Post by crabapplefarm on Jul 7, 2010 11:36:25 GMT -5
We came up with our name (Crabapple Farm) from the old Trixie Belden books that I loved when I was a little girl. My children are now reading them and loving them too. They especially like the parts where Trixie and her friends are swimming in the lake and their mother brings down fresh chocolate cake and homemade lemonade.....we haven't re-created that part yet! We do have the orchard though, and a menagerie of animals and a house full of (I think) happy children. Since we're in Idaho, we'll have to work on the swimming in the lake part...
Post by ranchhouse31 on Aug 15, 2010 10:21:19 GMT -5
Ader's Farm...boy we have thought & thought....My husband thinks AFF, thinking of America's Funny Videos, only he thought we could call ours Ader's Funny Farm. Because we have my partents living here about 500 feet from our home. It is just a joke...My Dad's famlily would talk about people when acking a little funny...they would say they must be in the funny papers. When I husband was a child they called their ranch Bar over V. We thought about using that cause it is from my husbands child hood. I think I like Ader's Farm the best. We will keep you posted.
5th generation farmer on our families land.
Larry & Dianne Ader
Post by Kathleen (Southforte Farms) on Aug 15, 2010 11:29:29 GMT -5
Okay, since I have a minute before heading out to the barn (I love saying that! new-cow-itis!), I will tell the story of the name of our place.
SouthForte Farms started out as South Forte ("For-tay", as in the musical term) Farms. We're the only branch of my husband's family that ventured south of the Mason-Dixon, thus the South. He grew up on a farm up in Michigan. The Forte part was a play on words, making you think of "the south forty" and also implying that our place was very loud, if you know your musical terms. And it is loud, with the three boys running all over the place being boys. :0)
But people had a hard time pronouncing the "Fortay" part, calling it South "Fort," and that started to stick. We like SouthForte--it sounds like a strong and old-fashioned name to us.
So Southforte Farms it is.
I love reading these stories!
Mom to 4 hooligans, 9,7,6 and 3... Violinist... Beginner farmwife to a handsome farmer... Jake the Black Labrador... Chickens and Gardens... Bream and Bass in the pond... Tinkerbell the milking Jersey... Calf due November 2010 !!
Our farm name was "R Old Farm" in part because our last name begins with the letter R, but also because our farmhouse was built in 1909. We thought it was fitting but too many people put it all together and kept asking if we grew marijuana.. So my wife came up with the new farm name. We started all of this mess because of our Border Collie, so our new farm name is: "Ewes All Flocked Up" our logo is some sheep all bunched up and a Border Collie buzzing around them. She said she just wanted to answer the phone: "Hello - Ewes All Flocked Up, can I help you?"
So while we are going with that one, I came up with this idea while out mowing one day. You know how there are those field or pasture roads/lanes that just lead to a field, no house around for a few miles..? Well i want a real nice, big and pretty sign put up that reads' "Freemartin Dairy Farm" our milk is light as air... I think it will give a chuckle to just about every farmer out there, but city-folk most likely won't get it....
Hi, I'm new here and this is the first post I read. I love Fuzzy Bottom Farm! In fact, I was just using my telephoto lens this morning to get close-ups of our 32 chicks' fuzzy bottoms, many of which are less fuzzy now that they're sprouting tail feathers. We aren't incorporated as a farm, but we call ours Zephyr Hill Farm. We bought this place two years ago practically on a whim after falling in love with it when I went with my daughter looking for a place to live in the country. After visiting her potential home (a double-wide) on the back of the property, we went to see the "big house," which was also for sale--and fell in love with the view off the back porch. As we drove away, I glanced at the mailbox and saw that the previous owners (before the seller) had their place's name on the mailbox: Zephyr Hill Ranch. My daughter and I looked at each other and said, "Is that meant, or what?" You see, my husband had just bought me a Sheltie puppy a month earlier, and I named her Zephyr. It was meant, because he fell in love with it, too, and we decided the Zephyr Hill part was perfect because of the lovely breezes that our hilltop house gets, but with him coming from a West Texas ranching family, we thought "Ranch" was a bit pretentious for 29 acres! So it's Zephyr Hill Farm.
For those of you who talk about your stories, we just finished a 2-day farm school at Nature's Harmony Farm in Elberton, GA, and Tim Young talks a lot about your story being part of who you are as a farm and how you reach your customers. I loved reading all your stories. They really communicate the essence of your farms!
My husband and I have not decided on a farm name yet. We both are very drawn to the line from Dr. Zivago when Yuri is asked by Strelnikov what he and his wife will do at Yuriatin. The answer was a terse, "Just Live!" Since this is how we feel about having a farm with as much self-sufficiency as we're able, we would like to incorporate this somehow, but haven't come up with anything yet.
