Let Me Introduce Myself…

Hi I am Leanna, the newest employee at Polyface.  Here are a few questions/answers to get to know me a little.  I am thrilled to be here and I look forward to getting to know you all!

1. What inspires you?

Sunny days, progress on projects, smiling faces, and talking with customers.

2. Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

I would love to still be farming and practicing my homemaking skills.  We will see where God leads me on this wonderful journey of life!

3. What is one of your most fulfilling hobbies?

I don’t think I can pick just one.  Depending on what mood that I am in, weaving, knitting, cooking/baking, sewing, or spinning.

4. What do you like to cook/favorite foods?

I love to cook just about anything.  A year ago I discovered Pioneer Woman and have been trying out a lot of her recipes.  So far they have all been delicious!  Does chocolate count as a food? 🙂

5. What relaxes you after a long day of farming?

This past summer it was a shower and then my bed!  Now during the winter months I usually read, cook/bake, or spin.

6. How do you deal with farm animal deaths?

Growing up, I always had a hard time with my pet rabbits dying, but as I grew older I came to understand that because of sin, death is a natural cycle.

7. Who do you hope to share farming skills with?

Anyone who wants to learn!

8. What do you like to read?

Mostly how to farm kind of books.  I haven’t been reading a lot in the last couple years, but I always enjoy reading old republished books from Lamplighter Publishing.

9. What is your greatest asset?

I think that one of my greatest assets is my relationship with Jesus Christ and the work ethic that my parents instilled in me.

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About Leanna Hale

Leanna Barth, born and raised in NC, first came to Polyface in July 2010 to attend one of the Intensive Discovery Seminars. She loved it so much that she applied for an internship position and was accepted for the 2011 season, after which she took the inventory/gardener position. Before coming to Polyface, she sold produce from her family’s market garden, along with homemade baked goods. This venture was mostly inspired by having read “You Can Farm” by Joel Salatin. Having always loved the outdoors, animals, and gardening Leanna is excited about this coming year, all that she will learn, and how the Lord will use this job later on in her life.

16 Responses to Let Me Introduce Myself…

  1. Yay! Leanna you are a natural blogger! ;)Seriously, I am so excited that I get to read your blog posts on here now. Meeting you was one of the highlights of my Polyface trip! 🙂

  2. Jill says:

    Looking forward to your posts Leanna! I know you’re in good company there. I’m from Michigan, but my husband and I visited Polyface back in September and were so blessed! Together with our 4 boys we’re working on establishing our own small 20 acre farm. The Polyface Henhouse blog is always so inspiring to me, so thank you!!

  3. Shrader says:

    Hey Leanna! It was great meeting you last week. You’re a great addition to the Pilyface family. I’m looking forward to reading your blogs!

  4. Caitlyn M. says:

    It was so good to meet you and work along side of you last week, Leanna! 😀 I am looking forward to reading your blog posts!

  5. Susan says:

    Nice to meet you, Leanna. Guess what? I work for Lamplighter Publishing!!

    • Leanna Hale says:

      So cool! I love the books that Lamplighter publishes! My siblings and I get one every Christmas! One Christmas I received Ishmael and then had to wait till my birthday four months later for Self-Raised. Such a good book. Thanks for commenting!

  6. Savannah says:

    Oh Leanna! This is exciting. I am so looking forward to you on here now, too! So many cool people in one spot. And the Lamplighter books are classics. And chocolate totally counts as a food. I personally think it should be it’s own group:)

    • Leanna Hale says:

      Thanks Savannah! I am with you that chocolate should be in its own group. How’s the finger? Hope you have recovered from your two days of work here. 🙂

  7. Rebekah says:

    I’ve been eagerly awaiting the day when you would do your first blog post. Yay! I am so happy for you at Polyface and all the things the Lord is doing in you. Chocolate is most definitely a food and I got another Lamplighter book for Christmas, too. 🙂 It’s the Hidden Hand and I am waiting for another break to finish it. Love you, friend!

  8. Kevin Grand Pre says:

    Hi Lenna. I live over the mountain, east of Polyface in beautiful Madison Co. and am trying to find some pullets that have’nt had their beaks clipped. The farm store sells Pullets from somewhere near H’burg, but I don’t think clipped beaks are kosher.(I just don’t like it.) Do you know any one aroud here that sells Pullets with natural beaks? I need 25 or 30. If you can help me, Thank’s. Kevin

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