The Things I Can’t Live Without | Crystal Fernung

Crystal Fernung shares the things she can't live without


Crystal loves to cook and is an artist and equine enthusiast. With her husband, Brent, she helped develop Journeyman Bloodstock Services/Journeyman Stud 48 years ago. “We started as grooms at Lasater Farm in Ocala in 1976. With lots of hard work, we have had some wonderful success stories and now stand Khozan, the leading sire in Florida every year since 2020.”


Art and music 

As an artist, I was privileged to serve on the Marion Cultural Alliance board. I have seen the cultural arts explode here. The Reilly Arts Center, new galleries and a diverse music scene make Ocala a special place.


Special shops

Agapanthus and the Gallery on Magnolia always have just the thing I am looking for and the owners are wonderful people.


My hairdresser

Becky McQuade with Hello Gorgeous Salon—all women will understand this one.


Downtown eateries

The food is exceptional at La Cuisine and Stella’s Modern Pantry, and they make you feel like family. I worked at The Gourmet Fox in the ‘80s, so I appreciate the hard work that makes a restaurant successful.



Brent is my rock and best friend. Our daughter Casey, her husband, Garrett, and our granddaughter, Magdalena “Maggie” Belle, 2, named after Brent’s mother, are blessings in my life.

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