Someone forgot to renew the family’s license plate registrations.

Raise your hand if you know who that person was.

Raise your hand if you were wrong when you guessed ‘Curt.’

BUT, there’s another registration coming up and this one is waaaaay more fun.

Last year, TexasNorth celebrated the births of 5 bull calves and 1 heifer calfLet’s just for old time’s sake give it up again for the fact that having 5 bull calves out of 6 is like a 3.1% possibility.  We’re hoping those numbers are reversed for this year’s calf crop so we can have more cutie patooty little wittle babies next Spring! 

It’s time to register that little gal… who’s not so little anymore.  To be a registered Longhorn cow, you need a brand (which we have) and a name (which we don’t have).  That’s where you come in.

She’s grown up a bit since last year, eh?

YOU, my dear brilliant creative friends, are in charge of naming our very first born-on-the-property registered calf.  Like race horses and show dogs, registered cattle tend to have some pretty wacky names.  Often- but not always- the names are derived from the pedigree of the animal… or, in easy-speak, the parents.  The parents in this case are Barbie Doll and Night Safari Rio Safari.  That should give you a good place to start 🙂 

[edited Monday night:  Ack! I goofed the pedigree slighty… Night Safari was a Grandma.  Daddy was RIO Safari.  Walter Tango!  Check this:

Rio Grande & Night Safari begat Rio Safari; Avalanche & Belinda begat Barbie Doll

And then Rio Safari and Barbie Doll begat Yet-Un•Named-Baby-Girl pictured above.] 

Sheesh.  Carry On.   

We’ll narrow it down for Thursday and then have everyone vote for the winner over the weekend.  Winner gets a TexasNorth baseball tee!

Now, pick yourselves up off the floor and get-ta-namin’! 

Bring it on.  Do us proud.


About texasnorth

TexasNorth is a little farm in Western Michigan. It's home to 5 chickens, 25 longhorn cattle, a coonhound (Banjo), 1 barn cat, a husband, and 3 ridiculously funny children. The mom of this zoo has been known to mow the lawn in a skirt and roast marshmallows after dark. View all posts by texasnorth

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