Monday, October 03, 2005

The Dairy Herd Turns 10!

Today marks the tenth anniversary of Isaac's dairy herd. Bentley's Tri Autumn Jeanne was born on this day ten years ago. She was the first cow in Isaac's dairy herd. The total dairy herd now numbers more than ten cows, many of them are the offspring of Autumn Jeanne.

Today I told my middle school students that October 3rd was a special day because it marked the birthday of my brother's first cow. I told them that the cow was named after the season and after Aunt Jeanne Angell. I explained to the eighth graders that it was a family tradition to name cows after aunts. Some of them seemed to think that would be offensive to the respective aunt. But it was only ever done with the deepest sense of fondness and respect.