IAN & JENNIFER LUTZ
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PERKINSVILLE, VT 05151
802-263-5740

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CCNF at *THE* Showtacular!

So…about those show results from the combined Empire Alpaca Extravaganza and NEAOBA Fall Alpaca Show (hands down winner of the award for most utilitarian show name, BTW, perhaps a reaction to its previous incarnation when it was know as the Green Mountain Alpaca Fall Spectacular?), that together formed our new favorite show weekend, AKA, The . . . → Read More: CCNF at *THE* Showtacular!

The Showtacular shows an entire industry how it *should* be done.

It’s a little hard to remember exactly how we felt now a couple of weeks back at the dual show — the Empire Alpaca Extravaganza & NEAOBA Fall Alpaca Show — that was correctly billed as the Showtacular, held over the course of 3 days in Syracuse, NY. That would to a great degree be . . . → Read More: The Showtacular shows an entire industry how it *should* be done.

Futurity 2015: Adventures in Road Tripping

What a way to go about acquiring a new truck! You can ask anyone that has survived my first 43 years on this earth: I’ve rarely been one to learn a lesson the easy way. When our farm truck experienced what were diagnosed at the time as fuel filter problems on the runs to/from the . . . → Read More: Futurity 2015: Adventures in Road Tripping

CCNF at the 2015 NAAS

CCNF Precipice: Judges’ Choice Huacaya Male at the 2015 North American Alpaca Show.

So after weeks of walking — maybe that should be “walking” — somewhat recalcitrant juvi alpacas up and down our hill in an attempt to train them, the 2015 show schedule for us finally got under way. Amongst the many great . . . → Read More: CCNF at the 2015 NAAS

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…

2014 Futurity: CCNF Championships & 1st Place Finishes

Tired smiles from the Lutz family at the end of a long weekend. CCNF Centurion caps off our spring show season by winning both Champion White Huacaya Male and 2014 Futurity Judges’ Choice Huacaya Male! Man, can we go home now?

The title “Futurity Champion” brings with it perhaps more cachet than any other . . . → Read More: 2014 Futurity: CCNF Championships & 1st Place Finishes

To Norway, with love.

Amidst all of the craziness of the past month, one of the coolest things we got to do, was to host the Sjøli family of Alpacajoy of Norway here at the farm during the first week of April! Laila we had met for the first time briefly last year when she and her colleague, Rolf . . . → Read More: To Norway, with love.

To Harrisburg and back again…

CCNF Marick, 2014 AOA National Show Brown Huacaya Male Champion and Judges’ Choice Huacaya Male with judges Diana Timmerman, Kristin Buhrmann, Amanda VandenBosch, and Jude Anderson along with two hooligans from Vermont.

Oh, the joys of a late winter road trip! After watching and fretting over the weather forecast starting almost a week in . . . → Read More: To Harrisburg and back again…

Getting the band back together one last time.

Tessora, Capuchin, Sugar Plum, (Moonbeam’s arse), and Freedom Reign enjoying some time in the sunshine today at the CCNF Main Barn.

As of this past weekend, virtually all of the animals that are going to be a part of our spring show strings over the next month and a half were together in one . . . → Read More: Getting the band back together one last time.

Show selection in the time of frozen hands

While my enthusiasm for winter may wax and wane depending upon my mood and my recent sleep patterns, if it is going to be steadily cold as it has been for most of the past couple of weeks (it was solidly below zero here this morning), it is also nice to have snow on the . . . → Read More: Show selection in the time of frozen hands