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CCNF Elixir to be closed for future outside breedings.

CCNF Elixir at A Paca Fun Farm in Maryland. Photo by Bari Padgett

The headline really kind of covers it, don’t you think?

The details though: as of July 1st, 2016, CCNF Elixir, our beige Futurity Champion and Judges’ Choice winner — whom we co own with our friends the Padgett family at A . . . → Read More: CCNF Elixir to be closed for future outside breedings.

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…

THAT is what I call a good weekend!

Maxy and I after sweeping the White Female Championship with Pachelbel (MFI Peruvian Precocious x CCNF Bellafina) and Daliance (Snowmass Sub-Zero x CCNF Flirtatious). It was a great way to end the weekend. Many thanks to Becky Hopps for taking and sharing this photo too!

So as readers of this blog know by now, . . . → Read More: THAT is what I call a good weekend!

CCNF Elixir: operational!

Cas-Cad-Nac Farm and A Paca Fun Farm are thrilled to announce that our not-quite-2-year-old (his birthday is August 9th) Champion Herdsire, CCNF Elixir, has settled his first females, with multiple pregnancies being confirmed via sonogram! Elixir had been in steady training for his real job since first going home to A Paca Fun Farm after . . . → Read More: CCNF Elixir: operational!

Wayfarer’s first…with a grey twist!

CCNF Annabeth and her little Wayfarer daughter on Monday afternoon.

I love it when crias come out just the way that we had ordered them. Amongst other things, it helps to further promote the mythology that we know exactly what it is we are doing here!

In this particular case, the baby in question . . . → Read More: Wayfarer’s first…with a grey twist!

Little Big Man is *back* in the house!


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!

Holding pattern

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

An Alpaca Show Odyssey

The Crib Notes Version

It must be an alpaca road trip! Sam pushes our dolly towards the hotel elevator on Wednesday morning, 4/17 with some 150+ lb. of water jugs. His relative good cheer given that this was taken at 5:30 AM was most likely because of the fact that we were on our . . . → Read More: An Alpaca Show Odyssey

Putting our faith in the next generation.

Brothers in Arms at the Empire Trifecta, our winning Get of Sire AND Breeders Best Three entry, front to back: CCNF Defiance, CCNF Elixir, and CCNF Hyperion

Some big news here. We are pleased to announce that after 2 1/2 years of co-owning Snowmass Elite Legend in partnership with both Snowmass Alpacas and Tripping . . . → Read More: Putting our faith in the next generation.