Northern California Angora Guild

Saturday, February 21, 2015

The Adventure of the Little Rams, Part II

The lambs are on the wooden rifts at the Misty River.

At Sanya Island, little lambs have such an good time that they ask themselves whether this should be their new home.


At the wetlands the lambs wish that they could fly like their friends.


The lambs ask whether they should make the Great Himalayas their new home.


In the golden Gobi dunes, the lambs are growing up and missing their parents.

What's the happiest place on earth?  It's your home, your place of birth.   The lambs went home to their parents and live happily every after.

(Images from the Wells Fargo Bank 2015 Asian calendar)

Friday, February 20, 2015

The Adventure of the Little Rams, Part I

To celebrate the Year of the Ram, the Wells Fargo Asian calendar gives a very nice story of the adventure of two little rams.   The story conveys the tradition teaching of the Chinese culture.   In the posts today and tomorrow, the story is being told:
Daddy ram and mommy sheep let their twins to take the leap to trot the world to find a happy place to build a base.

The lambs are happy to be free, they walk along the Great Wall that seems never ends.

Miles of roads they travel and arrive at the Yellow River.

They arrive at the beautiful West Lake that the love stories are made.

The lambs arrive at Suoxi Valley where the scenery is unbelievable.

The lambs arrive at the rice fields at Longji Terraces and learn how rice is sown.


Thursday, February 19, 2015

Happy Lunar New Year 2015

Northern California Angora Guild wishes everyone 

A Happy Lunar New Year.

Baby English Angora says that the Year of the Ram will be a very good year.

English Angora Fawntasy sends her love in the Year of the Ram.

English Angora Donnica sits pretty for the Year of the Ram.

English Angora Chuckie Cheese is sheepish about the Year of the Ram.

French Angora Freddie feels that things are definitely looking up in the New Year.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Welcoming the Year of the Ram


Welcome to the Year of the Ram that starts on February 19, 2015.  Today is the Lunar New Year's eve, the last day of the Year of the Horse.  

(Images from Wells Fargo 2015 Asian calendar).

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Best In Show Judging at Stockton

Judge Allan O. from Utah is the Best In Show judge for show A at the Big Valley RA at Stockton.  There are over 30 breeds on the table. 

Judge Allan O. is checking on the body of the English Angora that eventually is awarded Best In Show.

Judge Jennifer is the Best In Show judge in show B.

Judge Jennifer is checking on the English Angora; the left coop to the judge is the Best of Breed French Angora.   The English Angora is awarded Best In Show out of 30 some breeds.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Angora Judging at Stockton

At the Big Valley RA show A, judge Allen works on French Angora while Julie watches.

Judge Allen examines a white English Angora, Casey waits for his comments.

In show B, judge Doug has many French Angora on the table to be judged, Julie, Greg and friend watch Doug's judging.

Doug comments on an English Angora and Casey records.

In the Angora specialty show, Cathy compares the French Angoras.

Matt watches Cathy working on the English Angora.

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Sunday, February 15, 2015

Randy and Allen Give a Private Lesson on English Angora to Jonathan

Left to right are Randy, Betty, Jonathan and Allen.   Jonathan flies in from MO, Randy and Allen take him to visit Betty.  In the background is a photo of "Chu's Sweet Sixteen", the Best In Show winner of the 1992 ARBA convention, and the Best In Show and 4-Class trophies that she won.

Jonathan wishes to learn more about English Angora, he has Randy and Allen as his teachers.

On the grooming table is Fawntasy, the recent multiple Best In Show winner.

Randy and Allen teach Jonathan about the feel of the English Angora texture.

Randy shows Jonathan how to blow into the English Angora wool.

Jonathan is looking inside the wool.

More about the feel.

More about the looks of the English Angora.

Randy shows more finer details.

Jonathan gets a moment to think over what he just learned.

Jonathan goes into the wool more carefully.  

Randy takes a photo of Jonathan with Fawntasy.   The background is Betty's barn for her English Angora.

After Jonathan's private lesson on the English Angora, Kathi joins Randy, Allen, Jonathan and Betty for a lunch at Chipotle.