Ryan Fairfield -- The Longhaired Redneck -- drinking an ice cold beer.Hi, my name is Ryan Fairfield. I am The Longhaired Redneck.

I am a husband, a father, a metalhead and a homesteader living in rural Maine. This blog focuses on my homesteading efforts and my love of heavy metal.

Whether I am dispatching chickens or foraging for wild edibles, metal is on my mind. Chances are there is a metal song to go with any activity.

With each post on this blog, I intend to write of a specific experience on my homestead, as well as to provide a recommended metal song or album to go along with it.

I hope you find this be both helpful and entertaining. Please feel free to shoot me an email if you want to chat: ryanfairfield@gmail.com

Ryan — The Longhaired Redneck