Yorkies by Diane

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Welcome and History

 

Strickland Farms is home to Talmadge and Diane Strickland.

We are located on a 40 acre farm in the community of

Oxford. (By The Villages) We are located about 20 miles

south of Ocala and within an hour of Gainesville, Tampa and

Orlando. We raise cattle and meat goats. We moved to the

country from Winter Haven 19+years ago to raise our son,Travis,

 on a farm. We were very involved with 4H and Boy

Scouts, spending countless days traveling to fairs with his

Dairy Cows. When Travis entered college, we turned our full

attention to raising our Yorkie  pups.

 

Talmadge (Tal) is a retired Paramedic now taking care of the

yorkies full time and Diane is an RN working at Ambient Healthcare

as their Director of Nursing. Most of our spare time is

spent caring for our "four-legged kids" but we do enjoy fishing

together and taking cruises.  We have a weekend home in the town

of Suwannee where we enjoy fishing and airboating! Diane

has taken up bicycle riding-mainly charity rides for Juvenile

Diabetes, MS and other worthy causes.  

 

The remaining members of our family are: Tal Jr and his

wife Angie. They live in Las Vegas where they were formerly

stationed in the  Air Force.  Angie is now working as a

 military contractor  and Tal works on computers at Lockeed 

Martin, also as a military contractor. Toni, who

works in law enforcment in Bartow; Lacey, who is a

probation officer in Gainesville and mom to our grandson,

Tucker; Travis, who works as a server at Carrabas and Red

Lobster in Winter Haven and last but not least are our "four

legged kids" who I will introduce in the next paragraph.

 

The Yorkies: Summer Louis is the Matriarch of our group,

she is now retired, as are all 3 of her daughters, Autumn,

April and Abigail. Autumn's daughter, Spring- is now

also retired from breeding and becoming a therapy dog.

Other retired and rehomed girls are Kahlua, Holly and Daisy.

We currently have  Pixie, Dixie, Glory Bee,  Mattie Mae,

April Marie, Lillie Belle and Jessie's Girl. Up and coming is

Jewel, Kahlua's daughter. Our AKC breeding males are

Shadow and Tonka Toy.  We have two neutered males as a

mascot, Mr B. He is the son of April and our fishing buddy

and Rocky! And we can't forget Dolce, a daughter of

Tonka's who has won Tal's heart and now resides with us as

a companion. 

 

We are involved in the Juvenile Diabetes Research

Foundation as Diane's sister and nephew are both Juvenile

Diabetics. We have donated two yorkie pups to JDRF Galas that

were "auctioned" to raise funds for JDRF research. Daisy's pup, 

Titan, raised $4600 for Juvenile Diabetes! He now resides in a

wonderful home in Colorado. The female pup was April's puppy,

her name is Julep (as in "Mint Julep") She raised

another $4600 for Juvenile Diabetes research and now lives

with a great family just outside Denver.

                    

 

Juvenile Diabetes: Diane rode 105 miles on her bicycle in

Death Valley  October 2009 to raise funds for Juvenile

Diabetes. This was a group effort with her 4 sisters and

other friends and family members. Our team name is Sisters

On Bikes. I raised $3500 and the entire ride raised

almost $1,000,000 for JDRF!

 

 In 2011 a team of 3 sisters (Diane, Lynn and AJ) and friends

rode in LaCrosse Wisconsin-raising over $12,500 for

JDRF! The entire ride raised over 1 Million Dollars!

 

In 2010 and 2011 I also rode (along with my sister AJ) for

MS -A total of 100 miles. 

 

2013-It was time to ride again! 100 mile ride in September-in the

hills of Nashville to again benefit Juvenile Diabetes!

 


 

 

 

 

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