Today I have been getting my fibre samples organised to send of to Australian Alpaca Fibre Testing. Only the first few to go and it would be better financially to wait until I have them all but I am too impatient for that. I have remembered to put them in paper envelopes this time and not plastic bags and I have curbed myself from sending almost an entire fleece in each sample this time! A finger size sample is what it says and a finger size sample (quite fat fingers) is what Trevor Selby is getting! I am interested this year to see the report which shows the micron change over time. Last year it was really interesting but I had no record of which paddocks they were in or what and when I was feeding. This year I am hoping to be able to look at it and compare it with feeding and whether the paddock had Grasstrak and so on - interesting!
I am also hoping I will be able to understand the statistics more - and of course that at least one or possible two are really exciting statistics (for me, anyway!) Hopefully the results will be quick - last year they were phenomenally quick and I am not expecting that sort of speed this year as they are very busy and there are lots of shows going on. They are in the post - just got to be patient now!
No photos today due to lack of time and lots of drizzle.
A better penning solution! - After a long "family illness" and a subsequent reduction of our herd, I am back to report a more recent enhancement to Easter-Wood. One of the problems we ...
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