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.
Started Oct 3, 2011
Author Archives: Farmchick Book Club
Jenna’s move from Idaho to Vermont is chronicled in her new chapter “Moving On.” In it she explains her decision to move to the East Coast, leaving her friends, in order to make a new life in a new state. Homesteading was a major part of her new life. What changes could you make to … Read the Rest
A working dog is quite different from a pet. Working dogs need to do their job or their temperament suffers. Can you transform a pet into a working dog? What are your expectations for your animals on your homestead? Jenna describes in beautiful, horrible detail the trauma she suffered when one of her rabbits was … Read the Rest
While Jenna manages to work a demanding full-time job as a web designer, she acknowledges that her homesteading takes almost all of her nonwork time. Discuss the basic facts of life working in the 9-5 world and maintaining a homestead as well. Is it freedom, or another form of work?
This is a continuation of our discussion on Made From Scratch by Jenna Woginrich. How is the burst in popularity of vegetable gardening relatable to our increasingly unstable food supply? Is it possible to entirely control your food supply? Explore the idea of cooperative farming. Can today’s urban homesteader make their self-sufficiency dream come … Read the Rest
We’re continuing our discussion on Made From Scratch by Jenna Woginrich. Jump in whenever you would like! Responsibility Jenna says in her preface, “The work in this book isn’t about playing farmer, it’s about being more responsible for the tasks we’ve become numb to.” Is it a boon to us that food is available all … Read the Rest
The Polyface Farm Chicks’ book club are reading Made from Scratch this month and next (June & July). Jenna Woginrich has promised to drop by at some point during the next two months and join the discussions. Here is the first discussion question. Even if you haven’t started reading the book yet, this one is … Read the Rest
This is the final discussion question for The Dirty Life by Kristen Kimball. Feel free to go back and visit past discussions at your leisure. Link to these are at the bottom of this post. Question #11 Kristin write that there are types of marriages: the comfortable kind and the fiery kind. Do you agree? … Read the Rest
Join our discussion of The Dirty Life by Kristin Kimball Question #9 As a new farmer, Kristin struggles with where she fits in the socioeconomic spectrum. It bothers her when a neighbor brings over some kitchen things because she thinks Kristin is needy. Later Kirstin writes that farming makes her feel rich even though she’s … Read the Rest
We are discussing The Dirty Life by Kristin Kimball. Join us! Question #7 Have your views on sustainable farming changed after reading about the trials and triumphs of Essex Farm? Have your views on farm-fresh food versus supermarket food changed? Question #8 Kirstin repeatedly finds that her prior assumptions about farming and farmers are false. … Read the Rest