So you bought the farm? Or built the Barndo? Or are making plans to take that piece of family land and make it the oasis you’ve long dreamed about. Have you thought about what you’ll name it?
It’s an important step not only for those wanting to run a business, but also to make your homestead distinctively yours. When guests come to visit, they will be WOWED not just by your extraordinary home, but by the synchronization of their surroundings. Everything ties together, from your Barndo floor plan flow to the unique items displayed.
Naming is the first task and it’s not as hard as it might seem. It’s always interesting to hear how a a homestead got its name. Grab your family, sit down and get the conversation started with these tips:
1. Family Name: Could be the current family name or you can dig back into your heritage
2. Property Features: Look around the property to see if anything stands out
3. Favorite Movies/Books
4. Simplistic: It can be as simple as your road name, a hobby, or your favorite animal
Now that you have a name, next you’ll need a logo. Your logo should immediately convey the story of the name you have chosen. Again, it can be as simple as just typing out the name of your homestead in a beautiful or rustic font with the colors that come to mind. Or, you can create an elaborate logo, with an image and a couple lines of text that include the name and the motto that you have come up with representing your brand.
There are many resources to assist in creation of the logo, including hiring a graphic designer or if you’re computer savvy, there is a plethora of online software vendors that will allow you to have the logo created and in your hands within minutes.
With a name and a logo, you’re ready to order away! The trend of personalization isn’t just for tote bags and purses, you can now completely outfit your home with an array of customized products. On the following page, we have highlighted, just a sample of what’s available online.
Guests to your Barndo will remember their visit long after they’ve gone home when you pamper them with your one-of-a-kind items that you may give as a parting gift. While participating in your outdoor pizza oven party, they can use and then take home a customized apron. Some other ideas to consider for overnight guests include a bedside basket or tray that has branded towels, soaps, t-shirts, stationary, and drinkware. The possibilities are endless!
Steak Branding Iron
Waffle Weave Kitchen Towel
Metal Farm Sign