Meet the people that make Scurlock Farms so special
We are a family owned and operated farm, with all of us living on the farm. We love to meet and interact with our visitors and many tell us they felt like family when they left. Below you will meet the people that make Scurlock Farms farm stays so special.
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.
Free Farm tours
One of my favorite activities on the farm is giving guests farm tours in a Polaris, an off-road vehicle which seats six. I show guests 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, and hiking areas.
The tours are fun, but educational at the same time. During the tour guests learn a little of the history of the farm and family; about the animals and crops raised on the farm; 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 the homes were built, and of my parents. Guests tell me they really enjoy reading and learning about the farm – it makes it very special, and much more than just a place with a bed!
Giving back to my community through volunteering
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!
Meet Daniel and David, our sons
Meet Daniel and David, our two sons that were raised on the farm in this short YouTube video. Listen as they speak about the farm and what it means to them. The boys and the grandkids now do the heavy lifting on the actual farm itself, while I manage the farm stays. They do their part in the farm stays aspect of the farm by interacting with guests, giving tractor rides, garden tours and providing fresh produce for our guests.
David is raking hay at Scurlock Farms. David operates all of the heavy equipment – the larger tractors, post hold digger, square and round hay balers, skid steer with its many attachments.
David also gives tractor rides to all guests that would like one. They especially enjoy riding in the jump seat of the larger cabbed tractors with air conditioning and heating as he rakes or bales hay.
David was only a month old when we moved to the farm, so he grew up doing a little bit of everything around the farm and he grew into the larger equipment as we acquired it. There is no way we could continue working the farm without his assistance.
David is also a police officer with Georgetown PD, so if you see his police car coming and going, no need to worry!
Daniel was five years old when we moved to the farm. My dad worked the farm, so Daniel didn’t grow up using tractors and equipment. Daniel couldn’t wait to leave the farm when he was 19. He went to Dallas and started an IT company. Five years ago Daniel called and said he wanted to buy one of the homes on the farm as his business had grown to the point he had to buy a larger building and hire more people, or he would die from stress and overworking.
Daniel and Sherry bought Indian Bluff, which had been a third farm stay home on the farm and moved back four years ago. As Daniel says, they are now “living the life!” Daniel uses some of the smaller equipment and is a tremendous help around the farm. Here he and Dan are splitting fire wood for the homes on the farm, including the vacation rental farm stay homes.
He and Sherry are avid gardeners and produce hundreds of pounds of produce each year. Daniel built Sherry a grow room in their home and she raises her own plants from heritage seeds. Sherry talks to them and plays classical music for them. whatever she does obviously works! she had her garden certified as a Butterfly Garden the first year they were here.
Daniel and Sherry can hundreds of jars of pickles, jellies and jams, and salsas and guests love purchasing them to enjoy while visiting and to take home as gifts.
Daniel helps me with the farm tours and also loves interacting with guests.
Connie has been the one that cleans and gets the homes ready for each guest. She does an outstanding job and so many of our reviews comment on the cleanliness of the homes. Connie cleans, disinfects and sanitizes between each guest. There is no way I could run the farm stay aspect of the farm business without Connie!
Connie has other clients, and she lets them know Scurlock Farms takes precedence. We never know what days guests will arrive and depart, but Connie is always able to arrange her schedule so she can take care of the homes on the farm.
Grant Burnham is my nephew and he has been a lifesaver helping us with a lot of the manual labor around the farm – he has used the weed eater on miles of fence line, yards and roadways; trimmed trees; pulled thousands of weeds in the pastures; worked in flower beds; and helped me with any thing I ask him to do.
Grant is also a very accomplished potter and he designs custom mugs for the farm. Grant kept telling me I should get some mugs made for farm guests. Many guests purchase one to take home. He makes the mugs at his home, but they are fired at a kiln at David’s here at the farm, which adds a special touch. Grant also does custom orders. Check out his work on Facebook and Instagram at Grant Burnham Ceramics.
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