The Polestar Farm Blog

Truck Drivin’ Momma! (or what to do about that CDL??)

Last December I and every other horse trailer driver, felt completely behind the curveball. The deadline for new licensing requirements came and went, and recreational horse haulers were suddenly realizing that they had not paid close enough attention to the … Continued

Getting to Know You

Often I hire girls/women for the working student position who I have not met face to face. And that can be a scary thing. The position is intense: we live within a stone’s throw of one another, we see each … Continued

Guest Blogger, Lauren Greenleaf’s WS summer

Guest Blogger:  Lauren Greenleaf, working student for 2017 Summer, from Hood River, Oregon. When I started my summer as a working student for Meika, I thought I had two very reasonable expectations: I was expecting to make the big move … Continued

Day 4

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

This entry is part 5 of 9 in the series Iceland AdventureWe 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 … 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

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

The Recovery

This post is all about perspective. Will Faudree just posted a radiograph of his neck with the screws and plates in it on Facebook. Kim Meier then replied that she wished she had it that good. My complaint feels so … Continued

Appreciating my favorite vets.

For two seasons now, I have wondered why Cochlear starts out in the spring with trumpets-a-blasting and ends feeling like an out of tune oboe (my sister used to play oboe, so I remember what that sounds like). I have … Continued

Cochlear and his CCI* at Rebecca

We are driving home from an event, exhausted and nobody is talking because you are finally sitting still, after 4 days of vigorous hustle and bustle. Someone will ask to play the game of Pros and Cons – which is … Continued

Jump Academy #3

This entry is part 3 of 5 in the series Jump Academy

This entry is part 3 of 5 in the series Jump AcademyI have another very cool jump to show you. This combination was on the Preliminary course at Inavale HT in Philomath Oregon. And like the previous Jump Academy, this … Continued