a tale of tails, tenacity, and tedium, as told by me, usually barefoot and bellowing

Monday, July 27, 2015

The Sign


When we first moved to the farm we raised miniature horses.  My sister, Beverly, and I had cleaned and repaired the barn from one end to the other.  I gave tours to groups at no charge. I was just proud of what we had accomplished and wanted to share with the world.

During the repairs we found many pieces of our family history had been destroyed just by storing them so many years in a barn.  I took the pieces, and, yes, I knew the story for every piece and made a sign.  I had a piece of something that belonged to every member of the family generations past.
 I even had t-shirts made. Front
and back. (Raindrops on the shirt not stains)

After the tornado the barn and the sign (and many other things) had much damage.  This past month I tried to resurrect my sign.  Too much destroyed so I began anew.  Different pieces but the same purpose...to share the name we chose.
All that remained of the original sign was part of an F so I began there.
I gathered pieces of this and that and pieced them together to recreate my original sign.  It's not the same but we are labeled again.
Some may wonder why At The Farm.  Before we moved here someone would ask, Where's Dad? Where's Hubby?  At The Farm was always the answer so with my horses' registration I used At The Farm as the suffix instead of the standard prefix in a farm/ranch name.  

The first filly born here was Angel's Trumpet At The Farm and the first colt was named Walking Small At The Farm...see where I'm going besides in circles?

When my sister, Beverly, said I should blog the name came naturally...At The Farm.

Although we are no longer a horse ranch nor a cattle ranch the name remains mainly because of my blog.  Presenting the new old sign and it's new location...Ta daaaaa!

21 comments:

Saucy Kodz said...

Thank you for the history of the sign and the meaning behind the farm - At The Farm. Your sign looks great and I love the sun shining behind the sign, leaving its footprint on your land "At The Farm". lol

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

I knew you had said you had horses, but I missed that they were minis..how fun! I love your sign- it's perfect!

Buttons Thoughts said...

Fantastic sign Gail. You are truly and artist and you will always be that farmer in my books. HUG HUG B

Lynne said...

Really cool Gail . . .

eileeninmd said...

Good Morning, Gail.

Thanks for sharing the history of the farm and the name. I have visited a miniature horse farm near Gettsyburg, Pa. They are cute horses. I like the sign and the name of your blog. Have a happy day and new week ahead!

Linda Wildenstein said...

Great background story and the name is as clever as the writer of it. At the Farm is super

Sketching with Dogs said...

WOW!! That is so amazing, I just love your sign. It's brilliant how you've nailed the letters together, and so big too. That is true art Gail.
Lynne x

Karen S. said...

Oh man I love that sigh! So very cool!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Like the new sign!
You're the first person I've ever met that raised miniature horses.

Sandy said...

Gail,

I truly love your sign, made with the wood used on the farm over time, and your hands.

Sandra said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE the farm sign, it is perfect and beautiful to. i like that you used old stumps and old trees and old wood. can you tell i love the sign? and i enjoyed the story. i had not idea why you named your blog At the Farm and now i know. great story, great memories.

Sandra said...

PS i think this new sign is PERFECT for your header.. no need to type thw name

Arkansas Patti said...

Aw, minis are adorable. I am surprise you don't have at least one. It could play with the dogs.
Well done with the sign.

McGuffy Ann Morris said...

It is Home, and it suits you and your family. Apropos.

LindaG said...

Great work, Gail. Great story, too. Thanks for sharing your beginnings with us!
God bless. ♥

Cynthia said...

I love your sign! It must have been fun to have the miniature horses. I've only seen them in photos but they look so cute.

TexWisGirl said...

very, very cool!

The Furry Gnome said...

Looks good!

Mama Zen said...

It looks awesome!

Lowcarb team member said...

Thank you for sharing your story.

I think the sign looks just great, well worth all your hard work.

All the best Jan

Carol Henrichs said...

I do believe you can do anything!

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