I got my new truffle today and boy what a difference it made! This truffle is from yesterday’s search.
We were practicing in new environments this Friday and Saturday using vials and an about 5 week old truffle that I thawed and re-froze for quite some time. Our Friday hunt – in a bit high and very wet grass – was pretty decent and I also marked each vial. But then I forgot to put the truffles back into the freezer and let them sit around for quite some time. So when I tried yesterday in another new environment both Vidoc and Esprit found 2 out of 3 vials. I couldn’t smell truffle scent either.
In hindsight I even think my new truffle smells a lot more of truffle than the 2 previous ones I bought at the local market. Anyhow I now have a great truffle source!
Below is a picture I took this afternoon. My herding instructor, the lady who sold me the truffle, told me to cut it into pieces and wrap each piece with some paper towel. Because it’s easier and even cheaper for me to buy new truffles vs. getting new small containers I gave it try.
I know we shouldn’t go into the forest. But it was another beautiful Sunday afternoon, tons of people out and walking, just got yelled at by an angry woman (I still don’t know why as I was on a path) so I just opted for something behind my house that is quiet and provides me with the necessary peace to search 🙂
All three truffles were buried and again marked with a pink ribbon. I don’t think Vidoc searched with his eyes but I will soon find out as I am my next search will be without markers.