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, September 18, 2011

Pictures from around the cottage

 Half a box of pears. The box is empty now and we have dried pears, frozen pears, pear syrup, pear butter and more  :)

Beautiful sweet Nemo, thriving and happy. A long way from the mangy pup we brought home.

A quart of dried cinnamon pears. I ate the first quart alreayd  *o*

 Our beloved cottage  :)

Mr Pig in his house

 Cucumbers still to be used. Most are being made into sweet n sour cukes and frozen. I'm going to dehydrate a few and see how they can be used and if I like them. Of all the things I've dried, I've never tried cucumbers.

 Wonderful mushrooms drying on my very old Ronco dehydrator. I boguth it used over 20 years ago and it still works perfectly. I'm making venison jerky on it now, the first jerky I've ever made.

Sweet, Sweet Raspberry  :)

 Tartan skirt. It rained most of the day today so i spent the time making bread and sewing. I got finished 4 skirts, 1 black gauze slip and got 2 tops/dresses cut out and a 3rd one started. I also cut out 4 more market bags to make.
 Black floral skirt

charcoal floral skirt


Marrissa said...

Your cottage is beautiful! As is Nemo, Mr Pig (love that name) and Raspberry :) How did your jerky turn out? I recently made my first batch of beef jerky and even though I went over the recommended time in the dehydrator, I think it could have done with a little longer. The pears look deeelish too :)

dilli said...

I like to use dried cukes in dressings and such for salads, just grind them down and add to them.... cuke chips are also quite tasty, before drying add seasonings and eat like chips

the wild magnolia said...

The pictures are wonderful. The land of bliss and hard work. Nemo, Mr. Pig and Raspberry....tre-men-dous!

Thanks for sharing!

JoyceAnn said...

My , you've been a busy bee. Glad to see Nemo is thriving , he's beautiful. Love the cottage !

Julie , did your Oregon Grape seedling live , let me know if it didn't and I'll send you another one.

~ Be Blessed ~ JoyceAnn

Akannie said...

Morning, Juli..

I dry cukes every year...I salt them a little with sea salt. They're a great crunchy addition to salads all winter long and I love just eating them outta the bag.

Love Nemo and Mr Pig...

Have had dried cinnamon pears--may have to try that!

Janine said...

Your cottage is lovely. Nemo, Mr Pig and Raspberry are beautiful and I can't believe how fast you got all that sewing done! I hope all is going well with you, good wishes, Janine :)

willow said...

love your cottage! been a long time, hope all is well with you and yours.


willow said...

your cottage is beautiful. it's been a long time. hope you and yours are well.


Granny Sue said...

Hey Juli, everything okay? Long time, no post :)