Now for the really exciting part... What rabbits I am taking? Well, when you are preparing for this big of a show, you must choose your rabbits wisely. I am taking a total of nine rabbits and I am excited for each one. Keep in mind that I have those big, fluffy rabbits that love to chew their coats when in stress, so do the math. A 25 hour drive + A big, fluffy angora + A small cage = A chewed coat. How do you stop that? Simple, just put them in a bigger pen. It still is very stressful for you and the rabbit because you spent eight months to grow this coat on this rabbit for this show; you don't want to lose it now!
I am also going to participate in the royalty contest and the educational display. I had to pre-enter the educational projects and the applications and let me just say that they are very lengthy. I am in the Duchess category and a lot of girls are usually in that category as well. What I entered for the education display was a pair of fingerless mittens (the pair I made the pattern for) and a woven scarf. What I did was warped the loom for two scarfs and then wove them both in one day! It was very good practice for Farm Show(you will be reading a blog on that soon...) One of the scarfs I am keeping and I am donating the other scarf to the NARBC. NARBC stands for the National Angora Rabbit Breeders Club. Hope they like it!
I will be writing a blog as soon as I get home to update you on our adventure...
|My English Angora jr. doe is ready!|
|My French Angora buck...|
|My Satin Angora doe...|
|The scarfs that I am entering and donating... (I am keeping the blue one)|