Having a farm name has always been a dream of mine. Something about naming the place makes it feel more permanent, more special. Like even when we eventually leave for whatever reason, perhaps it would still live on and people would remember us. Or the new owner could do what I did…rename it. But I won’t think about that.
Coming up with a name was a lot harder than I thought. Reading through various websites with tips and tricks, it quickly became obvious that there were a few main ways to go about it.
- Use your name. Borkosky Farm. Ick.
- Copy your favorite farm name from a book or movie. I’m not into copying things outright.
- Go humorous. Get Off My Lawn Farm nearly became a reality. It was really close and had Dusty been on board the discussion would have ended there.
- Use the defining feature of the place. Hmmmm….
- Make it a memorial. A Gem of a Farm. Except I find that creepy.
Number 4 seemed like the best bet, but what really is the defining feature of our place? We don’t have mountain views or ocean front property. There isn’t a pretty brook or stoney ridge. No meadow of spring flowers. There is a massive magnolia tree, but we plan on cutting that down before it falls on the house.
I knew I wanted a pretty name. I love this planet and everything it offers us and I wanted the farm to have a pretty and nature based name that was also representative of the property.
I wracked my brain. Name it after the pond? Sparkling Pond Farm. Eh. Not so great. Hidden Waterfall Ranch. Maybe, but again neither of those things defined the place.
Then I landed on it.
What we have here is a whole lot of grass. Big sweeping pastures. And then even more grass.
Concise. Calls up a beautiful image in your mind. Pays respect to the property itself.
So everyone….welcome to Moonlit Pastures!!!