Meet Sheron, Farm Co-owner and Your Hostess
I know, I know – you are thinking there is a typo in my name, but there isn’t. Just pronounce it Sharon. What can I say? My Mom was reading a Russian novel with a Sherron in it, and that’s how I got my name.
I have loved living on the farm and sharing it with my guests from all 50 states and 26 countries for 12 years. I have met and made many friends through the years.
One of my favorite activities is giving guests farm tours in a Polaris, an off-road vehicle which seats six. I show them how to access the river and the best fishing spots, the many fossils in the wide limestone banks; the animals and their feed with instructions on feeding them, hiking areas.
During the tour they learn a little of the history of the farm and family, about the wildlife and birds that also live on the farm, and about many of the edible plants growing on the farm.
There are notebooks in each home with the history of the farm, how it was built, and of my parents. Guests tell me they really enjoy reading and learning about the farm – it makes it more than just a place with a bed!
After I retired from a career in the insurance field I wanted to give back to my community. For 15 years I ran a cooking program at my church where we prepared and delivered meals once a week to our sick, shut-ins, or anyone in need, including many homeless folks.
I have volunteered at a local charity, The Caring Place, for 17 years and am proud to serve on the Board of Directors. The Caring Place provides support, food, clothing, medical and/or rent assistance for our neighbors in need. $1 per night spent at the farm is donated to the food pantry at The Caring Place. We held a fundraiser at Scurlock Farms and raised $10,000 for TCP.
I have been a member of P.E.O., a women’s philanthropic educational organization that provides scholarships and grants to women in need. We held a fundraiser at Scurlock Farms for P.E.O. and raised $6,000 for scholarships.
Dan asks when I will slow down and really retire, and I told him never! I love giving back and helping others when I am able and learning new things – which I continually do running the farm stay business, and I am very happy with what I am doing. I feel lucky and blessed to be able to do it.
I told Dan I feel like I have four families – my blood family, my church family, my Caring Place family, and my P.E.O. sisters. My guests and friends made through the farm stays could be an extended fifth family!