Monday, April 30, 2012

Signs, Signs, Everywhere Signs

I like signs.  I don't know why, but on this farm, I put signs everywhere.  And they make me happy.  And I should be happy, because it's my farm.  I work here and live here and love it here and have made it my own.  So, signs are the where it's at!

Some signs are very common-- everyone has them

These are very necessary to us, as we live in a wooded area, and hunting season is full of, well, hunters. It works pretty well on the hunters (so far), but it does not work on the local kids, who still use our creek as a swimming hole. 
Some signs are just "for pretty"

I don't remember where I saw this quote, but I liked it, so I made it into a sign.
Some signs are informative

Proceed at your own risk
And some signs have no words, and no real point, except that I like labeling things, so that's why they're there
Yup, everyone got a sign on their gate
Plus, I think it looks nice.

But with the arrival of our newest farm members

I told you everyone got a sign.  I don't lie!
There needs to be additional signs put up.  It seems that the goats are adorable (no kidding!) and since they are in the "front yard", they attract unwanted attention from children.  Who feed them.  Which is bad.  So some new signs are going up, as the NO TRESPASSING sign does not seem to be doing it's job.

They're not done yet, so I can't take a picture, but this is what they will say.  Some are straight forward, and some are fairly snarky, because I am apparently a snarky kinda girl.  (I didn't know that, but after I saw this definition: A witty mannerism, personality, or behavior that is a combination of sarcasm and cynicism. Usually accepted as a complimentary term. Snark is sometimes mistaken for a snotty or arrogant attitude.
Yes, that's me.)

And it's my farm.  'Nuff said.

In the straightforward category:
"If you feed our goats, please be prepared to pay the vet's bill.  Thank you"

Straightforward and snarky-ish:
"Many plants are poisonous to goats.  Do you know what they ALL are?  Please don't feed our goats."

Getting snarkier:
"Our goats' browsing is carefully watched.  Yours isn't.  Please don't feed our goats."

And finally, snarky with some humor attached:
"These goats are our milk supply--Please don't play with our food."

I happen to like the last two the best, but that's because I am who I am.  I'm figuring most people won't get the last one, but I think it's funny, and that's all that matters.  For those who don't understand it, the other three should help them out.
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Look!  Another sign!


  1. Really cute!...and I get the last one, very funny ;)!

  2. Love all of the signs. We have to put up no trespassing signs as well because we live out in a wooded area. I want a sign that has a tractor with a slash through it for the farmer who is always trying to plow a little more of our land at a time. LOL

  3. Sounds like you live in a neighborhood instead of a farm. Do what you have to do. Love the signs. I have seen some of them in zoos and it seems to work there. Your sense of humor is a little on the sarcastic side, like mine and I think that is why I like you so much. I constantly have to keep mine in check.

  4. Snarky is a good thing? Yes!! I'm also a bit snarky and I love your signs. All of them.

  5. How about, "We watch our "kids"...are you watching YOURS? Don't let them feed our goats".

    Or....if you really wanna push it...
    "Do you like feeding goats? Get closer - they're favorite food is little boys and girls!"


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