Welcome to the Farm

Thanks for stopping by to check out the farm.  My name is Ashley and I wanted to welcome you personally to Little Red Hen Farms.  My parents bought a small farm in Oregon at the end of February 2017 and we have been working as a family to make it into a productive homestead for all of us to enjoy.

Jan’s Farm Update 8/27/18

Good Morning Homesteaders! Let’s talk poop!  While doing my morning chores I found myself studying a poop that had been deposited by one of my goats yesterday.  Goats normally have pellet sized poop, but this was more of a tubular poo, which started my mind working on what if any issues my animal might be…

Jan’s Farm Update 8/26/18

Good Morning Homesteaders! Today was goat maintenance day!  Everybody got their CDT shot and a copper bolus.  This week I will do slides to see if they have a high worm load and then treat as necessary.  Goats are portrayed in cartoons and other media as hardy animals that eat cans and are a general…

Jan’s Farm Update 8/25/15

Good Morning Homesteaders! New life on the homestead!  After losing two chickens in two days new births are a reminder that the circle of life continues.  Mama hen is super protective so I do not know how many chicks that we have yet, however I have seen a black head and a red head so…

Jan’s Farm Update 8/24/18

Good Morning Homesteaders! This morning for the first time in a long time I wanted to go home.  Where is my home?  That is a great question.  My beautiful homestead in California has a lovely new family living in it so that is not home.  Some days I still struggle to settle here in Oregon…

Jan’s Farm Update 8/23/18

Good Morning Homesteaders! Homesteading is like juggling with about twenty balls.  You can always plan for the expected; however it is the unexpected that gets you every time.  Sometimes the unexpected is positive and sometimes it is not.  Unfortunately in this circumstance it was not.  We have one large chicken coop and several smaller coops…

Jan’s Farm Update 8/22/18

Good Afternoon Homesteaders! One of our hens had a chick that hatched late after she had already left the nest.  I found the little one almost completely out of its shell, but with the membrane adhered to the back of the chick.  Since mama had moved on I scooped the chick up, removed the membrane,…

Jan’s Farm Update 8/20/2018

Happy Monday Homesteaders!  It’s time for an update! First, I want to give a shout out to Christal whose wonderful chocolate chip sour dough bread I am enjoying on this fine morning! Secondly, no more promises about being more consistent as my life seems to be perpetually in upheaval and I don’t want to disappoint…

Jan’s Farm Update: July 8th, 2018

Happy Sunday Homesteaders!  It’s past time for an update! It has been a busy few weeks both on and off the farm.  My apologies for the lack of blogs, but things are settling down and I will make an effort to be more consistent in my blogging.  Thank you to everyone who follows our blog…

Jan’s Weekly Farm Update 5/29/2018

Happy Wednesday Homesteaders!  It’s time for an update! It has been a busy week on the homestead!  A week filled with new life! This spring we have had a huge case of the broodies.  At any given time there are a half dozen or more hens wanting to set.  Being broody not only makes it…

Jan’s Weekly Farm Update 4/4/2018

Happy Wednesday Homesteaders!  It’s time for an update! I am dedicating this blog to Liz who called me out for not keeping my fellow homesteaders up to date with what is going on.  Thanks Liz! Where to start?  We have had some signs of spring and are excited about the upcoming spring and summer.  Last…