Sunday, 28 September 2008

A weekend of missed opportunities

Followed a week of missed foxes.
Moving high seats and then sitting in them only to have charlie walk underneath your new position!


I had to turn down 2 days stalking Muntjac with 3 French clients to have my car MOT'd and my teeth filled at the dentist. The next morning I was stood in an other bowling lane in Crawley this time whilst everyone else enjoyed themselves and I watched my lads bomb in the trials.

I then get a call from Big Richard with a collection at his place on the way home;

Now one of these is hanging in my garage waiting on Elmer to butcher it, I will have a nice head for teaching and a hide hopefully.


Thanks Richard and Roger Buss of Deerland.

We all then went out to feed the pheasants and try and zero a rifle or two. My youngest lad:



And his target;


His big brother;


And his target;


Then after filling some feeders Ben bogged the jeep in a big tractor rut so guess what I'll be doing this week?

Monday, 22 September 2008

Thanks to the Army Rumour Service for this one

Scientists discover new element
The new element has been named: "Governmentium (Gv)"Governmentium (Gv) has one neutron, 25 assistant neutrons, 88 deputy neutrons, and 198 assistant deputy neutrons, giving it an atomic mass of 312.
These 312 particles are held together by forces called morons, which are surrounded by vast quantities of lepton-like particles called peons.
Governmentium is inert. However, it can be detected, because it impedes every reaction with which it comes into contact. A minute amount of Governmentium can cause a reaction that would normally take less than a second to take over four days to complete.
Governmentium has a normal half-life of four years; it does not decay, but instead undergoes a reorganization in which a portion of the assistant neutrons and deputy neutrons exchange places. In fact, Governmentium's mass will actually increase over time, since each reorganization will cause more morons to become neutrons, forming isodopes.
This characteristic of moron promotion leads some scientists to believe that Governmentium is formed whenever morons reach a critical concentration. This hypothetical quantity is referred to as Critical Morass.
When catalyzed with money, Governmentium becomes Administratium (Am) - an element which radiates just as much energy as Governmentium since it has half as many peons but twice as many morons. This decays into a permanent stable element called: Bureaucratium.
It can never be destroyed.

Saturday, 20 September 2008

A bit more serious than magpies

But its still shooting;

This little gem followed me home after many months of joyless anticipation of my variation coming through!

It looks like a standard Swedish Cavalry Carbine in 6.5 x 55 and until recently they were still used by one of the Scandinavian Royal Guards.

This one however comes with a scope which we believe is German and dates from the interwar period which is when we also think the work was done. Sadly there are no names to put to this work and it will be a joy to shoot starting with a zeroing session tomorrow! It takes down nicely by slackening the two action screws and pushing the barrel band forward.


The scope is mounted on a quick detachable mount and also can be shot through the mounts. The rifle has express style flip sights set for 100 and 200 metres. I will try 140 grain bullets in this.
As you can see it packs away neatly and tomorrow will come out for some serious zeroing!

The view through the scope is exactly the one I like, clear and a perfect reticle. Now to fathom out the adjustment on the top!


The question now is whats next, the 7 x 57, the wildcat .30 or the left handed .243 that I really do need for all the cack handed clients I keep getting sent?

Friday, 19 September 2008

4 Magpies shot from the office window

Not a bad mornings work, this afternoon I escaped and collected the next 1/2 ton of grain for the pheasants.



Courtesy of Tim the farmer and his grain store although he isnt free, in fact he is at market rate so I shouldnt complain as its less than 2 miles from the shoot.

They all seem to be feathering up nicely and wandering around trying our feeders.


A high seat needed moving to somewhere we will see the foxes, all set up now so time to bait the trees in the open!

The water butts are filling up nicely and the birds are wandering so this extra 1/2 ton will go to the feeders around the pens to ensure that the birds stay on our ground (he says hopefully).


Tuesday, 16 September 2008

So after a mornings unsuccesful stalk

Despite calling in two foxes nothing much was doing.
I stopped on the way home to deliver some dog training dummies for the tea lady and it looks like I have picked up some more stalking ground.
On return to the office I open an email from No10 Downing Streets E Placebo team;
My petition has been rejected as allegedly and I quote;

Quote:
Hi,I'm sorry to inform you that your petition has been rejectedagain.

