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.
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
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.
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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