Red Dirt Farm

Ramblings and Photos from a Country Life

We stood still – eyes locked, playing the game of who will blink first. The bear and I. I was closing up the chicken coops the other night when I looked up and there she was – Mrs. Bear in all her growly big self. I can tell you, I blinked first.  I wanted to …

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 How did you celebrate Independence Day? We had a nice day with family and good food.  Father Cottage surprised us making his first ever blueberry pie.  He still impresses me with his gusto for life and willingness to try new experiences. Did I tell y’all that he traveled to Norway last month?  That’s the way to rock …

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Kim of Red Dirt Farm

I eat too many potatoes, that is why my rear end is the size of Texas.  Yesterday while I was in the grocery store the clouds parted, a stream of brilliant light shone down and angels began to sing.  There – right there –  in front of me was a bin of colossal football sized potatoes, stocked …

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Why is there a peacock in my living room? We have so many projects going at once.  We start one, then something comes up and we stop what we are working on and move on to something else.  Please tell me we aren’t the only ones with too many irons in the fire?

These seed packets jumped into my shopping cart the other day.  I’ve been reading the seed catalogs and dreaming about what I will plant in the garden this year.  Ah spring, I’m looking forward to welcoming you. Right now, though, it is very cold out and we are under a blanket of snow.  Our pipes …

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Goodbye, Coral Cottage. Hello something something cottage… We are going green and blue. All summer I’ve had paint samples taped to various parts of the house.  I studied those samples at different times of the day and on sunny days and cloudy days, ’cause you know how paint can change in different light.  After a few …

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The carpenters have finished their part of the exterior work on our cottage farmhouse renovation.  We are officially under roof. That’s a big hallelujah-Whoot Whoot!! But oh so far from being finished. All the siding and exterior trim work have been completed.  Well, except for some detail work.  I’m looking for some vintage corbels that I …

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