Do you name your cows? Apparently we do. I guess you could say it's been a long winter feeding here because now the majority of our cow herd (and some of the corrientes too) all have names. Of course it falls on mom to remember all of the names and who each name goes to. When there were only 3 cows and calves, it wasn't this hard!
I do take full responsibility. I encouraged the boys to name the twin heifers their grandpa gave them a couple of years ago. QT named his "Rosie," and TR had "Juliet" and her calf "Gnomeo" (who is now our herd bull). Our other bull is named "Tybalt" to go with the Gnomeo and Juliet theme. Some names are pretty unimaginative. We have a "Blackie" (she's black), "Red" (she's red), "Baldy" (who has a white face), and "Roanie" (you guessed it, she's roan). Then there is a "Vindicator," our muley herford heifer and "Ely the Second" (Ely the first belongs to the ranch and resides at Red House). Some names are really off the wall. We have a black calf named "Sunshine," a red cow fondly known as "Mustard Sandwich," (because QT likes mustard on his sandwiches), and a black and white corriente known as "Snowflake."
I have vetoed a few names. We just can't have a bull named "Sprinkles." I wouldn't let them name the cow that got me down last winter "Fighter Attack" either. We need some more color in our cow herd because the color black is about exhausted!
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