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, July 4, 2010

Pictures from Around the Burrow 7.5.10

How fine you are to me



a gift of Impatients and Petunias share a pot with English Thyme and Lemon Bee Balm
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Raspberry resting between play fights with Kirin
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Russian Sage
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The large raised bed
((((((((((((((Thank you Kati Family)))))))))))))
I'm using it this year for starting herbs but next year it will be for vegetables.
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Beautiful Japanese Lanterns turning bright orange :)
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Hyacinth Beans, the plant is so lovely it feeds the soul.
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But thankfully it also feeds the belly !
I hope they taste as good as they look :)
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The Horse Radish kept dying back until I mulched it with pine bark, now it's doing very well.
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Green Gypsies!
They should be purple with redish stripes when they ripen :)
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Country Gentleman corn. About half of what i planted is doing wonderfully, the other half isn't doing that great. the sad hlaf is growing in more clay soil so i'm sure that's the why.
I so hope we can get the main goat pen and the chicken pen moved this year.
It will leave space for a bigger better vegetable garden area.
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Pink Honeysuckle at the front porch.
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How very blessed we are.
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6 comments:

Dawn Dutton said...

I enjoyed your photos.. very nice garden and plants. thanks for sharing with us...
Dawn
dawn-pine-ridge.blogspot.com

compostpyle said...

Nice pictures, I went oh no when I seen the Hyacinth Beans and did some research, I was told they are not for eating, well thats not the case as i'm sure you know : ). I was going to tell you STOP don't eat those , lol.

Theres some that are allergic to them like they would be with other types of food like peanuts, so ding dang it, I had some pods and didn't grow them. I will from now on.

I read they have a lima bean and mushroom taste, and they lose there purple color in the cooking. They are so pretty and I'm glad to hear you can eat them.

You having any Oak trees tuning brown down your way? There have been many reports and I checked ours and its that Gull, a small wasp thats attacked a few of our live oaks but the other oaks are fine. I was fearing Oak Wilt but its those little buggers thats the problem. But a much better problem to have if your going to have oak tree problems.

The winter snow that stayed on the ground for over a month was the best protection for them and now they are having a hay day on the trees.

Plus we have been getting lots of rain and that doesn't help,its stressing the trees out. OH well so goes nature.

Enjoy that wonderful rasied bed, your herbs look great.

tc linda

the wild magnolia said...

This is such a fabulous summer real life post. I adore it. Beautiful veggies and flowers and herbs. How proud you must be knowing you and yours planted and will harvest such wonderful bounty of the earth.

Thanks for taking time to share!

Juli said...

Linda, I've read the same. that they turn grey and mushroom like when cooked. I'm pretty sure that i also read that they were Thomas Jeffersons favorite bean. I'll post pictures of us if we turn green when we eat them :)

Our Glorious Days said...

LOOK!! I am so happy to see this! It makes my little heart so very happy. We simply must come for a visit soon. My heart is overjoyed that our sweet garden, that holds beautiful memories, is bringing forth goodness!

=) can't wait to show the kids,

Kati

Fredna said...

Oh, I hope they do turn you green. That will make some cool pics, lol!