Yes, Eschaton is a word.
Some wonder at the name of the Land: Purgatory Ranch.
“Wonder is the feeling of a philosopher;
and philosophy begins in wonder” (Plato)
The name is a reminder that nothing, even our ranch, this side of the Eschaton is paradise. Human sin is pervasive and the world, which came to be through him, did not know him.
I believe the naming of the conversation went something like this;
Dan: *complains about some character flaw which will lead to more time in purgatory. * (For the record: it was either about cursing or laziness, which are both flaws that may be at the same time poetic and enjoyable contextually and out of mixed company)
James: *Pointing to land starting with the freshly tilled potato patch* “This is a great place to work off some of that purgatory time”
K: How about Purgatory Ranch?
Dan and James: Gasp
Dan: M, what about Purgatory Ranch?
M: * About 100 yards away with the elder girls, shows two thumbs up*
Purgatory is a Catholic belief, based on Scripture that because nothing unclean can enter Heaven those who die in union with Christ but without perfect contrition must be purged on the temporal consequences of and attachment to sin. “Time” in Purgatory can be worked off here on Earth through prayer and penance.
Ergo, Ora et Lobora!