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&  F A R M
&  F A R M

You'll find a bit of both around here as well a few other definitions..
The farm and the events we allow on the property are really only a part of who we are and what we do..
The Farm provides a pallet of backdrops for Any Event

There are 5 buildings, 3 fountain areas, covered stage, burn pit areas, shrub & flower bed
space, interesting pathways.  Rich with authentic antiquity at nearly 100 years of age. This is still
a crop producing property...  It became a goal of mine to kind of convert the thinking round this
old property nearly 20 years back to become an iconic kind of events center.. What was I
thinking.... It's still not reached it's potential and perhaps it never will that dream of mine and at
the end of the day it's just this little old farm and little Ole me... With an interesting old story and
perhaps an author to tell it.. That's enough in many ways.... It's much like it's own
little island on the Ozarks platoue..  I'd love to host your event wedding or anniversary,,, Art
Exhibit co op or otherwise,,, your SALE,, private events, auctions what have you,,, Exhibitions,
work shops, club rallies, poetry club, writers circle, singles event,, WINE-O-MANIA etc... There are
so many scenarios that this backdrop is really very cool for and I'm willing to do that.. But don't it
cheap if you want something Amazing your going to have to spend a little money.. The property
comes pretty much as is with the exception a good readiness prep before your event... There are
options to whatever type of rental and of course any trimmings otherwise disclosed...  Different
seasons represent different challenges,,, rain,,, heat, cold, wind, etc. We are predominantly an
outdoor venue... There are however larger outbuildings that are incorporated into the landscape  
and can be utilized in someways.

Thank You for your interest in the property and what I've attempted here wedding's weren't
really ever part of that goal ... Yet people love it's appeal... It's really is just a very simple old farm
and we'd be happy to provide it as backdrop for any worthy event... I don't take on but a few
dates a year at this point for wedding's or any event for that matter... Maybe 8 or 9 from May into

Private parties, weddings, receptions, exhibitions,
art auctions, charity events, private artist showings,
birthday parties, reunions,
senior events, arts and craft shows,
workshops, dating events,
community gardens, swap meets, flea markets, Etc.
We're here for you and love sharing the
property with others and how the spirit
rolls from it. If we can be of service we
would love that.. The wedding's ,,, private
Parties,,, etc.  Our Mission with education,
self awareness,, citizenship,,, etc.. Be that
in religion or politics or what have you....
As Americans having a opinion matters
and watching out for the sharks a
reality.... As to your opinions as an
American your supposed to make dam
sure it's a fair one considering our
constitution here in the US of A.....
Otherwise we have a problem and that's
worthy of a conversation or two now
days...  Anyway there are many aspects
to how and why I am and do what I do
with the farm... If we were a radio show
you would sat we were attempting impact
on the world around us...   Yet maybe
thats where it all comes together..  If our
cause is your cause if we can speak for
you and to you because you don't have
time to speak for yourself please make a
contribution in the way of a financial gift,,
allowing us to better fund this mission....
Studio 9  &  the Midnight Garden
Who We Are / What We Do
Established in 1922 by E. A. Long and
passed to his 2 surviving sons Aubrey
& Gorden the farm had many
attributes woven into the fabric of
Northwest Arkansas with the many
varieties of fruit including Apples,
Peaches, Grapes, Cattle, Chicken, a
large Vegetable Garden and other
crops... In it's actual peak fruit
production years the farm employed as
many as
100 people through the season..
What a sight to behold..

Not much has changed in regards to
that story.. It's no longer a family long
ago...  There is still plenty of this that
done at any given moment and as
always we do our best to get them
done.. Now the direction has changed
done.. Now the direction has changed
some, but the over all goals are still all
about preserving the farm, a way of
life, a spirit of American Simplicity and
a life worth saying you lived it.
After 1995 and beginning to re attach to
the property it was easy to see I was
starting to make it my own.. And thats
exactly what I did..At least my portion of
it..   I declared it for myself regardless...
what this old place ment
to me at that time... I can assure you
that even though you think at the time
you understand such a commitment,,
something always tries to turn up and
prove you don't...

