Originally Posted by SadieSue
Returned home from Stevenson about noon yesterday. My friend and I had a wonderful weekend! It was nice to see the folks that we knew and recognized, I did meet and introduce myself to one or two more, and I'm sorry that if there were other BYC'ers I didn't recognize that I missed the opportunity to meet them.
We did have a few friends in for beverages and snacks on Friday, thank you to those who were able to visit for a few minutes. I know that traveling, unloading, cooping in, setting up can take a LOT out of folks. But it was nice just to have a few minutes to sit and shoot the breeze in person. Good to see CR and Diane, Jbear, CF, Pettec, Pips&Peeps, (we nodded in passing) and more! I even met the adorable Quincy!
It was such a beautiful day on Saturday that we felt compelled to tear ourselves away from the barns for a few hours on Saturday and drove the short distance to Multnomah Falls. It was spectacular! I was so glad we were able to see it this time.
We also drove to Hood River, but only because we needed to shop for a container to bring my gf's purchase home in. She bought a HUGE black Cochin capon that did not sell at auction because he was being sold at a high price as a pet only. Giant, friendly boy who prefers people to other chickens, my friend had her heart stolen away by a boy who has limited purpose, but oh - you should see this guy. What a cutie. I guess we city girls are suckers for a pretty face.
She also got her DH's permission to buy a nice metal piece from CR's booth and has it hanging on her gate already. She is very pleased!
CF delivered my Castle Delight Serama eggs to me and since I was there and knew I'd still have room in the incubator, I decided to purchase 12 assorted color silkie eggs. Don't know what I'm going to do with them if they hatch, but I had a weak moment. (*See above remark about city girls.) So I'll be setting 26 eggs today.
Chicks that I hatched last week are still thriving at my friends' home (same friend who was with me this weekend.) We're hoping for a lot of girls out of the 6, but at this point I'm a little worried. Only one of the 5 wheaten Marans has developed the wispy tail feathers. It would be a drag if we only ended up with 1 girl out of 6, but I guess it's better than none! We'll see. I'm sure she'll be taking more photos of them this week.
All in all it was a lovely weekend and wonderful to see everyone who attended!
PS - Hope all goes well with you tomorrow Julie - and please don't feel the need to apologize for anything. I completely understand all you've been going through.
A couple of pics of the falls I shot with my camera phone. My girlfriend is deathly afraid of heights so I was very proud of her for going up the trail with me and actually crossing the pedestrian bridge going over the falls. It is a long way down and she was very brave. That bridge was built in 1914 - almost 100 years ago! Can you imagine?