Red Dirt Farm and Studio

Living a creative life artist farmer dreamer

Hello out there.

chocolate vine

Holy Cow it’s the middle of May!

I sure hope you all are well.

WordPress has changed the editor since I last posted and I am soo tech challenged let’s just hope some of this comes out ok.

We have baby chicks – 4 living in the house since they were rejected by all the broody hens. Here is one of them, Frank, he is beyond sweet and cuddly. Spring flowers are blooming. It has been an unusually cool and dry spring.

Way back in March – First For Women magazine had a little article about our farm.

I also had my first art installation. It is in a beautiful old building in Scottsville, VA that was once a pharmacy, now it is a yoga studio.

I have been busy painting and making and going to craft shows. It’s a sweet period of allowing my artside to come out and be whatever it wants to be.

The seeded flower gardens are coming along quite slowly because of the cool temperatures and the lack of rain. We have increased the planted areas for flowers and decreased the amount of vegetables going in this year. I will be cutting back on the amount of canning I will do this year. I have taken on a very large passion project that will be quite consuming. More about that later.

Sending you all lovely thoughts of spring. Tell me what projects you have been working on.

Until next time,

XO, Kim

14 thoughts on “a little bit of spring

  1. KT Workman says:

    It’s good to hear from you, Kim. And you have definitely piqued my interest concerning your”passion project.” 😊
    I’ve recently started watercolor painting, though I haven’t posted any of my class assignments on WordPress as of yet, just my FaceBook page. And I am learning to read tarot cards. We all need some sort of creative outlet—-at least us introverts do. 💙
    Love all your pics…and envy your slice of paradise.


    1. It’s so good to hear from you too. I will share about the passion project soon, it has my heart so full of happiness!
      Watercolor painting – look at you – that’s hard. Is it an on-line class? I often think of trying my hand at it, but I don’t know if I am patient enough. Tarot reading is another interest of mine, even if I don’t do it, there are so many beautiful cards out there I can look at them for so much inspiration. My mom read tarot cards and she was an astrologer – she was way before her time. Yes, us introverts are pretty good at self-entertaining, but it has been a challenging time for us too. Thank you for stopping by and your lovely comment. xo, kim

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      1. KT Workman says:

        Yes, it’s an online class…and yes, it’s hard. After starting the class, I read acrylics and oils are easier to master, but by then, I was committed. I’m also studying tarot online, and it may be even more challenging. That is interesting about your mom…mine was very practical, but always indulged her youngest’s flights of fancy. Though a church-going woman, she allowed me to buy an Ouija board when I was a teenager, which I’m sure our church considered a tool of the devil. Things have certainly changed since those days.
        On a side note, though I have followed you for quite some time, your posts don’t show up in my reader anymore. When I try to follow again, I’m just informed I already follow you. I wouldn’t have known about this post if I hadn’t received an email informing me you had posted, which I see it hasn’t been doing because I saw earlier posts I hadn’t read. I have a little catching up to do. WordPress can be glichey at times.

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      2. I have been having so many issues with WP too. I don’t get posts, and then when I do, and I try to comment on them, it won’t let me log in to comment. It is making me a little crazy. It won’t let me log into my own account sometimes.

        Do share your watercolors and Tarot if it feels appropriate. Some things we don’t want to share and I get that. Have a lovely day. xo

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      3. KT Workman says:

        I’m having trouble with commenting too…seems to happen when I “visit” a blog. Like what happens to you, it wants me to login to comment, but still won’t let me comment. Or “like.” I have to do it through the reader.

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  2. D. A. Squires says:

    GREAT to see Red Dirt Farm in her spring glory…and the baby chicks in residence… and your indoor art installation and other locales!! But most of all, that you are working on something creative and wonderful. I am trying to write two stories (which is impossible), but I love the world of words, so why not have two vs. one to splash around in : ) Adore the photos and glimpses of your magical creations, and that you were profiled in the magazine…the locals are so lucky to have you around the bend!! Look forward to hearing from you more often, Kim (and I would not know there were any technical difficulties!!)

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    1. Debbie, you always brighten my day. It must be wonderful having your mind full of ideas for two books at once. I’m sure it is overwhelming and exciting at the same time. I know that they will be wonderful reads if anything at all like your previous books. Can’t wait for you to announce their arrival. It makes me feel good that you enjoy my photos of our happenings here. Be well my friend, xo kim


  3. Hello! I’m so proud of you-maybe proud isn’t the right word-maybe ecstatic is the right one!!!! Look at you girl!!!! Who hoo! Over the moon! Amazing art you’re creating!!! I can see you in ‘Where Women Create’ magazine! It’s fantastic!!!!

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    1. Debra – it is so meaningful to have your support. When creatives share each other’s accomplishments or attempt it comes back in such a rewarding way.. i always appreciate your encouragement and kind words. Being in Where women create would be a fantasy come true. xo, kim


  4. Linda Schaub says:

    It’s good to see your blog post pop up in my Reader (and also my e-mail) Kim … I am so behind here due to computer issues at work extending into the evenings and this weekend, so I apologize for the tardiness as your posts are always a treat and I savor the pictures as I scroll through. Well, haven’t you been the busy bee? You make me feel sloth-like for sure. I am happy to see all the projects you are immersed in and this passion project you will tell us about later. It’s good to be creative … all that and photography too. How exciting to have this story appear in “First For Women” magazine. Perhaps you’ll get some mail orders for some of your crafts. It’s all good but you really deserve it … the last few years have been rough for you. Take care.

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    1. Thank you Linda – your comments are always so nice to read and make me feel like you are here talking with me. Thank you. xo kim

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      1. Linda Schaub says:

        You’re welcome Kim and I always feel like I’m strolling along while you take us to your art/craft room, kitchen or out in the yard. Take care.


  5. Mrs. N says:

    I love the posts on Instagram but having the photos here together is like a festival of color! This post just brightens my world at the moment. It has this feeling of hope to it! We need that! And OMG- I love your mask!

    Masks as so booooring here in Japan- I need to get me some really crazy ones! 😬


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    1. Thanks for popping in Connie. I am looking forward to your new blog, you know I am a fan of your photography, stories and videos. I don’t know about this whole blogging thing, I just can’t seem to stick with it or have folks that are interested.
      Charles bought several masks for me on Etsy, sadly he lost the contact information, but each one is beautiful and reversible. xo kim

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