The small town Colorado girl who’s obsessed with home and everything that entails! I’m a creative, a decorator, a day dreamer, a huge fan of scones, and I’m passionate about loving where I live and making a home.
I’m talking all about the process of naming our new property. Continue reading to see what we chose and why it’s so special to us!
Now that Todd and I have a clear direction for our property and the home we’ll be building, the time has come to officially give it a name.
There’s something in a name, isn’t there? It adds meaning, hope and love.
I’ve always wanted a property we could name. A place where we could establish roots and create our own history. And while the property we purchased is already full of family history with it being in my family since 1964, we wanted to inject our own roots and our own personality as well.
This property brings so much joy to both of us and we have such big plans and ideas for what we’d like to see this property turn into (more on that soon!), that it felt like our name also needed to include what we envision the property to be, while still honoring the past.
I guess you could say that’s the overall theme for our entire property, and the home we’ll be building. We want to honor the past and combine all the historical elements we love with the lifestyle we live today.
I see it being a beautiful celebration of past memories and moments gone by, combined with how we currently live and what we value from life.
So let’s start there.
In total, we have 40 acres of beautiful property. Twenty of that is farm ground that my dad and brother take care of and farm, and the other twenty has the most beautiful hillside draw with great pasture and the perfect place for us to dig a large pond in the future.
We also inherited a very old plum thicket where my dad picked plums with my great- grandma when he was a boy. It melts my heart to know Ania will also pick plums off the very same plants.
Hearing my dad tell stories about how my great-grandparents farmed the property, the kind of equipment they used, and what types of crops they grew makes my heart happy. I cherish these strong family ties.
My great- grandmother, Alta, was one of the hardest working women I’ve ever know. And even though I really only remember her in her older years when her health started decreasing, I can still remember sitting at her kitchen table. She loved to talk and I can still hear her voice and remember her stories. I loved her, deeply.
Her roots are in this very ground. Her cellar was full of plum jelly (among many other things), with the very plums from this property. She and my great grand-dad used wagons to load sack of onions out of the fields. Their hands worked the land… and then they passed it onto my dad who has done the very same thing.
As a small girl, my mom would load my brother and I up and we’d head over to this property to help irrigate the fields and to pull weeds out of the bean fields. I didn’t love pulling weeds at the time, something my brother reminds me of often, but even I walked these same fields as a young girl.
That’s the thing about farming, or caring for a property, you can’t work the land without including yourself in it.
Todd and I can’t wait to add our own roots into the mix and see the beautiful ways we can enhance and grow on what’s already there and what makes this property special.
We have our work cut out for us, but it’s work we’re excited for and work that brings great reward. In so many ways, I’m ready to get back to my roots.
I want life to slow down a little bit and to become more wholesome. I want to appreciate the past and my family heritage and walk the very same paths as my family before me.
So, when it came time to name our property, we set out to find a name that would encompass all of those things:
Wild Plum Acres combines the old and the new and it holds tight to moments in time we wanted to capture and display.
With Wild Plum Acres, I’ve also added “Fields of Grace”. Not only does it tie in with our actual farm ground, but it speaks to our hearts about the grace of God and His love for us. We’re not always perfect, and yet, His grace gives us the undeserving love we all need.
My hope is that our property is rooted in fields of grace and that as we build a life here, we’ll always remember the grace that was given to us and the grace we should give to others.
I look forward to sharing more about Wild Plum Acres soon… we’re only just getting started.
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I feel that your name is perfect for your property!
Excellent thought to add ‘fields of grace’ – it brings so much depth to the meaning of your new home.
Thank you, MJ! As soon as we came up with the name, we couldn’t shake it. ‘Fields of grace’ made it that much more fitting and special to us.
Beautiful, thoughtful, and respectful of your family. I hope you get to pass to your kids all the same feelings for the land that you have.
Thank you, Terry! I pray they will feel the same way as well!
What a perfect name!
Thank you, Peggy!
May the fruit of the Spirit be evident to those who visit your “graced land”! Wonderful choice!
Thank you, Tura! What a lovely addition that would be!
I love it!!! I can’t WAIT to watch everything unfold. God definitely has a plan for you. He has given you a platform to share His love and His grace!!
Thank you! We have quite the journey ahead of us, but we’re still trusting God and His plan for us.
I love the name, it’s a beautiful way to pay tribute to your family that has worked the land for all those years. It also starts a new chapter for your family while including what’s important to you in your life. Your love of God and family. I wish you the very best on this journey. I definitely will be following along.
Oh it is just perfect!!! (And the design work on the logo is just stunning, too!) Blessings on this journey!
Thank you, Crystal! It was fun to create a logo for our property. It made it feel more official. 🙂
Love the name!
Thank you, Teddee!
What a great name! I got goose bumps when I read your post today! This is an exciting time. Looking forward to seeing the old and the new in building your home.
Thank you, Tal! I’m so glad you enjoyed this blog post! I feel the excitement too… now to have patience as it all comes together.
what a lovely name and giving glory to God at the same time. May His favor rest upon your family and your land
Thank you so much, Grace! The name feels so fitting and I’m happy it has such deep meaning for us.
love the logo. simple, classic and beautiful