Farm Kids

Silly boys catching toads off Grandma's porch

Today I wanted to share some of my favorite silly photos of the Salatin kids on the farm. Happy Friday!

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The Simple Things

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I often get caught up in the “have to do’s”, the “what’s”, “when’s”, and “how’s” of life… One thing that I’ve learned is that sometimes you just need to take a moment to smile and enjoy life. When I say “Enjoy life”, I don’t mean go buy yourself a sports car, buy a boat, or … Read the Rest

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Cold Antler Farm…


Please help if you can! We LOVE Jenna and love reading her books and blog!!!!! – Cold Antler Farm is a small, livestock farm set into the side of a mountain in upstate New York. It is the home of author, blogger, and homesteader, Jenna Woginrich. There she runs the farm by herself, following … Read the Rest

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A note from Joel on beef price increase…


Our recent beef price increase is due to world commodity prices. Many people would like to think that farms like Polyface are immune to industrial price fluctuations, but just like no man is an island, neither is any farm an island. In 2013, the world inventory of beef cattle dipped below the number in 1950. … Read the Rest


Turkey Update


In my last post we saw our turkeys movin’ out to shelters on pasture from the brooder. However, turkeys quickly outgrow their shelters and must be moved to a new home once again. Their final destination (before the processing shed!) is a shaded gobbledygo surrounded by electric poultry netting. We make the gobbledygos with lumber … Read the Rest

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Sundays are all about togetherness. We experience a lot more family time now that we are managing Briarmoore, and on Sundays we make an extra effort to spend the day together including completing ALL our chores as a family. This is especially great for the kids, enabling them to experience aspects of the farm they are not a … Read the Rest

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Open discussion about Polyface Internship

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During this time of year, I like to open the floor to you to ask questions about our Polyface internship. Right now through Aug 10, we are accepting requests for applications for next summer’s season. June 1 – September 30, 2015. To apply, you will need to visit our webpage. Copied directly from the Polyface … Read the Rest

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Done for another year


This post is a little late in coming, but I’m still just as excited… Our first cutting of hay is complete – both here at Polyface and on our rental farms! On Polyface we made mostly small square bales. We started this year with our barn completely empty and have filled it to the top. … Read the Rest

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Out on pasture where we have our broiler chickens, we had the opportunity to witness how one creature goes through several different forms throughout it’s life. The farm provides an ideal setting for such valuable, real lessons. Like on our first butcher day when Nicolaus realized the chickens we had been raising from little chicks were … Read the Rest

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