Stepping Out

How is your week?

We’ve been very busy here at Polyface Farm, butchering chickens, gardening, making hay, maintaining fences, laying water lines, and preparing for next week’s big event: Field Day! It takes many people to make it all happen, and I am so grateful for this year’s team.
Our summer interns have already been here one month and they are doing a fantastic job. Yesterday I was amazed all over again at the initiative and work ethic when there were multiple projects to do and they jumped right in!
As I processed birds with the team yesterday morning, I thought about how each intern brings something unique and special to the team. They are all from different parts of the country, have different families and backgrounds, and hold a variety of beliefs, yet there is a common ground: they all have a passion for what they do, but even more than that, they made the choice to take the first step.
Beginning that first step toward a goal can be the hardest one to make – but it is well worth the effort. Sometimes sacrifices need to be made or other priorities set aside to reach what we hope to attain. At times faith is the only motivator. But knowing you are where you are meant to be is priceless – whether that be working your job, starting a farm or business, homesteading, beginning a friendship or relationship, or stepping out into the unknown; there is something we were all meant to do in life. Every one of us has a purpose. What is your dream? What is your life’s passion?
If there was one thing you could do, what would it be? If nothing hindered you from trying, what would you attempt?
Remember to cherish this season of your life. Press on toward the goal!
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About Kristen Long

Kristen Long came to Polyface as an intern in the summer of 2010. She enjoyed the lifestyle and work here and is now freezer organizer and inventory manager. Kristen was born and raised in Virginia and was homeschooled most of her school years. As a teen, she began raising dairy calves and milking cows before coming to Polyface. Kristen is blessed to be engaged to her best friend, Ben Beichler. They will be married in 2012 and manage DoubleB Acres, LLC.

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