Northern California Angora Guild

Saturday, July 16, 2011

To My Babies

I hope you grow
I hope you show

You are entering Angora world of wonder
Growing your coat in splender
Chewing not your shoulder
Keeping clean your under
Giving the show table some thunder
Excluding a wool blunder

I hope you grow
I hope you show

Friday, July 15, 2011

Choc Tort vs. Lilac Tort

Left: Lilac tort aabbC-ddee

Right: Choc tort aabbC-Ddee

Lilac tort is the dilute of choc tort. Choc tort has a sunny color while the lilac tort has a dovey pinkish cast. If still in doubt, look at the eyes. Since choc tort is a dense color, the eyes are brown; lilac tort is a dilute color, the eyes are gray.

From the back, left is the lilac tort and right the choc tort.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Tami At Woofstock

We normally see Tami showing French Lop and English Lop in rabbit shows, here is Tami showing her Bull Terrier in a dog show. The name of the dog show is "Woofstock", with a theme of the Woodstock in the 60s. The exhibitors are in the 60s dress attire. Guess what's the name of Tami's winner dog? Bunny! Yes, Tami named her dog Bunny.

Here is the Tami who we are familiar with, winning Best In Show in May 2010 with her French Lop.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Eat Them Or Enjoy Them?

These are beautiful beautiful flowers, we just don't see them very often. Why? We eat them before they get a chance to bloom.

What kind of flower is it?

Casey says, "Also beautiful pictures of my Artichoke flower, most people don't get to see how lovely the flower is if you let the Artichoke continue."

Yes, these are Artichoke that has not been consumed and become flowers. If people realize how beautiful they could blossom into, Artichoke may become an ornamental flower instead of a type consumable veggie.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Rock Clipping Part II

Here comes the shearer: Casey. In her words, "The shearing didn't work as easy as I thought I ended up using the hand shears and dancing with Rock. We had breaks for Sweet feed and Carrots."

Casey's finally done with Rock, she says, "Rock may not be pretty looking with my "Patented Pineapple Cut" but he looks like most other critters on my farm. Also much more comfortable."

Ashley gives Rock a little treat and tells him that he is still as cute as a button.

Cole joins Ashley in comforting Rock. Casey is so happy Cole and Ashley were there; she feels that she could not have done it with out them.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Rock Clipping Part I

Some nice sweet feed and baby carrots, what are these for?

Old shears out of the box with oil lubricant ready to go....

Cole gets Rock Steady the Llama out of his stall and sweetly tells him, "You are getting a summer cut today."

Nosey old goat says, "What's going on? Where is Rock Steady?"

The goats are getting restless, "Where is Rock? Where is Rock? What's happening to him?"

What happens to Rock Steady next? Stay tuned.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Submarine And Squid

Our newsletter editor Kathy is always into some interesting knitting projects. Recently she knitted a submarine and thoroughly enjoyed the process.

Kathy's daughter Joan takes after mom, she also knits interesting things. In Kathy's words, "I knit a submarine. Unfortunately, it proved no match for the squid knit by my daughter Joan."

Katie Boyette offers her sub pattern for free at