Yesterday I had a huge area of monkey grass dug out in the front yard. So it was a great spot to bury some hides!
[b]Assignment[/b]: buried hides.
[b]Location[/b]: front yard, dirt
[b]Hides[/b]: 5 hides. All in grass.
[b]Run Order[/b]: Speed 1st.
[b]Conditions[/b]: low 60s, dry and sunny. no wind
Aging: 45 minutes
I had 5 hides out lightly buried, still less than 1-inch. 1 or 2 were in leaf mulch. Speed did great. We definitely look forward to next class where you talk about the kicking the truffles. You’ll see he’s a pro…I attempted to end after 3 but he had this look like “Can we do more?” so it was great that we could keep going. I let him find one more and then went inside.
My main observation is he had more trouble with the one buried in the leaves. It was probably a little more coverage. I’m guessing the scent spreads around in the leaves, where in the dirt it’s a more pronounced scent cone?
I can do hides in this area again and as you can see, it’s larger. So should I bury them deeper and spread them out over a larger area?
Also, I have 4 tins with holes in them. I also use 2 tins that have no holes, but I stick a leaf in the edge to keep them cracked open. I would like to put out 6-7 hides and shoot for 3-4 finds. One tin was actually closed and part of me is concerned they’re smelling metal and not truffles…..Comments? Should I stick out empty tins and not reward those to make sure they’re only scenting truffles? Should I switch to tea balls?
Thanks Alana and Kristin!