The perfect team — Sheron and Dan, David and Amy, and Emily, Molly and Casey
Sheron and Dan are your hosts at Scurlock Farms in the beautiful Texas Hill Country. We both retired from successful careers in the insurance field. When we retired we had time and we wanted to give back to our community.
In the spirit of giving back, we started a cooking program 15 years ago at our church, Gabriel Oaks Church of Christ. Tuesday Lunch Bunch was born, and on Tuesdays we cook and deliver meals to our shut-ins, sick, and to homeless people that come by for a hot meal. Sheron has volunteered at The Caring Place in Georgetown for 15 years and serves on the Board of Directors. The Caring Place has a wonderful thrift store and all sales go to helping our neighbors in need. The Mission of The Caring Place is to provide for the basic human needs of all people in our community in a welcoming, respectful and caring way. Our food pantry is a huge part of the service we provide. We know if we can assist with food that will free up income for other necessities.
I am donating $1 of every night spent with us at Scurlock Farms to The Caring Place Food Pantry. It is amazing how much further $1 can purchase through the Capitol Area Food Bank in Austin than at our local grocery store! Know that every night you send with us you are helping feed folks in my community!
We have a couple of friends that are avid hunters. When they get an extra deer or hog, Dan and I pay to have it processed into ground meat which we use in some of the prepared meals, or give to people visiting our food pantry at church.
We also donate several weekends each year to non-profits to use in their fundraisers. Local schools, women’s organizations, art museums, and non-profits have benefited greatly from being able to offer the stays in silent or live auctions.
Tanya is one of my sisters that spends a week at the farm every February assisting with landscaping, touching up things, and lending a critical eye and great suggestions to keeping everything top notch. She was on the Board of Directors for an art museum in Hagerstown MD and for several years I donated a one week stay in The Palette Pad for their largest fundraiser.
We feel very blessed to have had this beautiful piece of property entrusted to us to care for and love sharing it with others.
Dan Scurlock, Your Host
Dan Scurlock, Owner
Dan grew up as a city boy and we moved to the farm in 1971 when David was 6 weeks old and Daniel was 5. Dan took to farming and after my dad passed away in 1986, he began upgrading the farm. After graduating from Baylor University, Dan began a lifelong career in insurance. He retired in 2009 and has enjoyed improving Scurlock Farms and meeting and visiting with our guests.
Sheron Scurlock, Co-Owner and Farm Stay/Rental Manager
Dan and I chose a home site on the farm in 1971 and built our home along the bluff. We raised our two boys and enjoyed gardening and traveling.
I retired from the insurance field and closed a continuing education business in May, 2015. After my Mom’s death in 2010, we remodeled my parent’s home and Mom’s art studio.
Our original intent was to rent the homes long-term. But our two boys and their families love the homes, so we decided to do short-term rentals so we could still enjoy them. I am the oldest of 5 siblings and we still get together at the farm.
We have hosted many fascinating people from 25 different countries and all states, and have also been able to host our family and friends.
After beautifully furnishing the homes through The Caring Place, I have enjoyed sharing them with others looking for a unique vacation experience.
I still love to read, garden and travel when we can. We have added chickens to the farm and have had so much fun with them. Check out some of the videos I have posted on the Scurlock Farms Vacation Rentals Channel on YouTube! Whoever knew chickens could be so entertaining?!
David Scurlock, Chief Farm Engineer
David was raised on the farm and met his wife Amy at college. After graduation, they were married and moved back to the farm. They built a beautiful home on the bluff and David is our chief engineer, planner, and muscle around the farm!
David has served with the Georgetown Police Department since graduating from college. Guests feel very secure when staying with us at Scurlock Farms, knowing we are all on site to assist with any needs. No need to worry if you see a police car on the road each day – it is just David going to and from work.
David has many talents. He has a woodworking shop and a small wood mill. He cuts dead trees from the farm, mills the wood, then makes hand-turned pens, wine bottle stoppers, and clocks. Also, he and his brother, Daniel, have made several custom furniture items. David says being a police officer is his job, but does not define who he is.
Casey, my middle granddaughter also makes beautiful pens. Some guests have chosen the wood they wanted, the pen kit, then watched her use the lathe to make their pens. David and Casey also design logos, then screen print them onto T-shirts. Casey is David and Dan’s assistant during hay season. She has driven the truck and trailer for them since she was 10 years old as they load it from the field.
Her sisters, Emily and Molly, are not especially interested in farm work. Molly does enjoy gardening and is a big help putting up produce from our garden in the summer. Emily is a senior at Sam Houston State University.
Amy is David’s wife and she works for the Austin area Girl Scout Council. She has been as a leader for 17 years, and the girls love her! One year we shared the farm with 500 girl scouts and their parents in the bottom pasture. We provided hayrides, and they had weiner roast, S’mores making, apple bogging, etc. The next year there were 100 Girl Scouts from the local area that did the same.
David and Daniel, our oldest son, designed and installed the farm entryway while Dan and I were away for a long weekend. Talk about being pleasantly surprised and excited when we returned home!