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.

Saturday, August 23, 2008


Yesterday and all this morning I worked on our new cat adoption blog http://TheKarmicCat.blogspot.com/ We spent some time wrangling cats for pictures :)

This morning I also finished "The Mourners". A few years ago I saw a picture in a magazine, National Geo I believe, of mourners mourning their dead because of war. It's one of those things that stays with you.

I think my beloved Luna is getting ready to cross over. She's over 20 human years old. I will miss her so much but her life has been a grand adventure and she has been greatly loved. I think the Mourners are for her, not to mourn for her spirit but to mourn for us she'll leave behind.

Last night I had a strange and slightly terrible dream. I dreamt that I woke in a big bed with 2 other women and there was blood on the sheet. I got up and looked at the women and the one in the middle was awake and said "it must be hers" pointing to the third. I looked and she had blood on her but I couldn't tell if she was asleep or awake. I walked into the next room and there was a lot of blood on the couch, I knew whoever had left it was a bad person and had harmed someone. I walked down a hall and saw a guy wet from a shower with only a towel around his waist and I knew he was the one. I woke scared. That very rarely happens and when I dream blood it means literal blood and death means literal death. But murder doesn't mean literal murder.

1 comment:

oldcrow61 said...

Had a look at the "Cat house blog". What beautiful cats. It tears at my heart when I think of all the cats that have been abandoned and are homeless. We have six. I would take that little Casper in a heart beat. So sweet.

I found your painting of "The Mourners" rather comforting. May sound crazy, I know. It's lovely.