One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
nounBritish, South African
A farm on an estate that is set aside to provide produce for the owner of the estate.
- ‘Anthony, still working the home farm, looked round for ways of increasing its business potential, hit upon one of its great assets, a rushing spring of crystal clear water bursting out the hillside as Sykes Beck.’
- ‘A Cumbrian farmer promised the Prince during a visit to the stricken county that he could have a Ryeland ram and ewe for his 1,080-acre home farm at Highgrove once the crisis was over.’
- ‘The home farm will be restored and adapted for parks services and the Flint Cottage - a former gamekeeper's house, now derelict - will be brought back to its original appearance.’
- ‘The produce gardens are a relic of an era when all the wants of the house family and staff were provided by the estate's gardens and home farm.’
- ‘Their eldest daughter runs what was the home farm, which has a wealth of ancient monuments and cropmarks (some of which are scheduled), and some fine traditional farm buildings.’
- ‘He attended the local school in Drimina and later went to work on the home farm as young boys of the times did; there being no local secondary school to further education.’
- ‘It served as a home farm for the cathedral-priory.’
- ‘The housekeeper lived in the other house and did the dinners for everyone working on the home farm.’
- ‘‘It was originally the home farm for a large estate owned by Bryant and May, the match business owners,’ says John, who works for the Ministry of Defence.’
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