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.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Cabins & Creeps

A chilly and very windy day :) at 8:30am it was 39 deg., up to 55 this afternoon but the widn still has a nip. I think the low for tonight is in the upper 20's, we'll have to be sure and bring a load of wood and kindling inside today.

The To Do list for the day was long but the sun shone brightly and life was ripe and ready for picking.

It wasn't warm enough for dog baths but is supposed to warm a bit this weekend, so we'll wait on that. I'm sure the dogs won't mind.

Then we have the attic to tend to. Not to big of a job but still a bit of work. Everything has to come down and be gone through and sorted and packed properly.

We got quite a bit of cabin #1 done the other day, that's the cabin that was my studio and now has half rented out to cabin guy. We made good progress on it, got all the Christmas and Yule stuff out, gone through and separated into sell and keep.

I'm having a bit of trouble convincing cabin guy that he needs to find a place. Also having trouble getting him to move his things out of cabin #2, the one I'm trying to sell.

Speaking of cabins, I heard back on the latest one and the guy has declined my offer. He was very nice about it tho and was one of the few who responded at all. So, the search continues.

I will continue as if I will find a cabin on land but if that fails I will have to sell the goats and poultry and everything I can, buy a travel trailer and rent a storage unit. We'll have good shelter and will be much better than living in the Blazer with 2 big dogs and 7 cats *o*

A strange things happened to Nik today. When doing some work outside he saw a car parked on our property with a guy just sitting in it. Nik approached to see if he needed help, the guy looked up at him then back down. Nik asked if he was alright but the guy didn't acknowledge him again. Nik told me about it when he came back in and I sent him back out to see if the guy was ok, thinking he might be sick or something (I went out as well). Nik walked up to the car and asked twice loudly but now the guy was sitting with his eyes closed (no earphones or earbuds that Nik could see and no music on the he could hear.) Nik's dad lives nearby so we went in and Nik called him and asked if he would come over and help him check on the guy but before Nik and his dad got back there the guy backed out and sped away up the road. Nik was standing in the drive (which is the drive to our house and 2 others further back) when suddenly the guy sped around, into the drive, and almost hit Nik. Raspberry (the only outside cat) was just on the other side of Nik and out of fear, darted toward the car before veering away at the last second. I was getting ready to call the police when Nik saw our neighbor girls almost to their house (the next house down our drive) so I quickly called them instead and was going to tell them to stay inside until we walked down to get them. But sadly, the ejit was one of their boyfriends, trying to use machismo, which came out as creepismo. Thankfully I am a very tolerant person and only threatened him slightly ... police, lawsuits, ex-husbands in pickle jars ... that sort of thing. I also kindly suggested he learn some manners and grow up.

It's oddly gotten very city-like out here this year.

Anyway, all is well and life down the Rabbit Hole continues ever sideways.

1 comment:

Granny Sue said...

Ex-husbands in pickle jars...very evocative and probably convincing! What a jerk. Fortunately no one was hurt. Maybe it's a good thing you're moving.

I keep praying for you to find a place, Juli. It will come, surely.