The Polestar Farm Blog

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

Visualizing the worst

My first reaction to my mishap yesterday, was to not publish it online. But, last night I lost so much sleep over it and today I am periodically finding myself crying, that maybe it would be cathartic to write about … Continued

A fire extinguisher moment

We have all talked about “epiphany” or maybe its phrased a “lightbulb moment”. Either way, I usually use it to describe that look of enlightenment on my student’s face as they suddenly grasp the idea of what I’ve been preaching … Continued

Jump Academy #4

This entry is part 4 of 5 in the series Jump Academy

Jump Academy is a series of blogs where I contstantly forget remember to take a photo of a cross country question at an event that I am attending. Then come home and write about the quesiton that the course designer posed to … Continued

California trip #4

We made it home!  I did NOT intend for my blog to be catatonic for this long, I apologize deeply. My creative juices are needing an outlet, and here it goes! We were driving a mere 30 miles from home … Continued