Northern California Angora Guild

Saturday, June 05, 2010

Massachuettes Sheep And Wool Festival - Booths

These soaps are so cute that it's hard to put them to their intended use.

People in the display case? These are the felted creations.

All these yummy fibers, how many of us could resist them?

A booth displaying the beautiful woven blankets.

Friday, June 04, 2010

Massachuettes Sheep And Wool Festival - Animals

Sheep competition at the MSW in Cummington, Massachuettes at the Memorial Day weekend.

Sheep are the stars, festival goers got to have pictures taken with them.

Though sheep are the stars, Alpaca are too cute not to be noticed.

Husbands can get lost when the wives are busy shopping or viewing the animals.

Thursday, June 03, 2010

Waiting, Waiting, Waiting .... Gone - Recap

May 7, five eggs discovered in our light fixture.

May 13, five eggs still are five eggs.

May 18, two baby birds hatched.

May 19, only one egg left unhatched.

May 22, all five baby birds hatched.

May 26, baby birds feathered.

May 30, baby birds have more feathers.

May 31, baby birds are fully feathered.

June 2, empty nest!
The nest is upside down, poops everywhere; the bird family have been very messy guests.

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Show News From Maiko In Japan

Maiko reports good news from Japan. She participated in the May 22 show in Osaka and her broken Netherland Dwarf was awarded Best In Show by Judge Ruth D. of MN.

Would you believe that the Reserve In Show also went to Maiko's rabbit? It's her Jersey Wooly.

Under judge Anna D. Maiko's English Angora white Junior Buck won Best Junior In Show. This is a very important category in Japanese shows but it is not common in the US shows.

Judge Anna judges English Angora with the help of an interpreter.

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Merchandise Booths At Mushroom Mardi Gras

Wonder if Bret Michaels is getting a royalty for the cross

Got the idea from Alan Jackson?

Some pretty semi precious stone jewelry and shawls.

These quilts are quite nice and reasonably priced.

An interesting wall hanging.

Decorations from Asia.

Monday, May 31, 2010

Wood Carved Products At Mushroom Mardi Gras

Betty enjoys these chain saw carved wood animals.

This horse has a very expressive face.

This bear is too cute to resist.

This bear is a little vulnerable.

The carved eagle is very impressive.

An artist sits in his booth carves his products; these irregular shaped bowls are some of his creations.

Hand carved wooden bottle holders.

The wooden night light holders are carved by using laser equipment.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Food Court At Mushroom Mardi Gras

What would be of a mushroom festival without stuffed mushrooms.

Funnel Cakes are very tempting, they are only available in festivals and county fairs.

Lunch time and fatty food, what a combination.

Christopher Ranch is one of the major garlic producers in the country; they can't pass up having a food booth at a mushroom festival.