Monday, April 26, 2010


Best in Show @ West Coast Classic! Picture from Betty Chu (Her blog is: Judges Roger Hassenpflug & April Wright. Matt Gholden (our good friend) stood in with Rylee.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Best in Show! (again!)

LHHR's Rylee wins Best in Show in C at the West Coast Classic in Monterey, CA! Judges were April Wright & Roger Hassenpflug!

She went up for the "Best of the Best" table, but Alison Votaw's buck DeSurra's Gabriel (Youth BIS) won it :)

Thank you to Susie Cederlof & Jill Pfaff for showing & transporting her! You guys are the best! I will have pics as soon as Jill gets back home to Oregon!

Rylee also won BOSB in Show A & B. She is now a Grand Champion and has a couple more shows ahead of her!

I'm still on cloud nine! This is Rylee's third BIG win in TWO weeks! I am *very* thankful she didn't take to Stitch or Dream Maker (as I tried breeding her in January and March.....) I think that was the good lord's sign she needed to be shown!

Rylee's next show is a Triple Open in Yreka, CA on May 8th. Not very prestigious, but good competition for all breeds and a great showing of ML's every year. Two weeks! I can't wait! [And yes, I am making the LONG drive down on a Friday afternoon to get to northern CA on time for the breed specialty!]

Thursday, April 22, 2010

I can taste the weekend!

Week 4 is almost to an end, just 3 more classes tomorrow!

It's been a long week. Lots of sheep stuff.... Birthed twins today and cleaned up the barn a little, amongst applying to the community college so I can take some summer classes, getting my scholarship application finished, homework, work, labs, job searching, midterms and taking care of some bunnies!

Rylee left for Monterey this afternoon. I am not really so excited anymore because I checked with Rita and there is an embarrassing number of ML's entered... I guess that really shows you everyone has pretty much sold out :( At any rate, I'm still very glad she gets to go.

Melinda got her box yesterday; she is due on the 24th. She was bred to Matthew... I bred him to her because it was complementary & at the time he was going to be leaving this weekend, but the buyer had some issues so he's still for sale! [A very nice buck I might add :)]

At some point next week I'll enter for the Yreka show. They accept pretty late entries so I'm not too worried (already know who I'm showing) and it will be a great showing at that, always lots of Mini's here. :) Plus there is a specialty! Woot!

Just powering through spring term... Can't believe we're almost half-way done :D

Saturday, April 17, 2010

A small break

3 weeks of classes done.
Very exhausted from work & extracurricular activities.

Midterms are coming. I have one Monday night and one Wednesday morning. I'm really not prepared for either one of them, so this post will be short.

Headed out the sheep farm for our 8-midnight shift. Get a 4 hour break and then do another from 4-8am. I also feed steers at 7am. It will be one long night/morning.

The good thing is I get to sleep in an extra hour on Monday!

Sent in my WCC entry. Can't believe its next weekend already!

Back to studying... well... to start studying I guess :)

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Best in Show!

LHHR's Rylee (LHHR's Mason x LHHR's Mia) wins double Best of Breed, 1st Runner up in Show A under Randy Shumaker and Best in Show B under Jeff Jewitt at the Pear Blossom RBA on April 10th!

Her next show will be the West Coast Classic in Monterey on April 24th & 25th :) I don't mind how she does there, I just want to get back in the mood of showing. I miss it!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010


This week, I spent 11.5 hours working & 18 hours in class. I also spent a number of hours out at the sheep farm on Tuesday & Thursday.

When Friday rolled around, and I got done with post-op cleaning after work, I was *exhausted*. No words described my week.

I had an interview on Tuesday morning. It went very well; I'm highly qualified, but they are only hiring 3 people of 15 who applied. Last time I applied they hired 2 out of 20 (and I didn't get it due to my fall-term schedule).... but I am hoping for better this time... I really want/need this job and don't want to have to search for Plan B/something I don't want to do.... I don't find out till the 16th so in the meantime I am trying to come up with some back-up ideas. Being in a statistics course this term, I really don't like my odds!
*If* I get the job, I will without doubt, be taking credits at our local community college. I just want to finish up with my Bacc Core courses & there are a few I have left I just haven't found the time to cram into my schedule yet.

The Rabbits!

Show this weekend! I'm going home Friday afternoon. I was going to head home after my last class, but I just got notified of an employee meeting at 3... so that kinda blew my Friday plans before the show... Even if you plan something out in detail, there is always something that comes in your way!

Saturday, Kristie is leaving with Kim to head down to Utah where she will have her new home with Tanner. She will do a lot of good there.

I am taking Sid to sell (if Roxy takes) and Matthew. I had an inquiry on Matthew, but the breeder has since fell off the face of the planet. Due to this, I will be revising my sales policy & sales page a bit... I was doing so well but I hate it when people spoil things. I doubt I will sell him there though, as I am firm on his price. Henry is on hold, so that leaves me with a junior doe from Maid Dignified to sell. I thought my parents were going to give her to the breeder who took in the litter and took care of them for 5 weeks, so I don't know if they did that.

I will be breeding Obnoxious to Henry on Friday. And Roxy x Sid, so those are the only litter possibilities in addition to Melinda that I am expecting.

I am hoping to jet out of the showroom quickly. I want to do my Friday plans on Saturday... Knowing my luck, that won't happen.... I really wanted to land a truck deal this weekend, since it will be the only weekend I'm home in a while... but maybe this is a sign I should wait a little while longer. I really haven't found what I'm looking for yet anyways, so I should just settle... go back to my homework.... :(