We moved from New Jersey in 2007 and began life in the Ozarks. Our homestead farm slowly grew as Grace became involved in 4-H and started showing animals. Now we bring guests in from all over the country who want to "experience life on the farm" with us. Thomas, the Reluctant Farmer, works full time and then some for Hospice and Home Care in Harrison. Ruth and Grace are actively involved in Arkansas tourism, agritourism, and appear for a community spotlight on Good Morning Arkansas each month sharing recipes or farm happenings.
All About Us
All About the Animals
A mild-mannered lady who is fun to milk!
A shy guy who's super photogenic
He found his niche with the baby cows
She's friendly! This face is just how she says hi!
Dewdrop's second baby
The official taste tester!
Hand-raised as a baby, he'll eat out of your hand!
The granddaughter of Dewdrop and new to milking
He doesn't like to be held, but has stunning blue eyes!
A Nigerian Dwarf and a bundle of cuteness!
A shy sweet girl
Cast Iron Cook Off
Our Cast Iron Cook Off is always on the first Saturday of November. To see what the cook off is all about, watch Kat Robinson's video.
To learn more about this year's cook off, click here. Watch our Facebook page for updates toward the end of the summer!
Total Solar Eclipse at Dogwood Hills
Life on the farm will be completely different for the 2024 eclipse!
We will be booking Thursday April 4th - Tuesday, April 9th with a minimum of a 3 night stay.
We will not be doing a single farm stay, but we will be doing our lodging Airbnb style and having events on the farm, including meals throughout the weekend. Keep an eye on our page for further details. There will be all sorts of events throughout the county that weekend and on Monday. so we recommend that you do not leave until Tuesday, as roads will be packed.
"...the experience that Ruth, Grace and the "Reluctant Farmer"provided was one for the books. Hospitality-bar none. Ruth and Grace truly take pride in what they have cultivated for the past 16 years. ...My family and I felt welcomed from the moment we drove down the driveway until the moment we left. The food-wow. Just clean eating. No preservatives, no fluff, no artificial anything. Absolutely wonderful. Delicious breakfasts and dinners. My wife and I have eaten at fine dining establishments, but we would rather eat here every day." S.T. Kang, Little Rock, AR
"We had the best time at the farm!! The house we stayed in was super nice and the farm was great!! We enjoyed milking a cow and goat, getting fresh eggs, and meeting many animals! Thanks for the fresh milk!!! So nice! Recommend to all!!! We will be back in spring or summer !!!" -J. McAdoo
“I was part of a farm tour this past Tuesday of Dogwood Hills Guest Farm, and I enjoyed it so much! Great food and wonderful hospitality! I would encourage all those interested in learning more about the farm life to visit this very special place.” -D.W. Brown Arkansas Parks and Tourism
"We had a wonderful 4 nights at this stunning location. The hot tub on the deck was lovely but the real highlight was the commitment and passion of our hosts Ruth, Thomas and Grace. It is evident they are pouring their heart and soul into the farm, and are happy to share their knowledge with guests. Polliwog, the miniature horse was a favorite with our 2 girls. We had a magical time here and would highly recommend a visit!" -T. Farmer, Australia