Thanks for stopping by the Whistling Quail Farm website! We are a small, family farm in North Central Arkansas with a pretty diverse operation. Please scroll through our site to see what we've been up to, and feel free to call or email if you would like more information about our animals.
About the name "Whistling Quail Farm" Our name may be a bit misleading...we are not a quail farm! Not too many years ago, our family came to realize there is more to life than a singular focus on more cows, land, and money. Not long after buying our farm property, we and several of our neighbors set aside some land for a 5 year quail restoration project. There were naysayers who said the days of wild coveys were long gone. Still, we intensively managed the quail project land in such a way as to benefit wildlife, soil, and grasslands, while still managing to use it for cattle production. Wildlife biologists monitored the quail populations over several years, and at one time informed us that there were more wild quail in our area than anywhere in the state.
Soon after, a job relocation required us to move away from the farm...we thought for good. We were able to return just a year later with a new perspective and a fresh start. As we worked in the garden and around the farm our first summer back, we heard the bobwhite quail whistling most every day. The sound of the whistling quail on the margins of our farm served as an audible reminder of lessons that we never want to forget. These are principles that guide the way we farm and live.
The Whistling Quail remind us that there are things you can't put a price tag on. The Whistling Quail remind us that restoring what is lost requires hope, faith, and perseverance. The Whistling Quail remind us to leave margins in our lives and our farm. The Whistling Quail remind us of the ripple effect of our actions on our family, our farm, our friends, and future generations. The Whistling Quail remind us that we are not merely landowners, but are stewards of God's creation.
Sean and Whitney Milliken & Family 870-448-6028 rsmilliken (at) gmail (dot) com