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Chimera Ranch

Where Excellence in Alpaca Fleece and Conformation is a lifestyle

Sandra and Norm Johnson
2021 S Ventress CtBennett, CO 80102
623 910 9897 (the boss- Sandra)
623 262 0810 (norm)

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Dec 2012

Thursday, May 17, 2012

May 2012

Well, spring has come and gone and summer is upon us.

We had a great time at the Small Breeder challenge and the Futurity Auction in Apr;

GWAS 2012 was fantastic; A a great show and Norm really enjoyed the time in the Ring as a steward with the Judges.

We have made progress on our move to Colorado; More furniture is there... an office is prepared, walls to segment out a working fleece room are up; the joists for the deck expansion required to enable Sand read more...
Got Milk??  Cocotini at 1 week old

Got Milk?? Cocotini at 1 week old

Momma's newest prize

Momma's newest prize

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Feb 2012

What a month Feb 2012 was;

The SWRAS event was a very good event and well attended. The Snowmass Auction was to die for. Great alpacas for sale; Great friends in attendance;

Lifecompounded.com surpassed 500% in growth since it started.

We have started to evaluate fodder systems to augment the hay used on the farm. Many great options out there for consideration.

Feb 29 2012; Chimera's Cocotini enters the world....can not wait for her to beg read more...

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Jan 2012

A great start to the year;

Chimera Ranch Attended the Priority Auction in Las Vegas; A great time to meet new friends and see familiar faces. We bid on several lots, but did not win;

We sold more Nuno Felted Scarves; we are having a great time with this luxury fleece and the products they make.

Finished our first woven scarf as well.

Lifecompounded is doing well. it has grown almost 500% since it inception 1 Nov 2011; Really looking forwar read more...

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

2012 at Chimera Ranch Alpacas

Happy New Year;

2012 appears to be a busy year for everyone at Chimera Ranch;

Priority Auction in Jan; SWRAS event and Snowmass Auction in Feb; Small breeder challenge / futurity auction in Apr; GWAS in May;

Everyone will be on site in CO from the middle of Apr to mid/end May to work on fencing, electricity, deck expansion and other critical items to support our full time move to CO in Sept;

Moving will take place one trailer at a time... o read more...

Friday, December 9, 2011


As we prepare to close 2011, it is a great opportunity to take a look back.

We purchased property in Apr 2011 to move Chimera Ranch to;

We lost several cria due to stress issues (cold & Heat). possibly a blessing in disquise.

Had a great time at the Spring shows we attended and loved being able to help out at GWAS and the National event.

Summer was busy arranging for outbuildings; Sept was hectic trying to get all the fence posts and hydrants s read more...

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Life Compounded

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Great ABR Fall Festival Show

Chimera Ranch had a very enjoyable weekend at the 2011 ABR Fall Festival.

Great to see old friends and to make new ones; The quality of the alpacas at these events gets better with every show. The alpaca business is alive and well and the quality is rapidly increasing.

A specific highlight was Mile High Carlton Ritz winning Color champion in the Light class; At 38 months old, we were very pleased. Then we learned he also won Color champion in the Light class in the read more...