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, October 13, 2008

10.13.08 October Leaves


It was a slow start but things are getting done. We've been getting up later and having much less time before morning chores, which I like and don't like but I'll get used to it soon enough. It's in preparation to start a job in town. I haven't actually gotten it yet but I will :)

6 eggs this morning, 4 brown 2 white. Trying to figure out who's laying what is making me crazy but I'm so very thankful for the eggs regardless who lays them or what color they are.

Todays menu ... Cold cereal with sliced banana for breakfast. Large salad of 3 lettuces, red cabbage, carrots, radishes, cheese and dressing with crackers for lunch. Smoked sausage and potatoes for supper. Chocolate cake and hot tea for snack.

There are leaves everywhere :) I so love the Fall. I love seeing them, like dancing jewels, dangling from the trees, I love watching them fall and twirl and spin to the ground, I love crunching thru them on my way to the garden or the henhouse. How very lucky we are to experience such things.



Leaves on the walk
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Leaves on the pond
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Turning forest
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Changes everywhere
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One of the great Oaks
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Apollo resting on the dog bench,
after chasing a ball.
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3 comments:

J said...

The smells of fall is what brings me so much joy. I don't think I could live where there wasn't a changing of seasons.
Really enjoyed your pics.
(((HUGS))) Blessings and wishes for the job ; )

earth heart said...

I always enjoy your blog and photos. I had to tell you that I have the exact same Aum bells hanging on my front porch. :)

oldcrow61 said...

We are indeed lucky to experience all of this. The smell from the ground in Autumn somehow makes me feel very connected to the earth. A sense of peace and oneness. You're bells are wonderful. I just love that beautiful dog of yours. Good luck getting the job.