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My friend Mary came up with a name for my pink coop (that is supposed to be a tractor, but weighs about a zillion pounds) - Perfectly Pretty Pink Poultry Penthouse for Pleasantly Portable Pecking.
How the heck am I supposed to get that on a sign? It'll be bigger than the coop itself!
How about "Fast Pink Ladies" ???
I think I'll name my large coop Poire Voir Poulet Palais - for the sweet pear tree that stands at the top edge of the hill looking down to the road and is the single largest thing they can see from the coop's run (besides my house). I also suspect that they will L--O--V--E the sweet pears that this tree delivers around Halloween, each year.
Since that's quite a mouthful (rotfl) - hey, at least it's quite alliterative. ;-)
Imagine a sign ….. the words "Poire Voir" at the top, curved (rainbow-shape-like) and the words "Poulet Palais" at the bottom of the sign, straight across (no curve), and in the space of the middle of the sign, between the text, a simple line drawing of this ancient pear tree. What do you all think? A sign that looks like a medieval inn kind of sign. I can use an authentic "hand" to paint the text - like early medieval Carolingian or Humanist, or high medieval Gothic (so-called 'Blackletter'), or maybe even later Batard, and there are hundreds (of not thousands) of examples of fruit trees in illumination artwork in all kinds of manuscripts… many of which I can easily adapt to the shape of my particular pear tree. I can match the text hand to the tree image (in terms of time period and world location and the proper artwork). Lord knows that if it's extant work in any document, I have at least a couple of examples of it in all of my books on medieval calligraphy and illumination!