Our farmhouse is a 1930’s cottage style farmhouse, in central Virginia.
Hi, I’m Kim and I have been married to my best friend for 32 years. We live in a 1930’s cottage style farmhouse in Central Virginia. We have been renovating and building an addition on our home for the past few years, and probably will be for a few more years.
I’m giving this page and my introduction a dust-off and new words for this crazy year of 2020. I started blogging 11 years ago, and this blog was once known as Coral Cottage, and you will see that name tagged to some older photos.
I am a maker and I am also a small-scale flower and chicken farmer. Mostly I am a big dreamer.
I am in the process of making over my life. After the past few years of taking care of my parents and putting my wants and dreams on hold, I am moving forward with my life in a new direction.
Mr. Red Dirt is the down to earth smart business-oriented mind. Me – I’m the head in the clouds, day-dreamer.
For over twenty years, I dedicated my time to animal rescue – cats and dogs. Never, did I think that would include chickens but I’m happy to say we have several that we brought here and gave a second chance. That has been a very rewarding experience.
My purple studio where I create art sits under the shade of an old pecan tree at the back of our property. Although in recent years my art has taken a bit of a back seat while I have been recovering from a head, neck, and shoulder injury, and subsequent surgery. I love creating, and I am pretty sure I always will, in some shape or form.
In 2020, I picked up a paintbrush for the first time, I am learning to paint. For years, I had a calling to paint, which I left unanswered until finally, I couldn’t deny it any longer.
My work is light-hearted folksy style, heavily influenced by nature and my love for animals, in particular birds.
I run a small roadside farm stand and art wagon on our property, selling fresh eggs and flowers and my paintings and other items I make.
I care for my animals and my flowers the same way, using nature as a guide, no chemicals, no pesticides for the plants, and no harmful antibiotics or steroids, for the animals; lots of love and taking the bad with the good.
Here I share stories and photos of my life and the things I cook and make, but this is not a how-to or a DYI, kind of blog. It is more like a letter written to a friend.
We are blessed to live a beautiful life full of love and respect. It isn’t always pretty or easy; actually, it is a tough life with lots and lots of work, but it is the life-style that makes me happiest.
And that my friends, is what this blog is about, my life here on the farm, and of course the things I make.
Join along as the adventures continue.
Just a little view of my everyday life here at Red Dirt farm.