Dishing Up the Dirt

pink grapefruit margaritas

I know it’s only Tuesday, but desperate times call for desperate measures.


The truth is we are TIRED. It has been a loooooong season of farming. Our backs hurt, the muscles in our legs are shot, we have sunburns in places people should never get sunburns and our hearts break just a little bit every day when uninvited guests make themselves at home on our farm. (Yes aphids, flea beetles and coyotes I’m talking to you!)

I hate to complain, I’m definitely a person who tries to live with a “glass half full” kind of attitude, but I’m bushed.


And so are Henry and Taylor.


Today our hearts just were not into it. Taylor picked a bunch of zinnias for me and we headed home for some TLC.


Margaritas and flowers are the way to my heart. Thank you Taylor!


These pink grapefruit margaritas were the perfect remedy for a couple of overtired farmers. Cheers to a brighter tomorrow! Enjoy everyone!

Pink Grapefruit Margarita

Prep Time: 5 mins.    Cook Time: o mins.    Serves: 4

  • 1 cup ruby red grapefruit juice
  • 1/2 cup fresh lime juice
  • 3/4 cup white tequila
  • 3/4 cup cointreau (or triple sec)
  • ice cubes
  • pinch of salt


  1. Combine all ingredients in a large pitcher. Stir/shake well. Serve over ice with a lime wedge and a salt rim if desired. Enjoy! 


Use this recipe as a guide and taste test as you go.

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12 thoughts on “pink grapefruit margaritas

  1. amy leclerc says:

    Love that you did a cocktail recipe! Fun!

  2. Simply Life says:

    sounds like the perfect way to end the day!

  3. Zinnias and margs are great ways to brighten a day! Especially these margs… love the grapefruit twist!

  4. Margaritas fix everything. I hope these have you recharged for today!

  5. Everyone needs a break sometimes! Especially two hard working farmers like yourselves.
    I hope those yummy margaritas hit the spot!

  6. Some margaritas will cheer you up while you relax a bit! Grueling is an understatement when reading your work on the farm!

  7. Trish says:

    I can completely understand how you felt. I don’t garden on anywhere near as big a scale as you , and I am tired myself.

  8. Meaghin says:

    That margarita looks like the perfect pick-me-up. Hang in there-you’re doing excellent work!

  9. The crazy hours won’t last forever- take heart! Plus, zinias and these cocktails must make for a pretty good “worth it” moment. Loved your first photo.

  10. Lauren says:

    Aw, hang in there! You guys are rockin’ this. Glad you took a break today 🙂

  11. Oh darlin’, if you were my neighbor, I would book us spa appointments and whisk you away for the day. 🙂

  12. Julia says:

    I good use a good lay in the grass…wait, what? I think you get what I mean 😉 Sorry to hear you guys are all tuckered out…do you get to take time off during the winter or do you still grow like crazy? Your grapefruit margaritas are driving me bonkers and that first picture is SO freaking pretty and creative! I want to hang it on my wall! Hope you get some good r&r this weekend.

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