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1badmamawolf Posted - Jul 15 2009 : 4:02:29 PM
When my husband and I first bought our land 36 years ago, one of the first things we did was fence, and cross fence along with pastures and corrals. No matter how hard we tried, and with the proper equipment and many people helping, not one fence here came out straight, so we deceided that since we had not named the place yet, it would become "Bent Fence Farm", and the name stuck. Most of my neighbors have been here forever also, and they know the story, but when someone new comes along, I have to tell the story, and they look at me with a total question mark on their faces, but even with crooked fences, they are my fences, and I love them all, lol

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Red Tractor Girl Posted - Jun 28 2020 : 12:13:28 PM
Grace, I really like that new name for your farm! And Hubby did an awesome job with the first announcement of a new name. Weather proof and everything!! Hehehe, I am thinking those Pink Flamingoes must be lost because they sure area long way from home!! LOL!!! Just goes to show you, they might be deciding that even Florida is too hot for them too and heard about the nice summers in the Pacific NW from some of the Winter birds who come and stay down in the Miami area.!! LOL@!! Shoot, I would do the same thing because it has been punishing hot and humid here the past 2 weeks!

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katmom Posted - Jun 24 2020 : 7:52:20 PM
Sara,, we gr8t minds Think Alike! lol!

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YellowRose Posted - Jun 24 2020 : 10:56:21 AM
Oh my, Grace, that could be me on any given day.lol I'll have to see if I can work it into a badge I want to work on. It should be a hoot to do.

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katmom Posted - Jun 24 2020 : 10:23:23 AM
Sara,, many years ago a MJF friend made me a little tote bag that had a lead rope on it... and that read:
I've either lost a horse or found a rope!
That's how I feel sometimes.. lolol!

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YellowRose Posted - Jun 24 2020 : 09:38:11 AM
Grace what's that old saying "can't get ahead for keeping up".
Love the sign - he did good!

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katmom Posted - Jun 24 2020 : 09:26:09 AM
Ok,, after much thinking... and watching the mama quails and their newly hatched brood,,, we now know what our little 13 1/2 ac ranchette should be called...

Dh made the sign...

We will be putting in a new driveway this summer,, and the sign will go out front on the gate, but for now, it is attached on my garden fence.



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katmom Posted - May 17 2020 : 7:29:30 PM
I am thinking of re-naming our 14ac farmette...
"The $$$$$$$ PIT!!!

lol!, I swear, every time I turn around,, something needs repair!
Oh well,, by the time we get this place good as new,, hubby and I will be heading to 'Golden Acres Senior Home.. or to that big Farm in the sky! lol!

On that note,, it's Wine-30...
tata!


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YellowRose Posted - Mar 28 2020 : 2:42:42 PM
Winnie you can name your home like the British name their cottages. I live in a small house - on a small lot - in Paris - a town of 24,000. I named my home Little Eden because it's my little Eden. Then I have my Yellow Rose Cottage.

BTW I always like looking at your log house room. Well done.


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Red Tractor Girl Posted - Mar 28 2020 : 2:05:41 PM
This thread is fascinating about how farms actually get named. This Farmgirl has always lived in the suburbs, but since I can't live on a farm, I created my office space into a log cabin with wallpaper and paint!! It is filled with old antiques and primitives which is what I would love to have if I could have a farm with a log cabin!



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Dreamer42 Posted - Mar 28 2020 : 09:53:16 AM
While we don't have a farm or any acreage yet... we call our corner of the earth: Casa di Tre Re which means home of three kings in italian. Italy calls to my heart and soul and three kings represents my hubba hubba and two sons!

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Tchr66 Posted - Mar 23 2020 : 1:14:29 PM
My great grandfather purchased this farm about 80 years ago. I am the 5th generation to live here. When my mother and I were working on crafts and baked goods to sell, we found a need to come up with a name. We settled on JENT Harmony Acres. Judy(Mom) Edna(Grandma) Nancy(lil' sister) Terri(that's me) Harmony (Music has always been very much a part of our lives.

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Ladybek9756 Posted - May 21 2018 : 07:38:23 AM
We have owned our farm going on year 2. While the name has been a struggle to find the right one, we finally settled on The Thumb-Print Farm. The name came about while looking at farms for sale here in Maine, when we say this one from Google Earth, the pine tree area looked like a thumbprint. So that is how the name came about.


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HollerGirl56 Posted - May 14 2018 : 10:39:06 AM
You are sure braver than me. I have seven dogs and they are so badly behaved I don't think I could stand to go two miles with them. I will be thinking of you on your June journey. Good Luck.

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doctordar Posted - May 13 2018 : 08:03:23 AM
I have really enjoyed reading the posts from the beginning of this thread and the stories of how your properties were named!


