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An unworthy Deacon, named for the brother of God: James, striving to "work out his salvation with fear and trembling" within the Tradition (paradosis) of the Eastern Orthodox Faith. It is a strange and marvelous journey, and I am accompanied by the fourfold fruit of my fecundity. My wife, the Matushka or Diaconissa Sophia, is my beloved partner in the pursuit of Theosis, and she ranks me in every way.
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Thursday, April 19, 2007

Busy Farm

Things are about to get busy at the "J&S Ranch"...or whatever we end up calling it. Eggs sales are through the roof...demand well outdoing supply. Three huge piles of construction materials sit outside waiting to be utilized, a series of windows will be picked up in Edmonds by our beloved and saintly Serb brother. Three yards of crushed gravel will arrive today (where on earth will it get dumped?!?!?!), and Sue....I forgot...we need to get the fence posts! LOL

Sue has more pics of our goats and their visit to Maplebrook Farm.

The loss of a chicken remains a mystery. Perhaps it teleported?

...offered by Dn. fdj, a sinner at 7:59 AM [+]
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13 Comments:

Have you ever thought of calling the ranch by the saint whose feast it was when you first saw/signed the papers on/moved into the place?

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:37 AM  

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Hmmm...interesting thought.

Well, we arrived on friday the 29th of September, stayed our first full day on the 30th and had our first Sunday at Church the following day on the feast of the Protection of the Holy Theotokos and I can still recall being moved by hearing Fr. C describe the details about this feast...one Antiochians don't emphasize much.

"Pokrov Ranch and Farm"

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By Blogger fdj, at 12:01 PM  

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And indeed...I had blogged about that following week:

http://paradosis.blogspot.com/2006/10/protection-our-first-official-sunday.html#comments

By Blogger fdj, at 12:06 PM  

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You know, the parish we WOULD have attended had we stayed in Falls Church, VA, was "Protection of the Holy Mother of God Orthodox Church." They go by "St. Mary" (the story we heard was that when they commissioned a roadside sign, the stonecutter charged by the letter.

"Pokrov Farm" rolls nicely off of the tongue, FWIW (skip the "Ranch"...implies Texas Longhorns). "Paradosis Farm" would get a lot of "how do you pronounce that again?". Ferrenberg Farm is an awful lotta alliteration (even though we Fallins use it...must be an "F" thing).

I'm done rambling now.

By Blogger Liz in Seattle, at 12:16 PM  

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The dictionary definition of ranch is:
n.

1. An extensive farm, especially in the western United States, on which large herds of cattle, sheep, or horses are raised.
2. A large farm on which a particular crop or kind of animal is raised: a mink ranch.

Doesn't really fit.
So whatever the name...should end in "Farm"

By Blogger Susan Sophia, at 1:11 PM  

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St. Brigid:
Patroness of "chicken farmers, dairy farmers, dairy workers, dairy maids, poultry farmers, poultry raisers" and just to add a little more sugar to that for more votes (not that it has anything to do with farming but I know who reads this!) she is also the patroness of "boatmen, mariners, sailors, and watermen"

My official vote:
St. Brigid Farm
Poulsbo, WA
St.BrigidFarm[at]gmail[dot]com

By Blogger Susan Sophia, at 1:39 PM  

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What about simply calling Schloss Ferrenberg?


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By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2:23 PM  

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Okay, NOTHING tops St. Brigid Farm, and for all the right reasons. Plus, a certain novice would love it...

By Blogger Liz in Seattle, at 2:40 PM  

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Before you plunge in, you have to ask yourself... Would St. Brigid rent a pig?


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By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4:30 PM  

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Okay...ummmm...rent a pig?
Who would RENT a pig? And why?

"Brigid's aged mother was in charge of her master's dairy. Brigid took charge ,and often gave away the produce. But the dairy prospered under her."

By Blogger Susan Sophia, at 5:11 PM  

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Well, Gus McCrae and Woodrow Call certainly wouldn't rent one to anybody. Here's a shot of the sign from the ranch in "Lonesome Dove":
http://www.library.txstate.edu/swwc/ld/ldex081a1.html

By Blogger Liz in Seattle, at 7:24 AM  

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I guess it's ok to give away a pig as long as you don't rent it.


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By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9:55 AM  

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As long as it's spit-roasted first. Rade?

By Blogger Liz in Seattle, at 10:37 AM  

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