Back in September I attended the Traditions in Western Herbalism conference in Arizona. The conference site was blessed with beautiful crows who hung out in the trees around us as we sat in on classes. I had a hard time focusing on the amazing teachers sometimes because of the banter between the crows! They were having such a good conversation with their cooing and cawing that I couldn’t help but eavesdrop on their conversations! You can hear the crow’s call here.
I love having this little fella around, he is a great reminder of the crows of Arizona! These wooden crows come directly from near my neck of the woods, from Chris of MamaRoots and are sure to steal your heart!
This little wooden version would love to hang around on your nature table or will provide hours of imaginative play! I can hear the conversations already!
Chris hand makes all her wooden toys, sands them down, hand stamps or wood burns them, paints them with all natural watercolors and seals them with a all natural homemade sealer to give them a softly buffed shine that delights both children and adults alike. Her collections often feature characters from story books, Waldorf and Montessori inspired learning tools and small journals that are perfect for younger kids learning to write and draw nature journal style. All these items and more can be found in her fun etsy shop. You’ll find all sorts of inspiration for storytelling, birthday celebrations, play time, nature tables and more. My favorite for this season is Tailypo! Is it a rabbit? Is it a cat? It’s a perfect companion for a spooky campfire tale…or is that tail?!
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Congratulations to Heather Shelton! Her name was drawn to win the Elixir and book combination pack!