Northern California Angora Guild

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Candy's New Rabbit Barn In Ohio

Dave is taking it easy, but he's done a lot of work too. He's in the back yard, and you can see the lake and woods in the background.

The field, with the mowed path to the lake, has a lot of clover in it, and a neighbor makes hay from it. I've been giving some clover to the rabbits.

The rabbit building is the tall aluminum thing.

Closeup of the rabbit barn.

The inside of the rabbit barn, there are a few holes in the roof, front, and back. I have roofing/siding ordered, and Dave will replace a few pieces. I still only have 5 rabbits. I've clipped 2 since I've been here, and it's about time to clip 2 more.

Work bench in the rabbit barn.

Geese in the yard.

Friday, October 09, 2009

Candy's New Old Home In Ohio

The exterior of Candy's Ohio home.

The huge computer desk, that we had someone made, is in another corner of the room. This is where "my" computer is, but Dave uses it sometimes too. The ugly back side shows, but we're going to put wood paneling or drywall, or something over that to make a false wall. Behind it is French doors that lead to the sunroom. That's Dave's room, with his chair and the new-er TV. If I get a nice comfortable chair for myself, I can watch TV in there too.

I've had 3 estimates on new kitchen cabinets, etc. but haven't decided yet.

The small computer table and bookshelves are in the extra bedroom, and there is a bed in there too. We only have 2 bedrooms. This is Dave's computer set-up.

In the picture with the couch in the middle, you can see through the window to the sunroom. This used to be a porch.

The guns that my Dad made, and fireplace are in one corner of the living room. The old TV is in there for now, but that will be changed. So far, I've been watching the old TV, with just an antenna, while sitting on the couch. (When I have time for TV, which isn't much.) The coffee table is too big for this area, and we'll be moving the couch and coffee table, and getting rid of the old TV, when I get a good chair for the sunroom, and can watch TV with Direct TV.

Dad made the log cabin from a kit, and he used to make muzzle loader guns in there. Now I have all my fiber/spinning stuff in there, but I don't have any of it organized yet.

Candy is a charter member of NCAG, one of the only two members who have been a member since the beginning of our guild in 1982.

Candy grew up in Ohio in her parents house; lived not too far from the childhood house even after she was married and have a family. In the 80s, Candy was one of the top show exhibitors. Then she and family moved to Indiana; Candy created BEW English Angora during her 20-year stay in Indiana.

Recently they retired from their jobs and she had inherited her family farm in Ohio. Dave and Candy moved back to Ohio, the state where they were born. They fixed up the house and barns; Candy is sharing photos of their house and her rabbit barn in today and tomorrow's posts. The captions next to the photos are in Candy's own words.

Thursday, October 08, 2009

Scenes At The Harvest Festival

Petting Zoo.

Festival goers.

Shawls and Scarves blowing in the wind.

Future NBA players?

No festival would be complete without junk food.

More junk food.

Rabbit show in progress, the left corner is Bass Equipment booth.

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Animal Displays At Harvest Festival




Happy Cows?

Goat show.

More goats on display.

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Piggy, Piggy, Piggy

Sonoma Marin RA fall show was held in conjunction with the Harvest Festival. There were many other animals either in competition or on display. These little piglets with their mama were a big hit. People just could not get enough of them. Some were nursing, some were playing and some were roughing with each other.

Just wish that they would never grow up to face the reality of the pigs' destination.

Monday, October 05, 2009

Youth Top Winners At Santa Rosa

Judge Troy made two young ladies very happy; in Sonoma Marin RA show A, Himilayan won Best In Show and a tort Dutch won Reserve In Show.

In show B, Best In Show went to Patrick's Havana and Reserve In Show went to Holly C.'s New Zealand. Judge Leslie selected the top winners.

Sunday, October 04, 2009

Susie Wins All Breed Best In Show And Reserve In Show

Susie wins all breed Best In Show at the Sonoma-Marin fall show at Santa Rosa.

Left to Right: Betty with Best In Show winner English Angora white senior doe Chu's Susie; Jann with Reserve In Show winner broken Polish; judge Uno who selected the two top winners in show A.

American Fuzzy Lop AK's Vane, solid senior doe, wins all breed Best In Show in show B at the Sonoma Marin fall show.

Left to right: Carol G. with her Best In Show American Fuzzy Lop; judge Manuel H.; Betty with Reserve In Show winner Susie.