s
What I started with in 1995
the place had been let go for many years by the time I came
back to the farm in 95.. here are a few of those photos
O L D   FARM
THE FARM
O L D   FARM    
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.
.

COUNTRY CHARM
CITY SOPHISTICATION
And a whole lot more..

The Farm provides a pallet of backdrops for any event  with 5 buildings, 3 fountain areas,
covered stage, burn pit areas, shrub & flower bed space, interesting pathways.  Rich with
authentic antiquity at nearly 97  years of age. This is a crop producing property...  It
became a goal of mine to convert the thinking around this property to become events
center.. It's still not reached it's potential and perhaps it never will and at the end of the day
it's just this little old farm and little Ole me... It's an interesting story and perhaps I'm the
author to tell it... It's much like it's own little island on the Ozark Plato..  I'd love to host your
event, wedding, 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.... There is more  than one option to any given scenario and different
seasons represent different challenges,,, rain,,, heat, cold, wind, etc.

Wedding's weren't really ever part of the overall goal ... Yet people love it's appeal... Really
it's  just a very simple old farm and we'd be happy to provide it as backdrop for any worthy
event... I on;y take on a few dates through the year May into November...

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,,, shows, sales, etc
Who We Are / What We Do
EFFORT
ESTABLISHED!
Established in 1920 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 past.

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..
THE FARM
This old farm like all land has been
around forever but has been attached to
my family name for about 95 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.
This new direction for the farm started in
1995 after I returned to the farm .. You'll
see those photos below...
I wasn't sure where it was headed when i
started and slowly started to evlolve.
With an artistic side the farm became a
medium to work with and has become a
part of my body of work as an artist and
writer.....

That's Right!
"LIFE  HAPPENING"
ANCIENT
H I S T O R Y
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 reasons..

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.


THE MISSION
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..

LIVE AS A PART OF THE
SOLUTIONS
&
NOT
THE PROBLEMS
.
N   O   R   T   H   W   E   S  T      A   R   K   A   N   S   A   S
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2017 -
New Stuff in the Mix This Year
Stay Tuned  as the site updates with new
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Originally,,  I wouldn't compleatly be able to tell you,, I wasn't there and pretending I know the
exacat minds of my fore fathers is a wasted effort in some ways...  The Future is the place we
live in presently..  however I do know what I've been told which sometimes doesn't add upto a
hill of beans and others that the truth simply sets you free.... We like most Americans have
our stories of the lifes we've been given,, the farm became a big part of that to a
considdrable amount  my own like it has for many connected to it... There is no doubt it's had
more than one attempt at it reinventing itself across what is now nearly 100 years connected
to the same family ....

For myself I never gave it much thought that I would  spend so many years here putting so
much of myself into it,, caring so much about it yet I have....There is no doubt that I've not
made the place my own over the years with more than 3 decades so far on it... Wow the
things it represents to me.. And What's been experienced here and learned,,  with its back
drop and presance the responcibilities of it the Maintenace etc It is wound into the threads of
my life as well others..  

at age 28 i moved back onto the farm as it became refuge for me when i didn't have anything
going for myself,, I was getting 2 and 2 to add up,, I wasn't living wrong but I wasn't living
right... I was taking libertties with playing it loose and having no plan not a big enough one...
The fact is looking back i see repetitive mistakes I was making that were leading to just bad
outcomes again and again.. I wasn't seeing clearly I wasn't thinking clearly i was giving up
with the ideas of me actually making anything out of myself... The Plan did start showing up
as i started recognizing myself and becoming more self aware of my own being and issues..
It's still being being developed for along the way and what I really wanna do with myself and
why and how the farm has played a roll in that and I hope continues to do so in bigger better
ways than it has before...

I was having then the possibilities for any of us if we'll seek those things worthy of our drive
for all the right reasons...

Of course with the enviroment I grew up in there is no wonder that I h... The Farm became a
now bigger than ever place for me workout shit so to speak  and there has been plenty of
that...... and really did not have a clue.. I had come up really naieve as a child even a bout
bullies when I was entering jr High and was the new and un known quiet kid...


Difinetly we are no more to be celebrated that any other that's a good citizen... I mean to be
honest those years weren't really any bigger or better than any other years for the most part
... And to be honest there isn't a lot to of really  celebrated in one capacity or another....
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On  A u b r e y  L o n g  R o a d
2017
2017
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Fall
WOW 2017 and a booming early spring.. We have
it nice in NW Arkansas on ocassion, this year has been pretty
amazing... Anyway thank you for checking this out perhaps we
can do something together in thew future.. The page my page is
all over the place yes it's a little bit about the farm and possibly
a few parties and a wedding or two possibly an event and all
starting again this year....what a journey it has been... Thank
You and blessing's to my supporters.. To those standing against
me you can still kiss my ass..... LOL Did I mention this is site
likely needs a mature language disclaimer..... It's also eveolving
and becoming a little bit about me...Why do this with this old
farm that likely should of been wiped off the face of the planet
years ago? what I've come to learn along that path and a
intersting perspective from a very rare view point.....  Lol my
ego is still in tact.. You will see what I mean if you look around a
little ...
Originally,,  I wouldn't compleatly be able to tell you,, I wasn't there and pretending I know the
exacat minds of my fore fathers is a wasted effort in some ways...  The Future is the place we
live in presently..  however I do know what I've been told which sometimes doesn't add upto a
hill of beans and others that the truth simply sets you free.... We like most Americans have
our stories of the lifes we've been given,, the farm became a big part of that to a
considdrable amount  my own like it has for many connected to it... There is no doubt it's had
more than one attempt at it reinventing itself across what is now nearly 100 years connected
to the same family ....

For myself I never gave it much thought that I would  spend so many years here putting so
much of myself into it,, caring so much about it yet I have....There is no doubt that I've not
made the place my own over the years with more than 3 decades so far on it... Wow the
things it represents to me.. And What's been experienced here and learned,,  with its back
drop and presance the responcibilities of it the Maintenace etc It is wound into the threads of
my life as well others..  

at age 28 i moved back onto the farm as it became refuge for me when i didn't have anything
going for myself,, I was getting 2 and 2 to add up,, I wasn't living wrong but I wasn't living
right... I was taking libertties with playing it loose and having no plan not a big enough one...
The fact is looking back i see repetitive mistakes I was making that were leading to just bad
outcomes again and again.. I wasn't seeing clearly I wasn't thinking clearly i was giving up
with the ideas of me actually making anything out of myself... The Plan did start showing up
as i started recognizing myself and becoming more self aware of my own being and issues..
It's still being being developed for along the way and what I really wanna do with myself and
why and how the farm has played a roll in that and I hope continues to do so in bigger better
ways than it has before...

I was having then the possibilities for any of us if we'll seek those things worthy of our drive
for all the right reasons...

Of course with the enviroment I grew up in there is no wonder that I h... The Farm became a
now bigger than ever place for me workout shit so to speak  and there has been plenty of
that...... and really did not have a clue.. I had come up really naieve as a child even a bout
bullies when I was entering jr High and was the new and un known quiet kid...


Difinetly we are no more to be celebrated that any other that's a good citizen... I mean to be
honest those years weren't really any bigger or better than any other years for the most part
... And to be honest there isn't a lot to of really  celebrated in one capacity or another....