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John W Blehm

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Re: 2018 National
« Reply #60 on: September 10, 2018, 11:15:47 AM »
Well that's just typical... My birds are falling to pieces. >:( >:( Show season is definitely getting close.


2 1/2 weeks can make a difference...for better or worse.  A couple days ago I notice 3 birds that are in individual coops with the same condition.  "Typical" it is for many of us.   ;)

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Re: 2018 National
« Reply #61 on: September 10, 2018, 03:09:47 PM »
Not to change the subject from the dreaded M word but. John could you put myself, my wife Nicole, daughter Marina and Uncle Dave down for Friday and Saturday dinners? I thought I saw it somewhere and believe it was on this post??
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Re: 2018 National
« Reply #62 on: September 10, 2018, 03:30:15 PM »
Not to change the subject from the dreaded M word but. John could you put myself, my wife Nicole, daughter Marina and Uncle Dave down for Friday and Saturday dinners? I thought I saw it somewhere and believe it was on this post??

I took me awhile to figure out what the M word is...I'm a bit slow, but I generally catch on sooner or later.  With so many words referred to by their first letter it has been a challenge.

Reply #42 on page 3 was my post about the two meals, so I've started the list there.  It went out to all members in the Newsletter over a week ago, but no one else has signed up yet.

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Re: 2018 National
« Reply #63 on: September 10, 2018, 06:26:58 PM »
Ameraucana National Meet Schedule
September 28, 29 & 30, 2018
Portage, WI
Friday:
2pm – 9pm, early coop in at Columbia County Fairgrounds/Veterans Memorial Field.
     GPS address = 1 Fair Boulevard, Portage WI 53901
7pm, Supper at Dino’s Restaurant (at The Ridge Motor Inn) – please make reservations with John.
     2900 New Pinery Rd, Portage, WI 53901, (608)742-4111

Saturday:
7am – 9am, coop in, with open show judging starting after the juniors (around 10:30 or so).
9:30am, Ameraucana Egg Judging Contest at our club table.
10:30am, Youth Showmanship Competition…see WIPC schedule for a complete list of their events and times.
 :) Don’t forget lunch, with FOOD concession in the brick building #8!
3pm, Ameraucana Q&A seminar open to anyone with an interest, in the Fair Office Building.
5pm, Our club’s silent auction ends – Russ Blair is heading it up.
7pm, Ameraucana Banquet in the building for all Alliance members & their guests – please let John how many to expect.
     Pizza, Subs, Deserts & Bottled Water for $10/per person, $5 for kids under 12. (donations accepted, if costs aren't covered)
     You may want to bring your own non-alcoholic beverage and food items for any special dietary needs.
7:30pm, Annual Club Meeting, followed by presentation of awards in the brick building #8.

Sunday:
6:30am, Showroom opens
8:30am, Show club’s raffle & auction ends – Showrooms closed & locked.
9:30am, Show Champions Announced – Birds released by 11am at the latest – take down cooping & clean-up.

The following lists will be updated as members notify me...

Signed up for Dino's Restaurant, Friday at 7pm:
John & Kathy Blehm
Russ, Nicole & Marina Blair and Uncle Dave
Max & Tawnya Strawn

Signed up for our private Alliance Banquet, Saturday at 7pm:
John & Kathy Blehm
Russ, Nicole & Marina Blair and Uncle Dave
Max & Tawnya Strawn

You can add the Gilberts and Rennolets - four of us. 
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Re: 2018 National
« Reply #64 on: September 10, 2018, 06:49:43 PM »
Sure. 

Others, please send an email directly to me.

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Re: 2018 National
« Reply #65 on: September 21, 2018, 10:17:08 AM »
Start saving eggs for our annual egg contest at our National Meet.   ;)

Awards will be given for the “Best” and “Reserve” Large Fowl and Bantam eggs. 
 
Entries will consist of six eggs presented in a suitable container of the entrant’s choice.

Ameraucana Egg Competition:
Best Bantam Eggs..................................................................................$50   
Reserve Bantam Eggs.............................................................................$50 
Best Large Fowl Eggs.............................................................................$50 
Reserve Large Fowl Eggs........................................................................$50

All the details are in the PDF file on our Downloads page.  A used egg carton is fine to bring them in, since only the eggs are judged and not the container they are presented in.
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Re: 2018 National
« Reply #66 on: September 22, 2018, 05:50:48 PM »
I am getting ready to start on the beaded Blue Wheaten hen to mount onto a cap for this year's Nationals.
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Re: 2018 National
« Reply #67 on: September 24, 2018, 11:40:55 AM »
We received the entry numbers from the Wisconsin International for our 2018 national meet to be held this coming weekend.   They are as follows:

Open show LF Ameraucana: 110
Open Bantam Ameraucana:  120
Junior LF Ameraucana:           12
Junior Bantam Ameraucana:     7
Total Ameraucanas entered   249

Not too shabby!   The judges will have their work cut out for them.
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Re: 2018 National
« Reply #68 on: September 24, 2018, 02:22:45 PM »
That is awesome, looks like someone has the chance at a starred win, possibly more
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Re: 2018 National
« Reply #69 on: September 24, 2018, 03:24:27 PM »
Over 2 grand in cash, besides other awards, just waiting for the winners this weekend!

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Re: 2018 National
« Reply #70 on: September 25, 2018, 10:26:48 AM »
National Weather Service forecast for Portage, WI, this weekend...(updated 9/27/2018)

Friday
A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly before 9am. Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 57. West wind 5 to 10 mph.
Friday Night
Areas of frost after 4am. Otherwise, mostly clear, with a low around 33. West wind around 5 mph.
Saturday
Widespread frost, mainly before 8am. Otherwise, increasing clouds, with a high near 55. Calm wind becoming west around 5 mph.
Saturday Night
A 40 percent chance of showers, mainly after 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 42. East wind around 5 mph.
Sunday
A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 4pm. Cloudy, with a high near 58. Northeast wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
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Re: 2018 National
« Reply #71 on: September 26, 2018, 07:15:41 PM »
We're heading out in the morning. Safe travels to everyone.

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Re: 2018 National
« Reply #72 on: September 26, 2018, 09:03:48 PM »
We're heading out in the morning. Safe travels to everyone.

You too Max.  You are traveling farther than the rest of us, so take your time and drive safe.
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Re: 2018 National
« Reply #73 on: September 27, 2018, 01:05:10 AM »
God speed

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Re: 2018 National
« Reply #74 on: September 27, 2018, 11:26:37 AM »
Whew who, I am SOOO EXCITED. I feel like a kid on Christmas Eve lol. I only have a handful of chickens  ;Dto bath tonight, pack my bag and hopefully by 8-9am tomorrow Uncle Dave, my wife Nicole, daughter and myself will be pulling a Willy Nelson......”on the road again”  ;D ;D. Doubt I will check back in here until my arrival so safe travels to all  8)
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