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Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Is it a Farm?

Julie and I have had several laughs at one of my friends unknown expense. . .

A few months ago some friends of ours purchased a home on 4 acres of land. They have some cattle that they have been keeping out at some friends of theirs and I hope for their sake that they don't decide to move them all to their new place (there sure isn't enough room).

My question for you is - "Is this a farm?" Everytime I talk to my friend she talks about their farm. . .It is SOOOO HAARRDD for me to not laugh! When she said that the first time I couldn't keep it to myself. . .I immediately called my mom and told her that her and dad live on a farm. . .They have 5 acres. . .Mom busted a gut laughing too and asked me if I was serious! I know, I'm mean and not a very nice person. . .But it just blows my mind! I'm sorry, I don't mean to offend anyone. . .

A farm to me is anything over 10 acres. 4 acres is a little bit of room! I grew up on 58 acres (farm) - did I grow up on a ranch?

13 Comments:

At 8:01 AM, Blogger Pamela said...

I grew up on 27 acres and we called it a farm. Of course we grew some beef cattle, had chickens, fruit trees and big a big garden. It didn't sustain us. Our dad worked a tough 8 - 5 as well.

So if you ask are they farmers? Nope.

Maybe it's a miniature.

 
At 8:17 AM, Blogger Karmyn R said...

My definition of a Farm: It has to include a BIG RED BARN. Does it have a big red barn? Then - No, it probably isn't a farm (in my little book!) heh heh heh

My in-laws have 5 acres. My SIL's husband keeps calling it a farm. We laugh behind his back.

My word verification - FUYNN - "funny dyslexic?"

 
At 12:08 PM, Blogger Shauna said...

Pamela - LOL. We raised sheep, pigs, had horses, chickens, rabbits, and even goats once - ug goats stink!

Karmyn - Yes, they have a fairly good sized red barn. . .so now what's the verdict?

 
At 12:30 PM, Blogger Susan in va said...

I think 10 acres is a little generous. I'd say 20 or more - and even that would be a SMALL farm.

That is hilarious - you made me laugh too!

 
At 12:52 PM, Blogger Shauna said...

Thanks Susan. . .I'm glad you joined in!

 
At 4:10 PM, Blogger willowtree said...

I have 5 acres, and you won't ever see it referred to as a farm on my blog. It's really just a big back yard. The property on my left is 2,500 acres and the one on my right is 3,000 acres. They are farms.

But hey, its their place, let them play make-believe.

BTW 4 acres would be about 2 cows, but Ree would know better than me.

 
At 4:57 PM, Blogger SongBird said...

I grew up on a farm....200+ acres.
Big wooden barn, but not red.

 
At 6:43 PM, Blogger Julie said...

Well, I am with Susan. 10 acres is a stretch. That is why I have a hard time calling our place (200 MOL) a Ranch. When we know people with thousands of acres - now that is a Ranch. I say our place or just plain ol' home.

There are SMALL farms and then there are farms.

And WT - around here 4 acres would be about 1 cow, unless it is all bermuda grass then possibly 2.

 
At 11:17 PM, Blogger Pamela said...

Around here 4 acres is a vineyard....
.......or maybe even an onion patch.

(wish I had 4 or 5 acres, I'd have a BIG DOG and a fence.)

 
At 4:43 AM, Blogger Shauna said...

Pamela - I'd love to have a little bit of land too! Just a little room to romp on. . .

 
At 12:49 PM, Blogger Silly Hily said...

Dayum (southern for damn), you have some land owning readers! I thought I was doing good to have 2 acres. :-)
I did laugh also at her calling 4 acres a farm. A farm to me has to include chickens. Do they have chickens? And a garden. Do they grow their own stuff? To me a farm means (and I'm being a little extreme) having more kids so you have free help, getting up at the crack of dawn to do something to some animal, having more than five "farm animals," being able to make some sort of money off the farm.

Hey, we just got a tractor, do you think maybe I can say I live on a farm now? hehe

 
At 6:59 PM, Blogger Shauna said...

Silly, You have me ROFLMAO with tears rolling down my face! ! !
OMG! LOL :)
No, they do not have chickens. . .and, I guess you could say she has quite a few children - she runs a daycare - LOL. . .she's getting paid to work the kids! ! ! LOL - - -they don't have a garden yet - and I haven't heard anything about a tractor. . .hehe! ! !
I think a tractor will make your 2 acres a farm. . .:)

 
At 12:20 PM, Blogger SkippyMom said...

Wow - I hope your get this. I am reading through your archives and the blog is so funny!

I just cannot believe all the things you know about and post about - what a plethora of different subjects you know so much about. [almost an expert on some I would say!]

I hope you continue to post into the new year b/c I would NOT want to miss anything you had to say on any subject...it is amazing!

Nice to meet a renaissance woman in '07. Truly amazing!

Hugs

 

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