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.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Life 5.12.12

We've had a such time on everything around here. It's a long story but 
we had no internet access for about a month then i rigged my computer 
to get online again but it wouldn't  get to my blog. I downloaded a new 
browser, which said 3 minutes but took 5 hours, and things are working 
much better. I don't know how long it will last tho, the internet 
connection is wonky and I can't always get on. I still pay for aol but 
it no longer works on this computer so i tricked it into thinking that 
it's updating. I think i found someone to work on it but I need to have 
something else to use while he has this one. It will get worked out tho.

We're just now getting to the garden. Last year everything was a 
struggle, this year things are so much better but it's still double or 
triple the work to do one thing. The main tiller belt broke and they 
kept giving us the wrong size. Each trip to town to exchange it had to 
be done in a trip to do other things so it took 2 weeks to finally get 
the correct size. It still seems a little loose to me but the tiller is 
working so I'm happy.

I took off from the market today just to work the garden. We've been 
tilling and digging all day. I put my plants out to harden off and it 
took so long to get the right belt that they've burned up in the sun. I 
lost all of the tomatoes and peppers I started. I plan to go ahead and 
buy some starts so we can start getting food but I'm also going to 
start at least one of each of mine in hopes I'll get enough fruit to 
save seed from. At least, hopefully, we'll finally get the gardens in 

I'm also working on growing a living outdoor bathhouse. I got some 
bamboo a few months ago and it's doing wonderfully. We're going to move 
the current solar shower a little and try to get it up higher and 
sturdier. Then i'll start planting bamboo on 3 sides. The bamboo will 
benefit from the extra water as well. I'm also going to plant horsetail 
and other water things in the area. the gray water will benefit the 
plants without having to haul it.

Break's over, back to work

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