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.
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
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.
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).
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"
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