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.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Blessed Fall & Merry Samhain

I cannot imagine being more blessed than we are this Autumn ...
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A carpet more intricate and beautiful than any ever woven.
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The gardens are being put to bed. The herb garden is about ready, just waiting for one or two more little green houses. the one in the picture is the rosemary and I have another almost ready for the lavender (which shouldn't need it but does. and maybe one for the garden sage which seems to not be rooted as deep or have as much wick as it should by now.
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I bought a half bushel of apples the other day. We used to get free apples from windfalls each year but the trees we used to get them from are still recovering from a severe ice storm a few years back. Apples are such wonderful things. I'm making apple butter and apple sauce to can and pie apples to freeze.
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We also made apple heads to dry :)
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I made more elderberry scones.
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And a large batch of Amish cookies.

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And, we got our wonderful Blazer.
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Merry Blessed Samhain
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6 comments:

~Missy~ said...

I love leaves on the ground and tucking in the herbs for winter! Hmm, those raspberry scones looking yummy! Are those Amish spice cookies? I've got a recipe for spice, but always on the look-out for others!

J said...

Blessing to you and Nik.

Peggy said...

Love the look of fall around your place. Your new vehicle looks perfect for you. Hope you enjoy it for a long time to come.

JoyceAnn said...

Those apples look wonderful , we've been enjoying the applesauce I made this year , it sure is delish. Love the carved apple heads , hope you show another pic once they've dried.

~ Blessings ~

fly tie said...

it's so nice to return and see that you've got a new vehicle. blessed indeed. :-)

apples always make me happy. there're so many possibilities with 'em.

Granny Sue said...

Wonderful news about the blazer! The photos and words are lovely as always.