As you approach Josh and Meghan Daniel’s duck farm, you immediately notice their large log cabin home atop the hill overlooking their property. Josh’s farm is adjacent to his Dad’s farm and Josh followed closely in his footsteps. His Dad, Richard, is a Vietnam veteran and Josh served in the army in Iraq and Bosnia from 2000-2004. Upon leaving the service, Josh re-joined his Dad raising Jurgielewicz ducks, which his Dad has raised since 1997.
Josh enjoys the benefits of raising ducks, allowing him to “be his own boss and face new challenges every day”. He states confidently that “with ducks, what you put in is what you get out”. Besides ducks, the family also raises a small herd of Black Angus cattle along with corn, soybeans and hay.
Josh and his wife, Meghan, have something besides ducks in common: coaching. Josh was formerly a high school football coach for 10 years and Meghan coached girl’s field hockey. Meghan currently teaches kindergarten at a local school.
Josh and Meghan have two adorable young daughters, Quinn (4) and Everly (2) who love their cat, Jelly Bean and their dog, Drake. On occasion, the girls help Dad by accompanying him to check on the baby ducks and put out their feed.
For recreation, Josh enjoys trout fishing in the Mahantongo Creek that crosses his property, and deer hunting in season. Family vacations include short camping trips in their pop-up tent in Pennsylvania State Parks and Ocean trips to Rehoboth and Dewey beaches over in Delaware.