Pictures from the Week

Here are some pictures from around Polyface this week.  Enjoy!

Looking down on Polyface from the top of Little North Mountain. The Blue Ridge Mountain range is in the back round.

One of our mountain pig pastures. Almost ready for pigs!

One of Polyfaces many ponds.

Autumn Olive trees are blooming.

Broiler pens in the back round and egg mobile following 3 days behind the cows.

First batch of broilers out on pasture!

The apple trees are blooming and the honey bees are busy pollinating!

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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.

5 Responses to Pictures from the Week

  1. Sheri Salatin says:

    I love these pictures, Leanna 🙂 Thanks for posting!

  2. Dawn says:

    Beautiful scenes. You have OLIVE trees? wow…

  3. Sarah Emily says:

    These are great photos! I especially like the first one. Someday I’m going to visit Polyface, but till then, I enjoy “visiting” through your photos. 🙂 Thanks for sharing!!

  4. I asked a question on a post that dealt with water and pond creation, but I don’t think it was ever answered there. I was curious if Polyface uses Bentonite Clay as a pond or lake sealant or do they use plastic or some type of rubber lining for that purpose, Or just not bother at all. Bentonite is great as a natural sealant as it is used by well drillers. It’s mined from the Dakotas I think.

    • Sheri Salatin says:

      We use pigs. 🙂 No linings in any of our ponds. If a pond isn’t holding water, then sometimes we’ll send in the “sealer squealers” aka pigs, for a while. They muddy things up enough to make the water hold. 🙂