Red Dirt Farm

Ramblings and Photos from a Country Life

A photo heavy post. Over the weekend, Mr. Cottage and I went on a shopping trip to my favorite nursery and water garden business. Milmont Garden Center is a Mennonite owned an operated business in the Shenandoah Valley.  When I step into this place, a peaceful calm surrounds me. It is herb nirvana for me. …

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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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Macro Monday – squash I  attach my favorite macro lens and head out to the garden. Our squash plants are finally putting on a good show. Do you see it? I see plants that resemble underwater oddities.  You know deep ocean intricacies.               Oh and those wicked thorny hairs. Is …

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