Red Dirt Farm

Ramblings and Photos from a Country Life

Early  morning I carry a cooler full of eggs out to the road-stand.  The dogs anxiously run ahead of me; they love hanging out under the tent.  The first frost of the season clings to the grass glistening like a million diamonds in the sunlight.

Cornelius and his wife Clementine, their children Camille and Clovis along with Uncle Claude can be rather raucous, to say the least. They live within the Enchanted forest. Just under the canopy of the trees in a clearing beyond the pond and garden, I toss out stale bread, rolls, biscuits for their enjoyment. The above …

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Mr. Cottage and I took a little ride over the river and through the woods. We arrived at Foxfire Christmas tree farm.  They have been in business for thirty years.  Way back in the day Father Cottage was an advisor for the Virginia Christmas tree growers association and worked with this farm. The owner supplies …

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We passed the turkey, gave thanks and then got to work. Cottage men gathered in the morning chill and set about clearing for the future drain field that must be put in place when we put the addition on the house. An engineer came the other week and walked our property for three hours trying …

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