Sorry not to have posted anything in over a week. The past 7 days were taken up mostly by the craziness of our kids’ last week of school and all of the attendant events that surrounded that. With Sam graduating from our beloved Upper Valley Waldorf School as an 8th grader (he moves on to . . . → Read More: Invictus and Tenacious have their first crias on the ground!
You know having just written that headline, there are just so many things one could read into it. Does realizing that make me a bad person?
Leaving that existential question aside though, the whole purpose of this post was to announce that we will be offering a special promotion on the stud . . . → Read More: Breeding special at the NAAS!
It’s that time again, when we look back at the previous year’s show winnings and howl at the moon for just a moment or two. 2012 marked Cas-Cad-Nac Farm’s 15th anniversary and as one might reasonably expect of a program that has been around that long, our winnings reflect the cumulative effect of careful and . . . → Read More: 2012: 1st Place Finishes, Championships, and Specialty Awards
MFI Peruvian Precocious
Some of you may know that Cas-Cad-Nac Farm has a long history with the Umass Amherst Camelid Studies Program. It’s founder, Dr. Stephen Purdy, was our one-man-badsass-truck-driving veterinarian way back when this whole alpaca thing started for Jen and I in 1997. There was many a late night call that Steve . . . → Read More: Bid to win a Precocious breeding at the Green Mountain show!
We are pleased to announce that our 2 year old Champion Herdsire, CCNF Tenacious, now has his first confirmed pregnancy and is officially available for outside stud services! Though admittedly not quite as much of natural at the whole breeding act the way his older brother Invictus was, practice as they say…well, . . . → Read More: CCNF Tenacious: ready to go!
1. Now that we’re back home for the foreseeable future, the boys (Sam and Max) and I took 4 of our Herdsires up to the Arena late this morning to commence the season’s breeding shenanigans in earnest. Max was along for the ride more out of boredom honestly — both headed to camp soon for . . . → Read More: Emptying out the desk drawer…
It has been a while since I’ve really gone through and cleaned up the Herdsire section of our farm’s website. While we have of course written up the occasional and important new arrival over the past few years (CCNF Royal Magnus, TKO’s King of the Ladies, Snowmass Elite Legend, Snowmass Matrix Majesty), . . . → Read More: Bringing our Herdsire listings up to date in more ways than one
Yes, it’s the shameless pat-ourselves-on-the-back-for-walking-in-circles post here at CCNF Chronicles. For years a similar edition of the hard copy newsletter would hit the mail around the 15th of January filled with show results and glossy photos. Well, kind of the same idea here except that I’m two weeks late, the photos aren’t glossy (pixely?), and . . . → Read More: 2011 1sts, Championships, and Specialty Awards
Invictus as a yearling at last falls' Green Mountain show. Was it 'da shoes? Probably not.
We had some suspicions about this young fellow when he first hit the ground. He just looked other. Admittedly when we bred Invictus’ dam Opal with his sire, Precocious, we were hoping for something a little darker than . . . → Read More: Promotion to the Stud Barn Part 2: CCNF Invictus
We were truly gutted earlier this year when we lost our beloved foundation female, Tessora, to a virulent inner ear infection. Though she was only with us for 5 or 6 years, her influence here was profound and will continue to be felt for years to come. There are not that many . . . → Read More: Promotion to the Stud Barn Part 1: CCNF Tenacious