Author Archives: Leanna Hale

About Leanna Hale

Leanna Barth, born and raised in NC, first came to Polyface in July 2010 to attend one of the Intensive Discovery Seminars. She loved it so much that she applied for an internship position and was accepted for the 2011 season, after which she took the inventory/gardener position. Before coming to Polyface, she sold produce from her family’s market garden, along with homemade baked goods. This venture was mostly inspired by having read “You Can Farm” by Joel Salatin. Having always loved the outdoors, animals, and gardening Leanna is excited about this coming year, all that she will learn, and how the Lord will use this job later on in her life.

Clean Up


This time of year always seems to sneak up on me.  Some days I feel like summer is never going to end and I will forever and always have piles of picked vegetables staring up at me, waiting to be preserved.  Then it happens.  I wake up one morning and the air is crisp and … Read the Rest

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A Cozy Day


It is the perfect day here at Polyface for a pot of soup on the stove!  I love the snow and the signs that promise spring is on the way!


Not To Cold For…


Last week we had dinner at a friend’s house and we brought dessert. 🙂  Even though it had snowed that day I couldn’t resist making something cold and sweet!  With all the maple syrup we have been boiling down, this recipe was on my mind.  Maple pecan ice cream is simply delicious!  Enjoy! Maple Pecan … Read the Rest

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Up It Goes!


You know those lists you make of things to get done?  Well, here at Polyface lists are very important to help keep us on track and to keep things rolling.  At the beginning of the year “the big list” is made of all the things we would like to see accomplished and things that have … Read the Rest

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Sugaring Time!?


I wouldn’t have thought with the start we had to winter, 5 inches of snow the day before Thanksgiving, that by the middle of January we would be setting buckets out and preparing for another season of sugaring!  But that is exactly what is happening around here.  The weather forecast looks just about perfect, so … Read the Rest

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With the temperatures getting colder around here and with having a little more time on my hands after the holidays, I found my self this week sitting on my floor and  pinning patches onto some of my husbands pants. I started out with 4 pairs of pants that were in need of a lot of … Read the Rest

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A Year in Review


We had a great 2014!  Both Polyface and Eric and I as a couple. 🙂  Looking  back we learned a lot, worked a lot, and had some wonderful times with friends and family.  I was looking back through pictures and put together the collage below.  It doesn’t show all of what we did, but it … Read the Rest


A Week in Review


This past week has been full of a couple “firsts.”  Here they are! I picked my first green beans out of my “little” garden.  32 pounds of green beans in two pickings. 🙂 32 pounds = 28 quarts of beans.  Just about takes care of the husband and I for winter! Of course I had … Read the Rest


Little Things


It is amazing how a little project can change how things look.  I had fun a few weeks ago making a little flower and herb bed off of our deck.  Since our housing was only built a little over a year ago, not a whole lot has been done outside yet.  So I decided to … Read the Rest

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