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What's Your Favorite Farm or Homestead Name?

By Jennifer Kongs 

Tags: homestead names, question to readers, farm names,

homestead windmillAs humans, we take pride in giving names to objects, places, animals and even other people. We search for the right word or phrase to convey a deeper meaning, to express ourselves or a part of what we are naming in its chosen title. Giving a name to the place we call home is perhaps one of the most important naming ceremonies we undertake. Many farms and homesteads have names that reflect the creative, whimsical, or even the practical geographic nature of the places in which they exist, and the people who inhabit them. From a sheep farm named Ewesful Acres, to a small Texas homestead called Empty Pockets, to an organic vegetable farm known as Moon on the Meadow, farm names can be funny, silly or deeply touching.

Do you own a farm with a unique name, or have a name for the homestead of your dreams? Do you buy your vegetables or eggs from a farm with a name that caught your ear? Tell us your favorite homestead names — with a story if you know it — in the comments section below.