The last week at Polyface. We spent a lot of time processing turkeys for Thanksgiving, moving pigs to their fall corrals gathering firewood and tending to fall crops.
This week included the digging of a new catchment pond, catching roosters and getting my first loose pig back in the corral.
Week 15 brought a trip to the cattle auction, putting piglets out into their first pig pasture and a crash course in Polyface’s buying club.
This week at Polyface Farm was a lot of fence installation, turkey processing and the making of some major life choices for some of my fellow interns.
Chicken processing, capturing wild bees, gathering broilers, moving turkeys and making hay!
A big week of pig processing, morning chores with Joel Salatin and cattle sorting!
One month into my Polyface Summer Internship! This week was focused on processing birds, hay and a lesson on Cow Days with Joel Salatin.
Week three of my Polyface Farm summer internship! Lots of hay and some other things, too.
Kristen learns more about poultry and rabbit shelters, and salting hay at Polyface Farm.
Lessons learned from my first week as a summer intern at Polyface Farm.
The arrival of our first chickens and pigs to the farm, and prepping to head off to my summer internship at Polyface Farm
How we found our first piglets and the lesson I learned about the importance of hands on training
I am off to Polyface Farm to intern for the summer and I’m so excited! I plan to write every week to explain to you what we are learning, how we spend our days, mistakes we make (that you can learn from) and basically anything that can help readers become better farmers and homesteaders. I’ll include lots of photos too, so make sure to check back!
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