The snow came. More is on the way.
One can not deny that it makes everything seem magical, even if for just a moment in time.
Work on the Little Half-Moon cottage was supposed to start this week. The weather has put that work on hold. So far, the tarp over the roof is holding up.
As always, the chickens don’t like to put their feet in the snow so they stay on the path that Mr. Red Dirt has shoveled for them. Did you have snow?
I baked an apple pie this week, sorry we ate it all before I ever took the first photo! Here is the basic recipe I used, except I added about half a cup of dried cranberries to it. Awesome good stuff.
All this snow is having me really missing my fresh flowers and going out to the gardens to walk among the blooms and hear the birds sing and watch all the buzzing creatures flit from flower to flower. Our farmer neighbor that always tills the gardens for the wildflowers has COVID. My dad’s neighbor passed from COVID last week too. So much sadness.
I haven’t left the house in weeks.
Dried flowers from our gardens, remind me that spring and the growing season is on the way.
I cannot begin to say how grateful I am for those that have placed orders with me recently. It helps my financial situation of course, but it really lifts my spirits to know that my little creations are enjoyed by others. A sincere thank you.
To help with cabin fever and the winter doldrums which both have a tight grip on me, this week I made tiny little sculptures from upcycled wood and little clay figures. I call them story sculptures and one tiny story shadow box. They depict sweet, happy, little stories about life at Red Dirt Farm.
Whimsical and colorful, they bring a smile to my face.
They are available in my on-line shop.
This shadow box is called Purple cat with his pet bird, Sparrow. Roosters crowing in the background and the haunted creaking sound at the end of the video – screen door closing.
We are of the thought that Amber Ale chick, may never again live full-time outside. She certainly is happy inside with Boo dog.
Please be safe and well until next time,