12 Stones Guest Farm

A view of the farmland and the Ozark Mountains from the 12 Stones Guest Farm in Forsyth, Missouri.

For the first time I missed a post last week but for good reason. Tracy and I went on a little road trip up to the Missouri Ozarks to celebrate my birthday. We had a blast!

As you know, this is not a travel blog however; we had so much fun at the 12 Stones Guest Farm I wanted to tell you a little about our time there.

The 12 Stones Guest Farm is owned and operated by Eric and Hope Bright. If you ever find yourself looking for a place to stay near Branson, you will not find more welcoming hosts than The Brights. They went out of their way to make us feel right at home.

Our first night, we helped gather eggs from the chicken, duck and turkey coops. Tracy bottle fed her first calf, a ten day old Jersey calf that bounced around his pen more like a rambunctious puppy than a young bull. It was fun watching the look on her face as she interacted with all the animals. The next morning, Tracy fried up some of the fresh farm eggs and we had “right from the cow” raw milk. Farm life never tasted so good.

Our second night (the only night it didn’t rain) I started a campfire and we roasted hotdogs and the complimentary s’mores provided by Eric and Hope. We sat by the fire for a long time enjoying the smell of the fresh mountain air and listening to the chorus of nighttime wildlife.

During our trip, many critters crossed our path. Elk, deer, raccoons, groundhogs and several Bald Eagles are just a few of the animals that graced us with their presence. Spoiler Alert: Tune in to next week’s blog. I will share my Déjà vu moment when we rounded a curve in the road and there stood a bull elk in the rain and fog. You’ll have to read the “About” section on my website to understand my anxiety!

For this week’s post I want to share a few of the 978 images I took while on our trip to the stunningly beautiful Ozark Mountains and the 12 Stones Guest Farm. The link to their website is below.


I also want to publicly thank Eric and Hope for sharing their gorgeous property with us. We will definitely be back. Thank You!

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Until next time, keep the sun behind you and the birds in view


A Holstein Dairy Cow grazes in one of the pastors at the 12 Stones Guest Farm in Forsyth, Missouri.

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