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.
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, quilting, scrapbooking, knitting, gardening, canning, and is very active in her church.
Susan enjoys music, hiking, tending animals, gathering flowers and berries, fermenting, cooking, and making cheese.
Connecting Experience, Education and Enthusiasm in Farming.
- Growing Season Internships at Heart 2 Heart Farms February 16, 2018
- Calypso's Farm Educator February 13, 2018
- Former Polyface Apprentice seeking an eager Apprentice February 12, 2018
- A small (20 acres) homestead farm needs help. Learn self-sustainability. Learn to be a farm manager. February 8, 2018
- Growing farm seeks enthusiastic grower to take it into the future February 8, 2018
- Looking for Land to Lease or Business Partnership January 29, 2018
Started Oct 3, 2011
Author Archives: Grace
A few mornings ago I was out in the pasture with the cows repairing a fence line that deer broke through. It happens quite frequently this time of the year. Hunting season. A neighbor friend decided to help me. After joining me in the field he could not get over how friendly the cows are … Read the Rest
I snatched this great photo of Sheri and Daniel Salatin during The Farm to Legal Defense Fund Raiser at Polyface in September. I love it! Who doesn’t admire the commitment and incredible wealth of skills and information Daniel and Sheri embody about farming? To this day, we haven’t met anyone who works as hard as … Read the Rest
It’s the time of the year when I start tracking light; sunshine. What part of Buxton Farm is she shining for the longest amount of time? Important to note. Fortunately, we were able to place our mobile studio in that spot here at Buxton. It makes for comfortable afternoons when it’s cold because the farmhouse … Read the Rest
I’m really enjoying “The Small Scale Poultry Book,” written by Harvey Ussery. I highly recommend it to anyone interested in raising chickens, geese, and ducks. Actually think it’s a great read for people who tend to kitchen gardens too. The marriage between poultry, the soil food web, putting the flock to work, vermiculture, and … Read the Rest
It’s that time of the year when the hens start molting. Molting is replacement by the chicken of every one of its feathers-which may occur anytime from late summer to early winter. Molting takes place over the course of several weeks and can last up to 3 months or more. The chicken sheds its feathers … Read the Rest
I had wonderful visit with Ralph at Briarmoor Farm in Middlebrook Virginia. He’s having a fantastic time growing up on a diverse farm with resilient, loving parents! Grady and Erin, former Polyface intern and apprentice, manage Briarmoore, another Polyface satellite farm, and Ralph is their adorable ear pinching son. I’m sure some of you have … Read the Rest
I’m not quite ready for the quick change in weather. It all seems to be happening at the speed of light. This transition from summer to fall needs to be a bit softer! It’s already in the 30’s on the farm. Slow down! I’m loving being back in the field working with the herd. … Read the Rest
This is the final week of feeding hay. The herd is pleased to be moving on. They remained in the same field temporarily while feeding hay for 3 weeks. That felt so strange to them and us! We’re all used to being mobile. Rolling very large round bales down the hillside took a lot of … Read the Rest
Several years ago when we lived out west we survived continuous seasons of wildfires. For a few years it seemed like some part of California was always on fire. One year we were evacuated for nearly a week. Our home went unscathed. Our friends, Jasmine Richardson and Eric Franks, weren’t as fortunate. Their beautiful remote … Read the Rest