Giving Small

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Saturday, November 8, 2008

* Help Solve the Cow Crisis: Cow "Feedback" Needed

Old & New F-P Cows - Photo by teresia

The good news is this crisis is one you CAN solve. :-)

Cow #11 Needs a Name

Yes, we're fresh out of names.

Here's the names so far:

Note: We didn't officially name the first 3 cows, so I have named the first two in honor of the cows I milked when I was growing up on a farm in southern Saskatchewan.

  1. Cow #1 - Dolly, after the Holstein milk cow on Darlene's farm
  2. Cow #2 - Blacky, after the Black Angus milk cow on Darlene's farm
  3. Cow #3 - Daisy, just a name I picked out of the air
  4. Cow #4 - Clarabelle
  5. Cow #5 - Adia
  6. Cow #6 - Oreo
  7. Cow #7 - Buttercup
  8. Cow #8 - Crocus
  9. Cow #9 - Spot
  10. Cow #10 - Luna

Calling All Members of the Cow "Herd" to Suggest Names

Suggest names for the next 10 cows? Leave a comment, email me or phone. I need at least 10 names ... 20 would be safer. This is your chance to name a cow.

Do we stick to cows or spice things up for the holiday season?

What would motivate you and make you think - wow - we did that?

We can do lots of things. Perhaps we could buy a pig, goat, 3 chickens & rooster, a beehive, and other livelihood gifts?.

If we did all the gifts on this page it would be $1875 ... if we did all but the last one it's $875.

Or do we want to branch out and do Education, Health, or Habitat gifts. It would be hard to do all of the projects on some of these pages as some are $40,000 in the next 6 weeks till Christmas.

Or do something Local again? Other ideas? Please comment, email, phone me? Looking for great ideas and then all of you will have a chance to react.

First things first

If you said "Yes" do something special or if you are following the herd

Please answer this poll too.

Thank you for your feedback.

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At November 10, 2008 6:44 AM , Blogger Gordon Holtslander said...

Hey Darlene, Just realized how quickly the 'giving small' project has moved as I was looking at the blurb about the blog and it has this line, "We are now raising funds for Cow #4 to sent to a family in Africa."
However, here are some cow names:

At November 10, 2008 7:39 AM , Blogger GnP said...

I think that our next cow should be named Darlene. This name would honour the efforts of our own Darlene whose imaginatiion and enthusiasm for making a difference has created this wonderful venture. For other names, I suggest consulting a wonderful little essay I discovered on the Internet this morning (isn't Google great). You will find the essay at

At November 10, 2008 10:26 AM , Anonymous Ashlee said...

In the Christmas season I think it would be a good community endeavor to help our own community :) There are many families who do not have the funds to get a nice holiday meal let alone warm clothing for our Saskatchewan winters. Perhaps we could bring more awareness to the cow efforts while helping Saskatoon stay warm and fed? I have been looking into which organization to do something like this on my own but I have yet to find one I really want to support...

At November 10, 2008 11:22 AM , OpenID elf123 said...

Cow names:

mos-cow (Moscow)
wil-cow (wilco)
triple sal cow (salchow)


At November 10, 2008 1:08 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

On cow names... hmm... inspired by "Luna," I'm wondering about things that sound like Latin for "milk" - e.g., "Lactacia" or "Lacta"... or what are the words for "cow" in other languages? Vacta? that's not right - Vacha? (no, my French is long gone, obviously!)
anyhow... a little idea that might be pursued by better brains than mine!
-suzanne in rochester, ny

At November 10, 2008 5:01 PM , Blogger Fichter said...


Well my Latin is non-existent but you're very close with vacha - it's vache in French and the great song Carmen Campagne, "Pas capable de tirer ma vache" - Not able to milk my cow. :-)

Thanks all for the ideas.

At November 10, 2008 5:03 PM , Blogger Fichter said...

I love moscow. I always wondered how to spell to spell salchow in figuring skating and why there was a "cow" in that.

I can see it now a cow on skates.


At November 10, 2008 5:06 PM , Blogger Fichter said...


I like the idea of doing something local. Even if we just did something extra for the food bank -- they help so many people.

Maybe the folks from Spectrum on the "cow" list can tell us what might help their organization out - they help seniors and other folks on the West Side caught in the credit crunch.

Let me know if you hear of anything - if anyone knows something local please email me, or comment.

At November 10, 2008 5:09 PM , Blogger Fichter said...


The Internet has everything (I swear) ... click the link below to find


Alexander Elko"


At November 10, 2008 5:11 PM , Blogger Fichter said...

Yikes - I'll fix that header from 4 to the more current number

Where did these names come from - are they all members of the Holtslander clan????

I haven't heard of most of these.


At November 11, 2008 3:30 PM , Blogger Frank Cervone said...

How about "Elsie"? She was very famous here in the '60's as the cow with the best milk. I forget the dairy but that name, at least to me, is synonymous with cow.



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