A Day in the Life: Hannah of Ballerina Farm
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 check out Hannah and Ballerina Farm, go to their website here, or find her on Instagram here.
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).