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.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Pictures 5.16.09

Around the Burrow ....
Nik, not quite awake.

Me, awake but not looking like it.




The Cat Window and Firebolts rear.

The veiw from the cat window.
It was brighter out then it looks but it was also pretty early.

A little cretin on the porch *~*

Queen on the gate.

Goat girls

Poultry people

Matilda wanting raisins

Ruby eating Oak leaves

Nik and Moon, our sweetest hen.

Vegie garden, it looks much better in person :)
There are tomatoes, peppers, oinions, lettuces, cabbage, green beans and strawberries,
so far.

The Strawberries :)
And now that we fenced off the racoons we might actually get some.
There are already several turning red.
Nimnal, the racoon, ate the first ones.

Lemon Balm/ Melissa
There are so many patches and escapes that when I mow the air is scented with lemon :)

Herb garden.
A lot of things are coming up under the leaves or just peaking thru.
I haven't seen the White Sage or Patchouli this year, I hope they make it !
My largest and beloved rosemary did not.

This was labeled "Garden Mint" I bought it because it was dying.
I have no idea what kind of mint it actually is, it does smell minty but not peppermint or spearmint at all.

Echinacea, coming up nicely but less plentiful.

Broadleaf Sage, which I recently traded duck eggs for.

Pink honeysuckle on the porch


oldcrow61 said...

Juli, I just loved all the pictures. You and Nic look so much alike. I had a Siamese cat years ago that I named Pyewacket. Your dogs are gorgeous. Wonderful to see all the animals.

Granny Sue said...

everything looks so beautiful, Julie. Did you get a new camera? I loved the nubians. We used to have them and they were so sweet--but so hard to keep in the fence! I would like goats again, but we'd have to think about how to confine them so they'd be away from gardens and fruit trees.

Juli said...

Nope, same camera :)

I'm no goat expert but I used standard fencing (about 2x3 openings)and just added extra posts to help support them standing on and rubbing against. I hope it holds them safely.

Juli said...

OC, I imagine that both our Pyewackets were named after the same Pyewacket :)

fly tie said...

i'm in such admiration your your gardens and ya know, i really like patchouli but had never thought of growing it myself.

enjoyed the photos! the lil kitty is too sweet.