New Rockford Transcript - Official Newspaper of Eddy County since 1883

Local woman opens home and heart- launches animal sanctuary

 

July 15, 2019

After coming to Hawkes Homestead, Hei Hei, a tiny bantum hen, became tempting target for resident cats. Now she is a well-mannered house chicken.

There's been a buzz in the barnyard. The ducks are quacking and the geese a-honking. The horses stomp and whinny, a baby goat bleats, and the llama makes whatever noise it is that llamas make- apparently a kind of grunt.

These sounds might be reminiscent of a beloved children's storybook, complete with dramatic animal personalities to go along with a playful plot. However, this is a different kind of a story, and it takes place on a very real place just southwest of New Rockford.

Hawkes Homestead is nestled in the fifth-generation North Dakota farmstead belonging to the family of founder...



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