Welcome to TuckerBerry Farm
in Radiant, VA
Come check out all we have to offer. Whatever the garden is producing and whatever Kate has made lately as well as the little library will all be in the farm stand. We board horses of every type and need from pasture to full care-rehab with decades of experience and fully personalized care. We have rooms and stalls for rent for short or long term stays.
The biggest news is that Sean is getting transferred down in mid February so we'll be all together again. The house is set up with books on the shelves and pictures on the walls. Our "fence out the spring" project is done and the neighbor's cows have figured out how to drink from their waterer.
We are open for boarding and rentals. If you know anyone who needs a place to stay, short or long term, with or without a horse, have them get in touch. Check out the details on the other pages of this website.
Come visit for one of our open houses - we're doing them from 3-6 pm on the first of every month from now through July. That way, everyone should be able to find a day when they can come visit. We want to see all our friends, old and new.
Although we just moved here in August of 2019, we wanted to honor the start of this farm with the name TuckerBerry. This homestead was started in 1804 by the Berry family. Inheritance was carried, mostly through the women, into the Yowells and the Tuckers. Mostly people in the area today remember it as Miss Effie Tucker's residence.
Who we are
We are Kate and Sean Rakowski down from Vermont and Kate’s mother, Emily, out from NM.
All three of us used to be teachers of various things: Sean high school social studies; Emily mostly middle school English both before and after she ran a riding stable for 15 years; Kate a lot of math and a lot of middle school. Now Emily is retired, Sean delivers mail and Kate is doing a little bit of a lot of things.
We also bring with us a large contingent of the four legged furry kind of children including 4 of Emily and Kate's horses, 2 dogs, 3 cats and Barnie the chicken.
We are here most of the time so feel free to stop by and visit, pet a pony, sit in the shade in the summer or by the wood stove in the winter, and have a chat.