There are few women who truly embody both the ethereal and the strong like Hannah does. She makes farming, being a mother and wife, and a also being a business woman look so graceful and natural. Often times I’ll be watching her Instagram stories and realize it’s 11pm at night and she’s out doing chores with a smile on her face, then up the next morning cooking breakfast for the kids while showing us how to make sourdough pancakes. And none of it is for show – she truly just shares her life. It inspires me daily.
Hannah was also a ballerina before her and her husband started the farm, and my love for her grew tenfold when I learned that (I grew up on a farm and did ballet from age 3 to 16). She is an absolute gem of a human who I truly hope I can meet someday. She has that presence – you want to be near the magic!
Lastly, I have to talk about Ballerina Farm meat because I am an adoring customer. We have tried a few family-raised meat deliveries, and far and away Ballerina Farm was best. I am an Encore member and get our meat delivered every other month. I love knowing where the meat came from, how it was treated, and knowing I’m supporting a hard-working family that honors what they do. There is no better way to support other people than to invest in their future and I am proud to do that with Ballerina Farm. Also, Hannah has no idea I am writing this about the farm, it’s not an ad in any way – just the total truth.
I hope you enjoy this day in the life of Hannah at Ballerina Farm
6:30 am Milk the cow. When our milk cow is “in milk” we milk her twice a day. Once at 6:30am and then at 6:30pm.
7:00 am Feed bottle babies (we have two lambs and a calf right now that we are bottle feeding).
7:30 am Go inside to strain/refrigerate milk and get breakfast started.
7:45 am kids wake up, we eat breakfast and then cleanup and get ready for the day.
9:00 am Kids do homeschool and house chores.
11:00 am Kids go outside to do their “farm chores” and I start prepping lunch. We typically eat a big breakfast and lunch and dinner is usually something simple and easy that we have raised, grown, or foraged here on the farm.
12:00 pm Lunch. Daniel is outside all day and usually only comes in for meals. He is a full-time farmer, rotational grazing cattle, doing pig barn duties, irrigating fields, and feeding all the animals.
1:00pm After lunch the baby naps and I go outside to do chores with Daniel. These chores include mucking the pig barn, sorting pigs, feeding steers, or castrating piglets.
3:00pm Once baby wakes up we do yard/garden work, prep for shipping day, or more around the house chores.
6:30pm Milk cow again. Feed bottle babies again.
7:30pm Once the sun goes down is normally when I come inside with the kids, feed/bathe them and get them ready for bed. Summer time on the farm there tends to be more chores. More often than not, once the kids are asleep I throw my bibs back on and run out to help Daniel finish up a project. Irrigation is a big job in the summer time, rotating animals to new pastures and making sure the everyone has shade, water and feed.
9:00pm Once it’s dark we call it a night and head inside.
To go straight to sign up for some of their mountain-raised meat, go here. I’m an Encore Member and get my meat shipped every other month. I refuse to cook with anything else! (Not an ad, I just love them).