November 12, 2018 • 0 comment(s)
God said, “I need somebody willing to sit up all night with a newborn colt. And watch it die. Then dry his eyes and say, ‘Maybe next year.’ … I need somebody strong enough to clear trees and heave bales, yet gentle enough to tame lambs and wean pigs and tend the pink-combed pullets… It had to be somebody who’d plow deep and straight and not cut corners. Somebody who’d bale a family together with the soft strong bonds of sharing, who would laugh and then sigh, and then reply, with smiling eyes, when his son says he wants to spend his life ‘doing what dad does.’” So God made a farmer.” -Paul Harvey Yesterday Deep Roots Farm received the stamp of approval from RI Department of Health. That means this #farmHer is officially in business to sell our products directly off the farm, at farmer’s markets, through local CSA’s, and to restaurants and stores. The years leading up to this farm and the last seven months of work here have paid off. We are on our way!!
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November 12, 2018 • 0 comment(s)
I arrived to Polyface pretty much the perfect description of their ideal candidate: Bright eyed, bushy-tailed, self-starter, eager-beaver, situationally aware, go-get-‘em, teachable, positive, non-complaining, grateful, rejoicing, get’er done, dependable, faithful, perseverant, take-responsibility, clean-cut boy-girl appearance character. The first few weeks were pure bliss. Coming from corporate America, I was moved to tears on a daily basis by the pure ecstasy of spending my days outdoors, working intimately with animals, and providing nourishing food to surrounding communities. Watching the cows flow into a new pasture, kicking up their heels in excitement as they went. Watching the sun rise over the mountains as I walked to work with my two sweet and joyful roommates. Moving broiler pens during soaking rainstorms and arriving home to breakfast a puddle. Singing “Unsteady” and laughing hysterically while trying to simultaneously stack a load of hay on a rocking and rolling hay wagon driven by my idol, Joel Salatin.
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