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In 2004, Lee and Celeste purchased 42 acres in Zebulon, North Carolina. After renovating the small farm house already on the property, they moved to Zebulon with their daughters; Chelsea and Olivia. Upon moving in they began the process of building barns and pastures so that they could bring their beloved show horses, Zippo Marx (Z-Beau) and Seek A Hand (Honey) home.

 

Along with the horse project, Lee and Celeste also began the process of building their forever home up on the hill. The house would have the perfect view of the entire property. Little did they know what the property would be become and all of the memories it would hold some 17 years later.

Over the years, the Turner family have had many horses come through the barn along with a few miniature horses and a miniature donkey. In March of 2020, when the covid pandemic hit the Turners found peace and safety in their farm. From gardening to hatching their very own baby ducks, somewhere along the way an idea for a barnyard came about. They decided on the "Barristers' Barnyard" as tribute to both Lee and Olivia since they are both practicing attorneys and Barrister is the old english term for attorney.

 

It wasn't long before they were adding goats, pigs, longhorns, cows, and more to the farm. In addition to that, they decided it was time to finally renovate an original tobacco barn on the property as an event space. With that project complete, the barnyard is ready for guests and looking forward to seeing everyone! 

Meet The Team

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Lee

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Lee is one our "Barristers" on the farm. He owns a private practice in Raleigh but practices law all over North Carolina!

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Celeste

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Celeste is retired from the property management/real estate industry and runs the office & administrative side of the law firm.

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Chelsea

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Chelsea is the oldest daughter and a lifestyle & wedding photographer; as well as graphic designer. She lives in Wendell with her husband and son, Rhett.

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Olivia

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Olivia is the youngest daughter and our other Barrister on the farm. She is an assistant District Attorney in Franklin County.

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Rhett

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Rhett is Lee & Celeste's grandson and the barnyard's biggest fan!