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, September 19, 2009

A supper at the Burrow

Simple chicken stew, rich and full with thyme, black pepper, potatoes, carrots, onions, butter and a little water. Salad, flax bread and raspberry wine to drink. Vanilla cake and hot tea for dessert. We live a charmed life.

The chicken I canned myself last Wednesday, all of the herbs and vegetables came from our garden, except the potatoes which came from the farmers market. The butter I made myself from raw milk we buy down the road, the clean clear water from our beloved well. The raspberry wine was in trade, two bottles for 3 packages of flu tea. The salad came from the yard and garden, the flax bread from the bakery, the vanilla cake homemade and the tea, my own blend.

Sometimes I can't believe how blessed we are. But then, I think a blessing is very much about perception and I realize how much more blessed we are that we can perceive it thusly.

6 comments:

Mel said...

Simple abundance...

..it is very much a blessing and I think if more people could pare their lives down to what REALLY matters, they'd find they didn't need a lot of that extra stuff....

~blessings and Light~

Marisa @ Getting Back To Basics said...

We are blessed and it sounds like your bellies are thankful too...he he
I've never canned meat but I know people who have, mostly deer or moose meat but it's something I should look into.

Peggy said...

What a wonderful meal and the day sounds so peaceful. Sorry if I have hurt you in any way.

Linda said...

Oh very nice!

Anonymous said...

Hi Juli,
i am a new reader.. i found you through Boho Mum.love your lifestyle and art, and more ... just letting you know that there wasnt a stalker from Melbourne on your traffic feed... it was ME :) i immersed myself in your Burrow :)love it... oh i dont know why it showed Melbourne i am from Tasmania Under Downunder Blessings Carole ,,X

Granny Sue said...

Julie, it's not only the homegrown/local foods, it is your appreciation of them and your understanding that this is what is important in life--to love and care for your home, your loved ones and your body. The rest is trivia.