Red Dirt Farm and Studio

Small Farm Living Art, Photos and Stories

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.

qypsy queen

Kim of Red Dirt Farm and Studio

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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fly strong

Kim of Red Dirt Farm and Studio

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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coupon date

Kim of Red Dirt Farm and Studio

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

Kim of Red Dirt Farm and Studio

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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