Red Dirt Farm

Ramblings and Photos from a Country Life

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.

The sun came out and warmed all the raindrops still clinging to every object as far as the eye could see. I headed out with my camera to soak in the sun and to find something interesting  to capture with the lens. As I passed by my studio I wondered what surprises I might find …

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Is it too soon to start dreaming of a spring garden? Or of seed catalogs and their incredible photography and lovely words casting a spell around a persons green thumb dreams? I’ve got the fever for sure.  However, I don’t have any new seed catalogs. So, thanks to  Pinterest and one of my boards, I’m …

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I held my breath as I reached back into the furthest, darkest most spider web encrusted box at the back of the barn.  I wondered to myself  – am I going to pull out a snake-like I did a few years ago?  Yeah I’ll admit when that happened I let out a big girly scream …

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Sandwiched between somewhat sunny days and snow days; my garden fantasies have run rampant. Mr. Cottage and I shopped for garden supplies and treated ourselves to soft serve ice-cream over the weekend. Tuesday it snowed.  Again. Maybe we pulled the trigger on these too soon.  They have been covered with protective plastic since we purchased them. …

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I’ve been waiting for my new year, one word mantra to come to me.  I was afraid I wasn’t going to receive it.  However, as I sat talking with my doctor last week, it hit me. Strength. Strong. 1. The state, property, or quality of being strong. 2. The power to resist attack; impregnability. 3. The power …

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I received a coupon in the mail for $10.00 off my meal at a not so local, local restaurant. The restaurant is in another county over. Mr. Cottage said lets spend Sunday doing the rounds. We haven’t done the rounds in a long time. Don’t let your mind wander too far into the gutter. The …

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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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