Naming your farm/homestead?

UnlabeledMama

Chirping
7 Years
Oct 9, 2012
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Western North Carolina
We have rabbits and chickens and eggs and produce and herbs and plants and sometimes we sell some of them. I have been playing around with naming our our little business. But the problem is I don't know how to define us! We live in town on 2/3 of an acre - not what I would call a farm. Homestead? I don't want to just say rabbitry, because the chickens are a good part of us. Any ideas?
 

gryeyes

Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers
10 Years
Sep 22, 2009
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My slice of heaven in Somerset, CA
I'm not going to be any help, because naming my place was easy. It's the Olmstead Homestead. Not fair, I know - I have a euphonious surname in this situation.

My property is the same size, just a teensy tad over two-thirds of an acre. (The county lists it as .67 acre.)

What attributes are on your land? I have cedars and Ponderosa Pine, so I could have used Cedar Something, souning better than pine something, I guess. I keep chickens, ducks, a few geese, and some turkeys. Feathered Farm could have worked.

Look around and see if any natural features could be part of your farm name.
 

Life is Good!

Songster
8 Years
Apr 14, 2011
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suburbia Chicagoland
What about something in your name about 'acre'? Since that is the aspect you point out in your post?

If you are 'sometimes' selling some stuff, you'll be a lot more consistent if you name yourself, advertise with that name, present it as a business - not as a 'sometimes' thing. Especially if you wish to expand at all or become more consistent with customers.

Our farm is named after the original name of the street (changed by the time we got here) - Shadyside. Or if you have features that make the property stand out - like Pine Tree Point or Sweet Spirea Lane.......Dandelion Glade....etc.

Hope this inspires you a bit!
 

jesirose

Songster
7 Years
Mar 14, 2012
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McKinney, TX
I read a ton of threads about naming farms, and eventually just went back to the original name I had picked out. Definitely stay away from naming specific animals because you never know what you'll expand to include. :)
 

UnlabeledMama

Chirping
7 Years
Oct 9, 2012
270
9
93
Western North Carolina
If you saw an sign for:

"______ Homestead"
"______ Family Farm"
"______ Hobby Farm"
"______ Mini Farm"

What connotations would you take from that? I know .... I over think things.
 

thedollysmama

Songster
9 Years
Jan 30, 2010
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Oroville, CA
Snake Road Ranch. We live on Snake Road, nothing creative really. I call the place Casa von Bargen, to be honest. We took our geography into account before we settled on Snake Road Ranch, did we want a name based on Wyman Ravine? Or Wyman Creek? With the name we chose everyone knows where we are. That was simple for us.
 

techpeak

In the Brooder
7 Years
Aug 18, 2012
36
5
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East of Denver, Colorado
B Lazy Acres. Our last name starts with a "B" and it makes a funny play on the old brands where they have a "Lazy B" (which is a letter B laying on its side). We changed it from "B Lazy Ranch" to "B Lazy Acres" when we added in chickens and garden goods.
 

Olwethen

In the Brooder
8 Years
Jul 4, 2011
31
0
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near Athens GA
We used the first 3 letters of our last name and my daughter's and son's first names to get our farm name.

Marandale Farm.
 
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