Red Dirt Farm

Ramblings and Photos from a Country Life

I meant to keep in touch a little better, but life has been happening.  I’m trying to adjust to it getting dark so early and cooler temperatures.  We are supposed to get hit with an arctic blast in the next few days.  Ick. I took a bad fall the week before Thanksgiving and I broke …

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Truth be told, my gypsy heart doesn’t wander too far from home. It does, however crave change, no boundaries and open expression. As many of you guys know, I have been recovering from a cervical injury for the past year and half.  I’ve made great progress, but I am far from where I should be. …

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Know what?  This has been kind of tough week.  So I feel like doing something that would make me feel good. I’m going to have a giveaway.  I’m giving away a pair of my up-cycled wood tape measure earrings. Keep them for yourself or give them away as a gift. They hang from SS ear …

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The common American crow is the Corvus brachyrhynchos the  call sounds like, caw caw caw. I think they sound like they are laughing – when not giving that spooky scary haunted house on the horizon sound. I happen to be one of those people who enjoys the antics of crows and ravens. They are loud …

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Threads that bind us together. Last weekend, Mr. Cottage treated me to a trip to a few craft and thrift stores. Honestly it isn’t an easy undertaking and I’m really lucky that he is so patient with me. New embroidery thread. The colors make me swoon. I always lose the color codes, and end up …

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I’ve been commissioned to create a necklace using all vintage pieces.  Though I have walked away for a while, from my art and creating to sell, I did accept this challenge.   I call it a challenge because, I’ve enjoyed not having the pressure on me to make and sell. I explained to the woman …

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Hi Y’all mermaid Kim here posting from Coral Cottage South. The strangest things happen at parties.  Ok maybe I should say the strangest things happen to me at parties.  Several years ago, Mr. Cottage and I went to a pool party hosted by the owner of a store that sold my art-work.  When we arrived …

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Hello from Coral Cottage South – breezy thoughts from the west coast of Florida.  I am enchanted by the idea, myth, folklore, fantasy of mermaids. After I came home from my recent surgery the Animal Planet channel had a two-part special airing about mermaids.  The show supposedly uncovered evidence that there is truth to the existence of …

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