For over four decades Willow Rain Herbal Goods have been crafted in harmony with Nature. Wild native plants are gathered with Earth-honoring ethics at our Ozark Sanctuary ... sustainably collected, never over-harvested. Care is given to replant and reseed. Herbs are grown organically and in their natural ecological niche.
I offer you my skills in herb crafting to tend your body, mind and spirit. I have walked the Ozark woodlands, ridge-tops and meadows for many seasons hunting the wisdom of the wild plants. The whole process of wildcrafting is my passion ... hunting the wild plants, growing flowers, harvesting bundles, weaving wreaths. I am blessed to be able to do this work in partnership with these gifts of the wild.
Being a naturalist, I am intrigued by the mystical aspects of Nature - the elements, indigenous plants, animal encounters and wild weather. As I continue to learn about life, Nature’s ways seem more and more wise. Go to the trees, wildflowers and rivers as often as you can. The elements of Nature help nourish and heal us.
deep peace of the shining stars to you,
Pat Tuholske, wildcrafter and wreath artist
in the Missouri Ozarks
My Wild Wreaths are crafted from Ozark native grasses, wayside weeds, wildflowers, tree bark, lichen, moss, seeds, cones, feathers and everlasting flowers from our organic garden ... promptly dried after harvest to maintain color and durability. With proper care, your wreath can be treasured for years.
My wild wreaths are environmental works of art containing only natural materials. As I weave these gifts of the wild, I envision each as a healing portal into Nature.... a pathway lit by the eternal flame of spirit. The eternal circle.
Field Journal - The Secret Life of Wreaths
My Twig and Feather Art is sculpted from twigs, lichens, seeds, acorns, feathers and other Ozark offerings from the wild. My feathers are ethically sourced from farm, field, sanctuaries and pet owners. With proper care, your twig and feather art can be treasured for years.
They are environmental works of art containing only natural materials. Each one tells a story of a niche in Nature ... a deep moment of connection with the spirit of place. Listen for the whisper of their story.
Field Journal - Wreath Chronicles
Blend contains burdock root, sheep sorrel, slippery elm bark, turkey rhubarb root. All ingredients are wildcrafted.
One cup of the dry blend:
Brew your Tea in the traditional recipe passed to Rene Caisse, a Canadian nurse, in 1920 by a Chippewa Indian medicine man. Or make your Tincture. Most economical and just as effective as tea.
Field Journal - The Herbs of Essiac