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.

Sunday, March 8, 2009


What a very nice day it's been, filled with eggs and plants and chocolates.

We woke late (because of the evil time change) and realized an hour late (because of the evil time change) That I was running very late to meet someone for an egg/plant trade. But thankfully she was also late (because of the evil time change) and everything worked out perfectly :) She got a dozen fresh duck eggs and I got an oregano plant.

Much of the rest of the day has been spent making chocolates. I'm going to be sending a sampler package to a friend and wanted to get them done now so they have plenty of time to set up. I made Lovers Chocolate, Raisins in Chocolate, Almond Chocolate Flowers, Peppermint Chocolate Flowers, Almond Bark, Dipped Jasmine Flowers and Chocolate Covered Almonds.

Mint Tulips, Almond Flower, Love Chocolate Bar & hand dipped Jasmine buds.
The little white thing is an un-dipped Jasmine.

I love making chocolates. I have sold them but I don't have enough room to make enough to sell. Someday maybe :)

I also got a tea order out and am finishing up two last paintings and started another for another customer.

I had intended to make soaps last week but never got to it. I do make every thing work most of the time but lately finding room is getting more difficult.

I've always been torn between living in a tiny cabin so far out that no one could find me, and having a big house nearer to town where I could still have a large garden but open a little shop for herbals and art and whatever else, right in the front of the house.


Granny Sue said...

Eggs and chocolate! It does sound like spring. I am like you--i sometimes think I would love to have a house on the edge of town with a big, big yard for gardening. But I value my sanctuary here in deep country and I know I would miss it deeply. So here I stay.

Making Chocolates said...

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fly tie said...

your resourcefulness and entrepreneurial spirit always make me smile.