One month until 2013 calves!

First due date of our dairy girls is March 23rd – one month from today! πŸ™‚

Name brainstorming has begun – thought I’d post our tentative list…

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Just a refresher on how we do names: Each mama is assigned a name category for her daughters. Then her daughter’s last name is her mama’s first name. Soooo, when I enter the animal (+ picture) as a contact in my phone, it is easy to see all the daughters of a particular cow, since they all have the same last name. Also makes it easier to remember who is a part of which family when the first names fit in a particular category. I (especially) need to have some kind of “system” to help my brain process a bunch of new additions in a quick span of time, lol! πŸ™‚

Boys are named a bit differently. In 2010 we started with using the “aviator’s alphabet”. (Alpha, Bravo, Charlie, etc.) Last year, we ended with Romeo, so this year we begin with “S”. Technically, our first bull then should be named Sierra. But since we have a personal (female) friend with that name, we are gonna go with Sahara instead. πŸ™‚

Of course, all of these brainstorms are “subject to change” once we meet the calf, but at least we have something to start with! πŸ™‚

4 thoughts on “One month until 2013 calves!

    1. Dawn Roberts Post author

      Oh! So good to hear from you, Heather! πŸ™‚

      Lol – not sure how “typical” our naming system is, but it seems to work for us. The original cows we purchased DID come with names, so I suppose that got us started… πŸ™‚

      It will be fun to see if Tacky’s name “sticks” – ha ha! πŸ™‚

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