Red Dirt Farm

Ramblings and Photos from a Country Life

Haphazard and Unruly. These summer days have turned hot and dry in Virginia.  I’m wishing for rain; it’s too darn hot to go out and water my potted flowers. I love these red sunflowers, but the germination rate has been poor.  Not long ago I was contacted by The American Horticulture Society – they had …

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Good day y’all. Are you doing the happy spring dance too? Spring is the time for renewal and new life and new beginnings. We’ve got lots of new here at the cottage.  New life springing forth, new growth, new beginnings. Sadly we lost our oldest and largest koi, Gilligan, this past week.  Yes, I cried …

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This has been an odd week, filled with several trips to the big city, and dreary weather inter-mingled with brilliant sunshine and beautifully happy moments. Rain more rain and freezing rain, sleet and a little snow have silenced the machines this week. The cottage men spread straw closest to the house in an effort to cut …

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