|Post and beam house next to the creek and gardens at Dripping Springs.|
Our WWOOFer, Aaron, has a goal of seeing as many different kinds of gardens as he can this season. He wants to learn different methods of growing, not just for a home garden but also on a commercial scale. Basically he wants to learn everything he can about producing food and gardening. On Sunday I drove him down to visit our friends Mykul Crane and Mark Cain, who have Dripping Springs Farm. They grow both for the extensive farmers market in Fayetteville, Arkansas, and for their own CSA (Community Supported Agriculture, where farmers take subscriptions from customers, and furnish the customer with weekly baskets of in season produce).
|Mykul had just made a bouquet to send home to Josh's mom, Barbara. Aaron on the right.|
Their farm is remote, even more so than Long Creek Herb Farm. Far, far back in the woods, next to a crystal clear stream which furnishes the water for their irrigation of the farm are their fields and greenhouses. Dripping Springs Farm hosts garden interns throughout the growing season like we have here at our farm, although they usually have 4 to 6 interns for the entire season, often from South America, Japan or other countries and work through a completely different organization than WWOOF organization ( the letters stand for World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms).
|Blueberry blossoms in the rain.|
|A greenhouse with mostly spinach and salad greens.|
|Aaron, Erica, Mark Cain, Mykul Crane, inside greenhouse while it was raining.|
|Snapdragons and other flowers for cutting.|
|Deer fence, 10 ft. high.|
|Bamboo in background.|
Dripping Springs received a good rain while Aaron and I visited. They needed the rain, they've been dry like we are at Long Creek Herb Farm. Happy spring.