About Us

Little Red Acres is about us learning and starting to homestead on our small half-acre lot of land in Nova Scotia, Canada. After wanting chickens for years and living in communities where you are not allowed to have any we bought our first chicks and they were a stepping stone to more and more birds.

unfinished chicken coop

About Us

We are a family of five, passionate about living a small-scale homesteading lifestyle. For us, that means raising chickens and quail, gardening our own food, and learning how to live more sustainably.

We take great joy in the process of growing things, both literally and figuratively. Every day brings something new and exciting as we discover what it means to create a life that is truly our own. It's an amazing experience that we are excited to share with others!

Blake – Salesman. Builder of my dreams. He builds all our chicken coops from what we have around. We use trees to build the structure of our chicken runs and our greenhouse.

Ashley – The writer. I do all the writing and chicken raising, and I have become addicted to our chickens and quail. Chicken Math is real people!

Our kids – We have 3 kids – Austin who is 13 and already has her own flock of Silkie chickens. Brookland who is 11. Gauge who is 9.


Join Us on Our Adventure

  • Join us as we start this new adventure of homesteading. We started small with chickens and quail… gave turkeys a try too, what's next? Who knows!
  • We are working on updating our small house after having it as a rental property for almost eight years.
  • We are continuing to homeschool our kids which you can read more about at SeasonalHomeschooling.com. We have been homeschooling for 7 years now.
  • Stick around to see what other animals we'll be adding to our homestead.

Make sure you follow us on Instagram where I share more in-depth everyday life with kids and animals. I share the most recent posts on Facebook.

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