Red Dirt Farm

Small Farm Living Photos and Stories

I’ve been keeping my heart busy with projects.  They are all rocking some fringe. So in the words of the Junk Gypsies  – “If loving fringe is wrong, I don’t want to be right.” Yes, I’ve been a crafty sewing freak. This spring I scored a bit of vintage fabric at thrift shops and yard sales. …

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Over a year ago, some friends and I went on a shopping venture, where they helped me nab a big stash of old neckties.  I planned to repurpose them into something. I’ve pulled them out from time to time and thought about making stuff with them, but as of yet nothing has come to me. …

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The common American crow is the Corvus brachyrhynchos the  call sounds like, caw caw caw. I think they sound like they are laughing – when not giving that spooky scary haunted house on the horizon sound. I happen to be one of those people who enjoys the antics of crows and ravens. They are loud …

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Earlier this summer I received a wonderful gift.  Something I’ve always wanted.  It was hand-made by my dad so it couldn’t have been any better. Not really a barn – it is actually a Purple Martin house. Betsy Beagle supervises the installation. Dad and Mr. Cottage working on a plan. A job well done. A …

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On Pinterest I found this charming, amazing art from a 10-year-old girl named Sophie.  Sharpie markers and cheap white kraft paper.  Yes, this is a keeper. Here is the original blog post. I have to admit along with admiring her sweet young talent, I have a case of envy too.  After reading about her getting …

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I’m teaching myself how to sew.  I have a stash of old fabric and clothing that I am repurposing into other useable objects.   I should tell you I don’t follow directions and I don’t use patterns and no, I’ve never had a lesson.     Any of y’all out there old enough to laugh with me on this. …

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