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

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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…

CCNF Legionnaire at the 2014 Breeders Edge Auction

Top: Jennifer and Legionnaire with Judges Arturo Peña and Kevin O’Leary at the 2013 Empire Extravaganza. Bottom: Legionnaire’s fleece, February 2014.

Cas-Cad-Nac Farm is thrilled to announce that we will be offering our superlative young Champion and Judges’ Choice Herdsire, CCNF Legionnaire, as lot #7 at the 2014 Breeders Edge Auction, hosted as always . . . → Read More: CCNF Legionnaire at the 2014 Breeders Edge Auction

2013 Empire Alpaca Extravaganza: the show seasons ends with a bang!

Sweeping the Judges’ Choice awards at Empire. Left to right: Jennifer with CCNF Legionnaire, Judges Kevin O’Leary and Arturo Peña, and yours truly with my favorite new show pony, CCNF Prima Majesty.

Well that was interesting to say the least. We honestly didn’t head to the Empire show in Syracuse, NY last Friday thinking . . . → Read More: 2013 Empire Alpaca Extravaganza: the show seasons ends with a bang!

Invictus and Tenacious have their first crias on the ground!

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!

2012: 1st Place Finishes, Championships, and Specialty Awards

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

Letting go…

Snowmass Legacy Gold in 2007 at Tripping Gnome Farm.

There were some heavy hearts around here late yesterday afternoon. Though we had known it was coming for quite some time, yesterday was a tough one as we finally made the decision to put down both Legacy Gold and 5P Cangalli.

LG, who had lost . . . → Read More: Letting go…

Bringing our Herdsire listings up to date in more ways than one

CCNF Invictus

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

Getting our Bells rung

Sorry not to have posted as much lately. The truth is I didn’t expect that any of you would find stories of commutes to and from school/soccer practice/games mixed in with exciting tales of rain falling on an alpaca farm all that exciting. New England as a whole (yours truly included) has also spent the . . . → Read More: Getting our Bells rung

A couple of firsts, the new CCNF Chronicle’s 1st year, and our 200th post!

Though I knew in the back of my mind that it was coming up, it somehow slipped by me that yesterday marked one year since we started this blog. The drivel you are currently reading is also coincidentally the blog’s 200th post by the way. I know this because WordPress says it is so.

Admittedly, . . . → Read More: A couple of firsts, the new CCNF Chronicle’s 1st year, and our 200th post!

Sisters that birth out together stay together?

Nutmeg and her newborn female cria yesterday afternoon

There are certain maternal lines within our breeding program that we really cannot get enough of. 5P Cangalli and her daughters Enchantress, Ascension, Requiem, and now littlest sister Sovereign Gemm fall into that category. Likewise for PP Jesusa, her wonder-kids Magdalena and Golden Sovereign, their sister . . . → Read More: Sisters that birth out together stay together?