Name The Calf
100 calfs were born last year at Willow Brook Farm, and you can put your own personal stamp on the Benekes' family acres by naming a newborn calf. Proven to be a very popular game that draws participation from friends and visitors young and old, naming the calf is a competition in creativity. The first letter of the newborn’s name must correspond with the same first letter their mother’s name. You may think you know a lot of cow names starting with “M”, but the sign up sheet fills up fast, and when Millie, Moo Moo, Maggie, Molly, Margie, Maddie, Marigold, Mabel, Maisy, Meryl, Mildred, Myrtle, Mirabelle and Marilyn Monroe are all taken, you be left scratching your head. But if you think fast and divine, bovine inspiration strikes, you could be the winner - and walk away with a prize.
On Easter day, April 16th, Willow Brook's own cow Easter serendipitously went into labor and gave birth to a girl. A new calf needs a new name, so we're looking for an "E" name for Easter's offspring.
Photo courtesy of Dianne Engleke