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

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On the end of birthing/breeding season, semi-empty nests, and Hurricane Irma.

Greetings from the far side of birthing season! Seems like just yesterday that Jen and I were coming up with breeding assignments — which Herdsires would breed with which females — for the 2017 season and that she and our herd manager, Kim Duprey, were staring down a list of some 75+ due females for . . . → Read More: On the end of birthing/breeding season, semi-empty nests, and Hurricane Irma.

Fall Transitions

Jen and I got to spend an amazing 5 days with Ole Erik and Laila Sjøli and their wonderful kids in Norway last week. Their farm, Alpacajoy of Norway, had purchased several animals from us over the past couple of years and this was a chance to both hang with our new friends as well . . . → Read More: Fall Transitions

Late summer meanderings.

Random musings from a long neglectful alpaca blogger as the leaves show their first little twinge of color here on the farm…

1. Had a great time at the Breeders Edge auction 2 weeks ago now, though I will freely admit that I mostly wimped out on wearing the long wig that I had brought . . . → Read More: Late summer meanderings.

Into Summer…

Wow, the last few weeks feel like they took place at double speed and one result of that, is that this space has been conspicuously neglected. We went from putting the final touches on our new farm cookbook (read: immersed in proofreading and the annoying minutiae until we really didn’t feel like looking at it . . . → Read More: Into Summer…

Winding down while revving up…

Oh, we can almost smell it! “It,” in this particular case, being the end of the 2014 birthing season. In fact as I write this, there are only 6 females left at the Arena that are still due with their 2014 crias. This after starting the parade of birthing shenanigans back in May with a . . . → Read More: Winding down while revving up…

Labor day(s)

CCNF Panamera’s Sub-Zero son strikes a pose earlier today. He and his penmates are getting cria shorn as this is written…

Holy baby boom Batman! Jen started the tradition several years back of taking the farm’s staff out to the local Chinese buffet for lunch any time that we have had 3 or more . . . → Read More: Labor day(s)

Summer daze

Random mutterings on a Tuesday afternoon:

It is believed around these parts that when the Goldenrod starts to emerge on the roadsides and in the fields, that it is a sure sign that summer is winding down. Of course that’s just one sign of many. I must admit that I gave a great incredulous sigh . . . → Read More: Summer daze

Opal has a girl…

Opal and her new little girl as seen from Sam Lutz’s quad-copter drone on a beautiful June afternoon. Life is good.

She is known simply by my better half as “my Opal.” And may the powers that be rise to protect you if you are foolish enough to speak ill of her in Jennifer’s . . . → Read More: Opal has a girl…

Welcome, little one…

The first cria of 2014 (Snowmass Conopa’s Kahuna x CCNF Golden Bliss) enjoys a nurse off of her mama and then a nap. Life is good.

So after several weeks of being on cria watch, we finally had the first baby of 2014 born here yesterday afternoon! And, yes, if you’re wondering: we do . . . → Read More: Welcome, little one…

A Christmas gift from an old friend…

CCNF Ascension and her newborn son on Christmas morning in the Arena’s warm room.

Jen headed up the hill Christmas morning at 6 AM to do the same thing we had been doing for the last month: check on our final due female, Ascension, who had been living in the Arena’s warm room since . . . → Read More: A Christmas gift from an old friend…