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.

Monday, September 22, 2008

9.22.08 Late Afternoon

I'm sooo tired and it's a very good feeling :) Good to be tired from working and not from feeling sick and weak.

We're back in from some outside work. Nik dug a passle of carrots while I weede and laid weedcloth in the medicinal garden. Then Nik vacuumed up some oak leaves for me while I watered, mulched and added a little compost to some of the plants.

Strangely, in less then a week some herbs died and others are looking sickly. They look like they just dried up ? It hasn't been that hot or dry but the Horehound is completely dead, no wik left at all. and the St Johns and Garden Sage are drying but still have wik. One of the Thymes, German I think, also doesn't look as healthy as it should. Everything else seems just fine and the Patchouli has grown huge.

We've been leaving the chickens in the pen each day, they usually free range but because of the chicks we can't leave the gate open and the hens may start laying outside. This is the first time we've ever had hatchery chickens and I hope it's the last. They're just not like normal chicken raised by hens. It's sad really. I'm sure they'll all be fine tho, if we don't eat them *o*

Yesterday we had Chicken Fajitas, chicken breast cut into thin strips, seasoned and grilled on homemade tortillas with cheddar cheese, rice and corn.

Today for lunch, we had ham sandwiches on homemade herb bread. We usually have our larger meal at lunch/dinner but we were in a hurry to get back out and get more done so we ate less and are starving now. Maybe some Cabenjaro, pasta in herbed white sauce with homemade garlic bread, carrots and peas, with a glass of blackberry wine for supper.

Then later this evening some hot tea and a good book.

But first, a lovely shower :)


oldcrow61 said...

That tired feeling from working outside does feel good. I was the same yesterday. Just getting through things that need to be done feels good. Your supper sounds yummy.

J said...

That fresh fall air perks a body up!
You guys sure are busy bees. ; )