Where do we get all this stuff?
We travel all over Northern Michigan gathering fun forest finds to use in our unique potpourri blends. From our little island cabin in the Straights of Mackinac, we wild harvest evergreens, pine cones, nuts, berries, moss and more. On our North West trips from Traverse City on up through the vineyards and peninsulas, we stop at the road side stands for peaches, plums, cherries and a few more berries. Then out to the fields of mid-Michigan for wildflowers, thistles, scrub sages and sweetgrass and of course ...some more berries. You can bet, I can never be found without a pocket full of twigs, pods, nuts and oh of course... a few more tiny little bramble berries.
...And this is how it all got started.
MEET YOUR WILDCRAFTERS
I am the happiest in our rustic cabin life,
elbow deep in a pile of potpourri or
ankle deep in a northern Michigan river bed,
searching for all those great forest finds,
The hiking and the hunt is one of the
things I love most and what
makes our potpourri so special.
A long time nature lover and Eagle Scout,
Randy taught 103 merit badges at Camp Tapico and hasn't voluntarily, stayed out of the forest, ever since. Driving Scout all over the island while searching out those perfect Island finds is one of Randy's favorite
past times, along with bonfires, guitars
and deep deck sitting.
Our Australian shepherd and motivator,
he motivates us to get up and get going
every morning! He's busy, he's friendly
and he is full of curiosity!
Often leading us to meet our neighbors,
all of our neighbors! At only two years old,
Cooper is our social director and a big part of
the Northern Wildcrafter family.
Randy's 1963 Island ride, with a character all it's own .
A perfect harvest hauler, Scout gets into the thick of things and comes out of even the most rugged terrains with a full load of potpourri pickings.
Just a quick little shake and a desire for more,
Scout is our perfect Northern Wildcrafter.