What's Your Favorite Farm or Homestead Name?

| 12/1/2010 2:16:44 PM

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.

4/13/2016 3:55:08 PM

We've always talked about "someday" having acreage and freedom from city and suburban restrictions. Our children are grown and as we hit the half century point in life, we decided to lease a home on couple acres to see if we REALLY wanted the country life before we invested everything into a farm. Typical Texas summer of 100+ temps and little rainfall left the pasture dry, brown,and a bit crunchy so I jokingly dubbed the place Crispy Acres. We started our farm adventure with a couple dozen laying hens and 20 meat chickens. The home was on Berry Road so eager for an 'official' farm name I tried out CackleBerry Hill. After a few months I realized there are a ton of Cackleberry farms and the name was just to formal for our quirky senses of humor. Besides, by that time we'd eaten the meaties, lost a few hens to hawks, and added pygmy goats. 😉 We decided after this past year that we really enjoy the farm animals and would love to have our own place but it'll be another year or so to save up a decent down payment. So, in the mean time, this'll do... which became Thistle Dew Acres. 😊

1/20/2016 8:15:51 PM

Our centennial farm will now have the official name of Honey and Hoes! We are very excited to share this adventure with all. From an apiarist to miniature donkeys, we are set to begin.

1/1/2016 11:46:44 PM

We ended up deciding on "Morning Wood" kind of as a joke, but a small sign was made for X-Mas ladt year and ut kind of stuck. Seventhdayadventurer.com

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