Fifty Five

Heavy rain.

Grey skies.

All the little kitties and all the little doggies of Red Dirt are tucked into their beds.

I had planned to stop blogging for a bit.  But here I am again.

Rambling about ordinary things.

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chickens · folklore · Ramblings

moon melancholy * aquarius season


A cold wind is blowing.

The treetops are swaying and my breath drifts off in white whispers.

The brown and gray landscaping is starting to take a toll on me.

And then that moon.

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Photography · Ramblings

lusty lavender the day I became rebellious


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 asked, I said red.  I think maybe it was suggested by someone else, that red was my favorite color.

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Daisy and Winter · farmhouse renovation · Ramblings

Happy Birthday Winter and a farmhouse renovation update Dec. 2017

Snow is falling.

I cooked a feast as though I was expecting an army.   Mr. Cottage carved the turkey, we gathered our little family together, we gave thanks and ate until our bellies could hold no more. Continue reading “Happy Birthday Winter and a farmhouse renovation update Dec. 2017”

chickens · craft · jewelry · Ramblings

Hello – can you please help me get these boots off my feet

Double-crossed by a fan dancer

– from the movie gold diggers of 1937?  Not a particularly good movie in my opinion and I think this was the only funny line.  Somehow it tickles my fancy.

I love old movies, I like to watch them early in the morning before the sun comes up.  It seems to be the only time I can sit still long enough to watch a movie.

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crafting · Photography · Ramblings · vintage

box full of vintage treasure

I went up in the attic, out to the garage and into the far depths of my studio and pulled out boxes of dusty, crusty moth-eaten, beautiful stuff.



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Ramblings · travel

2 chicks from Sweden on bicycles visit our Pippy Longstocking House

Labor Day 2017, possibly one of the best experiences Mr. Cottage and I have had in a long time.

Mr. Cottage was out on the North 40 mowing the grass and I was around back cleaning out the hen houses.  I heard the dogs barking and figured I better go up to the house and see what was going on.  They only bark when they are inside the house if someone has knocked on the door. Continue reading “2 chicks from Sweden on bicycles visit our Pippy Longstocking House”