Homesteading

And then there was Sundaze Farm

Mike and I have struggled to pick a farm name ever since we moved to our little homestead. This blog’s name, Little Red Farmstead, was fine for telling our story here or on Instagram, but once we got into raising dairy goats, we needed a real farm/herd name.

At first we leaned toward something related to our home’s history as a hiding place on the underground railroad. I toyed around with Freedom Farm, North Star Farm, Drinking Gourd Farm, and so on — nothing suited (or it was already taken). We also talked about something relating to the fact that finally having this property was a lifelong dream come true for me, but all of the options relating to that were too wordy (or, again, already taken).

A few weeks ago when the Rhodes family came to visit, Justin asked me, “So, what do you guys do on Sundays?” and I told him not much — just a day of rest and catching up on things at home. He and Rebekah agreed that our house had “Sunday vibes” and that they really appreciated how laid back and comfortable it felt being in our home.

That, to me, is the highest compliment a guest can give. If you’re comfortable enough to kick off your shoes and curl up on my couch, or help yourself to a snack in our kitchen, then I feel like I’ve done my job as a hostess.

Shortly after they left, I was saying to Mike how flattered I was by their comment and that’s when it dawned on us that it could be the perfect farm and herd name for us. “Sunday Vibes” was a bit wordy and awkward, so that evolved into “Sundaze” — as in, that dazed, relaxed state you have on Sunday afternoons in the summer sun. It was perfect.

So we’ve registered the herd name “Sundaze Farm” with the American Dairy Goat Association, and we’re officially-official.

I was also lucky enough to get to work with the amazing and talented Jenna Woginrich, a farmer/author/graphic designer from upstate New York, to develop our farm logo. I’m absolutely smitten with it!

Our website is a work in progress and can be found at SundazeFarm.com.

The Little Red Farmstead blog isn’t going anywhere though! I plan to keep blogging here and keep the Sundaze Farm site more business-related. If you’re interested in purchasing a goat from us next spring, you’ll want to keep an eye on the Sundaze Farm website. We’ll continue to blog on this site about all our homesteading adventures (goats and otherwise) as well as sharing photos and stories on our social media accounts (Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook).

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