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.

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Pictures 12.30.08

The day was touched by the sun.
~*~One of the hens snuck on the porch to nest in the straw left in my cart. Pippin, the cat behind, was actually born in the henhouse a few years ago and thinks all the hens are her aunts.
Queen, named after the beautiful and strong Queen Latifah.
She follows me everywhere I go in the yard. I can usually just bend down and pick her up, she even sites on my lap sometimes.
She hunkered right down and laid an egg :)

Oded and his brother Wisk.
Oded has healed completely and wonderfully from the raccoon attack.
He still has some nerve damage in his face which causes it to seem like he has one big eye and one little eye.

My new fantastic and amazing garden cart !
It's even bigger than I expected and can do and haul all manner of things.
We've already put it to the test with straw and firewood :)
It's a very good thing to have !

Fat hens at the gate.


City Mouse said...

It's so nice to see pictures!! All the critters look so beautiful! That wagon looks pretty awesome - I like it a lot. Sort of a garden cart/wagon combo? I'm going to have to look into something like that. It would be especially good for heavy things that make the wheelbarrow tip over.

Peggy said...

I love seeing your animal family! I have one of those carts and use it all the time! I haul feed from the van, firewood to the house, straw and hay to the animals. I use it more than I ever thought I would. Mine is green and black though I like your color better!

Jj Starwalker said...

I got one of the green carts like yours for Yule too! With the snow on the ground it hasn't seen a lot of use yet, though.

I am thinking about stitching up a "liner" for it, for hauling fine stuff that might sift through the mesh... I'll make it so any of the sides can drop down like the metal ones do.

oldcrow61 said...

I absolutely love the pictures and your new cart is wonderful.

fly tie said...

it always makes me smile to see different animals getting along peacefully.

well, i know it's a physical condition, but i like how oded seems to be winking.