IAN & JENNIFER LUTZ
490 WHEELER CAMP RD
PERKINSVILLE, VT 05151
802-263-5740

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Getting ready for a long winter’s nap?

The dry lot area set up around the outside of the CCNF Arena every winter. It both allows the animals up there room to play (especially the crias) as well as some much needed sunshine during the shortened days.

After a fall that felt particularly chaotic, one would think that things would chill out around here as the days grow increasingly shorter and we stare down the winter solstice. We had after all gone through (in no particular order): a double show in Syracuse, a weekend auction in Oregon, Jen spending days on end . . . → Read More: Getting ready for a long winter’s nap?

Some sequels are worthy of the original.

capuchincria1016

We are not normally in the habit of making frequent birth announcements here at CCNF Chronicles for the simple reason that if we did so regularly, this blog might be little else, what with 70+ little farts being born here each year. However, it is not everyday that the cria in question is the full . . . → Read More: Some sequels are worthy of the original.

CCNF Skyhawk moves on to bigger and better things!

CCNF Skyhawk (AG Margarita x CCNF Marick)

CCNF Skyhawk winning his 3rd Black Color Championship (and 5th banner overall) at the recently held NEAOBA Fall Alpaca Show in Syracuse, NY.

We want to thank the partnership of Barbara and Joe Crocco of Copper Star Alpaca Farm, Lennie and Sue Foss of Elf-Paca Meadows, and Chuck and Elaine Gerber of Woodland Meadow . . . → Read More: CCNF Skyhawk moves on to bigger and better things!

CCNF at the 2016 Showtacular: The Kids Are (Still) Alright

CCNF Majesty United: Judges' Choice Huacaya Female at the NEAOBA Fall Alpaca Show.

CCNF Majesty United: Judges’ Choice Huacaya Female at the NEAOBA Fall Alpaca Show.

How do we, knocking on the door of our 20th year in the alpaca world, measure success in the show ring? And, I guess it’s fair to ask as well: are shows and the results they spit out a true measure . . . → Read More: CCNF at the 2016 Showtacular: The Kids Are (Still) Alright

Thank You Odin Falls Alpacas!

CCNF Acapella (CCNF Capella x CCNF Elixir)

CCNF Acapella (CCNF Capella x CCNF Elixir)

We want to thank Allen and Kaitlynn Kallel of Odin Falls Alpacas in Redmond, OR for their purchase of CCNF Acapella at the recently held Snow Diamond Select Auction! As a first time visitor to Bend, OR where the sale was held, I have to say that . . . → Read More: Thank You Odin Falls Alpacas!

An appreciation of an old friend…

SHRA Virtual's Reality (11/6/00 - 9/8/16)

SHRA Virtual’s Reality in the summer of 2001, soon after arriving here at her new home as a juvenile. Insets: Reality posing later in ’01 with her loot from that year’s AOBA National Show, and looking rather pissed off at me in August 2012 as she nurses a newborn CCNF Magistrate.

With heavy hearts . . . → Read More: An appreciation of an old friend…

Taking a deeper look.

Jen calibrating the OFDA 2000 in the fleece room of the CCNF Arena.

Jen calibrating the OFDA 2000 in the fleece room of the CCNF Arena.

So this is really what it has come down to? As mid-life crisis acquisitions go, I suppose that the purchase of our own OFDA 2000 fiber testing machine is a constructive one at least. It’s certainly safer, better for the environment, . . . → Read More: Taking a deeper look.

CCNF Acapella, Lot # 12 at the Snow Diamond Select Sale!

CCNF Acapella (CCNF Capella x CCNF Elixir)

We are proud to be consignors at the upcoming inaugural Snow Diamond Select Sale, taking place in scenic Bend, OR on October 7th and 8th! Obviously, when going to the trouble of shipping an auction animal clear across to the other side of the country, it behooves us to consign someone rather special to represent . . . → Read More: CCNF Acapella, Lot # 12 at the Snow Diamond Select Sale!

CCNF at the 2016 AOA National Fleece Show

Oh the things one can do with a creatively inclined 15 year old and 500 lb. hay bales! CCNF's major winnings from the 2016 AOA National Fleece Show!

Hey, ever wonder why those that work in Washington, D.C. and have a choice in the matter, get the heck out of Dodge during the dog days of summer? The Lutz family became intimately familiar with the answer a couple of weeks back, while using the presence of the AOA National Fleece Conference and Show, . . . → Read More: CCNF at the 2016 AOA National Fleece Show

Rise of the Rookie Herdsires

KVR's & MFI's Mint Mo Money after winning both Champion White Male and Judges' Choice Huacaya Male at the 2015 Futurity!

We are pleased to announce that two of our young Herdsires, Champions MFI & KVR’s Mint Mo Money and his somewhat lesser known stablemate, CCNF Sucrose, have both achieved their first confirmed pregnancies within the past week! Turns out that the breeding frenzy that the boys of the CCNF Stud Barn were on in the . . . → Read More: Rise of the Rookie Herdsires