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, May 9, 2010

5.9.10 Happy Mother's Day !

(((((((((((( Anyone who has ever Mothered anything out of love ))))))))))))

For Mother's Day ... Nik put my rocking chair together and it's been taken over by cat creatures. and I slept in late and was an hour and a half late to milk, Anya was not amused.

Today I'm going to be making mayonnaise and another quart of yogurt. I'll bake a lemon cake and make Sunday dinner of oven fried catfish, hush puppies, fries and salad.

We were going to go look at some land today but it's supposed to storm today and tomorrow so we might make it Tuesday. I doubt anything will come of it but it's just under 1 1/2 fairly level acres, on a hill, lots of trees, secluded and has a new deep well. Nothing else but those are huge pluses to me. If it should work out the plan would be to buy a large older self contained RV motor home to live in while we work toward a house of some sort. There's a small camper there that I think we could gut and use for storage and I would take the cottage and porch (future barn) to use as more storage and a barn. I would definitely need to get satellite internet or whatever so that we could get online but with the motor home we should be able to have what we need until I can figure out other ways.

I don't know the particulars of RV's but I'm thinking I could haul in propane and/or gasoline for it's generator and appliances. I would have to get a manual pump for the well right away and get it installed but with that we could have plenty of water for animals and filling the RV tank. I also don't know about the septic tank part but I believe most rural places in Missouri it's legal to have a septic lagoon set up, if done properly, and a hose or pipe could be run to that.

The road in is very rough and not passable some times of the year but we've lived like that before and it's only a problem in an emergency. I do plan on getting another old truck like the Crow truck, which would help a lot. I would also seriously look for an old tractor which would have more uses than I can count but could also be used to get to the bigger road in an emergency.

So anyway, it likely won't work out but I have been giving it a lot of thought and who knows :)

1 comment:

Peggy said...

Happy Mother's Day Juli. May all your dreams work out the way you want them to. You always give me inspiration when I stop by for a visit