Your petition was classed as being in the following categories:* Language which is offensive, intemperate, or provocative
Your petition will now appear in the list of rejectedpetitions.
Your petition reads:We the undersigned petition the Prime Minister to: 'Ammend theTown and Country Planning acts, together with the Public Orderand Criminal Justice Act 1994'So called travellers often trespass on private and publiclyowned land.
The first action the council carries out is toprosecute the landowner for unplanned development.
Surely thecouncil should be prosecuting those carrying out thedevelopment ie the travelling trespassers and not the majoritylaw abiding community which pays its taxes and obeys the law.
The police need to be given the freedom to move thesetrespassers on without recourse to finding a way aroundaggravated trespass.
They are acting in the defence of the lawbreakers and the council are criminalising the law abiding landowners who dont want the travellers there.
Both sets of lawsneed ammending to defend those who work hard and pay theirtaxes and not the work shy criminals who leave the land in aterrible state!
The efforts of the council are being wasted inprosecuting the wrong persons, perhaps if that money was usedby the Police instead to prosecute the tresspassers it wouldlead to justice being done.
-- the ePetitions team
I replied ;
Quote:
Please highlight which language is offensive, I have run all of these words through both dictionary and Thesaurus or is it the fact that the tax paying public are fed up with uncivil servants protecting criminals and thieves that you find offensive, come the day all of you will be on the dole. I will see justice!

Ok a little too much come the revolution but after all it should be true.
They replied today;
Quote:
Dear Mr Ugly, Thank you for your email. The extra detail in your e-petition request essentially categorises travellers as "work shy criminals who leave the land in a terrible state". This is offensive and provocative. Yours sincerely, Web Now I cant see where I have specifically called the travellers workshy criminals but even so the Govt seem to think they are!

I replied;
Quote:
It may seem offensive to those in Ivory towers whos workshyness has brought all of this current trouble on us, out here in the real world its called telling the truth but I doubt if any current politicians would recognise the truth if it fell on their chauffered car on the way to their second home that I and other taxpayers are unwillingly being bled dry to fund!

Unquote
I dont expect a reply and I dont think that there is any way that I can frame the words without it implying what the tosspots in Downing street believe, a little help here would be nice folks.
Perhaps if everyone submitted the same in slightly altered wording they might crack?

Thursday, 11 September 2008

A Load of KIWI Bull

As I recover from yesterdays celebrations in London I have posted this advert in an attempt to cheer up the few hangovers that must be out there! Considering todays date and what we commemorated yesterday, that will be all.

Monday, 8 September 2008

Life in the slow lane








We had a great weekend, the start of the Kids bowling season was marked by a great set of scores by my ankle biters. I was reasonably relaxed about my prospects in next years doubles league having taken the wooden spoon last year! This was presented to the eldest and I on Thursday Night. Team Giapsii in the strongest position again.


Sunday saw us at the final training day for BASC Southern Region Gundog handling training. The Tea Lady had sponsored this course and we turned up to see the dogs compete for prizes which BASC and ourselves provided.



There were some cracking looking dogs there and we made lots of new friends and sold some stock as well.

Here is the best Handler/Dog combo receiving their prizes.

Saturday, 6 September 2008

At least the cloggies do it amusingly

Health warnings that is;

I'm too busy with the tea lady this weekend to do any shooting or bird feeding, that has all been subbed out. I should however have some good pics tomorrow!

Friday, 5 September 2008

Early feeding for the girls and boys today

The current severe weather warning had me out feeding and checking the birds to ensure all has gone well. Nothing much to report apart from almost half the grain 1/4 tonne has been used up mainly in feeders.

I'll be doubling the amount of feeders in the pens next week and stopping hand casting the grain. the birds now know where it comes from.

On return I was forced to walk the dogs in the local park, despite it being a very public place Sassy brought me a special treat;
This weekend the tea lady and I are awarding prizes at BASC Southern Region Dog Training Course.

Wednesday, 3 September 2008

Birds fed again and no casualties

A quick drive around to ensure that no predators were in evidence and apart from the odd squirrel it was very good.
It certainly looks very peaceful in the wood with the birds starting to feather troughing all the grain!
I will deploy 2 more feeders this weekend in the pens. This will help encourage the birds to feed from the spring nozzles that they will find outside!

On a late note, have you ever wondered why your printer messes up the paper when you arent there?

Sat back in the office after a busy

Afternoon yesterday, moving high seats, delivering training dummies and feeding the pheasants.
I have a heavy parcel waiting on a courier to ship and also some more work to be getting on with.
As soon as the parcel has gone its back out to the wood and time to get some fox bait.
In the meantime I have some humorous clips allegedly of female drivers, make up your own mind;

Tuesday, 2 September 2008

Rain stops work

So after delivering some dog training canvas dummies I decided to go to the woods, move a high seat and feed the pheasants.
Good fun had driving around in an old Vitara but I still forgot one feeder, maybe tomorrow. At least the water but is looking full again and the birds are eating the grain like its going out of fashion!
Perhaps a magpie cull could be on the cards. I definetly need to shoot some squirrels.

Its really raining quite hard

So I'm sat in my office waiting for it to ease so I can visit the birds and getting some work done.
Yesterday a Magpie did its utmost to irritate me and stop me working, well today he tried the same thing.
1 HW77K out of the office window and 1 very dead magpie.
Now back to work.