Arkansas calls itself the "Natural State". Our county, Randolph, is blessed with five different rivers and innumerable creeks.
Imagine these rivers tightly wound through the Ozark Mountains heading for the delta, and add the clean air and lack of noise pollution. Sunrise usually brings many white-tailed deer onto our pastures, often wandering in a silvery haze of early morning fog. We have seen as many as forty turkeys at one time, and twenty deer. Raccoons, squirrels, beavers, groundhogs, minks, coyotes, and armadillos abound.
The great blue herons are magnificent in every respect, and snowy white trumpeter swans are seen during their migratory season. There are pileated woodpeckers, tanagers, indigo buntings, white egrets, blue birds, swallows, finches, hawks, turkey vultures, kingfishers, bald eagles, an occasional oriole for a splash of orange, and many iridescent humming birds at our feeders. Since our county is the point where the Ozark Mountains meet the flat Mississippi Delta land, we have a lot more variety of plants and animals than can be found in strictly mountain or strictly delta counties.
The aquatic side of Nature is represented by the clean, natural state of the Eleven Point River. The river has a dominant influence on our farm and is a magnet for many animals that live in the region. It's also Arkansas' number one Walleye stream!