Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Heartwood

When we bought our farm and I started blogging about it, I wanted a unique name that described not only the beautiful place but also everything we felt about it.


I came up with several names:


There was Three Crow Farm for the three crows that were always around,


Belhaven was a resounding no,


Tanglewood was a strong contender as the woods are very tangled from years of neglect


but none ever really resonated with us. So we just called it "The B Farm" since our last name starts with a "B". Not very original but it worked.


Fast forward almost three years. Bruce decided to cut down the dead trees along the driveway.

There were a couple fairly close together - when he cut the second one, we saw this:


A heart shaped trunk.

Bruce cut some slices of it and then he causally said, "We can name the place 'Heartwood'".


Oh. Yes. That's perfect. Our hearts have been completely captured by our beautiful little farm and woods.


So the B Farm now has its official name:

                                                                "HEARTWOOD"

And as for the heart shaped tree trunk slices - we are going to figure out how to make a sign either to hang by our someday new gate or maybe over the fireplace.

Do you name your places? I'd love to hear what they are.