Northern California Angora Guild

Saturday, September 08, 2018

Handsome Big Boy

Big Boy is very handsome and very photogenic. 

Big Boy is very good at holding a pose.  Would you have noticed that this photo is different from the first photo?  Look at the right ear.  

He knows both sides of his face is handsome.

And he could sit still and be quiet. 

Friday, September 07, 2018

Tammy and Karin's New Adventure

Tammy and Karin have started a new adventure of a website that sells Angora products with emphasis on Giant Angora. 

Tammy and Karin spin and knit beautiful and interesting items.  This hat is named "Fuzzy Love", designed and knitted by Tammy.
There are many more interesting designs that are featured on her website, visit:

Thursday, September 06, 2018

Masako's Vacation in the US

Masako travels to the US for a vacation...

Watching sunset on the beach, …

...enjoying a banana split, yummy!

Eric is a good host and guide.

The non-typical part of Masako's vacation is getting to learn how to make bread, …

… working with French Angora...

… and Angora goats...

… and learn to crocket handspun yarn...

What an experience!!!

Wednesday, September 05, 2018

HGF Angora Goats Wins Big at the Michigan Fiber Festival

At the Michigan Fiber Festival, Higher Ground Farm lead by Eric cleans up in the Angora goat competition:
Champion and Reserve Champion buck, Champion doe, BIS, best adult fleece buck, best adult fleece doe.  

In the fleece competition, Higher Ground Farm also clean up: Champion and Reserve shorn fleeces, and the colored fleece won over the white fleece and received Best In Show.

Masako travels all the way from Japan to be a part of the HGF show team.

Masako is having a great time working with the Angora goats.

This 15-year-old young lady's doe won Reserve Champion doe.  The doe's sire is a HGF buck that she received from Eric as a gift last year.  

Tuesday, September 04, 2018

Scenes from The Crescent City Show

California Rabbit and Cavy Shows hold triple shows on Saturday September 1, 2018 and Sunday September, 2018 at Crescent City.

Carol and Jim are going through the famous Golden Gate Bridge to Crescent City.  It's a 7-hour drive.

A handsome Fuzzy Lop junior buck is waiting on the grooming table.

Carol is telling a Fuzzy Lop to stay in the coop.

A Fuzzy Lop is on the table waiting for Best In Show judging.

Though there are five shows during the weekend, it's relatively small due to the distance to the Bay Area.   There are more exhibitors from Oregon than from California.   There's not a significant number of Angora, thus no photos of Angora is available.

Monday, September 03, 2018

Show C Angora Judging at Petaluma

In show C, judge Ray works on English Angora, Casey is the writer.

The English Angora has impressive coats that fill the judging coops.

Five beautiful Satin Angora on the table waiting to be judged.

The back view of the five Satin Angoras.

For the complete results, go to:

Sunday, September 02, 2018

Show B Angora Judging at Petaluma

In show B, judge Cathy is evaluating an English Angora colored buck.

There are six colored bucks on the table for judge Cathy to work on.

Casey and Jill watch judge Cathy judging the English Angora.

Judge Cathy checking the underside of a white French Angora.

Judge Cathy checks the texture of the white French Angora.

Judge Cathy is now working on the white Satin Angora.