Lilac Pearls getting bigger.
GC Shepherds Sunflower finishes her show career
It is finally summer and the weather has cooled off for a bit. We have a metal bakers rack on our front porch where we put birds nests we collect from the ground. The other day there was peeping from one of them. When we looked inside, the top photo is what we saw. Mommy bird took atvantage of the pre-made nest and went crazy as she realized that her babies were really accessable to human hands. We left them alone and they are really big now, almost ready to leave the nest.
The last show of the season was at the Carroll County fairgrounds in Maryland. It was a midnight madness show and we were almost showing our angoras at midnight. What a nice set up for the wool room with AC and huge fans. We didn't even have to use the blower, just set the buns up in front of the huge fan. The judge even came to us and judged in the AC. Prizes were adorable with small concrete lawn ornament bunnies for BOB and BOS and large round FAT bunnies for BIS, BRIS and even 2nd RIS. What a showing of English Angoras with 9 colored senior does on the table at once and each one was just as beautiful as the next! Makes for a very hard decision by the judge. Donna won BOB with her beautiful REW doe and Alyssa won BOV and BOS with her two beautiful torts. Anita had some beautiful tort sisters she was showing. Lauren and Chris did a beautiful job with the two tort does they were showing in youth as well. And Liam is growing up so fast, he is even learning how to drive now. So cute and so much fun to be with the little guy.