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Welcome to Little Red Acres. A place where we aren't rushing through each day to get to the next. This is a slower-paced life in the country where we raise chickens for eggs and meat, we grow as much of our own vegetables in our greenhouse and garden.

Homesteading is an attitude that unites us, no matter the variety of the lifestyle we choose! We all strive to get close to our roots, finding joy in the hard work we do and providing the best nourishment for our families.

It’s no mystery why the notion of “homesteading” is trendy right now, but it’s my mission to take it beyond chicken-themed décor and shiplap walls.

Let's change how we live together.

What you can expect from me….

light standard brahma hens

I share recipes, tutorials, and things I am learning to do.

I can teach you how to raise chickens from hatching eggs to laying eggs.

I can teach you to grow a garden that will feed your family all winter. We are learning to can, dehydrate and freeze our harvest for the winter months together.

Whether you stumbled across my blog from a google search or from someone sharing a post, we’re glad you are here. If you are looking for something specific, you can search for it using the little magnifying glass at the top right of my site.

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baby quail in a brooder

Coturnix Quail

Raising Coturnix quail is easy.

They are a great beginner bird for both meat and eggs. They are small, hardy birds that can handle both summer weather and winter weather in most areas.

They can also often be kept where chickens are not allowed, like in towns and cities.


From hatching to brooders, and out to the coop, I thoroughly enjoy raising chickens, which if you knew me better you would understand my surprise there.

Chickens all have different traits which makes choosing the right one important.

Raising your own backyard chickens can be very rewarding but it is not without hard work and effort.

flock of chickens


Raising turkeys on your homestead can be a rewarding and fulfilling experience.

It is an excellent way to enhance your self-reliance and diversify what you produce on your land.

Not only is this a productive venture but it can also be an enjoyable one as well.


It might the middle of winter, it might be the middle of summer, or any time of year is good for thinking about gardening.

Each season of the year comes with something you could be doing in your garden.

pot full of fresh vegetables
canned salsa

Preserving Food

Canning your own food is a great way to provide for your family while homesteading. Not only is it a cost-effective way to preserve food, but you can also be sure of the quality of the food you are eating.

Dehydrating food is an excellent way to preserve nutrition and flavor while creating a shelf-stable product. It is a great way to extend the shelf life of many different types of foods, without the need for chemical preservatives, and without having to freeze or can them.