Friday, December 14, 2012

Farm Friday: Vocab List

A little repost from my old blog.

What. It's a week and a half till Christmas. I've been busy.


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There was a time in my life that I was not a farmer.



Not that I'm really a farmer by any stretch of the imagination. We generate no income from anything we raise/produce on this little farm of ours. Our lives are not dependent on it. It is merely, what's the expression, a "hobby farm".



Nonetheless, it is still a farm of sorts, and it impacts the way we live our lives day to day. Here are a few examples of how our vocabulary, or at least certain connotations, have changed over the years:



Pre-farm

Jersey: the small state with the bad rep where I spent most of my growin'-up years.

Farm

Jersey: the breed of cow most of our milk comes from on the farm down the road.



Pre-farm

Lime: slice of citrus wedged into a bottle of Corona.

Farm

Lime: bag of powder to sprinkle over manure to dry things up and discourage flies.



Pre-farm

Driver: the friend who gave up drinking for the night in order to get her friends safely home from the bar.

Farm

Driver: Heavy hunk of metal with two handles used to drive t-posts into the ground.



Pre-farm

Her bag is full: Your friend has had a busy day at the mall and it's time to go home.

Farm

Her bag is full: Your mare's udder is big and tight and she's ready for delivery any time now.



Pre-farm

Pick up eggs: Honey, will you stop off at the store to pick up some eggs?

Farm

Pick up eggs: Honey, will you run out to the hen house to pick up some eggs?



Pre-farm

Bang a U-ey: Turn your car around in the middle of the road.

Farm

Bang a U-ey: Hammer a u-nail into a fence post.



Pre-farm

That's a load of sh**: Someone has just tried to pass off an untruth.

Farm

That's a load of sh**: Someone has just sprayed a load of liquified manure onto the neighboring field.






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8 comments:

  1. Anne, cute post. I am a city girl all the way (lived close to NYC all my life), but your post educated me a bit on a few terms I have never heard of. Thanks and very clever!!!

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  4. Yes, I imagine the vocabulary must shift with the experience! Kind of like motherhood. Pre-baby: Pack a bag meant we were heading out of town for a few days. Post-baby: Pack a bag meant we were going to the post office. To mail something going out of town. Because we would now need a U-Haul to go away for more than an hour.
    Tracy @ Momaical.com

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  5. That's so awesome! I have a bizarre vocabulary to begin with because I am not citified, but I know that having a small farm would definitely change some of my definitions too! All I have on my "farm" is veggies. I really want some chickens but k-ster knows what will happen. A few chickens will lead to something else which will lead to something else and God forbid, possibly some goats. That would push him over the edge.

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  6. Thanks for the comments, Tracy and Sparkling! Tracy, you're right, that would be another great post, wouldn't it? Pre- and post-baby vocab! Sparkling, I hope you get your chickens!

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