Potion Ingredients



Rabbit surveyed her storeroom collection of glass jars and bottles and vials, making notes on which tinctures, potions, tisanes, and syrups were running low.


Later that day, she consulted her grandmother’s recipe book, and came away with a long list of autumn ingredients she would need, including colorful mushrooms, golden leaves, and sticky black walnuts from the woods, plus plenty of flowers, herbs, seed pods, berries, and lavender from the garden.


As she made her lists and preparations, Rabbit received word from Squirrel that the witch hazel tree beside the cottage porch was in bloom. Which, of course, meant it was autumn harvest time.


(Mid-October 2023)


Story © Jennifer Singleton / Read+Purr
This is another vignette in my ongoing series of Tiny Garden Stories: peaceful 1-minute tales that let you read like a kid again. Click one of the first two buttons below to go to (or back to, if that’s where you fell down the rabbit hole) either the “Public Garden” archive page or (if you’re a Story Club member) to the members-only “Private Garden” page. Or click the third button to learn more about my Tiny Garden Stories. If you’re new to Tiny Garden Story-land and would like 10 days’ worth of stories from our first year, visit ReadPurrNewsletter.com.


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