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Alana McGee

Esprit’s task this afternoon was to search for 4 vials buried in the grassy area behind my house. I marked all spots with a pink ribbon. Esprit had to relocate his truffle after he dug it out as it got lost in his enthusiasm. This was adding some time. I did a better job with Esprit using verbal encouragement. He was very focused on his job and didn’t even glance at the environment for distractions.

The vials were cooking for about half an hour and I had the top opened risking to loose truffles. All vials were buried and covered with earth (maybe 1 to 2 cm on top). I varied the soil – loose and more packed – but I aimed for success and not difficulty.