The Heirloom Fleece Cup from the 2013 AOBA National Fleece Show in Denver, CO.
I have to say that not personally being in Denver, Colorado this past May for the AOBA National Conference and Show was rather disappointing! It wasn’t because I loved the idea of driving 20+ hours with a trailer full of . . . → Read More: CCNF results from the AOBA National Fleece 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!
Saphira and her two little ones Friday afternoon.
So there we were on Thursday all excited because our former show girl, Isabella Star, had just given birth to her 2nd cria ever and was actually letting the little guy nurse. You see her first cria from last year — the one and only infamous . . . → Read More: Cria grafting again
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
Jennifer starts to peel the membranes off of Saphira's new cria just moments after its birth.
After making us sweat for several weeks Saphira finally had her first cria yesterday afternoon. It was the sort of uneventful maiden birth that makes you think she’d always known how to do that. “Thanks for watching but . . . → Read More: A final gift
We promote this blog as being, amongst other things, a candid window into our life here on the farm. Well, welcome to the dark side. We lost our beloved Tessora last night around 11 PM, the presumed cause of death (pending necropsy results) was complications from a nasty and apparently virulent inner ear infection. This . . . → Read More: A tough pill to swallow, CCNF in mourning
It was some five and a half years ago as I sat in my basement office searching the internet for new light colored females to add to our foundation herd that we came across Tessora. Her discovery came after several frustrating days of calling up breeders that had females listed, often times for exorbitant prices . . . → Read More: A deal that went horribly, terribly right.