One of my favorite sessions on the Friday afternoon schedule was the tour of the herbal garden located in front of the Center. Herbalist Tina Marie Wilcox gave us a quick overview of the herbs growing in the garden and descriptions of how each can be used and grown for a variety of culinary and medicinal purposes (http://www.ozarkfolkcenter.com/herbs/yarb_tales.aspx).
Even though it was a steamy afternoon, Tina moved through the garden with the speed of a jack rabbit sharing her enthusiasm and passion for herbs. Her knowledge about herbs was amazing but what really caught my attention was her ability and desire to share her passion and knowledge with others.
Now that I'm back on the dairy farm with my apron hanging proudly in the kitchen, my mind is full of lessons learned and I've been inspired by these Arkansas women I met that are sharing their passion with others.
Most of all, I'm thankful for the fact that you stop by Spotted Cow Review to let me share my passion about life on and off the farm!