Wild Ozark Journal: Autumn 2015

If you’d like the collection of sketches from Autumn 2015 on your e-reader, it’s available this week (Nov 16- 20) for free at Amazon.

You can keep up with me as the sketches are done here at the online journal, or get the collection each season for your e-readers at Amazon. They'd make great gifts for the nature lovers in your midst!
You can keep up with the sketches as they are done here at the online journal, or get the collection each season for your e-readers at Amazon. They’d make great gifts for the nature lovers in your midst! Click here to go to Amazon now.

First Hunt by Ima ErthwitchPredator 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.

Nature Farming


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.


2 thoughts on “Wild Ozark Journal: Autumn 2015

  1. Keep up the hard work, I find your journal very informative and enjoyable. With the abundance of draws on our time, its with pleasure I carve out time to read and engross myself in your journal and pictures.

    Thank you for the edification and break from the daily proliferation of bad news that bombards us, via every form of media available. My hat’s off to You !

    1. There is a Buddhist proverb that says something about flowers still blooming in the midst of chaos…
      I’m behind on my drawings but hope to get a new one this week. Daily proved to be very difficult and so then it was easy to slide to weekly. And now it seems I’m not even making a monthly entry. Your words give me encouragement. Thank you 🙂

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