Red Dirt Farm

Ramblings and Photos from a Country Life

An unexpected break in winter weather brought sunshine and milder temperatures. The snow melted and is now just a cold memory. I did the warmer weather sunshine chicken dance out by the farm stand. Neighbors drove by and honked at me. I’m sure they were thinking there goes that crazy lady doing weird shit again.

It happened in the butler’s pantry.  A hall-way space, and once upon a time when our house was first built, it was the kitchen. Now a brown cow supervises my every move. On a snowy day, I faced down that cow and got to making.

 smile. Last year I met a woman in the grocery store that had purple hair.  I stopped to talk to her and asked if I could take her picture.  She was absolutely thrilled to have her picture taken. Purple has been my favorite color for a very long time. Although as a very young child when …

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  I feel like one of the cats curled in the beams streaming through the window, seeking warmth.  Beyond the glass, across the lawn heavy frost sparkles. The thermometer read minus 5 this morning before sunrise.  Pipes are frozen at the kitchen sink, as is the faucet outdoors we use to water the animals.  This …

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