Northern California Angora Guild

Saturday, October 03, 2009

Mid Autumn Festival 2009

The story of Churn O and the Jade Rabbit was posted on our blog on the day of Harvest Moon Festivals in the previous years:

Moon Festival is also known as the Mid Autumn Festival; it is the 15th day of the 8th month on the lunar calendar. This year, Mid Autumn Festival falls on October 3, 2009.

Found on the net are images of some of the moon cakes, the treat for the Moon Festival.

The traditional Cantonese moon cakes.

These are some of the common ingredients used in the traditional Cantonese moon cakes.

The new style moon cakes are less fattening and less sweet.

Would you believe that Haagen-Dazs markets ice cream moon cakes in Asia?

Cartoon moon cakes that are cute but not edible.

Friday, October 02, 2009

RPSCV's Prizes and Raffle

Rabbit Producers of Santa Clara Valley puts on one show a year. They always come up with some unique prizes. This year, the BOB and BOS prizes are the cute buttons.

Youth are never bored in the RPSCV shows, there are so many different activities going on.

Club members scout for cute raffle items all year long, RPSCV has one of the best raffle in shows.

People crowded at the raffle table buying tickets and looking for the bags that they want to put the tickets in.

Thursday, October 01, 2009

Elsa And Dominique Having Fun At Watsonville

Cathy judging Show A, Carol W clerks. Watsonville, RPSCV 9/26/09

Cathy chose Menn's Pudge as BOB. Pudge also won BOB in our Specialty show under Melissa.

Cathy judging the Youth show A. The girls watch closely.

The girls begged to do Showmanship. Kyle judged. Elsa still has to stand on her tippy-toes. Pudge was very cooperative for both of the girls!

And, they both wanted to do the costume class. Last year, Gabrielle planned ahead. This year, it slipped her mind. Fortunately, the girls are creative! Dominique enters the "Black and Orange" class by putting our black doe in an orange sweater. Dominique declared her to be a little farmer bunny. Elsa... well... She decided that Pudge would be a Youth Show Exhibitor. She borrowed Dominique's apron and put it on her. Notice that Pudge has a comment card and ribbon in her apron pocket? They had fun!

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Rabbit Costume Contest

Rabbit Producers of Santa Clara Valley puts on a lot of kids activities in conjunction with the rabbit shows.

Elsa dresses her French Angora Pudge in pink, matches her pink apron.

Dominique has her French Angora dressed up like a baby.

Elsa and Dominique are in the line up of rabbit costume contest.

There are quite a few contests.

A little witch steals the show.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Youth Winners At Watsonville

In show A, youth Best In Show went to the Himalayan shown by Caitlin & Ben and the Reserve In Show went to Patrick's Havana. Patrick's Havana won Best In Show in show B.

In show B, Reserve in Show went to Cody's Satin.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Susie Wins Specialty Best In Show

Susie wins the NCAG specialty Best In Show in Watsonville.

Melissa judges the NCAG specialty show.

Cathy S. judges the RPSCV show A.

Doug judges RPSCV show B with Ashley G. apprentices her 7th show. Ashley will be eligible for her judges license after she completes her 8th show next week.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Allen's Netherland Dwarf Wins Double Best In Show

RPSCV held the annual double open and double youth shows. In open show A, Allen's Netherland Dwarf took all breed Best In Show and Chris Z's Holland Lop took Reserve In Show.

In show B, Allen's Netherland Dwarf won Best In Show again. The winner is a littermate sister of the BIS winner in show A. Left to right, Melissa, Allen and Keelyn. Melissa and Keelyn judged BIS.

Reserve In Show in show B went to Troy and Jill's Dutch. Left to right: Melissa, Jill, Troy and Keelyn.