About us

Hi there.  Welcome to our page… we are so glad you stopped by!  Our names are Tim and Beth Ford.  We own and operate Lightning Oak Farm in West Plains, MO.  On this website we will be sharing our experience of running a small farm in the Ozarks.  Tim grew up on the farm that we live on.  In years past the farm had become non-operational due to health issues so we are in the process of restoring it. This will include outdoor work across the property, doing a partial rebuild to the barn original to the property, as well as remodeling our home as it still has many of the features that were so highly admired when it was built in 1972.  

We’ll be posting blog and video updates of all the work and adventures as often as possible.  Everyone is invited to come along for the ride to see exactly where this adventure takes us!


Our Mission

To provide a clear view of what life on a modern day Farm is like. Please join us in this venture as we explore what’s in store.

Our Values

We strive to show you the good, bad, and ugly of the realities of the modern day Farm. I grew up on this Homestead so it means a lot to me. Come along as we share our experiences.