Up It Goes!


You know those lists you make of things to get done?  Well, here at Polyface lists are very important to help keep us on track and to keep things rolling.  At the beginning of the year “the big list” is made of all the things we would like to see accomplished and things that have … Read the Rest

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Crunch ‘n Munch – A Video, Not a Snack Recipe


Sometimes after I move the cows, I like to sit for a minute and watch them graze. I love hearing them crunch and munch happily on the grass.  Have a listen!    

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Winter Chores


This past week we were blessed to have a few warm days and took the opportunity to attend to outdoor chores.  Caleb spent two mornings cleaning up the fence line, mending a few holes and made sure all was secure for the lambs.  We also made sure to stock up on wood to keep us … Read the Rest

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Let’s LEGO!

Nicolaus legos

“Train a child in the way that he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it.” — Proverbs 22:6 Nicolaus loves LEGOS. They’re at the top of his Christmas list, they’re all he wants for his birthday, and when he has spending money he buys (you guessed it) LEGO sets. As … Read the Rest

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Sugaring Time!?


I wouldn’t have thought with the start we had to winter, 5 inches of snow the day before Thanksgiving, that by the middle of January we would be setting buckets out and preparing for another season of sugaring!  But that is exactly what is happening around here.  The weather forecast looks just about perfect, so … Read the Rest

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Now is the time of year John and I plan for our our next season. We discuss the garden, pastured poultry numbers (including broilers, laying hens and turkeys) and any new enterprises we think we might be interested in trying. It is an exciting, challenging and stressfull time all at once since unknowns play a part our … Read the Rest


Moving The Cows Across The Street (with Video)


Normally I move the cows by myself, but when it is a more complicated move, Polyface will send a crew over to help.  A few weeks ago the cows needed to move across the street so Daniel came over with his sons, Travis and Andrew.  In this case, Travis and Andrew were responsible for keeping the … Read the Rest


The New Additions


In the fall, an opportunity arose for us to purchase a flock of 50 breeding Ewes and we are excited to announce that they have officially arrived at Briarmoor!  Since the fall, about 20 lambs have been born, which takes our total to around 70.  We are learning a lot about how to care for … Read the Rest




Yesterday Nicolaus discovered the first egg from our own little flock of thirteen hens. His excitement shot through the roof and infected the whole family with giddy happiness. To think of the many thousands of eggs our eyes and hands have touched over this last year makes me dizzy and here this little boy cannot … Read the Rest

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