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, March 9, 2012

The Lost Post - Blessings & Granola

This was written last Monday but lost between computers, I work on mine but get online on Nik's. I thought it was lost for good but here it is.


Beautiful day! By 8:00 am it was almost 60 deg out. It’s 9:30 now and 1 load of laundry done, waiting for me to finish my tea before it gets hung out.

We’re sort of on baby watch. Thistle, our goat, is due staring tomorrow but I don’t believe she’ll have them for another week. We’re making prayers and jujus for a safe healthy delivery for Thistle and kids first, and that they’re all doelings second. The second is unlikely but we sure do need them. We’ll surely be thankful for whatever she has.

And, I can’t wait to have milk again! I’ve been buying cows milk from a local dairy and it’s Expensive! I would have preferred raw milk but never was able to get a hold of anyone.

Yesterday was Bakers day and it was a good one. Long, very windy, a bit chilly but a truly good day. We did very well in sales, almost sold out on Muscle Balm, Healing salve, herbs and granola.

I have a little wind burn on my hands and face but not to bad and it was worth the good energy that flowed all around. We ended up having to take down our canopy because of the wind, it almost blew over onto the people next to us. I need to get some blocks to tie it down to.

We talked to a young couple we knew from one of the farmers markets we sold at before we moved. They’re may start playing music at Baker’s Heritage days. I hope they do! And! They play traditional Irish music, my favorite!! Nik’s worried now tho, that I’ll break out in a jig.

I ended up not baking bread this time and was worried because it’s my second best seller. Salves and balms for first but breads are definitely second. This was the first time selling my granola and I was afraid it wouldn’t sell. But it sold Very well. Free samples helped a lot, some people passed it up but came back to buy after tasting it. So it’s now added to the regular inventory.

I’m going to quit making jewelry tho, it’s not selling at all anymore. People always comment very positively on it but it has never sold well at the markets and doesn’t even sell online anymore. I’m not sure why, I would think it’s the economy, it certainly is for me, but people are still buying such things. Who knows. I might try selling some of my supplies and see. I do still use all of it in the Juju Dolls, Totems and Altared books.

I hope to start painting and altering furniture again. I love it and miss it!. I still don’t have the room for that because things are still a bit jumbled but they’re getting straightened as we go, so maybe soon J One of my favorite pieces used to be on display at an antique market in Branson. It’s an old dry sink, distressed blues with winged beings on the sides.

Speaking of Branson tho, there was much talk at Bakers about the condition of things. There were several people from that area and they told about the destruction. Many jujus and prayers for everyone in need, everywhere.

I was sooooooo tired when we got home last night. Baker’s is always a long day. But I did spend an hour or so working on my recipe book. I’m not sure of the title yet, this is the one I started just before we moved and still doesn’t have a proper title but for now it’s

Wild Moon Cottage
Recipes, How-tos & Anecdotes

That will likely change but it’s working for now.

Today I have to run into town to make the house payment. I actually enjoy doing it. I was thinking this morning how I enjoyed making the payments at first on the earthberm the same way. I thought I would have the pain of missing the place, I always have when I think about it. Not at all because I would rather be there, if I would given the free choice I would choose here no matter what. But I get attached to things, they have life and spirit that becomes a part of me. Even so, not one painful feeling this morning. Now only joy, with thoughts of the cottage  :)


Jo said...

It brings joy to my heart to know that my friend and her son are doing well and happy in your new space. {{{{HUGS Juli}}}}

the wild magnolia said...

Looking at the sidebar I see many creative additions to your home and land.

Wild Moon Cottage Woman

Happy Everything.