Meet the Kaleta Gang
Mindy is a “farm girl” at heart and feels most at home while mothering animals, rearranging and decorating their home, re-purposing home decor pieces, offering workshops and classes, journaling, writing and connecting with friends and family.
Mindy’s goal to live on a few acres, have a red barn and animals, was there even as a child. At a young age, she was raising her pet rooster in her backyard in the city, making horse halters for her dogs, caring for a number of various other animals.
She is busy right now mothering their three indoor cats, two large dogs and a stray kitty (whom we adopted) and is in training to be our first cat “manager” of the Big Red Barn! So, the menagerie has already begun!
Don worked for AT&T for 36 years. After an early retirement, he has served as a Facility Maintenance Director in the senior living community. He enjoys providing a safe and beautiful space for residents, staff and visitors, which will carry over nicely when we open the doors to Ladybug Junction Farm.
Don is a regular guy who loves kids, animals and helping people. 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. His out-of-the-ordinary sense of humor and his quirky way of looking at life is evident in the writing of this book with his narrator, our dog, Roc Weiler. Don is passionate about lessons learned in relationships between kids and pups. Roc’s story is filled with life lessons for every child. To see Don’s Book, Click Here!
In addition to his talents in facilities and writing, Don also loves music, plays several instruments and is looking forward to playing for the animals to bring some joy and music to the farm.
Meet the Rest of Our Family!
Roc – Farm Security, narrator of Don’s book Puppy Scents, The Kids’ Guide to Puppy Care
Miss Chloe – Official Greeter
Katie Lynn, Maggie Moo and little Miley Girl – Our three sweet office girls who make sure we are taking time out of our busy day to remember what is important
Punkin – (below) She is in training to be our first cat “manager” of the Big Red Barn!
Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us on our [Contact] page if you have any questions or comments concerning the farm and our journey as we purchase the property and get ready to open our doors!
Introduce yourself! We would love to connect with you!
Don & Mindy