Hope and Miles Shafer honestly believe they didn’t find Daufuskie; the island found them. But since they moved here every other resident has told them the exact same thing. So maybe they’re not so special after all. They are head over trash bags in love with their property in the historic district: an authentic Gullah cottage that they offer as a vacation rental and a workshop/loft that they are living in and renovating across the road. Miles was a master gardener in their last home in Northern California; Hope just loves growing and canning weird stuff.
We are both from Savannah, GA and grew up around the water, enjoying water sports, fishing and bird watching. Larry’s family has owned property on Mungin Creek since 1950. We are both retired now and are enjoying renovating his grandparents cabin. Larry worked for an oil refinery for 40 years, in the Lab and as Terminal Manager. He has a degree in Environmental Science as well a US Coast Guard Master Captains License. I studied Early Childhood Development and was Director of 2 Childcare Centers while raising my 3 sons. I also spent 20 years as Manager of the Surgical Residency Program at a large teaching hospital. Larry enjoys building projects and scuba diving. My interests are reading, cooking, gardening and beach combing. We are loving the Daufuskie community and lifestyle.
Orchard Managers from April - October
Get off to a rousing start with pruning and fertilizing old trees. They also planted many new trees and blueberry bushes.
Orchard Managers from November to March while the Tarrants are on leave.
With baby Precious!
Melissa is our new Animal Manager
We are pleased to announce the resumption of active beekeeping at the farm. We are presently adding a second hive system which will be placed in the orchard. This is to augment the ongoing beehives in the garden. By adding more bees we hope to help stabilize and improve the environment. Also we look forward to regaining our ability to make and provide excellent honey. As the orchard is growing strong, the presence of the bees should provide ample growth of the hive
and maintain the integrity of the orchard.