Sunday, 5 September 2010

Stop Press.....CORRECTION !!

Duke when he arrived in April.....
Duke at Barnacre Alpacas in Northumberland


Some regular readers will remember..before the hay making extravaganza !

I sent my cria samples off to be tested for this year ..... and I couldn't help thinking...there was one that had to be wrong !

I also sent off Barnacre Duke's sample...now I don;t know what happened, but his sample came back...as around 25 microns....this I found hard to believe, I had the suspicion that it must be wrong. He has fantastic bloodlines and his father is the renowned Bozedown Viscount...... Son of Jolimont Conquistador ......Say no more !

I had four samples....one grey, one black, and two white, I couldn't help thinking that they had gotten mixed up. However, I put each fleece in the sample bags and labelled them myself !

Anyway...to cut a long story short....as this way playing on my mind...I decided that there was only one thing for it....another sample....to be tested. It would not be completely accurate as I took it after the fleece had been shorn, so it might be from the wrong area...never the less. It would put my mind to rest....and it has.

So the new....more accurate sample has arrived...and reads as follows......

Mean 18.2 ...... SD 4.4 ....... CV 23.9% ......... Comfort Factor 98.6%

That is more like it....I know that Debbie will be very interested in this.....hence the correction.......

Yesterday..I put the hay turner...(the flicky flicky thing) away...to bed for another year. It will get a good service...by me...! ok...points greased..that need to be....so we are tidy in the shed for another year.....I have put on the rear bale spike and have been rowing up the bales....in two of the fields today, ready for removal into the barn in a week or so......

Just in case the weather turns...and I don't have to tramp across the fields to collect them.

So we are getting ready for the winter, next jobs..on the agenda is the mucking out of the barn, before the bales come in.....another job crossed off the list.....

Why does this list never.....end ! The minute you get one..job complete....there's another one round the corner !

4 comments:

Debbie, Barnacre Alpacas said...

Thanks for that Jayne, I knew it! I'm glad it came back right this time, it has been playing on my mind too, as I said to you I was sure I couldn't be that wrong.

You best get those bales in quick looking at the forecast!!!!!!

Raelene from Mariah Hill Alpacas & Exports said...

I love his face, he looks quite nice, have you a nice fleece shot to show us all?

Rosemary said...

He's a lovely looking boy - much more appropriate fleece results.

Hammering down with rain here - hope it's not heading your way!

Terry said...

What a cute face!

The work never ends here either, but it's the life for me.