A Week in Review
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This past week has been full of a couple “firsts.”  Here they are! I picked my first green beans out of my “little” garden.  32 pounds of green beans in two pickings. 32 pounds = 28 quarts of beans.  Just about takes care of the husband and I for winter! Of course I had help … Read the Rest

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This Little Piggie…
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Went to a new paddock. While the Kids’ Grandma was here for a visit, I had the opportunity to join John for some chores I am not normally able to help with including moving the pigs to a new paddock. It was wonderfull to see the pigs in the environment in which they belong. Using the … Read the Rest

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Clothesline Reflections
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During the summer, spring and sometime fall months I love to hang my clothes on the line. Not only do the clothes smell fresh and saves money on electricity, but there is something so peaceful about hanging clothes. Sun is shining, birds chirping,  and blue skies overhead. It’s a perfect time for thinking, planning, or … Read the Rest

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Finally Out to Pasture!
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Last week I wrote about our turkeys first four weeks of life in the brooder. Today, we get to take a look at the day that the girls had been waiting for…. pasture!… fresh green grass every single day.   On their four week birthday all the little ones got loaded up in crates one-by-one. … Read the Rest

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Turkey Babies
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A little over a month ago we welcomed our second (and final) batch of Broad Breasted White turkey poults to Polyface. Total, we received 850 birds – 400 hens and 450 toms. The toms moved on to be raised at one of our rental farms and the hens stayed here… with me! These little girls … Read the Rest

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On the Farm
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Whew! Summer! Whoever coined the phrase “Lazy days of summer” was certainly no farmer. There’s nothing lazy about it, is there? I’m sure you are reading this post right now and thinking about all the other things you should be doing instead. Goodness, I’m writing this post and thinking it! Here at Polyface, we’re gearing … Read the Rest

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…While the sun shines
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One of my favorite quotes from Joel is “Make hay while the sun shines.”  I think about this quote often. While the underlying idea can be applied to many aspects of life, it can also be taken quite literally.  Over the past 3 weeks we’ve taken Joel’s advice quite literally. We’ve been blessed with great weather and have … Read the Rest

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Eggs!
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“Know well the condition of your flocks…” Proverbs 27:23 Many have asked how exactly we handle the pastured eggs here at Briarmoor. We have a double egg mobile on the fields closest to our house and then a single across the street. If you are unfamiliar with how the egg mobile works, check this out. The lion’s … Read the Rest

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Greeting from the Cows at Polyface
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Two of our interns, Kristen Kilfoyle and Greer Burton took this video and I thought I’d share it with you today. Grass Grazers from Greer Burton on Vimeo. Every day, the cows are moved to fresh pasture. This is a beautiful short clip of how easy this is to accomplish. They are ready at the … Read the Rest

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