Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Friday, October 22, 2010
I am often asked what is Lustre?
Lustre is so sparkling, you will never need a flash on your camera, and sometimes, a photographer will say that the fleece is so lustrous, it flashes back at the camera, so it is hard to take a photo that can truly display the true lustre you see when you open up a fleece.
I do notice in my travels, that Australian fleeces are very dusty especially on the outside compared to other countries, as we have been experiencing droughts especially over the past decade.
And that is why when you often see alpaca fleece shots in Australia, they are darker on the outside.
But a dense fleece will not be dusty on the inside.
You are lucky in a way in other countries that do not experience the dust we experience. and your alpacas stay snow white.
i true lustrous fleece completely knocks you out when you open it up.
It is Dazzling, sparkling, and beautiful.
The lustre tells the observer a very important thing.
The more luscious the fleece the finer it it.
The first two fleeces was tested 12 mths old as 12 microns, the rest have tested between 13-15 microns.
Monday, October 18, 2010
Let's deal with Bluetongue (BTV) first.
Why is BTV considered a notifiable disease worldwide? What is it?
How is it spread?
Should I be worried about it?
What can i do, to reduce the risks of BTV?
What makes it so serious?
What is the difference of the BTV that is seen in Europe and in Australia?
I will continue this in the next Blog.
But if you know that by standing back, the wrong is being done.
You must stand up again, and shout.
Recently, the was some injustice starting to show it;s head.
Where do you go, to make people notice.
Money can pay anyone off....but that is not right. By standing alone, you do become a target. But if you know that the wrong is being done, then you must stand up for what is right, at any personal cost.
Although most times, that personal cost is high. But i cannot let the wrong be done, and stand back and then say I told you so. I am not a person who stands up to others. I am not a person, who is outspoken, in fact the opposite, i am one that will stand back, and wait for people to say hello. I am one who people walk over.
But if there is injustice and the ones the wrong is being done to, cannot stand up and speak, then i will stand up, and let it be known. Especially when some government dicision is wrong.
It is even harder to speak to the top, as this is the person that has to be spoken to. But if you are right, and you speak to the right people, it is amazing how quickly, the wheel is stopped, and rightened.
It showed me, that through respect to myself, and my experience, people will hear me, and taken notice of what i have to say. I know that my voice being heard, will benefit those who cannot speak. And many people, breeders around the world will benefit, without knowing, other than the correct thing was done for the safe passage of their animals.
What is the moral of this story?
Don't stand by and let the bullies manilipulate for their own benefit. The bullies do not care about if it is right or not, they have the money to talk, and get their own way...............but not all the time!
Saturday, October 16, 2010
I was unable to attend the Nationals In Tamworth.
# days drive there and back, and 4 days at the nationals, our work committments meant we could not make it this year.
As it turns out, the weather we are having is very risky weather to leave the alpaca herd, although my daughter and my son and his girldfriend would be here.
The weather has already damaged some trees etc, and so it would be unfair to leave the responsibility to them.
The weather forecast also is bad for Tamworth.
although not as bad as down here.
I wish everyone good luck for the Nationals, and wish i was there
Friday, October 15, 2010
Colour -68 Very pale orange (off-white) -61 Pale orange -55 Orange -47 BRIGHT BRICK-RED -40 Dull reddish-green -33 Dull green (red tinge) -27 Dull green (slightly reddish) -20 BRIGHT LIGHT GREEN -12 Medium green (bluish) -6 Dark Green (blue/green) +1 Light Blue +8 Medium Blue +15 Dark Blue +22 Dark grey/blue >22 Black
- WEATHER FROM ANTARCTIC, GOING TO BE FREEZING, CLOUDS COVERING ALL VICTORIA, NSW.
- Coastal Waters Wind Warning for Victorian waters between SA-VIC Border and 60nm east of Gabo Island,
- Local Waters Wind Warning for Gippsland Lakes, Western Port and Port Phillip,
- Severe Weather Warning for Alpine Areas, Western, North Central, Northern Country, Wimmera, Central, West and South Gippsland, East Gippsland and Northeast forecast districts,
- Warning to Sheep Graziers for Western, North Central, Wimmera, Central, West and South Gippsland, East Gippsland and Northeast forecast districts,
- Flood Watch for Greater Melbourne,
- Flood Watch for North East Victoria,
- Flood Watch for the Goulburn and Broken Basins,
- Flood Watch for the Campaspe, Loddon, Avoca and Wimmera Basins,
- Victoria Flood Warning Summary,
- Flood Warning - Kiewa River,
- Flood warning for Seven Creeks / Castle Creek,
- Flood Warning - Campaspe River,
- Flood Warning - Murray River upstream of Hume Weir,
- Ocean Wind Warning 1 - South Eastern area.
STORMS, SO BAD, WITH ALL WEATHER WARNINGS, GALE FORCE WINDS, SNOW TO 500MTS, VICTORIA AND NSW, SO BAD,
ALL ANIMALS ARE PLACED INTO PROTECTED AREAS,