There are some hidden treasures in the Ozarks. The tiny little town of Kingston, Arkansas is one of them. The town itself is tiny, consisting only of a simple square with a gazebo in the middle for the “downtown” portion and across the bridge heading north there is the school and a gas station. That […]
I make fairy gardens and fairy garden accessories for my market booth at the Fayetteville Farmer’s Market. Want to make a fairy pool? Here’s how I do it. I sell kits to make these (bringing them to market for the first time this weekend), but you can make it yourself by following these instructions below […]
Introducing my new line of Fairy Garden Accessories – all handmade and one-of-a-kind artwork to complement your fairy garden terrariums! Market Mainstays Fairy Gardens have been a mainstay for the Wild Ozark market booth this season. Now I’m starting to make accessories to go with fairy gardens for the people who like to create their […]
I’m just mired neck deep in a To-Do list of my own making, trying to get organized and into some sort of a groove now that market season has begun. Since I haven’t written in a while, I figured I’d write up a summary of a typical week at Wild Ozark. This is my first […]
Update as of 112118- I’m not making these very often anymore but there are still some in stock at Kingston Square Arts in Kingston, AR. These adorable little fairy swing mushrooms are the latest creations from the Wild Ozark studio! Each of the Fairy Swing Mushrooms are handmade and one of a kind (OOAK). Rather […]
There’s a Virginia creeper (Parthenocissus quinquefolia) seedling creeping up toward the light in my spleenwort fern (Asplenium platyneuron) container. I watched it for a few days with a suspicious eye as it unfurled, because I thought it might be a poison ivy. Virginia Creeper This isn’t one of my favorite plants. I’m only fascinated with it […]
Today I took a little hike after feeding the horses. I was on a mission to collect moss and lichen-covered branches. These are just some of the things the Wild Ozark Nature Farm produces. And that’s how a nature farm works. I didn’t plant seeds, or till, or do anything at all to grow these […]
Want a Workshop Close to You? If you’d like to host, or know somewhere good to have a workshop, get in touch. I’m willing to travel within 50 miles of Kingston, AR for groups of at least 10. Cost is $25/participant and I bring all the supplies with me, including the glue guns. For farther […]
My granddaughter stayed the night with us last night and today I thought we could make some twig art together. She wanted us to make a bride and groom Forest Folk pair, so we went outside to gather some botanicals. We picked up some gumballs from the sweet gum tree out front, along with a […]
Just a short post to let you know what I just listed over at the Wild Ozark shop at Etsy. The photos are linked to the listings. Here’s the page about the Forest Folk if you’d like to read more about them. I’m constantly working on new ones but I can only take the […]
Yesterday I posted about cleaning the native clay and the test firing I planned to do once they dried out enough. I’m too impatient. I should have waited another day, maybe even longer because the clay was pretty wet when I first worked the little ball and circle. They exploded to smithereens almost as soon […]
We’re having a Forest Folk Workshop at Ozark Folkways! Do you want to join me & make your own Forest Folk? It’s a wonderful way to connect with nature and tap into your imagination. December 16 is the date to put down for this workshop at Ozark Folkways in Winslow, Arkansas. Come make some nature art. […]
Lots of things on my to-do list today, and I guess I should be getting on with *doing* them instead of rambling on about them. But talking about it like this helps me to figure out what all I need to do. Plus in the process, it marks off one of the items, which is to make […]
I’ve been creating Acorn People as a way to justify my obsessive habit of collecting things I find while roaming around outside. Now I can pick up fossils, moss, lichens, leaves, twigs, and acorns and never feel a moment of uncertainty about my sanity. I’ve been calling them Acorn Folk. And they’re gorgeous little beings! […]
Pixies are the most elusive of the unseen creatures that live at Wild Ozark. They live around you, too. Most likely you’ve only seen the effects of them because they’re solitary creatures, working quietly in the background of nature, wherever that nature occurs. There are pixies in the cities and in the rural areas and […]
Rob’s giving away one of his beautiful keepsake boxes to a lucky newsletter subscriber.
I decided to just update the schedule on my “appearances page“. Please check there for the latest dates. The link to get there is https://www.wildozark.com/appearances-workshops-herb-walks-presentations/ Schedule of farmers markets & events 5/26/17 – Friday I’ll be in Jasper, for a change of venue. I’ll have a couple of older ginseng plants (2 yr and 3 yr plants), ginseng […]
Look for the Wild Ozark booth at the Huntsville Arkansas Farmers Market. First market day of the 2017 season is Tuesday, April 11. We’ll be there with ginseng jam, herbal syrup, books, and nature art. Stop in to say hello!
I’ll be in the Kingston square with the Wild Ozark booth on Saturday selling ginseng jams, nature art, and fairy gardens. Chilly Day For weeks it’s been warmer than usual and so I decided I’d set up the Wild Ozark booth on the Kingston square this weekend to take advantage of some of that nice […]
Here’s my recipe for an herbal remedy I use every year to combat what we’ve come to call “Winter Crud”. We also take it at the first sign of anything that feels like trouble coming on. This year’s formula uses mullein, echinacea, ginseng, and beebalm.
I’ve been working on a few new Wild Ozark creations lately. This creative streak seems to have no end in sight, either, because ideas just keep coming and I keep feeling compelled to follow them through. Slugs This is the latest drawing I’ve done. The digital and print rights (for business branding, not art prints) […]
Note: an edited and better composed version of this is posted over at Medium. I’ve been in a crafty mood lately. It’s probably safe to say I’m always in a crafty mood. I think I’ve finally figured out why. I like balanced asymmetry and order in chaos. Noticing when these states occur and capturing them […]
We’ll have Peru Aprocassi, Congo Kivu, and Guatemalan Ceylan roasted in whole bean or ground, with and without ginseng leaf added at the Kingston Fair on the Square! All of our Wild Roasts are organic and Fair Trade. I’ll have samples to smell, too!
Lots of things going on – or rather, NOT going on lately. If you’re a subscriber to my monthly newsletter, you’ve probably already seen the update that I won’t be doing the farmer’s market this year. I forgot to add some of the items below to the newsletter, so this post is not a complete […]
Unfortunately, we have found out that the state of Arkansas does not allow the roasting and selling of fresh roasted coffee without a permitted commercial kitchen. Therefore our delicious home-roasted Wild Ozark Blends and Coffees will only be available as gifts to friends and family from now on until, or unless, we invest in a […]