Meet Miriam

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!

Pepper and me :)

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.

Summer 2013 intern girls <3

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!

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About Miriam Gust

Miriam grew up among the lakes of beautiful central Minnesota and is the youngest of four. She is devoted to serving her King Jesus, and she finds great joy in spending time outside (especially while farming and hunting!) and in simply sharing a cup of coffee with friends or family. She looks forward to continuing to learn and grow at Polyface and is eager to trust the Lord with whatever the future may hold.

6 Responses to Meet Miriam

  1. Beverly says:

    Hi Miriam! It’s so good to finally meet you, even though it’s here in the Henhouse. I love seeing your heart shine through in your answers to these questions. Keep up the good work!

  2. Abbie says:

    Hiiiiii mim!! I’m so loving this! Praying for you as missing you dearly! Xoxoxox

  3. Kenzie says:

    Love you Mimmy! Missing you and your enlightening spirit here in MN but so pleased to see you fulfilling your dreams! (Seems like just yesterday we were four wheeling and loving life walking down dirt roads!) I’ll be thinking of you and praying for your joy/success!

  4. Kristin says:

    Thanks for sharing. I look forward to reading your posts. Farmin’ is wonderful stuff!

  5. Olivia Persinger says:

    Welcome to Polyface Hen House,Miriam !
    C.S. Lewis is a great writer!

  6. Phil says:

    Hi, Miriam! It’s Farmer Phil from New York. Thanks again for the chat at the shop yesterday. When you get a chance, please shoot me a note. I have some more questions for you about the farm!