Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Welcome to NoTTafarm Forest!

Welcome to
Our Adventures in NoTTafarm Forest!

The dream of owning an acreage came true with the July 30, 2010 closing on 10 acres of land north of town.  All the ingredients exist for the perfect place:  prairie, woods, hills, a plethora of trees, a variety of flower beds, an abondoned outhouse, a dilapidated corn crib, a beautiful weathered barn, and a 4-square farm house circa 1920.  We hope you enjoy following our adventure!

Oh, wondering about the name, "NoTTafarm Forest"?  Let me break it down for you.

We struggled with what to call the new place.  Is it an acreage?  Yes, but that's so dull.  It's not a ranch (we don't have any livestock).  It's not an estate (we're not snobs); it's not a plantation (we won't grow cotton or alligators), it's not just a house (there's so much more). One thing we agreed on was that it's not a Farm.  We're not going to raise chickens or harvest acres of vegetables to can each year. . .we won't have any pigs, cows, horses, goats, sheep, ducks, geese, or llamas, bison, or ostrich.  We're not going to raise corn, soybeans, milo or wheat.  So:  it's not a farm.  

Adding the extra "T" in the name is a nod to the Audi TT world where everyone uses two capital Ts in every word when ever feasible. "Forest" just sounds good, right?  It's romantic and whimiscal - and we do have tons of trees. 

When it all boils down, it's my blog and I decided on the name.
Closing Day:  July 30, 2010. 
The new owners on the south-facing front porch.

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