Today I said goodbye to two of my beautiful alpacas. Sue Ellen doesn't look too beautiful here with all of the dust on her back, but trust me! She is beautiful! Sue Ellen (nicknamed "baby") was a favorite for her fleece, but even more so for her personality. Sue Ellen loves kisses! She likes to hum along every time you come out to greet her, too. I believe she thinks she is a dog... man's best friend. Oh how I will miss her!
Okay, so before I start to cry again, I'll move on to the next topic of interest for us here at the ranch. We've hooked up with All Season Greens to get a "trial run" of their hydroponic greens. These greens take six to seven days to grow in this trailer before they are a lush, green carpet of "grass". This trailer is climate controlled, has variable lighting, and a mister system that periodically keeps the seeds moist for the near-perfect, growing situation. Every night, I take three scoops of barley seed and soak them in a bucket overnight. In the morning, after scrubbing down a tray, I spread those seeds into a plastic tray that is then set on a shelf in the trailer.
Happy Hump (Wednes) Day!