Trip 1 - The Furry Scurry
The Furry Scurry is "the nation's largest dog walk". It benefits the Denver Dumb Friends League, a cause I support. It was a lovely day and a ton of fun. I could not find my camera battery, so click here to see official photos.
Trip 2 - The Great Western Alpaca Show and the Denver Fiber Fiesta
Neighbors Kate and Mike planned to participate in this show, and I wanted to see them. But as luck would have it, they had a sick alpaca and needed to stay home.
This was a three day show with alpacas from all over the West. I must have been there on Brown Boy Day, because all I saw was brown boys. Lots and lots of brown boys.
The classes were what horse show folks call "reason classes"; when the judge pins the class, he/she explains why they were placed in that order. I know nothing about alpaca conformation or fleece judging, so this was very interesting. I heard a lot of "his fleece was more organized" (what the heck?) type of stuff.
It was nice to see the camaraderie.
There were fiber demonstrations
and all things alpaca for sale.
Meanwhile, back at the ranch, I finished weaving the baby blanket. I threw it in the washer and dryer, ironed it, trimmed the fringe and sent it off to baby Hannah.
it turned out a-okay