Red Dirt Farm

Ramblings and Photos from a Country Life

A brilliant sky, pink with swirls of blue and purple if only for a moment, long enough for me to take just a few photos and then it was gone.   That’s how the morning started yesterday.  Sleet and freezing rain with just a bit of snow fell briefly. I find time to write now because …

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Well hello, 2020 – are y’all ready for the new roaring ’20s? We didn’t roar, we quietly ushered in the new decade, Mr. Red Dirt and I.  We worked together to create a lovely, not so little dinner for the two of us which consisted of steak, lobster, shrimp, baked potato and salad.  The fancy …

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We stood still – eyes locked, playing the game of who will blink first. The bear and I. I was closing up the chicken coops the other night when I looked up and there she was – Mrs. Bear in all her growly big self. I can tell you, I blinked first.  I wanted to …

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Corkscrew Swamp isn’t a swamp for all the cork from my wine drinking. Mr. Cottage and I along with Father Cottage took a vacation back in the fall of 2016, we journeyed to South West Florida.  During our time there, we went on a day trip, just east of Naples, to The Audubon’s Corkscrew Swamp.  A …

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These seed packets jumped into my shopping cart the other day.  I’ve been reading the seed catalogs and dreaming about what I will plant in the garden this year.  Ah spring, I’m looking forward to welcoming you. Right now, though, it is very cold out and we are under a blanket of snow.  Our pipes …

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