Polaris Star Farm
Kaufman County, Texas
© 2012 - 2020
Preserving the past for the future.
Welcome to our small piece of country, where we're
incorporating old-fashioned knowledge and skills into our
21st century lives.
Looking for yarn to play with on
the upright spinning wheel.
Mottled Java cock
Mottled Java hen enjoying the spring pasture
People often ask us about the different things we
do here on our little farm, so we are doing our best
to share some of the knowledge and skills that are
becoming lost in today's hi-tech society.
You can learn more about Java chickens on our
other pages. We're working on getting information
about Javas uploaded in one place for people to
learn more about these terrific, old fashioned
Our Adventures blog is the place to find things like
recipes, DIY instructions, and information about
activities we are working on that you may be
interested in doing at your home.
On social media sites like Facebook, you can find
us sharing new info posted on our website & blog,
along with more frequent updates on our
homesteading adventures. You'll also find we post
links to useful, and sometimes just plain fun
information on a variety of subjects for people that
enjoy animals, cooking, homesteading, crafting,
herbs, history, etc. Links to our social media pages
can be found by scrolling farther down the page.
A cottontail that calls our farm home.
Technology is great, but it
isn't able to give a sense of
purpose and satisfaction like
doing some things by hand,
using creativity, skill, and
frequently, a lot of sweat.
1876 Singer treadle sewing machine
Around here, we're doing a bit of everything to build our farm
and enrich our lives, with activities like raising rare heritage
breed poultry, growing & preserving food, and working on
handmade items. We're constantly improving skills as we learn
more about how our ancestors fed, clothed, and sheltered their
families without the modern conveniences available today.
Making pickles from homegrown cucumbers.
Doc Robinson preparing to geld a horse.
*** This website is currently best viewed on a desktop/laptop computer using a highspeed internet connection. If we compress some these
photos too much for viewing on a phone, especially antique photos, it will be more difficult for you to view them and glean detailed information
from them. We hope you find some of the information interesting & helpful.
A shady spot to be on the lookout for coyotes.