A Taste of Life at Windrush Alpacas

June 20, 2008

Alpaca Products at the Cowboy Symposium

Today through Sunday I will be busy manning a booth at the Running Water Draw Cowboy Symposium that is being held at Ned Houck Park in Clovis.


This is the first year of the Cowboy Symposium and it sounds as if it will be a fun event with chuck wagon cook offs, trail rides, horseshoe pitching, a kid’s rodeo, cowboy poetry and concerts.  A cowboy church is also planned for Sunday morning.


The performers at the event are a mix of those from the local area (Allie Brooks, Sharon Dictson, Jimmie Joe Jester, Dr. Les Morrow and David Downey) and also those from further afield (Red Steagall, Jean Prescott, Yvonne Hollenbeck and Sweethearts in Carhartts).


The days promise to be long ones, but it will be another opportunity to showcase our alpaca products in front of the public and hopefully will result in some product sales too.  I am thinking that the rugs, socks and gloves will be a hit among those attending but will take some yarn, scarves and other products too.  You never quite know at an event what items will be your best seller and I can guarantee if I decide to leave something behind that is the thing someone will ask me for!


I am sure The Running Water Draw Cowboy Symposium will bring back memories of a trip Ric and I took several years ago with my parents who were visiting from England at that time.  We went to the Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium in Glencoe, New Mexico (close to Ruidoso, New Mexico) and had a lovely time learning more about the western and cowboy lifestyle.  A big thank you goes out to Annette Taylor, one of the organizers of the event who has been a delight to work with and whom I am sure has spent many hours making sure that the Running Water Draw Cowboy Symposium is a successful event.


The blog entries might be sparse during the next few days, depending on how I feel at the end of each day, but hopefully I will have enough energy to at least write a few words during the weekend.





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