Following on our leap into sheep-and-wool-goat raising, we went to our first livestock show this weekend: the Eastern Angora & Mohair Association Fall Show at the Shenandoah Valley Fiber Festival. Emily showed her much-loved colored Angora, Clover, in a very large Kid Doe class. And check her out!
And then Clover won Reserve Champion Doe for the entire show.
Emily’s currently walking about eighteen inches above the ground.
Meanwhile, I’m facing down the copyedits on the History of the Renaissance World (about which more shortly). And feeling that I like goats better.
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Oh, congratulations to Emily! And what a gorgeous goat!
It’s so fun to watch them win blue ribbons. You live in a great part of the country for fiber festivals, I’m kinda sorta jealous.
Blue ribbons can do that 18″ thing.
I was glad I read that last bit twice. So, you’re feeling that you like goats better than copyedits (not copyeditors). 🙂
Congratulations! (What a lovely daughter!)
Sheep and goats are close to my heart–my college roommate’s family owns a sheep farm in OH. Such a different life from mine; it was truly a lovely experience when she’d take me home for a visit!
She often showed her “lambies,” and participated in a catagory where the people showing wore wool clothing. I think I have a kilt picture somewhere…
Wow! Congratulations Emily! You go girl!
Congratulations to Emily! How sweet and wonderful. 🙂
Congratulations, Emily! Way to go!