Spring in Full Swing


With the most welcome change in temperature, life has gotten crazy busy here at the farm. Our first batch of chicks is already out on pasture with a second batch in the brooder. 17 calves have been born over the last two and a half weeks, and the hens are egg laying machines in the … Read the Rest

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Tapping Trees

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For the last two months my husband and I have been revolving our schedules around, maple syrup.  Harvesting maple syrup is a fun thing to do and it fits into a farmers life because things on the farm are a little bit slower in the winter season. Eric has been tapping sugar maple trees around … Read the Rest


Quilt Along Completed


Two weeks ago I posted about a Quilt Along that I was participating in.  April 2 marked the end and everyone was supposed to have the top of their quilt completed. I’m excited to be able to tell you that I DID IT! My Queen/King Quilt top is complete. Here are some pictures to catch … Read the Rest

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So Many Snow Days!


I think we all can agree the weather this Winter has been crazy. And just when I think it is about to change and the kids and I spend a lovely afternoon outdoors in 60 plus degree weather, BAM! We get hit with more snow. The extra cold days, a few bouts of sickness, and … Read the Rest

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On Farm Sawmill


Today, I would like to introduce you to one of Joel’s all time favorite pieces of equipment. The Turner Band Sawmill When Daniel and I first got engaged, over 12 years ago now, we decided to build a house on the farm. What you probably know about Polyface Farm is that it sits in the … Read the Rest

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Greenmont Farm


As I mentioned last week, I am now managing Greenmont Farm as a contract farmer for Polyface. Greenmont is located near Fishersville, VA…about a 30 minute drive from Polyface. At 350 acres, Greenmont is one of Polyface’s largest rental farms. My new position here started on January 3rd and Kevin and I moved in to … Read the Rest


Michael :)

Michael is verrrry nice :)

Happy Tuesday! In my last post, I mentioned Michael the dog. So, this week, I thought why not introduce the wonderful readers of the hen house to Michael – a true icon of Polyface. If you ever find yourself at our farm, he’s a hard one to miss. Standing about three feet tall, Michael is … Read the Rest

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And so it begins…


We are actually farmers! It seems so fitting that our first batch of chicks should arrive of the first day of Spring. Granted, there was snow on the ground and the temperature outside didn’t exactly bring to mind cuddly chicks and Easter bunnies, but they came none the less! Prior to their arrival, John had … Read the Rest

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Quilt Along


During our winter break, I always try to do at least one big project to have something to show for the rest of the year. This year, I decided to make a quilt for my bed. I’ve made many quilts over the past years, but I’ve never actually kept one. FOR ME! This one is … Read the Rest

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