Our Scrapbag Cuties kits feature soil-less coconut coir potting mix and sustainably wildcrafted botanicals from the Wild Ozark woodlands.
Assembled fairy gardens, and sometimes the kits, can be picked up locally from the Downtown Rogers (AR) Farmers Market on Saturdays. If you know you want one or the other and want to pick it up, be sure to email in advance so I will bring it with me.
Only kits are available by mail order. All the parts are included: soil, moss, fern or other small woodland plant, a wild Ozark rock to go in the bottom, scrapbag, wooden sign, and shiny jewel.
Scraps used for the bags vary and may not be the same as pictured. Most of the time, I do have denim on hand, though, so if you prefer the denim email me at [email protected] after you’ve placed your order (or before) to let me know.
I only harvest woodland botanicals that are plentiful and re-grow quickly, or have been seeded specifically for later harvest.
Predator and Prey, or the hunter and the hunted is a common theme throughout my fiction writing. No Qualms, one of my short stories (free at most retailers) is about about a predator/prey relationship. Symbiosis, my first finished novel, not published yet, deals with predator/prey relationships and the balance of energy among life on earth, sometimes symbolic and often outright. Many of my flash fiction stories (I have twitterfiction and 100-word flash stories) are also dealing with this same dynamic. This is a strong theme that runs through most of my fiction and is strongly influenced by life in the wild Ozarks where we live. My first published novel, First Hunt, also has a predator and prey theme to it. I guess it's just part of my nature.
Wild Ozark is 160 acres of beautiful wild Ozark mountains. I call what I do "nature farming" because the land produces, all by itself, the shagbark hickory trees, ferns, moss, ground-fall botanicals, and the perfect habitats for growing and stewarding American ginseng. I'm co-creating with Nature - all of the things I use to make the Fairy Gardens and Forest Folk, the bark we harvest for Burnt Kettle's shagbark hickory syrup, are produced by nature without my input. This land is my muse for inspiration when it comes to my writing, drawing, and photography. It's truly a Nature Farm.
About the voice behind this blog, Madison Woods
I'm a creative old soul living way off the beaten path with my husband in the wild Ozark Mountains. Besides homesteading, growing plants & making crafty things and newsletters, I write books and stories. My rural fantasy fiction, written under the pen name, Ima Erthwitch, usually takes place in a much altered Ozarks.