U.S. Acres was a strip created by Jim Davis, far better known for his role as the creator of Garfield. Going strong since March 1986, US Acres can be found here: http://garfield.com/us-acres/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 (or more likely, an egg with legs)
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
The strip 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 were viewed at Garfield.com with its first strip being posted on March 3, 2010. They currently 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.Known as Orson's Farmoutside the US. The strip is also referenced as such on the "Professor Garfield" children's educational website.
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.
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.
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!
Parental Abandonment: While Booker and Sheldon were still unhatched eggs, their mother, having decided she was tired of sitting on eggs, literally just got up and walked away. The eggs remained unguarded in their nest until Orson found them the following week.
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.
You and What Army?: Orson once used hypnosis to make Wade no longer afraid of anything. The first sign it was working was when Wade responded to a command by asking "You and what army, waller breath"?
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.