Blog Authors are employed or involved with Polyface. However, posts will cover a large genre of topics. Statements, ideas and opinions may differ somewhat from practices, beliefs and vision of Polyface.
Jill enjoys traveling, road trips, camping, photography, cooking, and spending time with her friends and family.
Brie enjoys farming, gardening, photography, and cooking.
Heather enjoys gardening, farming, cooking, crocheting, embroidery, and being with family and friends.
Leanna enjoys farming, gardening, knitting, spinning, baking, and anything that has to do with the homesteading lifestyle.
Sheri enjoys family, reading, writing, baking, sewing, scrapbooking, knitting, gardening, canning, and is very active in her church.
Wendy enjoys farming, cooking, making pies & homemade preserves, gardening, knitting and having fun with her daughter Madelyn.
Erin enjoys cooking, gardening, knitting, sewing, housework, spinning, being outdoors and spending time with family and friends.
Monthly Archives: February 2012
One of my favorite parts about working at Polyface is getting to guide Grass Stain Tours. These farm tours are specifically designed for kids from kindergarten through high school. We’ve had everything from home school groups to girl scout troops to A.P. Human Biology classes, and I love sharing the farm with them. I always … Read the Rest
I’ve mentioned before that I love a good before & after, so I found another project to satisfy my crafting urges. I start most projects with some sort of inspiration and I’ve recently seen lots of ceramic owls around. Take these for example, from West Elm…. cute, right?! Well, when a found a little owl … Read the Rest
Hi everyone, my name is Erin Phelan and I’m the new Polyface chick around town. My husband Grady was an apprentice back in 2008-2009 and I was an intern, summer of ’09. We married in March of 2010, ranched on his mom and dad’s place in Oklahoma for a couple years and now are back … Read the Rest
For as long as I’ve known Dad (Joel), he has talked about underground housing. It’s a dream of his to have a house that is underground with a garden roof top. I suppose this would be much like the house that Laura Ingalls Wilder had. (the name of the book escapes me at the moment, … Read the Rest
One of the reasons that I love this time of year so much is that there is more time for handiwork projects. With the days still being short my evenings have been filled with releasing my need to bake, spin, quilt, and knit. I am trying to do as much as possible because spring is … Read the Rest
My first culinary adventure in life involved mud pies, insects and leaves in the backyard at the age of six. So it should come as no surprise that now, at 25, I’m finding myself playing with odd ingredients again. Our current apprentice, Noah, and I were talking one day about all the peculiar bits of … Read the Rest
Buddy and I recently saw this commercial and literally applauded once it was finished! Well done Chipotle, well done! Happy Monday!
We have had several groups of people in the store the last couple of weeks buying our pork bellies and wanting to know how to make their own bacon! Literally more than 5 different groups, completely unrelated, in search of recipes, advice, etc on making their own bacon. My answer to all of them and … Read the Rest
Energy Wars are fought today over energy. But are we thinking outside the box? Do we need the “energy” we are fighting for? Could anything be done differently? Joel has a myriad of suggestions in this chapter on how and why things should be different, but it all boils down to one thing: It’s you … Read the Rest