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Seaside Feather Fanciers Ventura 2009

Seaside Feather Fanciers Bash at the Beach!

As many of you know, I am a 4-H leader for Murrieta Mustangs. This weekend, (Oct 24th), Lovalee, Jade, Jory and I went to an APA approved poultry show in Ventura, Ca. My girls showed in Showmanship and tied for first! Well, they were the ONLY contenders in Novice, but… I thought it was crafty that they somehow convinced him to give them both first place.

They also did very well in the poultry show. Jadey’s little white call duck from Showcase Stables in Kentucky received Junior Reserve Champion Duck, Junior Reserve Champion Waterfowl and APA Junior Reserve Champion Bantam Duck. I am so happy for her and so happy that Ceirae sold Jade such a nice little drake. Jory was also very happy, she showed three Blue Fawn Call Ducks and the little hen took Best Breed and Best Variety. Her little Blue Fawn Drake took Reserve Variety. I showed three of my poultry; a white Showgirl from Chickedee Farms in Riverside (first and Best Variety), a blue call pullet from Holderreads (BB, BV) and a little blue call drake from Holderreads (first). We are very proud of our poultry. Every bird we showed won a ribbon!


Oregon Flock and Fiber Festival 2009

Namaste Farms just returned from Oregon Flock and Fiber 2009 and we had much success in the fiber show and the sheep show.

My yearling White Longwool Ram, Martin, won his class and then went on to win the Championship. In the White Medium/Finewool yearling ram class, my Bluefaced Leicester ram, Blue, won the class and then went on to win the Championship. Later in the day the two Champion white rams from both the Longwool and Medium/Finewool class faced off for the Grand Championship. Martin ended up with the Grand Championship and Blue was Reserve. It was amazing and quite an honor to have my two rams face off for the Grand Championship… I couldn’t lose either way!

In the Sanctioned Pygora Show, we also had tremendous success. We brought four goats and they all won ribbons plus one Reserve Championship and one Judges choice. Our little white 2009 doeling (Perfecta/60) won her class and then went on to win the Reserve Championship. Later, Namaste Farms two year old doe (Sombre/Clyde) won her class and then went on to win Judges Choice (as a pair with her mother) for most improvement between mother and daughter. Sombre took second in the aged doe class and we were very proud of her. She is getting old AND has given us gorgeous babies every single year since she was a doeling (yes kidded as a doeling).

We did extremely well in the fleece show. We won BEST GOAT of the SHOW and also won HONORABLE MENTION for the BEST FLEECE OF THE ENTIRE SHOW which includes all the wool and other fibers! That is quite an honor. We won Champion and then Grand Champion for Samba’s fleece (clipped from BSG), Champion for our Pygora fleece, and Champion and Reserve Grand Champion for Brenna’s mohair fleece. Our goats where Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion in mohair fleeces! It doesn’t get any better than that.

We are recuperating and getting ready for lambing in early spring. We will have a beautiful selection of Pygora and Angora goats as well as our Longwool sheep. We should be showing our chickens and ducks starting late October so look for more news.

On another note, I am a 4-H leader for Murrieta Mustangs and am very proud. I am project leader of the Poultry project as well as Sheep/Goats. I have always wanted to do this and my kids are very involved. Hopefully I will see some of you at the fairs, poultry shows and fiber festivals. Thanks so much for stopping by!



CONGRATULATIONS! One of the Wensleydales purchased from Myrtle Dow won Champion Colored Fleece at BSG 2007.  Also, 93% Teeswater purchased from Myrtle Dow is one of only two 93% Teeswaters in the United States. Thanks Myrtle for such grand purchases.