When people name their farm...

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Dread Pirate Roberts, May 3, 2009.

  1. Dread Pirate Roberts

    Dread Pirate Roberts Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 20, 2009
    NorCal
    they often use the plural form, "Farms".

    Like "Joe Cool Farms" or "Oliver Cloesoff Farms."

    Why is this? Don't they typically have just the one farm?

    Thanks!
     
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    I could be way off base here, but I think it's because they "farm" more than one thing. Example: Eggs and cattle or cattle and strawberries. Just a guess.
     
  3. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
    Columbiaville, MI
    it's generally because they have more than one property that they farm.

    we use the term 'farms' the way gritsar is explaining. we have a tiny little 5 acre farm with lots going on.

    my opinion is, if you like a name, use it. [​IMG]
     
  4. Dread Pirate Roberts

    Dread Pirate Roberts Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 20, 2009
    NorCal
    uh-huh...both those make sense to me. [​IMG]

    Sometimes it just sounds better, too.
     
  5. farmerlor

    farmerlor Chillin' With My Peeps

    We refer to our farm as Alberti farm or Fiona's Rest depending on where talking about it. Fiona's Rest (named for most beloved horse) is the name of our CSA which is just barely off the ground. Alberti farm as in "There Shall Be No Unauthorized Breeding On Alberti Farm" is more of a personal family name.
     
  6. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
    Columbiaville, MI
    Quote:yep. i like pluralized words.
     
  7. havi

    havi [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Si

    Mar 23, 2008
    Waco, Texas
    Okay what determines if you have a 'farm' or not?
     
  8. Rusty Hills Farm

    Rusty Hills Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 3, 2008
    Up at the barn
    You do. It doesn't have to be some legal deal or anything. You can call your place anything you want to. We incorporated our farm name because it just makes it easier for us to do business that way, but we didn't HAVE to.

    Rusty
     
  9. stangardener

    stangardener Out Of The Brooder

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    i use the plural on account of multiple sites.
    i do business as mellifera farms. you get extra credit if you know what it means.
     
  10. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
    Columbiaville, MI
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