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visiting the Salatins at Polyface Farm in Swoope, Virginia

I have applied to be a Polyface Summer Intern with Joel Salatin and his family for two years in a row. The first year I did not make it past the first round of questions, but the second year I did, and was invited as one of 45 “check outs” for a two day visit this last December. 1,229 more words

Events

Another Year Begins

Happy New Year! Last year was a very busy year for us.  It was a year of getting ourselves established, building shelters for our animals, improving our pasture, making our woods pig-friendly, installing new livestock fencing, building garden beds, and so much more. 552 more words

Farm Life

Experiencing Fayetteville, Arkansas with family and friends

From Eureka Springs we motored just a ways down the road to Fayetteville – time for some fun with family and friends!  While I was enjoying the fall hues along Hwy 62W,  Steve’s efforts were focused on keeping Betsy between the lines on the continuously curvy and narrow roads.   912 more words

Where We Have Been

Co-Parenting

Pigs are herd animals.  They all have individual personalities, clear likes and dislikes.  Yet they do not like to be alone.  They will talk to each other, fight with each other even bicker for the favored sleeping position in the hut.  173 more words

Farm Life

Play-by-Play...By Pictures.

Rather than focus on one type of animal or project, we wanted to do a general update this week. Much of it is told via pictures – aren’t they worth a thousand words? 1,136 more words