Introducing Little Dickens Farm

LuLu (center) Bella (on the right)

Every member of our family gravitates toward and finds comfort and joy with animals. We’ve always lived in the country and have always talked about ways we could incorporate caring for animals more into our daily lives. Specifically, Mya’s love of horses has helped urge us along, and now, the stars have aligned & we’re only weeks away from bringing our first minis home!We decided to focus on miniature animals because we are not a big farm, and want to give our animals the best environment we can. We want to learn to live with them and meet them in their space, not force them into ours. We’ve spent years designing this little farm in our heads, on paper, in our dreams, and now finally, after several weeks of fence building & barn prep, we’re finally here!

Our Name:

Before talking about the animals who will soon be joining our farm, a little bit about our name. Our mom (grammie) owned a bookstore in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan for 15+ years named Little Dickens Bookstore. We ran her website until she retired and closed the store. When the website was no longer needed, we just couldn’t let go of the domain We’ve held onto that domain for 10 years, contemplated numerous ways to incorporate it into a family venture, but nothing really materialized…until now.

Our Animals:

Little Dickens Farm will be welcoming two beautiful mares in the next few weeks! We are naming them Bella & LuLu. Both girls are expecting and should foal late spring 2018. We couldn’t be more excited!! The girls come from a beautiful herd of mini Appaloosas in northern Iowa and are both experienced mamas.

Here’s to The Journey:

We’ve worked hard to get here and there’s a whole lot of hard work ahead. Fortunately we like hard work, we like each other and we really like being around animals. We look forward to sharing our journey and hope to inspire other families to work hard together and build a lasting happiness!

The Kiefer Family

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