• Mama and baby rabbits - Little Red Farmstead
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    This Week in Homesteading

    The babies are up and about now! Of course, they decided to vacate the nest on the coldest day we’ve had in over a month, just when we’re due to get a lake effect snow storm. So I loaded up the cage…

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    Weekly Farmstead Photos (Dec. 7-13)

    Between the warm temperatures and all the babies out in the barn, you’d think that it was springtime around here. (Wishful thinking, right?!) First, there were baby bunnies born on December 4th. There were originally nine, but one didn’t make it.…

  • First baby bunnies - Little Red Farmstead
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    This Week in Homesteading

    First, y’all, I want to share with you the happy news: we have baby bunnies! They’re the first critters born here on the farm and I’m so excited about them. They were born early this morning (on my mom’s birthday, no…

  • First snowfall - Little Red Farmstead
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    Weekly Farmstead Photos (November 16-22)

    I was lax in taking photos this past week, but Saturday night we saw our first real good snowfall that stuck. We woke up to a winter wonderland Sunday morning, and I couldn’t help but run outside to take a…

  • Prepping the chicken coop for winter - Little Red Farmstead
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    This Week in Homesteading

    Spent some time this week cleaning the chicken coop and getting them ready for winter. We’ve been getting spoiled with this unseasonably nice autumn, but the snow is coming… From my favorite blogs this week: Nicole of Little Blog on the…

  • Chicken and pitchfork - Little Red Farmstead
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    This Week in Homesteading

    From my favorite homesteading blogs this week: Learn how to roast any squash, including a no-cut method. On my to-do list: assembling a chicken emergency first-aid kit. (See also: Chicken 911! from the What The Cluck podcast.) The best way…

  • Yarn Along, Nov. 11, 2015 - Little Red Farmstead
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    Yarn Along: Hats & Cold Antler Farm

    After so much recent leaf-raking, my hands and wrists have been pretty achey. Knitting socks on tiny, fiddly needles isn’t fun with achey hands, so I decided to change things up and knit some things on larger needles for a…

  • Barn and fence - Little Red Farmstead
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    This Week in Homesteading

    Learn the best way to cook stewing hens. I really liked the comparison photo of a Cornish-X meat bird and a Production Red. We have a couple of Production Reds, and it’s good to know what to expect in a…

  • Yarn Along, Nov. 3, 2015 - Little Red Farmstead
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    Yarn Along

    This week, my knitting project is a simple sock for Myles. I decided that starting this Christmas, I would knit each of the boys socks to open. Ben’s pair are already done and waiting to be wrapped. Myles’ socks are…

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    This Week in Homesteading

    First, I really should welcome you to my new blog: Little Red Homestead. I blogged for many years back at Life In Beta, but in recent years, it became clear that there were two main areas I wrote about: (1)…

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    Homestead Update: June 2015

    I struggle with what to call our little home and hobby farm; I’ve settled on “homestead” because it seems more appropriate than “farm”, and while I do have an interest in being more self-sufficient, I certainly don’t consider myself a…