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, June 18, 2010

6.18.10 A Dinner of Herbs

Warm June sky

It got up to 95 today and the Solstice is still a few days away. I wonder what the summer will bring.

We didn't have to much to have to do outside today except for regular chores ... milking, feeding, watering and tending a few things. We both kind of felt puny anyway. This weeks Market day was great but I got so hot, it seemed to drain my wick out.

I got some laundry done, there was a fine warm breeze which dried and softened everything quickly. Beds made with sheets from the line, some cleaning and dusting and going through some things to decide if they still warrant the space they're using.

On the way into town.

I'm always doing that, kind of always looking for something that could work better elsewhere or no longer works here at all.

This evening's milking was a bit of a pain because we just have to many goats. Adjusting who stays and who goes, then adjusting to make us all work just so. It's always a balance, especially so in such a small space.

Ah, and dinner. It was so very good :) A wholesome natural chicken (not one of our own yet) in a bed of wild rice with Onion, sage and thyme from the garden, cracked pepper, a little sea salt and a little olive oil. Accompanied by a pile of fresh greens from the yard and garden (lettuces, arugula, lemon balm, henbit). We are truly, so very blessed :)


Kimmie said...

Lick ya lips delish - I so envy your lifestyle sigh~!

Stacie said...

Wow, that meal does look wonderful! I have lurked here on and off for a while...I grew up in Arkansas and love visiting your blog. My mother is an herbalist on Wye Mountain about 20 miles outside of Little Rock. I am visiting her in July for about 3 weeks and am not looking forward to the heat! You have a great blog...I always enjoy it, but I am saddened by your landlord situation. That just sucks.

Peggy said...

yummy dinnner Juli! The heat here has been terrible for spring and like you I wonder about summer. Have a blessed day

the wild magnolia said...

I have not slept on sun dried sheets for many years. The fresh smell and soft rest are still in my memory. Sigh...

The chicken and wild rice looks delish. Fresh greens are yummy too.

Have a good weekend.

JoyceAnn said...

Yum !! I can just smell it cooking , that chicken and wild rice looks wonderful and I love green salads with any meal.

~ Herbal Blessings ~

Ah Ngao said...

Juli,you planted the wild rice? looks yummy the chicken - should tastes yummy too.

Juli said...

No, no wild rice planted yet. I wish tho :) I think it takes quite a bit of room and our place is very small.

Juli said...

Thank you so much Stacie and no worries, it will all work out :)

Have a wonderful time visiting your Mother !!