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.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008


The sky is a lovely pale pink this morning, it reminds me of a morning sky rising cross the sea. We just got back in from morning chores, feeding animals, hanging laundry to dry quickly on this wonderfully windy day and putting out the egg sign.

Last night was a bit sad. Our neighbor called to say one of her daughters had found one of the wild kits, Milo, very sick and had brought it to their house. When we arrived his spirit had already left his shell. The girls had taken great care to lay him on a soft bed of leaves and cover him with a cloth. He was blessed to be so cared for and loved in that time.

I carried him back, they just live behind us a bit, and we buried his shell in the Spirit Garden, next to Luna's. There are way to many cats in the world and yet, each person deserves the chance and none of us should have to suffer. Farewell little fur brother.

Today we have some yard and garden work. Finish tilling the garden in and pile on the leaves. Blow some leaves here and there and vacuum up some others for tighter mulch.

The forest is almost completely bare now. Lovely winter trees, some with grape vines draping down like ropes holding them to the Earth.

For breakfast we had english muffins with strawberry preserves and coffee or milk. For dinner w're having spaghetti and garlic buttered bread and peas. For supper we'll have baked corndogs. And for dessert, fresh homemade cinnamon rolls and hot tea.

I hope everyone's day is filled with peace and great things :)


J said...

Enjoy your beautiful day. We're having spaghetti for supper tonight too. ; )

JoyceAnn said...

Hi , My name is JoyceAnn , I've been reading your blog for awhile , thought I should introduce myself. We have many things in common , art , gardening , herbs and so much more.

Your art is wonderful , enjoy seeing each thing you create. I haven't created anything lately , been so busy with preserving the garden harvest. I hope to get something created this week , I'm feeling creative , maybe a wreath with natural items.

~ Many Blessings ~

Peggy said...

I will have to try this one day!
I am very sad that you are leaving the family group. Without you its not worth staying so let me know when/if you go back and I will return too.

oldcrow61 said...

So sorry to hear about the kitten.