Northern California Angora Guild

Saturday, October 12, 2013

It's Lindsay's Lucky Day at Lambtown, Part 2

In addition to sharing a booth with Carol W., Lindsay walks around and bought a raffle ticket.  

See what she won: An Ashford Country Spinner!


Lindsay's little friend Tierra comes to visit, she received Amelia the French Angora from Lindsay.


Friday, October 11, 2013

Lindsay and Carol W's Lambtown Adventure, Part 1


Carol W. and Lindsay have a booth at Lambtown Festival.
Carol W and Lindsay share one tent then Joslyn has her own tent.

Carol W. is in charge of the money box.

Thistledown Fibers is Lindsay's banner and White House Fibers is Carol W's banner.

Yarn, scarves, hats, and fingerless gloves are on the display rack.


Thursday, October 10, 2013

Flutter Scarf

Chris O of MA just completed a flutter scarf made from tort English Angora wool and dyed Merino blend. 

A close look of the flutter scarf.


It sure looks pretty on the neck.  

If you are interested in making a similar scarf, google the pattern, there are quite a few variations available on the Internet.


Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Mural on the Sidewalk

Seventy miles from San Francisco there was a little train stop by the name of "Huntington" but no one called the place Huntington.  The major ranch at Huntington was owned by Miram Morgan Hill.   People riding the train wanting to get off at this stop would say, "Drop me off at Morgan Hill's place".   And the city was eventually incorporated with the name of Morgan Hill.  
The city has a very rural past.

Over the years, the city started having a downtown.

Today downtown area has business but still retains some of the rural characteristics of having an open farmers' market.

There are open stages for entertainment on Friday nights during the summer.

There is a skateboard park for youth residents.

And there are two dog parks for families and more matured residents.

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

The Wildlife Education and Rehabilitation Center

The Wildlife Education and Rehabilitation Center (WERC) has a display at the Taste of Morgan Hill event.

A close up of the owl on display.

The WERC is supported by donation and volunteers.

Another owl on display.

A close up.

A hawk?

Another hawk?

Another owl.

Wings from three different kinds of owls and hawks.

A close up of the wing of a Red tailed hawk.

The wing of a Barn Owl.

The wing of a Great Horned Owl.

WERC's goal is

"W.E.R.C. operates as a temporary refuge as the organization's goal is not to tame, but to release animals back into their native habitat healthy, wild, and free."  It is licensed by California Department of Fish and Game and by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to care for native wildlife.
For more about this wonderful organization, go to:

Monday, October 07, 2013

Brock's English Angora Colored Doe Wins Youth Best In Show and Reserve In Show

Brock's beautiful English Angora colored doe Windy Hill Genevieve has won youth Best In Show 7 times plus a Reserve In Show.  At the New Castle PA double shows on October 6, 2013 she wins a Best In Show and a Reserve In Show.

Judge Piper awards Genevieve the 7th Best In Show at the New Castle PA Show on October 6, 2013.

Judge Tom awards Genevieve the Reserve In Show at the New Castle PA Show on October 6, 2013.


Sunday, October 06, 2013

Poppy Jasper, the Rock of Morgan Hill

Poppy Jasper is a rock that only appears in Morgan Hill, CA.   There is a shop specializes in the Poppy Jasper.
These large polished Poppy Jasper are rare due to the size.

The polished Popper Jasper jewelry are not cheap, some goes into the $200 range.

These Poppy Jasper rocks are mostly in the natural state, Betty would find similar ones in her backyard.

These are polished small size Poppy Jasper rocks that tourist would buy as a souvenir from Morgan Hill.  

There is a Poppy Jasper film festival for short films held in the local theater in the fall.