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About Kristen Long

Kristen Long came to Polyface as an intern in the summer of 2010. She enjoyed the lifestyle and work here and is now freezer organizer and inventory manager. Kristen was born and raised in Virginia and was homeschooled most of her school years. As a teen, she began raising dairy calves and milking cows before coming to Polyface. Kristen is blessed to be engaged to her best friend, Ben Beichler. They will be married in 2012 and manage DoubleB Acres, LLC.

Happy Thanksgiving!


There is so much to be thankful for! Have a happy Thanksgiving everyone! Enjoy the holiday and remember to thank the Lord for His bountiful blessings! Also, this is my final Hen House post. It has been a fun experience and a pleasure to communicate with you all through this blogging/farming world. Blessings to you! … Read the Rest

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Turkey Days


Wow, we’ve got some busy days ahead! Getting ready for Thanksgiving and sending out turkeys has kept us on our toes. This upcoming Saturday is our big “Turkey Pick-Up” day here at the farm. The sales building, pictured below, is going to be busy and full of excitement! This year we are providing the turkeys … Read the Rest

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Knitting Project


Hey y’all! It’s pretty busy around here, but somehow I found enough time every once in a while to work on my knitting. I grew up learning the knit and pearl stitches from my great-great aunt, but hadn’t picked up knitting until I came to Polyface. Last summer Kristin taught some of us farm chicks … Read the Rest


The Place I’ve Called Home…


  Home. It’s the place where we most often feel secure and at peace, a place where we belong. I sit back and realize just how “at home” I feel here. The last 1 1/2 years I’ve called Polyface “home.” Of course, home is also my family and where I’m from, but there’s something so … Read the Rest

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Psalm 20


 Psalm 20 1. The Lord hear thee in the day of trouble; the name of the God of Jacob defend thee; 2. Send thee help from the sanctuary, and strengthen thee out of Zion; 3. Remember all thy offerings, and accept thy burnt sacrifice; Selah. 4. Grant thee according to thine own heart, and fulfil all … Read the Rest

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Freedom Rangers at Polyface Farm


This is the second year that Polyface Farm has offered Freedom Rangers to our customers. These broilers originated in France through the Label Rouge program in the 1960’s. The program’s vision is to produce heritage-based, healthy livestock. They are double-breasted, dressing out at 4-5 lbs. The butchering season is finished, so come on out to … Read the Rest


It’s A Busy Thursday!


Good morning! It’s a beautiful morning, but it sure has been busy so far! Today we will be sorting and moving a lot of cattle, putting together orders for Saturday’s buying club drop, and Joel is hosting a lunatic tour this afternoon! This morning at 5:30 am we got the restaurant orders together and at … Read the Rest

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Very Special News!


On Sunday evening, my best friend Ben Beichler asked me to marry him! We’re engaged!! I am pleased to share with you our story. Happy Thursday! love,                                                         … Read the Rest


Return to Polyface


It’s so good to be back at Polyface! I went home for a week to have my wisdom teeth removed and it is so good to be here again. Being home and spending time with my sweet family was a blessing, too. I was surprised how much had changed in the short time I was … Read the Rest

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