While working in the Arena the other day, I had an auditory epiphany of sorts. Though we had been going for days (and some times weeks…when it wasn’t 90 degrees) at a time with all of the hanging fans up there turned off as the days and nights had turned cooler, there was a greater . . . → Read More: Beautiful Silence
Elixir came home yesterday, delivered to CCNF — and in the air-conditioned comfort of Penny’s car no less — by our friends and his co owners at A Paca Fun Farm in Maryland! I’m looking forward to having him here and trying to get him working in the next few days. There is . . . → Read More: Little Big Man is *back* in the house!
We had kind of a rough morning on Tuesday. One of our Archangel daughters, Bellafina (maternal daughter of our dearly departed PPPeruvian Pachelbel and the dam of CCNF Pachelbel, Bellerophon, and Expialidocious), who was out grazing an outer paddock with our large group of pregnant females due later in the year, was found to be . . . → Read More: Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose
With some official results posted the other day on AOBA’s web site, we are now able to start reporting on some of our our winnings from the spring fleece shows! MAPACA was the first fleece show of the spring for us, and like the PAOBA Breeder’s Showcase which followed shortly thereafter, our . . . → Read More: CCNF results from the MAPACA Jubilee Fleece Show
Random bits while waiting for the 2013 cria dam to truly break:
1. La Vie en Rose and Capella, who were both due in May have now had their crias (1 female, 1 male for whatever it’s worth) but that leaves 60+ more females that are due between now and December, the vast majority over . . . → Read More: Holding pattern
Just heard within the last hour the horrible news of the passing of our friend and colleague, Jim King of Skyeview Alpacas. Our thoughts and prayers are with Sue and and the rest of the King family…
Just a quick one on this gloriously rainy — it makes the grass grow and takes the dust out of the show animals’ fleeces, it’s all good — Sunday morning to say that the stud fee on CCNF Royal Ring of Fire has been adjusted downward for the first time ever. What that means is . . . → Read More: Royal Ring of Fire
Having seen the kids off to school, I just walked into my office and opened up all of my windows. It smells great out there: the pastures are turning more green every day, and I can hear the birds singing. Taken as a snapshot there’s not a whole lot not to love about it and . . . → Read More: Freaky warm
Christmas band at CCNF
Merry Christmas everybody! To those of you of other persuasions, enjoy the proverbial Chinese food and the empty movie theaters, I hear that’s pretty great too!
We’re gathered here with the extended Lutz family from Cambridge, MA (my mom and dad) and NYC (sister, brother, and two nieces) taking in . . . → Read More: Merry Christmas!
What is an alpaca breeding pimp facilitator to do now that the off season has truly arrived? Read, drink beer, and whine about the weather? We will of course be doing all of that and more in the days and months to come but I also had an inkling this morning. Sorry. To paraphrase Crash . . . → Read More: Tale of the 2011 breeding tape