|Moonshadow's Golden Mist ~ 1st Bred & Owned Yearling|
1st & Reserve Color Champ Fawn Female Halter
1st, Best Brightness, Best Crimp Fleece
Admittedly, I am not generally the hands on person around here. I do work full time away from the ranch, which is generally sitting at a desk, sitting in meetings, sitting in my car, sitting at airports and in airplanes. When I come home from work I get to sit at another desk and maintain our marketing, registrations, email or whatever other business stuff needs to be done. Point is, some how I end up doing a lot of sitting, which has ultimately resulted in feeling very out of shape lately. My level of hands on work outside gets even more limited during the winter, otherwise my work with the animals tends to be occasional poop scooping, special projects, halter training, cria delivery (which mainly seems to only be the challenging ones these last few years) and whenever I hear a 2nd set of hands is required to get something done. After a hectic week, wrapping up a hectic month of March I am thinking alpaca chores are rather therapeutic! I generally consider myself a fair weathered outdoor chores kind of person, Friday the wind was howling like crazy, Saturday rain sprinkled and drizzled off and on, by Sunday there was an ominous bank of black clouds that did motivate me to get moving, but I managed to avoid the worst of this nasty weather. Overall, it was great to be out in the fresh air. I do love being around the alpacas, they are always relaxing to be around as they humm away, peacefully munching on hay. This was a peaceful and relaxing weekend for me, most who know me outside of our alpaca world would probably think I was nuts to consider this enjoyable time off! Hard to explain.
Sunday morning started with Production classes, we had Moonshadow's Golden Mist entered in Bred and Owned Yearling Female. Alpacapalooza is a highly competitive show with some of the top breeders in the country living in Washington and Oregon. We have felt Golden Mist is one of the nicest alpacas we have produced, taking a ribbon with the breeders entered in this class would be great. She ended up being awarded 1st Place, judge loving her overall conformation, brightness and staple. Golden Mist was also entered in the Halter and Fleece show. She took 1st and Reserve Color Champion in Halter, 1st Place in Fleece and then was awarded Best Brightness and Best Crimp from judge Kathy Klay. Being thrilled with these results hardly describes it!
|Moonshadow's Victory's Spirit &|
Moonshadow's Golden Treasure