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Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Think I will turn this post into a contest for Survival Seeds

I was on the computer late last night, when Husband came in. Cows are making an odd noise out there, he informed me. Sounds like bigfoot.

This of course got me to go out into the oh so dark night. It was Winston making the noise (our year old bull). He was staring over to the other corral. There I found Mama mooing quietly and turning circles. She was in labor.

I ran to get Husband and a flashlight. I have yet to see a calf born. The flashlight I found was just about worthless, so by the light of the crescent moon, Husband and I watched the calf come into the world. We could see the silvery colored sack as she slide forth, and then plop. On the ground. And in 5 minutes the calf was up and nursing. From water break to calf walking took 30 minutes.

This morning we went out, and IT'S A GIRL! (my camera has gone missing, will get pics asap)

Now how to turn this joyous occasion into a contest for the blogathon. Simple, you are going to name her.

This will be a 2 part contest.

First, suggest a name in comments. Two rules, name must begin with the letter X and you get one name. (it can be a first and middle like Urth's Umbra)

Second, I will leave this open for 2 days. After that I will close the suggestions and voting will commence. The winner of the voting will win The Survival Seeds from Hometown Seeds. The voting will be open until midnight July 31st. And the winner announced after that.


We have 10 pledges for the blogathon, think we can get more? Thank you to those that have pledges. Your names will be entered in to the drawing for the goody bag from RoadRUNNER magazine.

25 comments:

Alex said...

Xandra's Xanthippe

Courtney said...

I suggest Xavia--it's a feminine form of Xavier, which is from the Basque for "new house." I think it works, since you're working on getting the new farmstead up and running! :) Congratulations!

SeaMaiden said...

Xanadu -
a place of great beauty, luxury, and contentment.

SkippyMom said...

Xiavierre Xuxa - just rolls off the tongue, doesn't it? :D

bridget said...

Xuan, which is apparently Vietnamese for "spring." I would probably pronounce it Zhu Ann, sort of like Sue Ann, which seems an appropriate name for a midwestern bovine.

Glad you got to see the birth!

small farm girl said...

The only thing I could think of was Ziena,as in princess warrior. lol

small farm girl said...

Oh you said X! Well, never mind. I have nothing. hehehehe

Lamb said...

My two suggestions are:
XALVADORA (Spanish) pronounced as if it started with a *z* and means rescuer or savior

and

Xia (Chinese) pronounced "Zee-ahh" and means Glow of the sunrise.

I think I would prefer Xia though...considering your first good views of the calf came with the sunrise...

Phelan said...

Small Farm Girl, do you mean Xena (warrior princess)?

Lamb, which one do you want to enter, you only get one name. or do you want Xia XALVADORA?

mallardhen said...

Xstead's Xtra

Anonymous said...

Xola Xolani, pronounced with a "z" sounds, which means "Stay in Peace" and "Please Forgive" respectively.

- Ranger Man

SHTFblog.com

FTM Farmer said...

Xuxu's Petals

I'm a big "It's a Wonderful Life" fan, and Zuzu is the youngest girl who brings home the rose petals in her pocket. It's the first thing George Bailey looks for after Bert recognizes him on the bridge.

Donna said...

Xanthe (Greek) pronounced Zan thee

muddome said...

Xanto - The meaning of the name is golden

Congratulations on your new addition!

Muddome

Sense of Home said...

Xylia

Pronounced zye-lee-ah, it means woodland or wood dweller.

-Brenda

upinak said...

Xixian Xi...

pronounce SheSheian She

SciFiChick said...

No name suggestions from me.. Just wanted to say GAWD I LOVE THIS BLOG!!!!

Stephanie said...

Xhosa: Xhosa is the name of the Bantu language, and a name for a member of the Bantu people of South Africa.

debsdobe said...

I've got it...Xalina. It means moon, light, shine. Perfect for how she came into the world!

simply_complicated said...

Well, i have one friend named Xira, and another named Xanthe, and i quite like both names (i know this is two seperates, but i couldn't decide which to put first!) Xira - pronounced Zy-rah(from Zira) means messenger, and Xanthe - pronounced Xanth-a meaning yellow/blonde. just a thought!!!

Lamb said...

"Lamb, which one do you want to enter, you only get one name. or do you want Xia XALVADORA?"

I think I would go with just Xia. I like it--simple, pretty and short.

alrescate said...

Xiu Xiu is Chinese...I think the literal translation is heaven bath but it's also a indie rock band.8

TM Frugal Gourmet said...

I have one. It means glow of the sunrise star.. Not sure what time she was born..

XIA XING

Gelfling said...

Xanadu!!!

Phelan said...

Gelfing, someone already claimed Xanadu. If you want to add a word (middle name to it) go ahead.

For the rest of you, suggestions are CLOSED!

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