Being Summoned

Lucille Salatin, Michael, Teresa Salatin, Grace

Our two year anniversary managing Buxton is around the corner. Time slips by!  I can still remember the moment I fell in love with this beautiful part of the country. We were visiting Polyface.  I was standing next to the millenium feathernet talking to then apprentice Matt R. It was humid but comfortable. A brief afternoon gush of rain showers just completed our afternoon PIDS session. It was refreshing. As I stood in that fertile green field, the song of hundred happy hens before me, I felt an invincible embrace although unseen all around me. I felt at home.

I’m really not certain what other kind of experience could have provoked our move across the country. Aligning with the Salatins  is a magnificent manifestation that came into fruition with ease and anticipation.  The yearning in my heart to  work with Polyface has felt nearly reverent. Even the threat of hard work in a rural place where we knew no one wasn’t at the forefront of our thoughts. When friends  warned us it would be challenging (all those animals), we didn’t waver. We were summoned to this farm, this journey, and as a result we are forever changed.

The rewards this experience with Polyface has given us are impossible to fully measure right now. I sense the pulse of these nuances every time I see us leaving Buxton Farm. It’s hard to describe the appreciation but it’s profound. As our second season winds down we are considering our next logical step. We’re summoning our next home.

In addition to being a working farm, Buxton has also felt like a sanctuary. In some ways, a retreat. Buxton is quiet and private. Truly a gorgeous peaceful setting.  Crystal clear air,  clean water, and breathtaking views contribute to being a perfect place to renew the soul and body.

We asked for this dance with Polyface, we got it! And so much more. Keeping up to speed with the abundance in our lives makes life terribly interesting. What more can we ask for?



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About Grace

Grace and her husband Michael manage Buxton a Polyface satellite farm. Her first passion is to align with radiant health. She knows intimately that when you have your health you can do anything. Next, her passion for vibrant healthy food and beautiful landscapes along with her interest in permaculture influenced Grace's decision to align with the Polyface farming model. With 20 years of experience in the healing arts, she feels growing food and pasture raising animals is one of the greatest healers and a true source of personal empowerment. It's been said, "if you're not living on the edge your taking up too much space." Grace lives joyfully on the "leading edge" surrounded by the breathtaking beauty of the appalachian mountains where her and Michael steward 1000 acres with profound appreciation."

6 Responses to Being Summoned

  1. Leilani says:

    What a beautiful photo of you and Michael with Lucille and Teresa. Your reverence for the farms and what you are doing sings through your word. Does “summoning your next home” refer to moving to your own land?

    • Grace says:

      Thanks! No, I have yet to feel a desire in my life to purchase land. Look forward to that day!

  2. Marilyn Wilkie says:

    “As our second season winds down we are considering our next logical step. We’re summoning our next home.”
    Does this mean you will be leaving Buxton? I guess I don’t know how things work in the Polyface world. Perhaps you had a set period of time at Buxton?

  3. Sheri Salatin says:

    And we LOVE YOU BOTH! 🙂