I'm not sure of all the things that were
out of my control that led me back here,
I'd like to believe in a viable idea of
destiny of purpose etc etc etc. How I
bonded again with this old place after
thinking I would probably never be back
here or if it was cosmic magnetic pull
beyond my control,,, Love & God and all
things worthwhile became apparent to
me here, what I would stand up for,,,
what I wouldn't,,, who I would,, who I
wouldn't,,  what I would believe in,, what
I couldn't..  The whole thing became
paramount in that this old American
Farm that was of humble origins and
knew the hardest of lessons with all of
it's struggles and maintenance through
the seasons of years both current and

Now with a combined 30 years on this
property this old farm has shown me
more than the world ever could.. As the
world has shown us all many
disappointments. Not that the World is
all bad but for me and this aura that is so
close to my heart here on the farm..   
MANY MANY MANY worth while things
happened for me here kind of like the
worlds best therapy this...  Anyway as we
move forward in life in time a big part of
our successes and or failures are
determined from what came from, then,
there, the experiences, the struggles, the
successes,, how do find clarity, did we
find clarity, did we find purpose, did we
find God, etc etc etc.  
Anyway we make errors along path
that's a given,, those errors should be
building blocks that enrich our lives with
wisdom and desire to meet them..
This old farm like all land has been
around forever but has been attached
to my family name for about 91
years. In that time many a soul has
come and gone across this old ground
along with many a thing that had to
be done..  The crops , the cattle, the
orchards, the chickens, mending
fences, winterizing,, cleaning,
preparing, maintenance of one form
or another,, a whole list of things at
any given moment could be in need
of fulfillment. In addition to these
there is plain old ordinary everyday
Life happening.. Birthdays,
Anniversaries, Holidays, Dentist
Appointments, work, ETC ETC ETC.

That's Right!
After many years of great blessings,
along with these men's fortitude and
undying spirit the farm changed as
these men changed and other family
members moved on..

This resulted in fallow seasons and
lease deals through the 80's..  For
myself when I moved back here  I
started to seek a viable continuation of
it's  ideals in my own life for many

In 1995 and what now already seems like
an eternity and the blink of an eye  at the
same time. I moved back to the farm
after thinking when I left at age 12 I
would never be back again... My years
here as a child were grand and not just
thinking the place seemed bigger...
Though now looking back it did.. The
whole place just seemed whimsical the
orchards, vineyards, fields filled with
cattle, or crop, the people, the visitors
and staff,, the seasons.. It was just really
surreal in it's co existence with the rest
of the world and how time feels here
compared to anywhere else I've spent
time ...
Obviously that's what compels me and
allows this view point of the world I have
and how I believe it must change or we
are doomed as a planet and civilization..
And failing as a whole to God's ultimate
purpose of creation in us.

is as much now
as it ever was for me
As for the story we are just like you
and have seen plenty of things that
won't work,,  1000's of things through
time have proven anything but
productive in this world much less this
farm... So too with that said we will
toss in our 2 cents worth.. All one has
to do is look around and know the
world is not perfect,, and it's not the
worlds fault it's the people in it.. Folks
in many ways are ignorant to steps of
success in the world and all which that
means.  For success is so much more
than what's in the bank account..  By
no means do i suggest we are perfect
around here,,, What I would suggest is
that we have a willingness be a part of
the solutions, to raise the bar, to
adapt and overcome if possible.. So
much of that for us is commitment to
God, Christ Jesus or Lord and
Savior.. Statistics do not lie the world
has been growing by leaps and bounds
in some areas and my opinion would
suggest that they are not all good
one's.. . Corruption in business,
politics, religion, your neighborhood,
Divorce, decay, greed, lust, envy,
resentment, haltered, revenge,
conspiracy, materialism and all the
crimes that come with them.. It's no
wonder people are having a ruff go of
it..  The Enemy is influencing masses
of the population..

Ultimately that's where our mission
that if we the people do not implement
real and affection change into the
systems of the world God will say I've
given every chance to be Christ like
and yet you are corrupted and
unwavering in it's pursuit.

Where do the problems really stem
from? What causes these horrible
actions by so many people?  To say
oh that's just human nature is not a
good enough answer... That's a lack of
effort or willingness to provide such
effort... These statistics are all being
done by individuals and guaranteed
we all either know some of these
people or are some of these people..