Skip to main content
Farm Fresh Forensics
rss feedour twitterour facebook page
site map
Latest Posts

Farm Fresh Blog

Monday, April 25 2016

Yesterday I posted some pictures on my personal Facebook page with a footer that confused some folks who also read my website farm blog.

An old friend of mine in another state asked what was the deal between Failte Gate Farm and Red Feather Ranch. Well, that's a good question. It's been causing a problem for some time now so I guess it's a good time to straighten it out.

Before Other Half and I got married, I raised goats at Failte Gate Farm and he raised cattle at the Rocking RL Cattle Company.  Then we got married. Because of different locations, different accounts, and tax issues, we kept the farm names and paperwork separate. Then we sold my farm to buy the big ranch we live on now. We named this location Red Feather Ranch. We couldn't find any other name we agreed upon and since Other Half calls Trace, "Red Feather", we named the ranch after his nasty little Border Collie.

We still ended up keeping things separate because by that time I already had a Goat Milk Soap business under the name "Failte Gate Farm." I had the business cards, the banner, the works. The Dairy Goat Association has the name registered for me.  But now we're up here full time. We officially live at the Red Feather Ranch. All cattle and horse operations are under the Red Feather Ranch.  I end up fielding a lot of questions about the two names. No one in Texas can pronounce "Failte"  (fawl cha or fawl sha) or knows that it is Gaelic for "welcome." This has led me to go ahead and make the switch.

I will slowly begin the transition from Failte Gate Farm to Red Feather Ranch. I'm still not sure what I'm gonna do with the Dairy Goat Association since the Red Feather name was already taken by someone in California who is apparently no longer registering goats with that association but bought lifetime rights to the name.

I also have to figure out what I'm gonna do with Facebook since there is a Red Feather Ranch Facebook page and a Failte Gate Farm page. I manage both. At the moment, the Red Feather Ranch Facebook page is more geared to Other Half's cattle stuff. We'll have to see how I sort that out. Bear with me! It might get a little wild for a while,

but we'll get it all settled down soon.

Posted by: forensicfarmgirl AT 09:37 am   |  Permalink   |  6 Comments  |  Email
I hope you don't give up the blog. It is such a nice feeling when I look on here and find a new story to read! You write so well about your life - can't wait for your books to be published! :-)
Posted by Janie on 04/25/2016 - 10:45 AM
Oh, I won't give up the blog, I'll just slowly start transitioning to the Red a Feather Ranch name on everything. It will make my Tax Man happier too.
Posted by Forensicfarmgirl on 04/25/2016 - 10:59 AM
Thank you!
Posted by Forensicfarmgirl on 04/25/2016 - 11:00 AM
Sure do love seeing pictures of that big red horse! He's looking good. Good luck with the name changes, I know it can be difficult.
Posted by Jennifer on 04/25/2016 - 11:47 AM
Love this name seems fairly uncommon fáilte ˈfɑːltə,Irish ˈfɑːlʲtʲə/ SCOTTISHIRISH exclamation 1. welcome. noun 1. an act or instance of welcoming someone.
Posted by Liz (Vic Aust) on 04/25/2016 - 07:35 PM
I love that name too! It is very uncommon. So much so that almost nobody has any idea what it means and most folks think I've just misspelled "failed."
Posted by Forensicfarmgirl on 04/25/2016 - 09:27 PM

Post comment
Email Address

(max 750 characters)
* Required Fields
Note: All comments are subject to approval. Your comment will not appear until it has been approved.

Red Feather Ranch, Failte Gate Farm

© 2009-2019, Farm Fresh Forenics, Forensicfarmgirl, Failte Gate Farm, Red Feather Ranch All Rights Reserved.

rss feedour twitterour facebook page