I know ford can be used as a verb (you can ford a river, for example) but I didn’t know the word can also be used as a noun. According to whatever online dictionary I checked, a ford is “a shallow place in a river or stream allowing one to walk or drive across.”
You live, you learn, you walk or drive across.
There are dozens of place names in the Barossa. Most of them were small settlements a hundred years ago, but dried up and blew away as the years passed. This sign is in Bethany, about five miles from Angaston. It was one of the valley’s first settlements, but it can’t have more than a few dozen residents today.