Red Dirt Farm

Ramblings and Photos from a Country Life

I thought at long last I would be posting about the excavation this weekend of our house addition.

Recently Mr. Cottage and I set out on a mission to get some fresh peaches. First Stop was Fruit Hill Orchard which is just a few miles away from home. This spring, Fruit Hill orchard built a new barn to house their store.  Each day I would drive by and take in the progress.  It was …

Continue reading

Sunrise at Coral Cottage this morning. Driving down the road the other morning, I spotted a pheasant.  Screech.  I slammed on my brakes put it in reverse, pulled out the old point and shoot, snap and happy was I. What is the big deal?  Around here, we don’t see pheasants walking around willy nilly;  so …

Continue reading

After draining the tomato cans of their contents for the following recipe, I plop in some sunshine from my sweetie. So maybe she isn’t coming in person, but her Black Bean Lasagna is. From Trisha Yearwood’s  first cookbook.  She has an updated healthier version, which is made with tofu and cashew nuts in place of …

Continue reading

Ok – do you know the difference between a gratin and a casserole? I had to look it up because I wasn’t sure if it was just some snooty word that meant casserole.  Turns out there is a difference.  Casserole is a recipe that you  bake all in one dish which may or may not …

Continue reading

Here at Coral Cottage we spent the entire weekend digging in the dirt.   Some of it was good, some not so much. Mr. Cottage tilled up additional garden space. In addition to more tomatos, and peppers, I put in seeds for sugar snap peas, wow my mouth waters at the prospect of going out …

Continue reading

This weekend was diggin’ in the dirt weekend. We are so far behind in our vegetable planting this year.  Winter that just would not let go and personal demands kept us from the soil.  Mr. Cottage and I were anxious to get out and get to work. A new tiller was purchased. Beautiful soil just …

Continue reading