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Here's a Thanksgiving -- how do you go from -- -- giant to creating a successful cosmetics company.
To raising -- the way the Indians dead.
The answer is it takes a unique kind of person like our power player of the.
Farm with the seasons.
Know your soil know your rainfall -- you know you're -- you're whether you know your -- Sandy learner is talking about sustainable -- it.
Raising livestock -- growing vegetables.
Without the chemicals that are so common in what she calls factory farming.
Just days before Thanksgiving she took me -- -- city address today.
-- -- thirteen hundred turkeys.
Heritage breeds that traced back to the Indians.
Lerner is -- of air are far.
800 acres and -- -- Virginia but as interesting as her business is how she got here.
She grew up on a farm in California.
Making enough from raising traveled to send her self to college.
What I learned it was a lot of work I'm really happy just when I'm engaged and and working -- thinking and and and striving.
She got into computers.
She and her then husband started Cisco Systems.
That found a way to link networks of computers the foundation of the Internet.
But six years later venture capital people were running system how do you get fired from a company that you started.
We just basically got taken to the cleaners and part of that was.
If you don't have employment contract.
I got tired at the same guy who fired Steve Jobs.
A -- how to second act.
She started a cosmetics company called urban decay.
With edgy colors for women like her and fifteen years ago she bought -- sure for.
It's historically been people who had.
Disposable income who made strides in farming look at George Washington look at Thomas Jefferson you're such a pretty girl as pretty as this treaty does.
She raises Shire and -- war horses that go back centuries.
Scotch highland cattle.
And those turkeys which she says taste better because of the lives -- How much has an -- shirt Turkey cost as compared to what I'd -- -- grocery store well.
-- -- Our extensive there between I think they're running the show about a 160 to 200 dollars.
At those prices there are questions about how to make this kind of forming profitable.
But while -- is determined to run a sound business it's not just about the bottom line.
Does a forty room mansion on the phone.
What's it like living there I didn't.
What do you mean I the -- cabin and I love it do you think.
You're a bit eccentric.
I am now that I'm rich I used to just be weird.
And so just days before Thanksgiving sandy learner and I danced with the -- He grew up on a family -- and -- down she goes on those little.
I'm -- -- I can tell what has -- think.
It's very much my successor firmer which is what George Washington was huge he wanted to be a really good farmer.
And I think I've I've been I've I've become a good form.
-- -- -- -- one more passion she is a student of the great English writer Jane Austen and has spent the last 26 year is writing a sequel.
The pride and prejudice is called second impression -- will be in bookstores in December.
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