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.
- Farm Manager - Organic Vegetable Production February 23, 2018
- SUSTAINABLE INTEGRATED FARM February 23, 2018
- 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
- Looking for Land to Lease or Business Partnership January 29, 2018
Started Oct 3, 2011
Category Archives: Grace
It’s been another week of gorgeous weather. Thank you! The air. Fall air is so crisp, so refreshing, simply divine. The days are warm but not too warm and the nights call for a fire, just to enough to warm an old leaky farmhouse. An early evening fire in our amazing wood … Read the Rest
Now that our schedule is more relaxed we take our time moving the cows, enjoying the landscape and hanging out with Jack, Buxton’s guard dog! Jack will be headed off soon for some winter training. He needs a few refreshers on how to be the best guard dog he can be. Michael and I worked … Read the Rest
Buddy and Jill, Grey Gables Farm Managers Lately I feel like I’m in high school. It’s true. It feels like I”m in the last week of the year before summer break,and I just can’t wait until that final day. That’s what it feels like to be at the end of our first year at Buxton. … Read the Rest
We’re still harvesting carrots, spinach, lettuce, beets, winter squash, peas, chard, and collards from our kitchen garden but we’ve also cleared out old plants and began placing cardboard over the soil and then topping it off with the great fertilizer from the brooder. The brooder, where we raised our broilers up until 3 weeks old … Read the Rest
This weekend I had a great time at the “Heritage Harvest Festival.” It’s held at Monticello in Charlottesville every fall. Wow! I was inspired to attend because there is a wonderful seed exchange amongst gardeners. In addition to trading seeds there’s also great food, music, and an endless variety of farmers and artisans, non-profits … Read the Rest
It’s really exciting to feel the easier pace as the season comes to an end. It’s staying darker in the morning so we’ve been sleeping in until 6:00 a.m. What a treat! With some wonderful volunteers we’re harvesting our “second to last batch” of broilers. We really appreciate helping hands, new faces, a variety of … Read the Rest
Oh, how sweet it is! Amazing focused, kind, hardworking Poyface interns helped us with our turkey harvest this week. Michael decided it made more sense for “Buxton” turkeys (270) to be processed at Polyface with the help of 10 additional people. What a difference it is to butcher with a team of skilled interns and … Read the Rest
One of the nice things about meeting new people is sharing “liked” passions. Music. Oh, how we live for music. At our local farmers market in Hot Springs live music is provided. Don and Cathy have a vegetable farm in Goshen. Once a month they play music at the farmers market while someone watches over … Read the Rest
You know you’re in Virginia when your very sweet neighbors show up on a hot Saturday afternoon to help out in the garden. Bettie and Donald have lived in Bath County all their lives. Donald brought his bush-hog over to clear out the weeds in our garden area that did not get planted this year. … Read the Rest