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 8, 2008


Another wonderfully chilly morning :)

I woke up cold, grabbed a blanket and rolled over, wrapped like a burrito, to lay in bed a little longer. There are so many moments throughout each day and night that I feel almost giddy with how blessed I truly am. Like being able to stay in bed a little longer disguised as a warm burrito.

Yesterday we didn't get anything done and it turned out to be very nice out. I mostly read and did some work online. Baked some extra pones to take to a neighbor but that's about it. The usual things of course, a little cleaning, dishes, cooking. Otherwise a very lazy day :)

Today the plan is to ...

Get the back wall done on the henhouse. It's the largest wall but has no windows or doors so besides heavy it shouldn't be to hard. We actually had built a small building the exact same size for Kuzco the Llama, in fact we're reusing everything we used for his house. (He was a rescued Llama who we found a most excellent home for.) The new henhouse will be 4 feet by 8 feet and 8 feet tall. A front door that opens into the chicken pen and a door that opens on the side so we can get eggs without having to go into the pen. I'll try to remember to take a good picture of the current henhouse too. It was Niks freestanding treehouse which I enclosed and turned into a henhouse.

Kuzco the Llama with Rocky, his Rooster

I also want to finish painting the sides of the porch roof. That's about the last of the painting except for one small piece in the dog pen that we need to take down a piece of fence to get to and one window that we need to take the A/C out to get to. We've waited on the porch roof sides because our neighbor said it would crack the house shingles to walk on them if they were very warm at all and trying to time it being cool enough to walk on with being dry enough to paint has been tricky. I think today we'll be able to get it done tho.

I still have to two paintings in my head that need to be painted. The girl balancing stones and bird and the folk house and trees. I'm also going to do several little cat bookmarks. I hope business picks up soon.

Todays menu is ... pones and honey for breakfast. Burgers with corn and baked potato for lunch. Biscuits for supper.

No dreams I can recall and no 11:11's yesterday. Also no eggs yesterday.



J said...

we're cornbread eaters also. Old Man can make a meal out of a bit of cheese, onion, and cornbread. He also can make good cornbread.
Enjoy your day.

oldcrow61 said...

What a lovely llama you had. It's wonderful when you can find a really good home for animals. You sound very busy building and painting, something like myself at times. lol, I can picture you wrapped up like a burrito, it's grand, isn't it!