It started with chickens. A few Rhode Island Reds…maybe some Isa Browns, then Barred Rocks. Then a few years later came a flock of 30 Red Freedom Rangers that we raised for meat. Then came 4 Nigerian Dwarf Goats. Then Ducks. Then Turkeys. Then some more goats. We raise chickens, ducks, and turkeys for eggs and meat. We also raise Nigerian Dwarf Goats for milk.
We just put up two 16x44ft Hoop Houses for season extension as well as protected culture growing. We are excited for our first season growing using protected culture. It is our hope that for 2019 we will have CSA shares available.
Believe me when I say Chickens are the gateway drug to farming or homesteading.
I never thought I would be sitting here today, typing the About section to a Website about our Farm, Red Barn Acres.
I’m Jasmine, the sole pioneer of Red Barn Acres. It is my dream we are fulfilling one feather, one egg, one roasted chicken, one fresh tomato, one homecanned jar of salsa, one seedling, one scoop of grain at a time. It also takes my best friend and soulmate and loving and willing husband, Axel, to make all of this possible.
We just celebrated 8 years of wonderful wedded bliss (no, really!) and we have a 3 year old daughter who is learning work ethic, responsibility, meaning and so much more while gaining sustenance. We live on a small plot of land, roughly 3 acres (probably take a little), in Genesee County, Michigan. We hope in time that we will be fortunate enough to move to a bigger slice of land to find our forever home where we can do what we were meant to do and what we love.