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.

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Inside the Burrow "Dinning area"

Our tiny woodstove. It's a 14 inch woodstove but I can fit up to 18 in logs at an angle. It is small but it's plenty to keep the whole house warm all winter and I've taught myself to cook on it and in it :)

The dinning room / office / shipping center / and a lot more. This is also the area that we come into from the front door so it gets a lot of traffic, of course in a house this small with 2 humans, 2 dogs and 4 cats every room gets a lot of traffic.

The computer area. This is where Nik does a lot of his lessons, some online, some on CD's. It's also my work office and where we both play games and cahoot with friends. Nik's into Star Wars and Sratcraft games, I generally only have time to play in the winter but I love the Myst games and Syberia.

The dinning table, it's rarely used for dinning tho. We do use it for feasts and special occasions but mainly we eat on the futon or where ever. We do use the dinning table a lot tho, it's where we package things up and weigh them, where I close tea bags and we pull it out and play games there sometimes too.

The wardrobe is where I store artwork and shipping supplies. It was left behind by two families and given to me in exchange for cleaning a house. It was brown and had some damage but I love it and will eventually finish painting it and adding shelves inside.

The view out the front door. I darkened it so you could see the view outside better. Sitting at the desk in the mornings with coffee and looking out is one of my favorite things. Just past the arch the yard slopes down to the lower yard and then begins to slope down to a deep ravine. Very often fog rolls up from the ravine and spreads thru the forest like a silken shawl. I love most days but those are among my most favorites.


Peggy said...

I loved my visit to your home! I would be one of those guests thats hard to get rid of. LOL The view, the hostess, the animals, some of your teas and the conversation would make me want to just stay forever. Your home gives off the love and peace that you have given it.

City Mouse said...

This is an awesome place - I love it! The cool knick knacks and that woodstove are awesome. It looks very homey, and much like Peggy - you would have trouble getting rid of me! Anyhow. I can just feel the good things your home has to say.

Jo said...

Nothing beats living a simple life does it? I wouldn't trade my life with JD on this mountain ridge for all the tea in china. It is a hard life at times when it comes to cutting the wood for winter and dragging it in all winter long. We thought about looking into a different type of heat. It is getting more and more difficult on us in the winter, but we can't bring ourselves to give up our wood stoves. Nick is a lucky boy to be growing up in the surroundings that he has. He will have a deeper appreciation of mother earth than most do. I wish I could have raised mine in this environment. I taught them what was important, but they have the city in their blood and crave the fast paced life style.

Blessings to you dear Juli