Red Dirt Farm and Studio

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Good Sunday Morning. I am treating myself to a slow quiet morning. What are you up to? I had left-over homemade pizza for breakfast.  It was delightful.  Fresh basil from the garden, which will soon be just a memory.  Though I have attempted to hold on for a bit, by transplanting the basil to a …

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Not being one that feels as though they can offer upbeat advice, positive thoughts and such, I’m just not going to attempt to do so.  I try to look on the positive side of things, although I’ll admit there are times when I struggle with it.  I’m just not the cheerleader type. Like  – yay …

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 Farmers have been gardening by moon phases dating back to ancient times. I too follow this practice. For me, it makes me feel more connected to the earth and the rhythms of nature. The 23rd was a new moon, perfect for planting seeds.

        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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