Saturday, 29 October 2011

those craaashzy dutch

As seen on the A259 this morning, for once the use of the descriptive phrase "a complete shed" is not only apt but true!


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Monday, 24 October 2011

My work here is done

Here being here someone suitable to hand the torch over who will unfailingly illuminate those for whom Mummy dressing them is still a regular event.
I can rust in piece knowing my work is done.

That said he seems to hunt urban versions but as I wont be at as many events as in previous years it may be a thin trophy wall for the rural set.

Sunday, 23 October 2011

cutting it fine but the frost was late

the tea lady picking sloes, now we have had a frost!

5 pounds ish of sloes picked and stalked, now we have had the frost. Its not the spirit that counts as much as how you use it! I put pound for pound sugar for sloes and pour in any clear spirit, gin, vodka or rum. Agitate daily etc then after a few months decant. Don't chuck away the fruit, pour over some cheap port and leave for a few months. Decant and seive out the stones, mix with catering chocolate into a mold leave to set (you can add nuts) and enjoy!

Saturday, 22 October 2011

Another day on the shoot

Not the biggest bag in history and although smaller than last year I suspect this is down to the mild temp and lack of promised wind.


Still early days yet and we still haven't had our fall of Woodcock yet!

Friday, 21 October 2011

Shamelessly pinched from a mates

facebook page, so now you know what they think!

Thursday, 20 October 2011

Been busy

There were a few alternative logo's but I settled on this one, now to get it off to the printer!
Where's wally should resume with a vengeance over the next two weeks, at last!

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Whilst sat doing techy type stuff

In an attempt to earn a crust, I was searching the web for some minor humorous distraction and the great army rumour service came up with the goods in a thread called african infantryman;

That said all is not lost or wasted on being a surf bum, I have created a website for the local bowling league and also updated a load of measurement charts from my original construction QA and measurement manual which dates back to 1997. Time for an update and also to make it useable for users to purchase and download.

Sunday, 16 October 2011

I've been busy

So apologies to those expecting more than just words. I have been keeping up on the trapping front but so far this week has been quiet.I have deciided however to donate a rifle to the cause. The cause being a .17Hmr slaughtering instrument.
I have a suitably shot out greener take down in .22 rf which comes apart enough to allow fitting of a pistol grip vice the butt and rebarrelling with a suitable pipe. I also need to moderate this to make it quiet. I have no evidence of the minimum length I can go to to get the sound accpetable so testing will be fun.
Picture will come when I get the go ahead to build it as a section 1 and not a section 5.
until then I will hope my letter to the old bill finds favour.

Saturday, 8 October 2011

our opening day

not the biggest bag ever but certainly not the worst for us on our first day. The birds flew well enough but there was no wind and it was still very warm!
Afterwards a trip to Balham to bag another fox saw off a long day. Stalking in the morning perhaps?

Thursday, 6 October 2011

Paul

aka Claypig, for it is he told me he has played wih a certain south Amnerican one of these;
With a nod to Mr FMT and acknowledgement that our season opens on our shoot on saturday!

Monday, 3 October 2011

For those unable to view the recent pics

This was the fox we believe was after our hens, either way he wont be bothering the kennels again;
Good looking and covered in his winter fur;



the clients trap in Balham had this young vixen inside the first night;



Like the rest she ended up with a .17 Hmr sleeping tablet and the brush in the bath;


This mornings efforts;













Talk about an early start

Any earlier and I'll need a job as a milkman or night baker. 4 am this morning we are woken by a dog fox barking. Its barking because there is a vixen in the trap. Job 1 despatch the dog fox, after being hit with the .17hmr in the bonce he did his breakdancing routine and died. I then nipped the one in the trap, two tails in the tanning bucket;



Sunday, 2 October 2011

A busy sunday already

The pups were in the kennel Friday night when a fox disturbed them so back indoors now. I was heading up to South London to deliver a trap so on getting home on sat I set one on my front drive and this morning there he was. One .17 hmr sleeping tablet later;


A good sized dog fox with full winter fur, his brush is in the bucket now;



After cleaning up I get a text telling me that the Balham trap had worked, I set off. On getting there I could smell fox as I got out of the truck, its a true infestation. This young vixen of about 9 to 10 months was in the trap;



Not a happy teddy, brush is in the bucket;



So the long drive home begins and thoughts turn to cooked breakfast and walking the dogs. Its patently too hot to walk them so a trip this evening to the beach for a swim will be in order. Its only fair for them to have a break;