The Polestar Farm Blog

Teamwork at it’s best.

I just got home from that long drive up I-5. I need a gin and tonic. I didn’t drive for the fun of a competition this time, but instead to discover why one of my horses was not quite up … Continued

Day 9, in which we find Walter Mitty

This entry is part 9 of 9 in the series Iceland Adventure

Finally, the weather officially turned for the worse and the balmy Icelandic holiday was over. We knew we had experienced the absolutely best of the late summer weather, and it was Russian roulette after that. But, I am ahead of … Continued

Day 6 of Iceland bike tour

This entry is part 7 of 9 in the series Iceland Adventure

The next morning we decided that we had to head into town and try to find a Laundromat to de-stink our biking clothes. Living in America, you could make a pretty safe bet that any strip mall on the outskirts … Continued

Day 5

This entry is part 6 of 9 in the series Iceland Adventure

Inevitably, when someone learned that I was going to Iceland they would ask, “Are you going to ride the horses?”  And I would emphatically say NO!!! Absolutely not! I want to see them and admire them from a distance, but … Continued

Day 4

This entry is part 5 of 9 in the series Iceland Adventure

We loved the stark landscape with the burrowing sheep so much that we decided to camp there for the night. The F road seemed to be one of the only ways to transverse the island, without going around the circumference … Continued

Day 3

This entry is part 4 of 9 in the series Iceland Adventure

We woke up in Thingvallavatn (I hope that you clicked on the photo of our ride around the lake in the Day 2 blog to see how that is actually written)and we were super excited to continue our adventure.  Click … Continued

Day 2

This entry is part 3 of 9 in the series Iceland Adventure

Let me first answer the question: Why Iceland? My first year of college was at Smith College in Northampton, MA. Totally separate story, but despite how much fun I had, I only lasted one year there.  It turns out that … Continued

Day 1

This entry is part 2 of 9 in the series Iceland Adventure

Day 1 Letty dropped us off at SeaTac and we all stood in amazement at the magnitude of the stuff we were bringing. Four bike boxes take up two full carts! And there was another wheel box and then all … Continued

Iceland Adventure, Day 0

This entry is part 1 of 9 in the series Iceland Adventure

And by Day 0, I mean that we better have gotten everything done by now! Don’t forget the passports, who has the tickets? Did you remember to let the air out of the bike tires for flying (thank goodness, yes). … Continued