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    And then there was Sundaze Farm

    Mike and I have struggled to pick a farm name ever since we moved to our little homestead. This blog’s name, Little Red Farmstead, was fine for telling our story here or on Instagram, but once we got into raising…

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    Homestead Updates, Mid-April 2017

    I’ve likely said it before, but springtime is my absolute favorite time of the year. The baby animals, the warming temperatures, and the promise sunnier days to come more than make up for the rain and mud we’re currently slogging…

  • Chicks and ducklings in brooders / Little Red Farmstead
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    On Life, Death, and Predators

    This spring marks our third season bringing home chicks to raise and add to our egg laying flock. It’s our first year with ducklings and the first that we’ll have a goat kidding on our farm. Soon we’ll be tilling the…

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    Homestead Updates, July and August 2016

    Why hello there, sadly neglected blog! It’s amazing how fast this summer has gone. While it’s technically not over yet, the leaves are already starting to change and hint at the fast approaching autumn. So how did we spend our summer?…

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    Homestead Updates, June 2016

    I’m a couple days late, but I still wanted to share our updates for what went on around the farm throughout the month of June 2016. But first, a reminder: Mike and I will be launching our Little Red FarmCast podcast…

  • Gorgeous, colorful eggs! | Little Red Farmstead
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    Homestead Updates, May 2016

    It’s almost the end of the month, so I thought it was a good time for a homestead update. Like any farm or homestead, spring time is a busy time around here. Add to that working full time jobs, work and…

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    This Week in Homesteading

    From my favorite homesteading blogs this week: On my to-do list: how to grow potatoes in a container. If you enjoyed my post on pressure canning beef stew meat, you might also be interested in canning chicken. Dairy goats– disbudded,…

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    This Week in Homesteading

    Be sure to keep up with the goings-on around the Little Red Farmstead throughout the week by following us on your favorite social media networks — Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest or Facebook!   From my favorite homesteading blogs this week: The Very Basics About Canning…

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    This Week in Homesteading

    This week on our farmstead… It’s been a great week! On Sunday, we brought home our very first dairy goats. (More on them in a post early next week!) I’m getting used to a whole new sleep schedule now, being…

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    February 2016 Homestead Updates

    It’s been almost a month since I last updated this blog. Bad blogger. I had lots of posts scrawled on my editorial calendar, and even more good intentions, but time got away from me. Because LIFE. Mike got a new…

  • Myles & Mommy barn chores in the cold - Little Red Farmstead
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    January and the Year Ahead

    Well, hello there, January! Here in northwestern Pennsylvania, we’re just starting to get a taste of typical winter weather. (I’m not complaining.) Our snowfall where I live is still well-below normal numbers, but the cold temperatures are making up for…