Monday, 28 September 2009
Saturday was spent with a client zeroing the rifles and then I went deer counting.
I saw a lovely Roe Doe and her two Fawns sunning themselves. I sat and watched them for over 30 minutes and they werent too bothered by my presence. The Doe looked tired and thin but there was plenty to keep her busy. Roll on November the first.
Sunday morning saw us visiting another local clay layout, £8 for 50 sporting birds, not bad since I managed to hit less than half.
I also managed to delete all the pics from the weekend apart from some ropey mobile phone ones.
Sunday afternoon I visited another wood, saw several fallow does but was constantly disturbed by dog walkers. The fact that they are tresspassing is bad enough but to allow dogs to run free and disturb fawns isnt a good idea. They wouldnt enjoy the experience of me walking in their garden!
Monday, 21 September 2009
Ofcourse the red cords were out;This time however Ginger man was in an almost matching outfit and outshone everyone;
Busy is a pretty good description of what the weekend was;It wouldnt surprise me if numbers are up on last years 47 000.
That said we sold so much that some lines are now discontinued and we spent this evening updating the webshop to show this.
The Deer (all Fallow) were worth watching though, who said they wont share with sheep?
Whilst I am at it, who wanted the map of Australia?
Our Hotel for the weekend was located near some special features;
Monday, 14 September 2009
The old Gazebo has held up well and the display cabinet seems to work;
This fit young filly was another oddity, you can just make out the mobile phone attachment to her right Hunter! Mind you there wasnt a fag paper space spare inside her breeks!
Saturday, 12 September 2009
Friday, 11 September 2009
Monday, 7 September 2009
It seems we had really enjoyed ourselves;
We had seriously enjoyed a few rounds of clay dusting including the win by default of div D!
I decided that spending anmother night on site commissioning without knowing I had a hotel room wasnt a great idea!
So I booked one room, twice thanks to lost comms and when on arrival realised that they didnt have any record of me I wwas miffed to say the least.
I kicked up a tad, was given a key to a room already occupied and eventually settled into a room for a few hours before work!
So a few hours on site, a couple of hours in bed followed by half a day at work and it all went wrong:Which thanks to Thames Water looked like this;
whilst we are on the subject, John the kiwi managed this ona recent trip up north;
Saturday, 5 September 2009
Ben drove us over and we certainly had fun, marking feeders and topping off the ones missed by everyone lese so far. I have been updating the map ready to publish with the locations of these so we can ensure they are all checked to keep the birds on our ground;
I'm reasonably sure Ben enjoys driving lessons;
The feeders still to be accounted for from last year were all on the far side of the wood, its broken up into 3 main sections all of which are just about vehicle accessible if you have the right vehicle.
It has been great fun driving around, finding the old feeders but also great to have my eldest sone do the driving, its a bit of a mark of his age that he can do this now and I look forward to him collecting me from the train when I am blottoed!
Feeding the birds is vital although they havent been left unnattended, the lads have been in every day and Chris especially who seems to be reliable as does Alan and Tony cutting paths in the jungle that is our wood. Busy doesnt really describe the state of play at work, its also in the way that there is very little I can do to help or put things right. Still I am available and will be there as usual. Only problem is this means no training courses so no extra income.
We dropped into the pen before leaving for home, fresh water helps the birds with the feed.
The journey home though uses lanes as narrow as the ones in the wood!