I need a source of water on my property, so that I can water my small plants when I get them in this spring. I have decided on asparagus and blackberries to start with. But, I will need to water until they are established. One possibility is using a small spring that is on my land. But, when the spring freezes in the winter, will it split apart any spring box that I may use? Is there a spring box that is more freeze-resistant than others? Also, the spring is close to a tiny creek that I have. It is just a trickle when it is dry out, but it becomes QUITE large after a large rain. I am concerned that it MIGHT wash out the spring box. The water would NOT go up that high after the USUAL storm, but after an unusally large on, it might. Any suggestions there? I really have no right to use the creek, but I don't think that the neighbors would object it I took a LITTLE out of it with a pump. 50 gallons or so would water a LOT of little plants. That is, they would not object unless it was dry out. The creek feeds a tiny pond on my neighbors land. So, to protect my plants, it would be best if I developed that spring. I suspect that the spring would be quite reliable: it kept an area of about 20' across muddy all last summer. If I needed MORE water than that, I could remove the large tree that currently just 6' from the spring head.