My husband and I were friends in high school. He went off to the Navy and we both moved on with our lives. Twenty-eight years later, we reunited and were married in 2005. I had a house on 2.5 acres in So Cal and after he moved in we built a 20x40 building we called the ShanDar Saloon (my husband’s name is Shannon). We had many parties out there over the years. Almost two years ago, we bought a house in eastern WA on 23 acres. Shannon retired and has been working on that property, while I finished out my teaching career. I retire next month and we will be completely relocating to our retirement home. We call the WA property ShanDar Too, which has the double meeting of the Too (Two). We have 4 chickens and 2 dogs (had 4 more chickens but cayotes wanted a chicken dinner) in WA. In So Cal we have 11 dogs and a cat. All 13 dogs and lone cat will be riding with us in our motor home when we leave in June for WA. Should be an interesting journey!


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HollerGirl56 Posted - Mar 23 2018 : 08:56:15 AM
I inherited land from my grandfather-we have been on the land since the 1800's. I am the seventh generation here. We built a house here in 1998. We named it Rock Bottom Farm because it is so rocky and we ae always broke.It is a hobby farm and we do farm but it is fun, We returned here and reclaimed the land in 1998. It has been a long journey but a great one.
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janamarieje Posted - Oct 06 2017 : 12:07:06 PM
and what is the second reason Denise?

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levisgrammy Posted - Oct 06 2017 : 11:58:43 AM
Our place is called Lilac Hilltop for those two reasons. I was surprised to find so many lilacs growing in the woods here when we moved in.

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Tumbleweed Posted - Oct 05 2017 : 12:55:44 PM
Hi Ambrosia
I had heard this info before. Not many people know this about the word Pagan. Thank you for sharing.

TW

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Brosia Posted - Oct 04 2017 : 6:03:33 PM
We call our little homestead "Pagan Acres". It started as a joke when we got our first chickens, and then just kind of stuck. I love this name because it works on two levels. The first and most obvious is that my wife and I are practicing Pagans, and we try to work our reverence of Mother Nature into our farming practices. The second meaning is a little more obscure. Many people don't realize that the word "pagan" originally had nothing to do with religion, and actually means "country dweller".
Randi in N Idaho Posted - Mar 09 2017 : 12:46:40 PM
I had a blast reading through everyone's post!

Our currently property and ADGA heard name is Hera's Homestead. Hera is the name of a beautiful and motherly cat who also happens to be the first animal we acquired after moving to our property. From my own children to other critters who have joined us, Hera makes sure everyone is well nourished and taken care of. She also joins me for all my outdoor chores around the 'stead, so it seemed perfect naming the place after her.

My husband is currently looking for a new job, which means a move is in our future. Of course Hera will be going along on the journey, but it will interesting to see what our next property is named.

~Randi
DandeeRose Posted - Apr 25 2016 : 8:14:29 PM
That sounds really awesome Sara!

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catotn Posted - Apr 23 2016 : 3:36:22 PM
The 20 acres that I share with my husband and three kids is called the Bell Homestead. We bought it while living in Germany, sight unseen.
I named our home after our last name because it is great watching our kids grow up here. My 3 and 4 year old have no clue that you can buy eggs at a store or that pumpkin pie can be bought freezer department of a store.
I call our 20 acres a homestead and not a farm because I have moved all over the world with my husband of 16 years while he served in the Army. Moving to the 20 acres was our last move because he is retiring next year after 21 years as a soldier. There is a saying "Home is where the Army sends you" This homestead is the last place we will be sent and will be staying here after he retires. So HOMEstead is our home and it felt right.

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Marybeth Posted - Jan 10 2016 : 12:29:06 PM
My place is called Strawberry Hill simply because years ago it was a strawberry frm and the kids from Stanwood boarded a bus and came out to pick berries. All gone now except our barn was at one time rooms for the seasonal workers. Woodstoves and all.
Bobs place is called Frog Song Farm because of the noisy frogs every spring.
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DandeeRose Posted - Jan 09 2016 : 11:49:34 AM
Awesome Holly! Congrats!!

We have been looking for our farm for 4 years. Due to happenstance, relations, and a bit of tragedy, we are 90% sure we will be the owners of 46 acres north of Louisville, KY this year. It is a part of my husband's great aunt and uncle's farm. His uncle passed way last summer and his aunt is in a nursing home and the farm is being sold off. The never had their own children, sadly. Anytime someone would go visit, they would say "We are going up to the farm". Since Matt's uncle was Swiss, we decided on the name der Bauernhof, German for "the farm".

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alaskagirlnow2011 Posted - Jan 09 2016 : 10:56:53 AM
We finally got on our little piece of property in ID. We are using shipping containers for the walls of our "barn" and will put a fabric roof on it. Fast and easy. We have had such a long road to get to this point that we decided on the name Ups-N-Downs Ranch. The idea came from on of my favorite movies, Mame.

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