I finally did it!
I mentioned a long time ago that I wanted to transition away from the name Tattooed Martha. That name felt like it was part of an old life and didn’t really encompass where I want to take the blog. I had several name ideas, but nothing really felt quite right so I held off on making any switches.
Then this past fall we were having a conversation with some friends about the land and home we purchased. While the home is a little newer (1949), the land and original farm are not. It had actually been in the same family since 1876 until I bought it. We even still have the Century Farm plaque on the garage from when they became an official Century Farm in 1976. They called it Fair Robin Farm and there’s remnants of the name and farm on the house.
I didn’t want to continue on with the same farm name, but also didn’t want to wipe out the history of this beautiful land, so I arrived on Fair Robin Revival. As soon as I wrote it out it just felt perfect. We’re reviving this home and this land while still keeping the story of this farm alive. I have a lot of plans that exceed beyond the blog and I felt this name would carryover to branding these other ventures as well.
Bear with me as I work out all of the fun technical difficulties that are involved with switching domains, rerouting content properly, etc.. But rest assured that all of your favorite tried and true Tattooed Martha recipes can still be found right here. I’ll continue sharing recipes and cocktails, but will also include more about our home renovations, gardening, and farm life. My goal is to turn this back into a working farm and there will be plenty of adventures with that!
It’s an exciting new chapter for me and I feel “revived” myself. Starting with a fresh name, layout, and new purpose. I’m hoping you all are excited too!
Samantha Simeone says
I love the new name, and I’m so excited to follow along on this new stage of your journey! Can’t wait to see how the home renovations are coming along!
Thanks Sam! I’m looking forward to getting back into a few more house projects and sharing those in the coming weeks!
Bruce Lange says
This is going to seem lame, but YAY YOU! I love your posts! I’m glad you’ve made this site totally your own!
Thank you Bruce! It’s nice to have a fresh start and to start sharing more about the house!
Shawn Kelly says
Nicely done! I think that’s a great name and love the history. I’m sure the place is shaping up really well! Keep on keeping on and thanks for the content!
I appreciate that Shawn! Thank you!
If you want more information on who owned and lived at your new home, you might check with the county auditor and go through their transfer records if you haven’t been through your abstract yet. Also, maybe check if there is an archive department at the county building which might have some old phone directories (the library might too). You can usually look up your address in the phone directory and see who the name is residing there at the time the directory was published.
That’s what is so frustrating! The abstract was pretty vague since the home has been in the family so long so there’s not a ton of detail of who was actually in it. It contained more info about the land than anything. I’ll definitely try the library and Historical Society again! Thank you for all the tips!