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1. Posted by Wonkerer (Respected Member 592 posts) 9y

Does anyone know what a gentlemen's farm is???? I'm having a good laugh over random ideas, but googling or wikipediaing it didn't really give me answer just ads of ones that are for sale and such. Any help is much appreciated!

2. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 9y

Hey Katherine!

A Gentleman's farm is one of small acreage and not used to produce abundant amounts of food, grain, etc for major markets. Most GF's are about 10 acres or less and a hobby farm. Some will have small numbers of livestock or use it as a truck farm for local farmer's markets. When I was in high school, we owned 37 acres that were used for horse pasture and alfalfa for said horses. We were considered a Gentleman's farm. Basically, it's enough acreage to be respectable (hence "gentleman's) and to be considered a farm rather than "living in the country on a few acres".

Hope that makes sense.

3. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 9y

Quoting Wonkerer

Does anyone know what a gentlemen's farm is????

Maybe it is like the place in Belgium called Papas Hobby.

4. Posted by Wonkerer (Respected Member 592 posts) 9y

Isa, figured I could count on you for an answer - you know just about everything! How's the pie baking going? Hopefully things are starting to thaw over there

5. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 9y

Encarta defines a Gentleman's Farm as the following:

1. farmer with independent means: a farmer with an independent source of income who farms for pleasure rather than for money.

2. farm owner: a man who owns a farm but employs a manager and staff to work it

I don't recall hearing the term used in reference to the second definition but it does make sense also. Hey - with age comes mind numbing trivia!!

Oh, as for the pies, haven't needed to bake any lately though do need to do up a batch of bread.

ps: when you have time, send the recipe for cornbread casserole!!! I have a good idea of what it contains but am really interested in seeing your recipe! (Just had cornbread last night so the casserole came to mind again.) ;)

Forgot - as for the thaw - it's finally here!!!!!! You've missed some hellaceous weather! I think the snow will be gone by June... Maybe July...

[ Edit: Edited on Mar 5, 2008, at 12:22 PM by Isadora ]

6. Posted by kombizz (Full Member 1416 posts) 9y

it calls Maazraae Mardan or short for MM
it is very popular if he needs the tool