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Friday, October 29, 2010

A Give-Away!!! Enter to Win!

Remember in the movie Forrest Gump when Forrest buys his shrimping boat and he discovers that shrimping is hard.  He only catches five shrimp, and the black man jokes that a couple more and he could make himself a cocktail?
Remember that old black man says, "you ever think of naming this boat?  It's bad luck to have a boat without a name."
So he names it the most beautiful name in the wide world:  Jenny.


Recently me and J-Dub bought a place.  A trailer house in the country.  I love our little place.  It's my quiet oasis.  An escape.  Our little ranchette, our ranchito, our little trailer house on the prairie.  

But as much as I love it, we've been having some bad luck:

Day 1---I sliced my hand open ripping up carpet (blog to follow someday).
Day 3 and 4---I was home sick from work throwing my guts up.
Day something else---our guinea bird that we inherited broke his leg and then was eaten alive.
Day something else---Jason's horse got sick
Day 4 or 5 days later----Jason's horse got sicker
Three days ago----Jason's horse died (blog to follow someday).

Too much sickness, death and pain for 4 weeks.

I'm a tad bit superstitious, so like Forrest, maybe it's bad luck to have a trailer house in the country without a name.  Because right now we just call it "The Place".

J-Dub calls me up.  "Where you at?"
"I'm out at The Place."

Or I might ask him, "What are your plans."
"I'm going to work on The Place."

"Where's our broom?"
"I took it to The Place."

Even my mom is calling to say, "I'm coming out to help you work on The Place."

We've gotten accustomed to it so far, but it just doesn't sound very homey and I don't think it will look good hanging on an arch above a cedar lined entrance.  Someday.

Jason and I have tossed around a couple of ideas, but we are having trouble roping the right one. 
So I'm having a little contest right here on my blog.
I'd like all of you who read this to submit suggestions of names for our place.

Bring on your ideas.  Stop our bad luck!!! 
Give us a name for our new little homestead and you could win a $25 gift card from Lowe's Home Improvement.   Since that's where I'm spending most of my money right now, it only makes sense. 

To enter to win, just think of something clever, cute, original, homey, ranchy, or catchy for us to call our new home, make sure it has good luck attached, then leave it in a comment with your name and you could win.

We'll pick our  favorite from among the entries, and if we hate them all, we'll just pick a winner at random!!!

This contest is going to run for a week so all you creative minds can think, and think, and think, and think.
Enter to win with as many names as you can think of.

Winner will be announced sometime next weekend :)

Isn't this fun??????

Now leave a comment on here.
Down below.
See that blue comment word? 
Click it!

25 comments:

Angel said...

Oh, I forgot to mention, your odds at winning are really, really good!!!

Anonymous said...

WELCOME TO THE OASIS RANCH! OR PARADISE RANCH! AUNTIE LINDA

Lara said...

I like Oasis Ranch! I would call it a Bit of Heaven. I would love to be away from all these crazies in DFW.
Lara Brown

Tacy said...

Well.....I thought it was the Wheeler Ranch. Or J-Dub's Ranch......but after all your bad luck I think I would go with Hillbilly Hell!

P.S. Hollar! I will work for free! Can take anything apart! ;)

Anonymous said...

God's Acres - Temporary Proprietors Jason and Angel Wheeler
Donna Whitson

Jolea said...

How about The Simple Life or Simple Pleasures or Simple Things or Simple Dreams since you're always talking about simplifying....:) Or you could always go with JAW....

Louise said...

Hopes Acres

bob said...

ochonello-that's the osage indian word for "Our Home."

Anonymous said...

Beulah Land

Anonymous said...

Beulah Land

Anonymous said...

Beulah Land

meeyeehere said...

This looks like a fun giveaway!!!
If it were mine I would call it The Angel's Halo.
Or if ya wanna go with luck,I like THE BRANDED ACE
jacksoncrisman@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I suggest Descansos
(Spanish for 'place of rest')

Anonymous said...

How about The Big Sky Ranch

Angel said...

I love reading all these!! You are making me smile!! Don't forget to put your name.

Brandi Cayce said...

How about"The Promise Land". Those folks suffered through some trials and tribulations too. And, who would not like to buy some home grown veggies from "The Promise Land?".

Charlene said...

How about the "Golden Nugget"? You live on the golden plains of Texas and that name sure sounds lucky!

Anonymous said...

How about " Our Lovely Home" It is your home, and i am sure it will be Lovely.
Joelynn

The Redhead Riter said...

Homesteading Happiness

The Happy Homestead

The Happy Home

The Regal Ranch

Whistling Pine(s)

The Happiness Haven

J & A Ranch

The Happy Halo(s)

The Heavenly Halo(s)

The Crooked Halo(s)

The Peaceful Prairie

The Rippling Pond

Angel's Acre(s)

Angel Acre(s)

Lot-Of-Work Ranch

The Rustic Ruins

Rocky Ridge Farm

A Little Bit of Heaven

Shady Lane Farm

Back In The Woods Ranch

Back In The Woods Homestead

The Rugged Ranch

Wild and Wacky Ranch

Where The Wild Things Grow

The Doublewide Homestead

The Giddyup Gate Ranch

The Gated Halo Ranch

The Gated Halo Heaven

The Gated Halo Haven

Okay, my brain is fried now. I'm not very good at naming stuff, so I won't come back and reread what I wrote LMBO

Anonymous said...

And how about adding some more pics? I don’t want to offend anyone, page is really nice. Just as I know humans acquire information much more effective when they see certain helpful pictures.

Lenny Mainfield
the jammer

thepricklypinecone said...

Since all of these bad things happen why not 'habitat for insanity'?

Or for a more homely feel;

Creature comforts cottage/ cabin

I may be back with more!
thepricklypinecone(at)gmail.com

Anonymous said...

ok this is Eli. so we have a friend who is almost family and she has a place called the walkabout, cause there are plenty of places to walk about. Bries uncle has a blue barn where he use to raise ostriches and its called the o-zone, he also has a brown barn called the red barn cause it use to be red and the name has just stuck. look for something familiar about your place something that makes it different and play off that.

thepricklypinecone said...

I also like The Cuckoo's Nest!

thepricklypinecone(at)gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Well auntie. This is Matt and I'm thinking OLEO ACRES the cheap spread.

Angel said...

Thanks so much for all your great suggestions!!! The randomly chosen winner is Brandi Cayce!!! Congratulations Brandi!