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) my web development/design business, and (2) our little family homestead/farmstead. So, I decided to do two niche blogs instead of having an unfocused personal blog. So, welcome to Little Red Homestead. Here I’ll be writing about raising our family in our 1801 farmstead, raising livestock, growing a garden, and cooking and preserving homegrown foods. My other blog isn’t up and running yet (hopefully before the end of the year), but you’re welcome to bookmark it at

This Week in Homesteading is going to be a weekly feature, posted on Fridays, where I share links to all the interesting homesteading-related blog posts, articles, and videos that I’ve come across this week. (Plus a few photos. Just because!) I hope you’ll find something educational or fun that you haven’t seen before, and definitely share your links in the comments!




Amanda lives with her family on a little red farmstead in northwestern Pennsylvania. By day she's a web developer specializing in WordPress and in her off time she enjoys working with goats and other livestock on the farm, canning, knitting, and crocheting.


  • Amy

    Amanda, thank you so much for the mention! 🙂 Sweet of you! And this blog looks pretty sweet, too. I will follow it! love your pictures and everything you’re writing about–and those chickens! Lovely!