We bought some property last summer and we have stewed and stewed over a name for it. We had just about given up hope of thinking of something when Thomas suggested we ask all you guys! Hello! I should have thought of that. You all are the smartest people around.
Our first little lot that we discovered our love of hobby farming on has a little dilapidated house on it and we call that property The Shanty. It fits perfectly. We’ll say, “I’m just headed over to The Shanty to feed the chickens”, or “Could you swing by The Shanty and check on the lambs’ water on your way home.” For some reason it’s so nice to have a name for the place (which goes beyond the actual little house…).
Let me give you a little background and then we would LOVE to hear your suggestions (seriously, send me a list, this isn’t a one name per person kind of thing). If we use your name I’ll send you a fun big package in the mail full of all kinds of treasure. Trust me, it’ll be good. I love sending mail 🙂
About the property:
The property is 7 acres settled right outside of town. My in-law’s house is right next door and on either side of that are fields. It feels private but we are really only a mile from school and less than that from our hardware and grocery stores, the bank, the cute little town pool, and the post office. We’ll build on the top acre (the house plans are done!!! I can’t wait to show you!), and will keep the bottom 6 acres agriculture (whether that means keeping animals on it or growing popcorn or alfalfa is yet to be determined). It has a small apple orchard which we will expand and I plan on planting berries, strawberries, and grapes on every available fence. The view is soul filling and I can’t wait to raise a bunch of kids there.
Local things that are close/things that we like that might be considered for a name:
White Mountain (the mountains we get our killer view from)
Elk Heart (another name for White Mountain)
Sugar Knoll (a prominent mountain landmark in our view)
Virgin River (boarders the property)
Anything related to a farm:
I’m pretty sure that we would pick a name that was shorter than longer unless a longer name (which looks great online and for business purposes) had a great nickname.
What other information do you need?
I really can’t wait to hear from you and to get the juices flowing. Let’s figure this out!
Leave comments, send me an email. leave me a note on facebook… I don’t care. However you get get names to me, I’ll take it.
Thank you so much for all of your support and help. You all are the best. I bought way too many seeds today at our hardware store, have started dreaming up my garden, and have been figuring out where to put the chickens (even if it’s temporary) on the new place. I’m even thinking of getting an incubator to try to hatch some eggs of our own. Yay!