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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Time has flown by since we last visited. This is my most red,white and blue photo I could come up with today – for those of you that join me in celebrating Independence Day. We (that’s the royal we) have taken on the role of general contractor on our farmhouse renovation.  It is at best …

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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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Finally, it’s here – Happy first day of spring Y’all!  Old man winter won’t let his grip go just yet.  We have rain, sleet and a few flurries this am. There’s nothing more soothing to my ears than the sound of rain on an old tin roof.  Well, maybe the sound of rain on a …

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It is overcast and a little dreary this morning. 15 new chicks are coming next week and I’m excited like an expectant mother should be.  I’ve got the brooder ready, for the most part.  It is set up in my front hall.  Yep, that’s right –  in the front hall, so if you come a …

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