chickens · Photography · Ramblings

and it will pass

 

Grey.

Rain and snow fell from the sky most of the day.  It is cold and it feels raw.  Mostly it feels never ending.

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Ramblings · Uncategorized

Fireflies, happy dog dance and one duck in the living room

 

 

 

Here at Red Dirt Farm, Magnolia blooms and sweet honeysuckle are perfuming the humid air.  Fireflies are lighting the night skies.  It is as one expects it to be this time of year.  Although, the Magnolia blooms aren’t as heavy as normal, perhaps because of a late frost.  Once again, our routine, which is never a completely normal routine has been turned on its side by the arrival of an unexpected little package. Continue reading “Fireflies, happy dog dance and one duck in the living room”

chickens · Daisy and Winter

New Year New Life

In the night, on December 8th,  Mr. Cottage and I became chicken grandparents.  Our little hen, Daisy only 8 months old herself hatched her first chick.  Daisy was terribly weak and unable to stand or walk because of her 21 days of sitting and not eating or drinking.  I knew I needed to help her out.

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farmhouse renovation · Uncategorized

You Hoo it’s me

I’ve been off-line and out of touch and away.

All summer there has been a whirlwind of activity here at the cottage.  The cottage renovation is still an ongoing process and will be for some time.  The exterior work is complete for the most part.  Our Cottage received her new paint colors – green, blue and white trim.  Quite a new look and if you will notice although I haven’t come up with an official new name to our place and this blog, quite obviously it is no longer Coral Cottage, for now, let’s just call her Our Cottage.

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Seems all the gang thinks hanging out on the front porch admiring the new paint job is what it is all about.

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The green siding really changes as the light changes throughout the day.  For the most part, I am really happy with it.  The one thing I didn’t want was yellow, and much to my surprise the yellow tone to the green shows prominently.

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I’m so happy to find the cosmos and a few zinnias still blooming though we are into November and have had several light frosts.

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I’m happily gathering buckets of flowers and making lovely arrangements, with the help of my assistants of course.

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The bees and butterflies are enjoying the last of the season too.

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Our Cottage family has been tested many times this past year with seemingly endless health challenges.  Recently we held our breath as Mr. Cottage has had a cancer scare.  After several tests, procedures, biopsies and earlier this week, surgery.  I am happy to say he is recovering quite well.  His doctor removed a tumor which he says he feels quite certain is benign and that we should not lose any more sleep.  I feel a tremendous sense of relief, but still holding just a wee bit of breath until the pathology report comes back.

And so, life goes on and we are trying to get back into the swing of normal – whatever that is.

Hoping you all are facing your personal challenges; whatever they may be with an open heart.

I hope to get back to posting more regularly and I look forward to visiting with my on-line friends again  and hearing what you all have been up to.

Thank you for being here today.

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xo kim

Welcome to all new readers, I hope you will join the conversation and say hello from time to time.

chickens · Gardening · Uncategorized

purple

Life has been happening all so fast and full lately.   Some good, some not so good.  That’s life, isn’t it?

How about with you?  Are you out in the garden?  Making art? Taking care of your animals? Continue reading “purple”