Red Dirt Farm

Ramblings and Photos from a Country Life

Maybe it is because it has been cold here recently. Maybe I just want to remember what it feels like to have warm sun on my bare skin and brightly colored flowers blooming.  Maybe it is because my screen saver popped up a few of these photos and I just felt like sharing them with …

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Our Rose of Sharon trees are in full bloom. Hibiscus syriacus is a species of flowering plant in the family Malvaceae, native to much of Asia.  Common names include Rose of Sharon, in North America, rose mallow in the UK and St. Joseph’s rod in Italy. The bees and the humming birds are attracted to …

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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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A couple of months ago Mr. Cottage dug through our  scrap copper pile and came up with the idea to make a trellis for one of our clematis plants that was sprawling all over where it shouldn’t. He played around with a couple of different designs and then he got to work soldering everything in …

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It is mulberry season! The ripe fruit is edible and is widely used in pies, tarts, wines, cordials and tea. The fruit of the black mulberry, native to southwest Asia, and the red mulberry, native to eastern North America, have the strongest flavor. * Oh so many lush berries. I wonder why we thought it a …

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Here at Coral Cottage we spent the entire weekend digging in the dirt.   Some of it was good, some not so much. Mr. Cottage tilled up additional garden space. In addition to more tomatos, and peppers, I put in seeds for sugar snap peas, wow my mouth waters at the prospect of going out …

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