Polyface Week 12

Turkeys at Polyface

As I sit down to write this post, my family is heading back to Minnesota. I had the immense pleasure of spending the weekend showing them around Polyface and exploring the beautiful state of Virginia. Because time is limited today, this week’s post is going to be a photo post. Enjoy these pictures of the farm and the Shenandoah Valley.

Turkeys Are One of My Favorite Animals

Turkeys. One of my new favorite farm animals. Curious. Friendly. Always ready to welcome and gobble at you. So fun!

GobbledyGo at Polyface

Feathernet at Polyface Farm

Just as my family and I were coming over the hill, Ashleigh and Marit moved the Feathernet. It was beautiful to witness hundreds of laying hens happily moving to fresh pasture.

Recently Moved Feathernet

Polyface Brooder

These chicks will be moving out to pasture next week. They’re enjoying their last few days in the brooder before heading to the field.

Tomatoes at Polyface
Hoophouse at Polyface

The hoop-houses are starting to explode with produce – tomatoes, cucumbers and sunflowers galore!

Shenandoah National Park

Shenandoah Valley
Shenandoah Valley Overlook

Earlier today, my family and I took a beautiful drive through Shenandoah National Park. Wow!

Well, that’s all for today! This upcoming week is going to be quite eventful. Tune in next week to learn why!

My Family Visits Polyface

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  1. Gorgeous pictures! Shenandoah National Park was so pretty. We drove through it when we were on our road trip.

  2. So glad you got some family time! Are you planning to go back home after? What were your ideas with using all the wonderful knowledge once done?

    1. It was great to see them again! I am planning on going back home after my time here is over. I am still trying to figure out exactly what I want to do. However, I know I want to produce food (focusing primarily on poultry since I have limited acreage back home). But my main focus will probably be on agritourism/edutainment type events. I’m thinking along the lines of farm tours, summer camps, farm classes, etc. I also want to have a farm store someday to sell my products. I love having people out to experience the farm and learn about where food comes from. I am just starting to think about what the future after Polyface looks like, so we’ll see what ends up happening!

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