It does have an English translation but if I tell you what it is and the story behind it, then you must promise solomly not to laugh or snigger. Not even a little snigger permitted. Do you understand ? ;D
Our house in English, is now known as the Rushy Pool, or something very similar. We'd only been living here for a short while, when we noticed that some of the locals were having a bit of a snigger when we told them where we lived. We asked them what was so funny and after some coaxing and embarressed faces, we were informed that Pwll Brwyn had previously been called Pwll Blew. Now this translates into something entirely different It actually means 'The Hairy Hole '
THE HAIRY HOLE ? I can almost hear you say. Now stop that immediately ! You promised not to snigger ! ;D But yes ! I do actually live in the hairy hole
I'd better quickly tell you how and why a house could get such a name. It goes back to way back when and to when the plaster that you have on your walls at home was made of lime mixed with horse hair. In olden times, horse hair was a commodity that was collected from all the farms for use in plastering. The house used to be occupied by the local plasterer who would mix the ingredients for his days work in a small pond on the property. Leaving aside the sniggers, its quite an interesting bit of social history and even more than that, its a great conversation starter or finisher. Permission to snigger granted. ;D
Post by tangerinedreams on Oct 5, 2010 11:28:49 GMT -5
Hairy Hole is awesome. I'd personally go with that translation. Our former land had a name - Horniman Ranch because of the name of the Brook there and at the time it was apt
But now we're here we've been trying to come up with a name for three years with no luck yet. First we were thinking Lucky Duck because of this duck/fertility theme we were (still) on, then my little girl being a little girl was really pushing for Apple Tree Farm because we have so many wild apple trees and it's the name of the farm in one of her kid's books.
Lately, my mom downloaded for us all of the seasons of Dexter on dvd. We weren't even thinking Dexter cow having until mid season two. Then after we researched and committed I wondered out loud to my dh how ironic it was that we're obsessed with Dexter and all of a sudden we're getting a Dexter cow. The name of the boat on Dexter is "Slice of Life". It's a little dark undertone but has a nice ring to it
Married to my soulmate, mama to a little girl and littler boy. Sweet little Dexter cow Daisy now joyously part of our family.
I named my little farm......... Crepe Myrtle Farm. My favorite shrub is the crepe myrtle and this farm belonged to my grandparents and then my parents and now me and it has several crepe myrtles, (My Mamaws name was Myrtle) I also named my little vintage 1959 Oasis travel trailer Little Myrtle. I have been remodeling the home place the last three years and just had a little white picket fence built and a tin roof put on. Next come the white shutters. I am going to plant crepe myrtles all along the fence row. Love this topic and all the neat names of our dear farms. Christine
Finally finally afte 5 years we have a name for our farm! Today we were in town, picking up feed and doing some other things. The weather was beautiful and the light just right and all I could think of was my sweet little cow that makes so much cream and how all that cream goes to butter. And then we drove by a house that looked like milk and then butter and milk and more butter was better....... and then I looked at my husband and said "Buttermilk Acres". Oh he melted in the driver seat and said the nicest "awwwww that is so cute" and anyone knows if a nice manly man says that you've touched that soft spot in him! So I guess it's Buttermilk Acres. We also have been calling it New Surabhi Kunj. Surabhi is a cow in Vedic history that has a never ending supply of milk and she bathes God with her milk. She is also mother earth personified. Well in the cosmic dissolution Surabhi takes shelter under a banyan tree that never gets destroyed by the great floods. The special spot is a kunj and it is a forest bower covered with vines and flowers. Hence the name Surabhi Kunj. We have giant ancient banyans on our land covered with vines and flowers and fruit giving vines. And we have a wonderful little milk cow. Buttermilk Acres will be on our entrance sign though. I wonder if any of you already have used Buttermilk Acres though?
* Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply.* *Speak kindly. Leave the rest to God.*
Post by providenceacres on Dec 11, 2010 16:58:07 GMT -5
Hi, This is only my second post here, but wanted to share that our farm (a small 3 acres) is called Providence Acres. We were living in our city house for 7 years while my children and I prayed for a more simple life in the country. The Hand of Providence intervened when we found our homestead with a bigger house and many other amenities for the same price as our city house. My husband and our family moved in a mere 2 months later!
We also love American history, so one way we remember it is to give our animals the names of famous historical figures that we like. So far we have a dog named Jefferson, horses name Quincy, and Abigail, a pony name Wilbur (William 'Wilbur'-force) and goats named Mayflower and Constance, a Rooster name George, with his hens we call "Washington's Brigade", and a Jersey cow coming in January named Izzy....we're thinking it's short for Elizabeth... To find a famous Elizabeth in American history shouldn't be too hard, Right? We've loved reading all the stories!
ladybelle: I have a question if anyone can help out. I have to adult cows that keep nursing on each other. Can you suggest anything I can do to get them to stop doing it. Thank you
Sept 4, 2013 12:44:59 GMT -5
wyomama: ladybelle, post a thread in the Family Cow section. Weaning rings might work. They make permanent ones.
Sept 4, 2013 14:49:55 GMT -5
AJ & Denise: anyone there to chat we need a little advice
Sept 9, 2013 15:30:51 GMT -5
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