Month: April 2018

Rainbow Eggs

I like to think that I am a creative person, and perhaps it is just my OCD or lackthereof…or maybe it was my ignorance. Anyway. When we first started with chickens in 2010 or so, I had only ever heard of brown egg laying…

Mid April Farm Update

While we recover from a very wet, sloppy and frozen weekend, lots of fun things have been happening. We hope that our readers faired well through this last “winter” storm that passed through over the weekend. We were very prepared for any power outages,…

Isn’t it easier to buy from the store?

I am often asked, “Why do you do it? Why do you raise animals and grow food when it is so much easier to buy it from the store?” The short answer: “Because I want to.” Let me explain some main focus points because…

Free Range, Cage Free…what the….?

Here at Red Barn Acres, we believe in raising happy and healthy animals. To us, that means providing adequate shelter, ample room to roam, nutritious food, proper supplements, water, love, and plenty of sunshine. If you search for the meaning of the terms free…

Annnnd It’s April!

While the first day of Spring was more than a couple of weeks ago, it seems that Mother Nature has other ideas. We have been graced with low temperatures, which have been a blessing for those who make maple syrup, it has not been…