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 a few horses on whom we can teach lessons and Kate is available for training horses here or nearby. We have rooms and stalls for rent for short or long term stays.
We are open for boarding and rentals and we're listed on Air BnB, Horse Hotels International and a few other places. 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; we're here pretty much all the time. We want to see all our friends, old and new.
Although we 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 have with us a large contingent of the four legged furry kind of children including Emily and Kate's horses, 2 dogs, 5 cats and a small flock of chickens.
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.