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The Truth About Backyard Chickens: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

The Truth About Backyard Chickens: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

I recently shared a post on the @littleredfarmstead Instagram feed and asked my followers what they’d like to read about here on the blog. One question that came up was asking about the pros and cons of keeping backyard chickens. Everyone is going to have […]

2017 Albion Fair, Goat Show Results & More

2017 Albion Fair, Goat Show Results & More

This year, the Albion Fair ran from September 12-16th and it was our second year showing (read about our first year here). I was fortunate to be able to take the entire week off work so I could enjoy it with my family. It’s a […]

Canning Tomato Juice, Math, and Family Traditions

Canning Tomato Juice, Math, and Family Traditions

My mother has canned tomato juice at least every other year in late summer as far back as I can remember. It seems like most people can quartered tomatoes, tomato sauce, or salsas. For us, it was always juice. It becomes the base for many […]

Transporting Goats

Transporting Goats

In 2005, I was fresh out of college and bought my first car that was truly MINE — a bright orange Honda Element EX. I got a lot of side-eye when I bought my toaster-on-wheels, but it has been the most amazing, versatile vehicle I’ve ever […]

4-H Roundup and Counting Down to Fair Season

4-H Roundup and Counting Down to Fair Season

As summer approaches its end, the busy season for 4-H begins. Now is the time the kids are perfecting their project books, fitting their animals, and honing their showmanship skills. Fair season is almost upon us. Ben has been practicing with Misty, his LaMancha. Myles […]

The Bucklings are Here

The Bucklings are Here

My little goat herd is complete, at least for the foreseeable future. On Tuesday evening, we drove an hour and a half to West Sunbury, Pennsylvania to get our little bucklings from Hills of Highland Farm. I wish I would have taken some photos. “Hills […]


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