U.S. Acres was a strip created by Jim Davis, far better known for his role as the creator of Garfield.The strip centralized on a cast of Talking Animals who lived together on an unnamed farm:
Orson, a pig with an overactive imagination and fondness for books
Roy, a prankster rooster
Booker, a yellow chick
Sheldon, a partially-hatched chick
Wade, a paranoid duck who is afraid of everything
Lanolin, a really mean sheep
Bo, her really kind (but not too smart) brother
Cody and Blue, a cat and dog, respectively
While the strip lasted for three years (1986-1989), it is perhaps better-known in its Animated Adaptation in the form of Garfield and Friends. There, it existed for seven years as the "B" in that series's A-B-A format — that's right, the animated version lasted more than twice as long as the strip did!The strips can be viewed at Garfield.com, with its first strip being posted on March 3, 2010. They also appear in Go Comics.com. For tropes present in the cartoon adaptation, see the listing at Garfield and Friends.They also have their own Facebook page.The characters also appeared in the Android Platform 'Garfield's Defense' games to help said title character against food aliens and zombies. Also available in iPhone/iPod/iPad Platform.They also featured in the children's educational website 'Professor Garfield' labeled as 'Orson's farm'.Also known as "Orson's Farm" outside the US.
Adults Are Useless: ...and so are all other humans. The only humans who appear in the strip are a farmer and his daughter, who picks up a young Orson. They are only seen from the waist down, and never appear again afterward.
Anti-Sneeze Finger: In this comic, Roy does this to Orson, resulting in himself finishing the sneeze Orson started.
Art Evolution: The art goes from round and cutesy to very loose and frenetic, a radical departure from Garfield either way.
Ascended Extra: Brett Koth gained a co-writer's credit in the strip's last couple years, even though he did no more work on the strip than he had in Garfield at that point.
Expressive Accessory: The duck head on Wade's innertube, which looks exactly like his actual face and often mirrors the expression on his actual face.
Frivolous Lawsuit: When Orson read the tale of Goldilocks and the three bears and asked if any of the listeners knew what she did after trying the too hot and the too cold bowls of porridge, Lanolin suggested she sued the bears.
Head Desk: Booker's reaction here when he realises he'd been tricked by a worm.
Hollywood Voodoo: Booker comes along with a balloon which looks like Roy. When Roy wants to know what this is about, Booker claims it was a voodoo balloon. Roy isn't impressed, so Booker stabs it with a pin, result: Roy's head asplode.
Hypno Fool: Wade gets hypnotized to calm his fears and Hilarity Ensues when the hypnotism ends up performing a total 180° on his personality.
Wade: Who's in there? Max: You don't know me. Wade: Are you sure I don't know you? Max: I don't know. Wade: You don't know what? Max: I don't know that you don't know that you know me. Wade: But how do I know that?!?
Roy: Okay, Booker. It's time you started rooster training. Booker: Why? Roy: Because you need to practice if you want to be like me. Booker: I'd rather drink pond scum! Roy: Good! You've got the Obnoxious part down!
Wade is this as well. He falls off cliffs, when he can just fly to avoid injury. He goes ahead and just sits under a place where a blouder above him could easily fall and squish him. He even places his bed right on the cliff, where he ends up falling from, once he got out of bed.
Your Mom: One strip featured Booker plugging a hole and then yelling that the worm's mother was a garden hose. When the worm tried to return to the surface, it hit the head on the cork.
A later strip had a worm telling Booker his mother swam after garbage scows. Guess what Booker's "Mom", Orson, was ready to do at the end of the strip?
Feeling bored, Wade told Cody his mother had fleas so Cody would chase him away.
Orson wondered why Roy considered himself qualified to be the judge of an "ugly face contest". When Roy said he knew ugly when he saw it, Lanolin jokingly mentioned "he should". Roy then asked "what was that about my (Roy's) mother?"
Roy, over a frozen lake, teasing a fish. "Hey, fish! Your mother wears waders!" Then a strong fish breaks through the ice and drags Roy's face into water. Roy ends the strip with a broken and frozen face.