Red Dirt Farm and Studio

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Kim of Red Dirt Farm and Studio

 It’s here. Snow and the colors of the season.























Flakes are falling feathers are flying.  It’s a wet heavy snow, much to the disliking of the feathered ones.

We are cozy and snuggly settled in watching old movies and enjoying some snacks.  Hoping we don’t lose power.

 Living in the middle of a construction zone isn’t the easiest under the best of circumstances, but I’m thinking maybe, just maybe we picked the right contractors this time.  They have worked hard to contain the dust and have been much more respectful towards us and our property.  AND, they like animals.  I know you don’t pick a contractor based on their like or dislike of animals, but can you imagine a contractor coming here to work and telling me they don’t like animals, that’s exactly what our first contractor told me,  I should have known…

These past months I’ve been drying flowers, lots of roses, herbs and peppers.  I have them hanging up in various places throughout the house. The peg rack in the front hall is full, still, I find room for one more bouquet.

We had snow mid-week, the kind I like.  It snowed for a few hours, it was beautiful and then just like that it was gone.   We might not be so lucky with today’s storm, predictions are in the 3-6 inch range.  It just started, so we’ll see what happens.

I’ve been working on clearing out some of the clutter in the house.  I went through a couple of kitchen cabinets and pulled glassware we don’t use.  I boxed it up and I’ve made a few trips to the local thrift store.  I drop Mr. Cottage off at therapy then head out to the thrift store, it works out well, except,  I keep coming home with things.  Those Christmas tree candles on the table I just couldn’t pass up, same with the box full of sparkly pine cone ornaments, all for $2.00.

  I also purchased two paintings, one for .99 cents and one for 1.99.  I started collecting amateur paintings a few years ago.  I’m working on creating a gallery wall with these pieces, I plan to put them in the master bedroom when the renovation work is complete.  I stick with a color theme, more so than a subject and the feelings that they evoke.  The collection is coming together nicely and the cost so far has been next to nothing.  It’s the thrill of the hunt.  Also, I like to dream about the people who painted these pieces, and how they had a vision and a dream of their own to create something, it was important to them.  I feel a connection to these pieces, I wish I had the ability to paint – but it isn’t there.  I often feel a desire to sketch, doodle put pen to paper purely my own amateur attempts.


Our latest food obsession is Spelt bread.  It isn’t readily available locally, and when it is, it is a bit costly.  I thought perhaps I’d make my own, however, I haven’t been able to locate spelt flour in my neighborhood shops.  A shopping adventure in the making…

Hope Y’all are snuggled in your homes safe and sound from wild weather.


Thanks for stopping in.

XO Kim

10 thoughts on “

  1. kaddietucker says:

    The snow is lovely…haven’t had any here yet, but it was close yesterday.

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    1. I’d be happy to send it your way! We got waaay more than expected maybe a foot by now and it is still snowing. It is pretty. Xo kim

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      1. kaddietucker says:

        I’d take a little. It hasn’t snowed here, other than a few flurries, in 3 years.

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  2. Pam says:

    Don’t you wish the thrift stores would trade you your donations for what you find in the store. That would be pretty cool! Your pictures are lovely as always. Glad your new contractor is working out. I live in Michigan so we are used to snow but thats still a lot of snow!


    1. Hi Pam I was thinking the same thing that I should get a trading credit at the thrift store. I guess it is a good thing they don’t do that I’d never declutter! I’m thinking that this snow may delay the contractors today, and I’m ok with that. Local tv station said we have 7 inches in our area, but I believe that to be low by several inches. Either way, it’s pretty but makes taking care of farm stuff a bit more difficult. Xo kim


  3. Annie says:

    This more recent snowstorm, although beautiful, must have been a hardship for you and the animals. Let’s hope it melts quickly. Stay snug and warm inside with the promise of good contractors finishing your home restoration. Sounds like all the animals approve of this crew…

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    1. Hi Annie – yes the snow makes farm chores a little more difficult. We are getting by. I’m thinking so far things are better with this crew of workers – fingers crossed. xo kim


  4. Debra says:

    I like your idea of the paintings collection…Your home looks so pretty and cozy.

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    1. Debra – from one artist to another – just seems to be our kind of thing. xo kim


  5. DA Squires says:

    Love your cozy home and all the trimmings…and the photos of snow : ) I am always nostalgic at this time of year for Connecticut, but must admit I would not return to live there full-time! Keeping an eye out for Papaya…hoping all is okay…he is so magnificent… and I absolutely believe THE litmus test for people is whether they like animals. Like the scene in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory…very simple… good or bad egg : ) I have no doubt your new contractors fall into the good egg pile.
    xo Debbie


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