Wild Moon Cottage is a small working homestead in the pristine Ozark Mountains. We have dairy goats, poultry, organic herb and vegetable gardens, a start of a tiny fruit orchard, several black walnut trees, wild berries and fields of wildcrafting goodness. We raise our own milk, our own eggs, much of our own medicine and food. I do laundry by hand, make my own vinegar, candles, soap, bread, cheese ........ For a living I am an artist and herbalist. My goal for myself and our homestead is to be as self sufficient and self sustaining as possible.

Thursday, May 22, 2008


It's so beautiful out this morning. We may get rain today and tomorrow. It does smell damp out.

We opened the gate between chickside and henside and everyone is enjoying the larger area. I can't believe how big the ducks have gotten. they must have been much older then the chicks or just grow much faster. And they're definitely Runner Ducks. So funny to watch and very stinky.

The chicks all have little tails and fly about wildly. The little Reds have tails too but are still much smaller then everyone else. Funny because I thin they'll be the biggest hens when they're grown.

Today on the list if we're able to, clean the chicken pen. Move two more herbs back to the medicinal garden. Clean sticks from the yard which go to the kindling pile. More inside stuff. package up a painting and a tea order. Paint some little boxes. vacuum this horrendously creepy carpet (wall to wall carpets should be illegal). And work on another leak in the bathroom.

I'm going to be researching uses for Trillium. Here, many things are protected from pulling up but most things can be cut carefully. You can usually find books and fliers at your local nature center or dept. of conservation. Ours even gives and sells books and pamphlets with recipes for cooking wild foods.

A friend shared this link and I'll be reading thru it later. http://www.altnature.com/gallery/Trilliums.htm

merry day everyone :)

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