Red Dirt Farm

Small Farm Living Photos and Stories

Maybe it is because it has been cold here recently. Maybe I just want to remember what it feels like to have warm sun on my bare skin and brightly colored flowers blooming.  Maybe it is because my screen saver popped up a few of these photos and I just felt like sharing them with …

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It’s raining again,  which is better than snow, but still is it ever going to stop?  Mr. Cottage said it feels muted today.  That grey cast has wrapped around our little house and it feels like no matter how many lights we turn on, we can’t overpower the gloom. It’s a good day for snuggling …

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Brilliant sunshine, fallen leaves crispy and crunchy under my feet, heavy with a coating of frost, a thousand diamonds shimmer in the grass.  An owl screeches high in the treetops.  A donkey is braying loudly and the chickens are beginning their morning chatter.  Swoosh swoosh a flock of buzzards soars overhead.

It happened in the butler’s pantry.  A hall-way space, and once upon a time when our house was first built, it was the kitchen. Now a brown cow supervises my every move. On a snowy day, I faced down that cow and got to making.

 smile. Last year I met a woman in the grocery store that had purple hair.  I stopped to talk to her and asked if I could take her picture.  She was absolutely thrilled to have her picture taken. Purple has been my favorite color for a very long time. Although as a very young child when …

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