What does Lippen Croft mean?
Lippen Croft means trustworthy (faithful) farm. They are Scottish words. Lippen is an old word, not used so much anymore. I am of Scottish heritage and it means a lot to me. Some people refer to Lippen Croft as Lippen Croft Farm and that would be incorrect because it would be like saying Lippen Farm Farm. Historically, a croft is a small fenced in piece of land that was rented or tenured out to a crofter (farmer) to use. Crofters were eventually able to legally gain title to the land and become owner-occupiers.
For us the word croft fits for many reasons. First and foremost it fits because we do not own hundreds of acres of land; we have just a few and while the dream to have a few more acres seems big it will still fit the definition of a small landholding. Secondly, we did not buy this land out right with cash; we do, like most folks, have a mortgage so it is not truly ours yet. Thirdly, and most importantly, once we gain our full title and have that lovely mortgage burning party and paint the front door red we still will not fully own this land. This land was given to us by God, to care for and do the best we can with it. We try to honor Him in all we do here at Lippen Croft.
Who is Lippen Croft?
Lippen Croft is the Bankson Family: Mother, six children, some dogs, some cats, a lop-eared bunny, some ducks and chickens, and a small herd of Nigerian Dwarf dairy goats.
At the time of this writing our children are 20, 17, 16, 14, 11, and 9. The names most people call them by are Moggie, Iain, Birdie, Lottie, Flynt, and Bairno or as I often refer to them, my 6 Pack. Who am I? I am Rae, the mom, the one who oversees most of the farm.