Hello!  We are so happy you stopped by! If this is your first time to Ladybug Junction Farm welcome!  If this is a return trip, welcome back!  Either way, we hope your visit brings you friendship, smiles, laughter, joy, health and well-being.  Because that’s our intention!

With all the craziness going on in the world today, we want to be one place where you can relax, enjoy and rejuvenate. We have many opportunities available on the farm and we can’t wait to share them with you!

We are starting a unique educational animal farm and event center in Central Ohio; the Pickerington, Baltimore, Canal Winchester area. Our 3 core values are FRIENDSHIP-LEARNING-THE LOVE OF BOOKS!

Our main attraction is to bring kids and animals together in friendship at The Big Red Reading Barn where kids can read to the animals and develop a love for the animals and and enthusiasm for reading and books!

Along with our focus on reading we are also focused on self-enrichment education for animals, adults and kids.

We are looking for #1 help in building Ladybug Junction Farm and #2 Networking with entrepreneurs, coaches, teachers, artists, health & fitness experts; who want to make a difference in the world to bring classes/workshops to the farm #3 connecting with schools to promote school visits and #4 Community awareness and support for open barn days and major events. We hope you will join us!


How We Got Started

Animals, Self-Enrichment & Books….Oh My!
What do animals, self-enrichment education and books have in common? Well, at Ladybug Junction Farm we are passionate about all three and we are in the process of bringing it to life with the initial purchase and set up of this unique and different animal farm and educational event center right here in central Ohio.
As authors and publishers, we are passionate about reading and the love of books. The main feature: The Big Red Reading Barn where kids read to the animals. Each animal has a unique story they wish to tell. We will be giving the animals a voice by publishing a book of their story in their honor and making it available to visitors.
Another focus that is near and dear to our hearts is Self-Enrichment – health, wellness and vitality for people and animals. We know that when people and animals have health and vitality, life is GOOD! Our goal is to help people and animals live life to the fullest!

About Don and Mindy

Don Kaleta is a regular guy who loves kids, animals and helping people. After 36 years with AT&T, he decided to become an author and a Facilities Director ensuring the safety and well-being of residents in a senior living environment.

Due to his inability to be nothing other than a kid in a grownup body, Puppy Scents, The Kids’ Guide to Puppy Care was born; narrated by our Rottie mix pup, Roc.  Don’s out-of-the-ordinary sense of humor and his quirky way of looking at life is evident in the writing of this book. Don is passionate about lessons learned in relationships between kids and pups and Roc’s story is filled with life lessons for every child.

Don is dedicated to bringing fun and laughter to children, filling the air with his love for music and creating safe, clean, healthy environments for people and animals.


Mindy Kaleta is a wife, mom, entrepreneur, certified life coach, author, self-publisher, loves kids and animals and is dedicated to “living your ideal life”! Her mantra is simple “Anything is possible if you believe in it!” and she is continually looking for positive solutions to any situation that may arise.

The Big Red Reading Barn  Mindy is passionate about children’s literacy. Reading means kids are learning and the application of knowledge is power. Reading with animals in the atmosphere of the great outdoors at Ladybug Junction Farm in “The Big Red Reading Barn” will motivate children to see reading as a fun activity without the embarassment or fear of reading errors. The animals love being with the kids and are oblivious of any reading mistakes. Reading to animals is one of the best ways to increase confidence and the love of books!  [Learn More About The Big Red Reading Barn/Visits]


Work with Mindy! – Celebrating the Entrepreneurial Spirit!

Mindy has several coaching programs you may want to check out! [Learn More about those programs!]

Here is one that helps soloprenuers get their message out to the world with a Personal Interview with Mindy!

As a personal life coach, she inspires solopreneurs/clients to “Go for their dreams!” Her positive spirit and enthusiasm is contagious as she encourages them to “Believe in Yourself, Follow Your Passion & Love What You Do!”

Her new Interview series program “Speak Your Truth – Tell Your Story” assists solopreneurs in conducting a personal marketing recorded interview sharing with potential clients about who they are, what they do and why they do it.

Mindy has always had a love for the entrepreneurial spirit and for those who serve the world in a BIG way from the HEART.

It is her privilege to commit to supporting solopreneurs in becoming prosperous as they serve the world in your own unique way!

Whether you are a new business owner, author, coach, teacher or healer…Mindy is ready and eager to interview YOU and celebrate WHO YOU ARE, WHAT YOU DO and WHY YOU DO IT! [To Learn More About the Interview Program – Click Here!]


Who Would Be Interested in Ladybug Junction Farm?

Anyone who is interested in transforming the minds and hearts of people about how we feel and interact with animals in a way that promotes lasting friendship between people and animals thus creating positive change to eradicate the suffering and abuse on this planet not only for animals, but for people as well.
Ladybug Junction Farm – a unique learning and healing experience!
Bringing people and animals together in FRIENDSHIP, through reading, learning and the LOVE of BOOKS!



Our Founding Members


Roc – the narrator and star of Don’s book Puppy Scents, The Kids’ Guide to Puppy Care and in charge of Security on the farm

Miss Chloe, the pup on the front of Mindy’s book Surviving the Puppy Stage, How to Get Inside Your Dog’s Mind Without Losing Your Own and Official Greeter

Our three sweet office kitties who make sure we are taking time out of our busy day to remember what is important…Katie Lynn, Maggie Moo and little Miley Girl!



Our dream for a home in country, a place to slow down, rejuvenate and live the life we really want to be living has come front and center for us.  We are dedicated to this project and committed to sharing it with others.  [Read More – Our Purpose]


Ladybug Junction Farm

A unique learning and healing experience!

Our Invitation to YOU!

If this sounds like something your body and heart has been yearning for…we are here for you and welcome your input and talents!

Take a look around our website to see how you can benefit, get involved or give support.

Thank you for coming!  If you have any questions, comments or suggestions please [Contact Us] and we hope to see you again soon!

Don and Mindy Kaleta










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