Red Dirt Farm

Ramblings and Photos from a Country Life

I’ve been off-line and out of touch and away. All summer there has been a whirlwind of activity here at the cottage.  The cottage renovation is still an ongoing process and will be for some time.  The exterior work is complete for the most part.  Our Cottage received her new paint colors – green, blue …

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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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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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These spring days are glorious, although a bit of a roller coaster with up and down temps.  Oh and the wind.  Gosh does it really need to blow this hard? So, how was your weekend? I did something this weekend, that I haven’t done in a few years.  Boy did it feel good. Now before …

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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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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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Hi Y’all.  Big red trucks rumbled up to the Cottage on a cold windy day.  We were so excited to see them, that we hardly minded the cold. But first, let me tell you as I type this we have the loudest most annoying, house shaking and exciting things happening at the Cottage today.  I …

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