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In another thread someone was asking for help naming their farm, so I thought it might be fun to have a thread in which we post the name of our farm, forest, house, etc.

Our land is called Toadsylvania, because it is mostly forest and we have many toads. In fact, the primary purpose of our place is to provide habitat for toads and other amphibians, as well as songbirds, because we practice wildlife management here instead of agriculture.

More about wildlife management: https://permies.com/t/53949/oklahoma-texas/Texas-Wildlife-Management
 
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My family's farm is called Katepwa Sunset Farm, because it has a great view of Katepwa lake. In the winter we get a fantastic view of the sunset from the south garden.

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I have been thinking of changing the name of our farm to Black Market Gardens. It suits my dark sense of humour and rebellious mindset.

But Im not sure....I could use all of your help in the decision.

Do people get the Gen-X sarcasm....Or....will it just draw heat from authorities.
 
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Ross Raven wrote:Will it just draw heat from authorities.



I like it, but do your authorities have better senses of humor than ours? Because I wouldn't consider it safe to make that joke here, sadly.
 
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Our homestead name hasn't been formalized, but for the first few years, we called it Millipede Manner after we were overrun with Millipedes the first two years. The millipede populations have receded, so now Stinkbug Suites or Box Elder Bug B&B may be more appropriate
 
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We also sometimes call our place the Land of Moredeer, because we seem to have more and more deer every year.

Here are a few, but we can have herds of 20 or more of both native Whitetail and exotic Axis:

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When I was 13, my parents bought Silver Acres Riding Academy. The stables, restaurant and indoor arena burned down. This left three residential buildings, that were turned into many apartments.
There were 10 kids. Dad was a slave driver. It took him a few years to finally take down the big sign advertising the long gone riding academy. By this time, a new name, Slave Acres, had been adopted by all of the kids and many who knew us. Thirty seven years later, we still sometimes call the place Slave Acres.

 
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Prairie because that's where we are and what we love. Tough because our plants are grown outside and can withstand the harsh chinook-y weather.
 
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We call ours "Uruí Sítio".

We just bought 9 acres in Arkansas and will move up there later next year as we're still in Brazil until the end of hubby's current contract.

We've spent most of our years together here in Brazil and "Sítio" is the Portuguese word for a homestead.

Hubby is Scottish and we've always talked about finding "Our wee" place when we leave here, except when he says it, it sounds like "oor wee". So, Uruí Sítio is the Brazilified, Scotified version of "Our Little Homestead".

Can't wait to get up there next year.
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