We hope everyone had a very special holiday season. With the New Year upon us, we are full steam ahead getting ready for the trip west to the National Western Stock Show held in Denver, CO. This will be Almosta Farm’s 12th year attending.
A few years ago, a group started to travel and be stalled together at the show. We soon realized that we had such as great time and worked so well together it became a tradition. Through the years it has grown into more farms and even a name has popped up as the “Almosta Gang”. This year we will have 5 farms with 14 animals from MI; NE; CO; and MN in the “Gang”.
Our goal is to work and laugh hard but most of all to promote the breed and our farms. For those of you attending the great event in Denver, please look us up. We’d love to visit with you.
Almosta Farm is also proud to help promote Pell Creek’s Pendelton (D) that will be offered in the National Highland Sale at the National Western Stock Show in Denver on Jan. 24, 2015 owned by Pell Creek Highlands in Balaton,MN. Bailey would be glad to answer any questions that you may have about him.
He is the combination of Spring Flight Connecticut Yankee and Skye High Koal genetics . With his genetics and disposition, he has so much to offer any breeding program.
I am finally getting things back to normal from my last trip to the NAILE Show in Louisville, KY. We took a side trip to Stanwood,MI to pick up friends: Dawn Manthei, Evelyn Pruitt and their animals. It doesn’t get any better than going to an event with friends.
With 2014 coming to an end, it’s time to reflect on where this past year has gone and start making goals for 2015. Many miles were traveled with meeting new folks and connecting with old friends. My biggest highlight of the year was meeting new kids with their animals and seeing how far the more seasoned kids had gone.
The Almosta Barnyard had its challenges this year with the lowest time of losing Yankee. He taught me so many lessons, produced terrific offspring that are spread out all over the country. The blessing will be looking forward to the 4 calves that he will have in March. Koal has taken his new position of being the Senior Bull very seriously and should have 5 calves of his own in the spring.
Next on the list is looking forward and making plans to attend the 2015 National Western held in Denver, Co in Jan. A group of us have pooled our resources, friendships and animals through the years and it has grown to 5 farms. The name our group has taken on the name of ” The Almosta Gang”. It makes that week so special with good friends working hard, laughing, and promoting our farms.
If you find yourself at the National Highland Show at the National Western, please stop by for a rest. We would love to visit with you.
May you all have a very special holiday season.