AAA Futurity....here we come!
Yesterday we left at about 9am and headed due north on I-35. On board, we have Jenny Thompson, my trusty ranch manager and friend, Harriet Neubauer, a friend and relatively new alpaca breeder, myself....and TP Poseidon's Gladiator, TP Poseidon's Isaac's Journey, TP Poseidon's Isaac's U2, Tierra's XXXSTACy, TP Poseidon's Elin, TP Poseion's Rose, Matrix Serenity, Snowmass Winter Kiss, and Matrix Serentiy's Scarlet. We have high hopes of course....but get real...it is the FUTURITY!
Oh and of course...as soon as we left, one of our girls who was 3 weeks overdue delivered her ATV Adonnis cria.....a gorgeous rose gray boy that I can't wait to get my hands on!! I need a macho name for him. Any ideas?
Our first stop yesterday was at Michelle AuClaire's farm near Arbuckle, OK. We turned left off of I35 on hwy 7 just as it started hailing and the freeway shut down! Thank God for divine intervention! We dropped off 56 of our retired show fleeces to be sent to the Alpaca Blanket Project in Oregon. (MIchelle's place is a collection site). We turned around and got back on the freeway and headed north again and all the storms had thankfully moved east! We stopped in Newton, Kansas for the night and had a delightful dinner at the local Applebee's and met the new owners of TP Poseidon's Isaac's Rachel who came and picked her up at the Applebee's parking lot. (I think Rachel was glad to be able to get out of the trailer for a while! She probably was hoping that Applebee's served Orchardgrass Hay!). After the alpaca exchange, we went to our hotel and got a good night's sleep.
This morning we woke up to 44 degrees and rain and strong winds. At least we are heading due north and aren't going west on I-70 (which is closed because of blizzard conditions---did I mention that is is Aprl 15th?)
We are probably getting 5 miles per gallon today driving into a steady 25-30mph wind with gusts up to 40 and 50 predicted....hmm. It is supposed to be snowing in Grand Island, according to radar...I guess we will find out in about 2 hours!
Wish us luck. XXXSTACY is in the Auction on Saturday, April 16 and is a beautiful dark brown female who I hope finds an apprectiative new owner....sometimes I feel like I'm selling my children!
Rhonda et alt