Saturday, 30 January 2010
Archie here not only took a bird with his first shot but also it was a woodcock. Well done, when you are so young that your dad has to carry the gun between drives then you deserve this luck.
The first drive produced another oddity, One of Tony's pointers flushed a visiting cock pheasant which was snatched from the sky by the neck at about 4 feet up by Dilly Chris's dog!
Here is Frank holding the evidence;Whilst we mention Frank who I must add dropped a big pheasant, is a very nice Dutch Colleague of mine and he came with the Terminator;
The day wasnt too bad, a fair few birds presented and a fair few saluted, just a pity we only managed two brace of each, this is thanks to Frank potting a big fat Cock Pheasant despite Maurice claiming it for himself and then William potted a Woodcock much to his Brother Charles' disgust! No peace in that house till next season.
I wish we could do a beaters every month and I suspect they do too. I hope next season runs as well as this one, as I said to the guns in their hand out for next season, this one is over but the next one starts on the first of feb with a work party on the 7th.
Friday, 29 January 2010
Thursday, 28 January 2010
As the beaters are mainly pre teens their dads and assistants will be mentoring them. I hope they hit something, if they do better than their dads I will be very happy. I will take along a couple of 20 bores and a 28. Not forgetting the camera.
So as I have been busy this little gem has appeared again, I'm sure that you have seen it before but its worth an airing;
Sunday, 24 January 2010
Well the bag may not have been big but the lunch was superb and I brought back a brace.
Today saw a few of the syndicate meet up for a practise shoot at our little wood, some fun was had and Santa's present was used for the first time;
San Angelo shooting bench, no more lying down getting my beer belly in the way of a good group.
Steve trying out his .243;
Steve has a very nice Tikka T3;
Colin trying out a .308;
Nice and quiet 100 grain loads doing 2900 fps
Remember it's good for you, thanks Kiwi!
Friday, 22 January 2010
So tonight finds me sober prior to an early night for a drive to Hampshire and a day of back gunning!
Tuesday, 19 January 2010
Saturday, 16 January 2010
Thursday, 14 January 2010
Wednesday, 13 January 2010
" We the undersigned petition the Prime Minister to Restore the normal rate of road fund license to its pre November 2008 price hike as recognition of the valuable role played by those of us in the country able to continue to deliver vital services during the current weather difficulties.
I feel quite strongly that as a driver and owner of a diesel powered 4 wheel drive pick up truck that I use daily as a business tool I along with many other are being unfairly penalised by tax as a punitive punishment for not appearing to be green enough for the current government and its seriously flawed global warming mantra.
We already pay more for our fuel than petrol compared to when diesel became available and this is almost completely due to tax. Without us continuing in appalling weather to deliver services, volunteering to deliver meals on wheels and assisting other stuck motorists in their environmentally friendly cars we would have had almost no services in this country.
We are taxed as a sop to the green lobby who without those of use delivering vital support to stranded public services wouldnt have been able to get their tofu or copy of the guardian. Repeal this unfair tax now and restore the levels to that of 2008 with rises linked to inflation and not to attempt to scrape more taxes in to pay the bankers bouses!"
Go on you know you want to!
Sunday, 10 January 2010
The view from the top is always worth the effort;
The truck made light work of both up and down hill, I wish the same could be said of the Suzuki but this morning it couldnt manage the hill climb.
Nice to see my tax funded grit being strategically placed. I went home and finished off chainsawing and splitting a load of logs for a friend, they were delivered this afternoon after we walked the dogs.
Off course we got the full scenic views across the north side of the downs as we took the logs and delivered them.
Just the usual ironing to wade through before my stag on fox watch !
Friday, 8 January 2010
Wednesday, 6 January 2010
Today has been a little of this;
Yes even after a day of diversity and valuing people bollocks, a night snow clearing and a day sorting out the mess in the office, Southern manages to mess me around.
Still a little light hearted sh1t comes your way;
With all this dodgy weather you still need to keep your car clean, may I suggest that this isnt the method you emply, it's quick but rather final, also known as how to clean your car with one bucket of water;
This mornings view;
Monday, 4 January 2010
Saturday, 2 January 2010
The day as said was cold but we certainly warmed up pretty quickly, the dogs worked well and we actually had a surplus of beaters. Combine that with more walking guns and wider beats meant that more birds went in the air. Not sure how many Woodcock were flushed but by our usual average of 2 birds shot for 20 flushed we must have put 40 over the line. I did count at least 2 dozen pheasants flushed but as nusual they are cleverer by now and know how to find the gap in the line.
Sassy, my best bitch without a doubt, managed to find a downed woodcock in deepest cover so all I can say to the guns is: "Next time you think you have hit it, pick it up yourself and prove it otherwise accept that it wasnt dead as if Sassy cant find it, it isnt there!"
Happy new year!
Friday, 1 January 2010
The ground seemed to fill, 1700 odd I think and odd is just about right!
The North Stand Boys have a few interesting tunes to sing to the visitors;
The game was fought reasonably well I suppose, it just seems pointless if all you do is kick the ball straight at the opposition goalie! It ended 2-0!