|LOCATION: 7340 SE County Road 135, Jasper (9 miles north of White Springs)||ABOUT JOHN AND ROBERTA|
From I-75 in Florida, take the White Springs exit and proceed to White Springs (about 3 miles.) As you enter town, you will cross over the Suwannee River bridge and proceed to the stop sign. Turn right at the stop sign. Go through town and slow down for a left turn when you see the blinking light and a gas station on the right.
The road to the left at the blinking light is CR 135 (locally called Woodpecker Route.) Take that paved road to our farm (about 9 miles.) We are on the right. NOTE: GPS often sends folks too far! When you see a two-story farmhouse on your right, start slowing down--you are almost there. Our mailbox has our number--7340 and there is a sign that says “Lacefield Farms” but it is hard to see it until you pass our neighbor’s place.
From Lake City take US 41 north to White Springs. When you enter White Springs you will see a Dollar General store on the left and a blinking light up ahead. Turn right at the blinking light onto paved CR 135 and proceed 9 miles. We are on the right.
From Fargo in Georgia, go south across the Suwannee River bridge. At the fork in the road, veer toward the right (441). Keep going on 441 until you cross into Florida. Keep on going but watch for CR6 to Jasper on your right. Turn right onto CR6. Cross the river again. At the first crossroads after the bridge, turn left toward White Springs on paved CR135. Go about 4 miles. We are on the left. You will see our neighbor's green roof before you see us. Our mailbox has our number--7340 and there is a sign that says “Lacefield Farms”.
John Lacefield was a damage controlman in the US Coast Guard before completing a bachelor's degree in Industrial Arts education and master's degree in construction technology. He has taught shop, CAD, tech-ed, and building trades in north Florida and south Georgia. He is a welder and blacksmith.
These days John enjoys the serenity of farm life where he is able to use all his skills to improve sustainability. He enjoys sharing those skills with others at Stephen Foster State Folk Culture Center and on the farm. His next big project is a tiny house--check out our farmblog for any recent updates!
picture here when I get around to it!:-)
Roberta Lacefield grew up on a beef cattle farm in southern Michigan. She started college at University of Michigan, but dropped out after the first semester to travel the US in a 15' travel trailer. After her travels, she worked an eclectic collection of odd jobs before finishing her bachelor's degree in mathematics education at University of Florida and teaching high school in Putnam and Union Counties.
Roberta returned to school for her master's degree in mathematics, and taught at Santa Fe Community College, Lake City Community College, and South Georgia (Waycross) College during which she completed her specialist degree in Adult Education at Florida State University. After retirement, she served locally as an academic coach. These days Roberta splits her time between farming, family, and tutoring.