Farm Lingo (Definitions)

There are a lot of terms used in farming that non-farm folk may not be familiar with.  Add to that that Jennifer makes up words (unlike Sarah Palin Jennifer’s words make sense), adopts other people’s terminology and assigns unrelated words to different things.  In an effort to get all site visitors on the same page, this is a running list of words/terms used around Slow Food Farm; the list will be updated as necessary and credit will be given for terms borrowed from others.

Broiler: meat chicken; also known as a Cornish or Cornish X Rock, or Cornish cross

Cornish: meat chicken; also known as a Broiler or Cornish X Rock, or Cornish cross

Cornish X Rock: meat chicken; also known as a , Broiler, Cornish, or Cornish cross

Cornish Cross: meat chicken; also known as a Broiler, Cornish or Cornish X Rock

Farmit: hermit who doesn’t want to leave the farm; not to be confused with varmint; word courtesy of Jane Levan at Dewberry Hills Farm though the spelling used by Slow Food Farm differs from that of Jane’s

Goat: 1) hardy domesticated ruminant (Capra hircus) of the cattle family that has backward curving horns and (in the male) a beard. Kept for milk and meat, it is noted for its frisky behavior. 2) Go between; that person stuck in the middle of two conversations; this use of the word is also from Jane Levan at Dewberry Hills Farm

Kit: baby rabbit

Kindling: 1) rabbit giving birth; kindling does NOT mean the doe is reading e-books and news 2) twigs and small pieces of wood to start a fire

Plucky: a live small meat chicken; runt

Scrappy: a processed small meat chicken; a plucky as meat

Scott: a large, meaty Cornish X Rock chicken; not official in use – this is one of Jennifer’s terms

Slow Food: food raised at a natural rate; this does not apply to the wittiness of the animals on the farm – they’re almost all very bright and quick minded