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 1, 2010

Sunshine, Packing Boxes && BBQ Chicken

The day is absolutely stunning. Like a magical day in a fairytale. Bright beautiful sunshine and sea blue sky. It's a bit to quiet tho, not the good quiet but no birds sounds at all.

A neighbor brought me some more boxes this morning. I'm about out of the ones I had. It's good to be able to give every little thing a good dusting off. It's also good to be able to go through and actually see each little thing, to make sure I still want it or need it.

I had a wonderful tea sale yesterday and once the order is filled and done the extra money from it will go toward getting something done on the Blazer. There are also people coming today and tomorrow to see the cabin. Hopefully it will sell soon.

I am trying hard for the Wasola house. If we're meant to be there then it will work out. So far it's not seeming that it will go anywhere and I'm continuing to look regardless. I looked into the Wasola house awhile back and made an offer but never heard back from the agent. When I checked again the listing and whole site were gone. Then, out of the blue, the same house came up when I was looking in a different area. It's now listed on a different site for about half the price and with a new agent. I emailed her a few days ago but haven't heard back. Things will be as they must but we both would really, really love that place. It's a little stone cottage with a tiny stone barn on 3 acres.

I was going to be starting a new crock of vinegar but then the thought of hauling a giant crock of it around dawned on me so I'm going to wait. I think I have about a gallon and a half left for now anyway and I can buy white vinegar fro cleaning.

One of the first things we did was to take the large goat pen fencing down. So we've started taking the goats on leads to browse in the yard. I don't tie them because of dogs, I just stand and hold the lead for Thistle and Ivy just stays nearby. Thistle would to but I feel safer with the lead because of the several dogs now running loose back here.

Right now I have a chicken roasting in the oven for supper. The menu is BBQ chicken, mashed potatoes, corn on the cob, biscuits and spice tea. Rustic apple pie and hot tea this evening.


dreamofasmile said...

Oh! Doesn't that stone cottage with its stone barn (on 3 acres!!) sound just like a Happily Ever After!? I hope you get it, too!!

JoyceAnn said...

Your dinner sounds delish ! I hope and pray you will hear something about that cottage , it would be perfect.

~ Blessings ~

Peggy said...

thoughts and prayers are with you. You are so strong and patient. You give us all encouragement in our lives by the way you live yours. Hugs my friend

lunamother said...

sending strength and love your way today and always ((((((((((JULI AND NIK))))))))))

Nancy@el vigilante said...

Sending good vibes your way in hopes the stone cottage becomes a reality for you. Keep the faith.