Two shows in two weekends is a lot of work. And while I'll REALLY miss my friends when show season is over, like I said in an earlier post I've got that "aaack I need to stop traveling and get stuff done" feeling. The weekend of the 9th I was in Ferndale, CA, for a poultry show. I'd never been to Ferndale before, the show used to be in Eureka, and it was a pleasant change to a quiet little dairy-cow town. The weekend was so much fun I'm pretty sure that it must have violated some sort of rules. Good friends, good times. :-)
And the birds are doing well this year. To my amazement, I got Best RCCL with one of the BBRed cockerels at that show.
And everyone sang Happy Birthday to me at the banquet. Awww! :-) That may have been my best 29th birthday yet. ;-)
Indy got a new lady friend when he was in Ferndale. This is Stella, she's a Thai Asil like him (well, he may be a mix, who knows). I don't plan on raising these beasts, they are difficult to house, but the two of them are pretty much joined at the hip now and I do plan on selling eggs.
This last weekend was another poultry show down in Fresno, and another omg-so-much-fun couple of days. One of my BBRed cockerels took Best of Breed, beating out some nice Black pullets. Yeah! I took Indy to the show too, because they have a very large and well-respected Game Fowl show there. He won his weight class, squee! And yes I'm immature enough to think the plaque is HILARIOUS! Insert jokes here... ;-) I'm sure he's proud.
Here's Jen and I with our boys (I'm in the plaid shirt):
So there is just one more show that I will be attending this season, and that's at the very end of March in Red Bluff, which is only about 45 minutes away. I am hoping we can get the breeding pens done within the next few weeks so I can bring up the rest of the birds and start setting eggs. I'm going to give myself a 6-week window in which to hatch eggs... whatever I get is what I get. But I want to be done by June, and as you know... time flies.