If anyone wants pet quality Rosecomb Bantams, let me know. I have an abundance. I hatched around 75ish birds this year I think. I will probably be taking about half to auction in a couple weeks. How nice! There are some decent birds out there. Always a sucker for the underdog, my favorite is of course "It." It is turning into a gorgeous, um, chicken. I'll take more pics when she (I think?) is fully feathered.
Been thinking a lot about shows. I am fairly certain at this point I'll go to the National down in Ventura. I need to figure that out for sure in the next couple days though because if I am going to go I need to run an ad in the booklet. I'd have to take art to offset some of the travel expense. It's a pain, but with people confirmed coming from 20 states (so says the club prez) that would put my work in front of some new faces, always a good thing. I could stay with relatives but that changes the socialization factor, a particularly big deal at a show like this one. So.... I am seeking a travel buddy to split gas and hotel. I likely will only have room for one person, so.... JJ, arm twist... ;-) ?
Assuming I go, it'll be the only show I attend this fall (other than State Fair next month, not sure if that counts). Chickening is not as big a part of my life as it used to be, and at this point I think if I'm going to be spending moolah traveling it needs to be for art shows. I kinda hate to see this happen to me, but it's been inevitable for the last few years I think. As for the 2009 winter shows, we'll see. Maybe one or two of them.