chickens · flower farming · Garden Project · Red Dirt Farmstand

Red Dirt Farm Stand – plans and dreams for 2017

I run a small – very small honor system farm stand at the edge of our farm.  I sell fresh eggs from our chickens and cottage style flowers I grow in our gardens. Sometimes I sell my handmade items too.  This year I hope to expand the offerings.

Photography · travel

Corkscrew Swamp

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… Continue reading Corkscrew Swamp

chickens · farmhouse renovation

Farmhouse Renovations and Farm lessons

Here we are, almost at the end of January and I realize it has been quite some time since I last updated on our renovation progress.  Mostly, because the work has been at a standstill for quite some time now. Even though the addition was started a year ago, it has not felt like it… Continue reading Farmhouse Renovations and Farm lessons

chickens · Peacocks · Uncategorized · weekend updates

under the magic blanket

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… Continue reading under the magic blanket

chickens · Daisy and Winter

New Year New Life

In the night, on December 8th,  Mr. Cottage and I became chicken grandparents.  Our little hen, Daisy only 8 months old herself hatched her first chick.  Daisy was terribly weak and unable to stand or walk because of her 21 days of sitting and not eating or drinking.  I knew I needed to help her out.

Art · chickens · Uncategorized

a few broken bones gangsters in my family

I meant to keep in touch a little better, but life has been happening.  I’m trying to adjust to it getting dark so early and cooler temperatures.  We are supposed to get hit with an arctic blast in the next few days.  Ick. I took a bad fall the week before Thanksgiving and I broke… Continue reading a few broken bones gangsters in my family