I wrote a new post about you….it’s not to be missed. =)

  29. kentuckyjourney said,

    on December 22nd, 2005 at 10:44 am

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    No, No, NO!!! Bowling Green!!!!! I did e-mail you! I did!!! I will resend it when I get home after lunch. If you don’t get it then, I’ll warm up the carrier pigeons.

  30. kentuckyjourney said,

    on December 22nd, 2005 at 10:46 am

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    I do candles, cook, sew, quilt and scrapbook the harmonious homeschool community! (I wish. I have serious homesteading issues. 40 acres and a mule! That’s all I want!)

  31. mistresninos said,

    on December 22nd, 2005 at 7:19 pm

    Where the heck is Hohenwald

    Did I even spell that right?

    So, is it in the middle of nowhere? Is the biggest traffic jam caused my Miss Maisy’s cows getting out on rte 2? Does that traffic jam make the local newspaper which only comes out once a week, unless there’s a holiday then it skips that week?

    I’ve got a longer list but that’ll suffice for now. 😉

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