First off, we would like to welcome Roxcene, Sahara and Samantha as well as their cria to our farm. They are all wonderful females, and we look forward to giving them a wonderful home. We would also like to welcome Baxter and Asher, both of which are males who we are quite happy to be adding to our breeding program! Thank you very much Bill and Jessie Chernoff!
Our fall show season is finished, with a few ribbons to the tally. First was the Olds Fleece show-- for this we entered our very first eve show fleece, which was off of Prudence. He managed to take a 2nd place at Olds-- and his fleece went on to compete at the International Alpaca Odyssey fleece show, where it took another 2nd.
For the Farmfair / Alpaca Odyssey show, we brought down 3 males: Asher and Buri, as well as Prudence. Asher was the only one who has had show experience before, while Prudence and Buri were both first timers. Asher took home a 3rd place in the Yearling white class, much to our surprise and joy! Prudence also surprised us by taking a 1st place in the mature male grey class (due to his grey spots), and continued to please us throughout the weekend by playing PR animal for the local children and groups. Buri almost placed, receiving an honourable mention in the yearling brown class, understandably with it being his first show he just wasn't cooperating enough for the judge to place him (although she said she wanted to!), he did do well enough to be brought into the final line and to be mentioned in the judges comments.
Overall it was nothing short of a fantastic weekend.
Regretfully, we did lose our two oldest herd matriarchs this year-- both Cher and Oprah. It just isn't the same around here without them. We all miss them greatly.