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: 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…

Jan’s Weekly Farm Update 2/27/2018

Happy Tuesday Homesteaders!  It’s time for a weekly update! It has been a crazy couple of weeks.  I have experienced doing chores in the snow for the very first time.  Initially the snow did not stick, but then we had an evening where it snowed for about six hours and we woke up to about…

Jan’s Weekly Farm Update 2/9/2018

Happy Friday Homesteaders!  It’s time for a weekly update! Circumstances beyond our control are what we have been experiencing on the homestead.  After a lovely visit to California I returned home to a sick husband.  Since I am basically a roach I was not too worried.  That was my first mistake.  This flu bug did…

Jan’s Weekly Farm Update 1/22/2018

Happy Monday Homesteaders!  It’s time for a weekly update! Let’s start the week with great news!  I got the results from my goats blood draw and they all came back CAE/CL negative.  It is a relief to know that my goats are healthy, but I still have the dilemma of what to do with Annie….

Gearing up for the Garden Gauntlet

I have always been someone who gardened in a few raised beds, pots, really whatever I could find and I have experienced mixed results.  For the first time I am going to take on a decent sized garden plot with no raised beds, and it is a little intimidating. So far I have gotten organized…

Jan’s Weekly Farm Update 1/15/2018

Happy Monday Homesteaders!  It’s time for a weekly update! It is with a heavy heart that I begin this blog.  Our newest little girl Annie came to us because her mother had died.  The woman who sold Annie to us thought that her goat had cancer, but sent the body to OSU (Oregon State University)…

Farm Update 1/8/2018

Happy Monday Homesteaders!  It’s time for a weekly update! Happy New Year!  My New Year’s resolution is to produce a weekly blog during 2018 so that you can join us on our homesteading adventure.  Sometimes it is easy to let the responsibilities of homesteading and family life overwhelm you and blogging gets pushed to the…

Farm Life Reality Check

It is the New Year of 2018, which I believe many of us are hoping will be better than 2017.  But like so many of the other social media personalities and bloggers out there, many times we talk about the interesting things that happen, post the best pictures of our projects, and try and make…