Red Dirt Farm and Studio

Small Farm Living Art, Photos and Stories

        Dried lambs ears and lavender, my herbal version of a smudge stick. I experimented last summer with making these.  I used a lot of the lamb’s ear in place of white sage, which is traditionally used in smudge sticks, we do not, however, grow that here.  Lavender and rosemary and roses …

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These are the days of autumn.  Forecasters in our area say that the leaf color this year will be somewhat lackluster. We turn the heat on at night and the AC on during the day – crazy.  Me, I’m holding on to the warm weather as long as I can and dancing in the gardens …

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Our Lucky is growing.  He is now practicing flying in the house. Soon we will have to make a difficult decision about his future.  What a wonderful thing it has been including him in our furry and feathered family.    

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?

Thank you for your kind response to the post last week, about the crappy week I had. Our little dog Peanut is doing pretty good except she had a really bad seizure about 4 am the other night.  It scared me and left me feeling pretty helpless.  Afterward, she went right back to sleep as …

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New Year New Life

Kim of Red Dirt Farm and Studio

In the night, on December 8th,  Mr. Cottage and I became chicken grandparents.  Our little hen, Daisy only 8 months old herself hatched her first chick.  Daisy was terribly weak and unable to stand or walk because of her 21 days of sitting and not eating or drinking.  I knew I needed to help her out.

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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