Saturday, August 27, 2011

New Addition

Since the park district took over operations at Wagner Farm a lot of animals have come and gone. Over the years, visitors meet and get used to certain cows. Some people can even recount the family trees of some of our more famous cow clans. This week there was a new name added to the roll of the Reta family. Reta was a very special cow that came to the farm in 2006. She had a daughter named Boo. She got that name because of how close her birthday was to Halloween. A couple years later, Boo has a daughter who got the name Madison because all the 4-H kids were up at Badger Dairy Camp in Madison, Wisconsin when she was born. Now comes the next generation. Madison had a heifer calf that is being called Isabella. Not sure on how that name came about but both mother and daughter are doing fine.