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.
Started Oct 3, 2011
Tag Archives: Book Club
I am so excited about this book. The biggest reason is because passing a heritage onto the next generation, helping people get started on their own farm and succeed at it, and shaping the future my kids will grow up in is a huge passion of mine. Daniel feels as strongly as I do. The … Read the Rest
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
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
We are discussing The Dirty Life by Kristin Kimball. Please join us! Question #5 One of the biggest adjustments Kristin has to make when moving to Essex Farm is learning to live with the absence of instant gratification. She finds that a farmer must continuously put forth effort in order to reap benefits. How does … Read the Rest
We are discussing The Dirty Life by Kristin Kimball. Please feel free to jump right in! Question #3 Mark and Kristin start a farm that aims to provide a whole diet for their year-round members. If a farm in your area did the same thing, would you become a member? How would it change the … Read the Rest