Hi all! I’m Miriam… coming to you as a native of the great state of Minnesota. I began my time here at Polyface as an intern during the summer of 2013 and am thrilled to continue here as an apprentice and the buying club assistant. I greatly look forward to being your Tuesday’s Chick!
1. What inspires you?
God’s spectacular & beautiful creation, my family and friends, music, hearing other people’s stories, God’s Word, and my Polyface family 🙂
2. Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
Five years… hmmmm… Well, five years ago I would have thought you were crazy if you would have told me that I’d be learning to farm after graduating from college! Not that I didn’t want to farm then… I just didn’t even see it as possible! Thankfully though, the Lord always holds the future in His sovereign, loving hands and, thus, here I am… living my dream. So… looking ahead five years I really don’t know where I’ll be. I hope to still be farming though!
3. What is one of your most fulfilling hobbies?
The word “hobbies” always throws me off! So… if I may just rephrase this question: “What is one of the most fulfilling ways to spend your free time?” Okay, that sounds a lot better! I am probably most fulfilled when I get to spend time alone with the Lord. Whether that’s writing in my journal, going for a walk, or listening to music… my time is never spent better than when it’s with my King <3
4. What do you like to cook/favorite foods?
I’m definitely more of a baker than a cook… if there’s flour and sugar, I’m in! I really like baking (and eating) breads, bars, cakes, breads, cookies, muffins… did I mention breads?
5. What relaxes you after a long day of farming?
Oh, there are so many things! A warm, homemade meal normally always starts out the relaxation process 🙂 Then, I may just want to take a shower and hit the hay! Otherwise, I really enjoy just spending time with people here or writing in my journal.
6. How do you deal with farm animal deaths?
Growing up in a family that hunts, dealing with the death of animals has never really been much of a struggle for me. It’s a bit different here at the farm, of course, but I just remember that death is a part of life.
7. Who do you hope to share farming skills with?
It will be exciting working with interns this upcoming summer… but really just anyone who is open and eager to learn!
8. What do you like to read?
I really, really enjoy reading but never seem to find the time to get an extensive amount of it done :/ However, I like to read books that are challenging, that really make me think, and that are applicable to life.
Soo… I mostly read the Bible and a devotional. However, I also really enjoy books by this lunatic farmer guy named Joel Salatin (check him out!) and books by C. S. Lewis.
9. What is your greatest asset?
Perhaps my willingness to learn and try new things. Coming to Polyface, I knew practically nothing about farming… so I’ve just been open to whatever and enjoying every moment of it!