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  1. For ident purposes a giant puffball is the one you cant get in your basket, Its estimated that a large one can release 7 trillion spores.๐Ÿ™‚.. why isnt the world covered in them ?
  2. Can I recommend the FB pages of Bert Burnett, at last the truth !
  3. Has anyone mentioned the over 75's tv licence yet !
  4. That is perfectly believable, who better to know every loophole and claim opportunity... in house training.๐Ÿ˜
  5. Nice one I was given a sack full of early shooting times [about 1940 onwards] by a farmer over whos land i scared pigeon on, in the early 70's. My sister threw them out later when i was away in Australia, would love to have a look at them now,...there was a writer for the ST called Colin Willock who wrote under the name of Town Gun are you related
  6. Spot on ! good to see you back fella, i was wondering if you had covid
  7. Im intrigued by the highlighted legislation and it implications, my home is heated largely by a multi fuel stove, i use coal, peat and home grown wood. This legislation will take away my choice. The reason I use this stove is that we often get power cuts in the winter and its good to have a reliable heat source and 2 of the 3 choices of fuel are readily available and free. will they also take away my bottled gas cooker ? The SNP-Green deal also commits the parties to a range of other measures, including: Legislation to transition to zero-emissions heating in Scotland's homes
  8. Ha ha... Just liked your posts on fb, many seem to want to kill humans [although none volunteered to take themselves out of the equation] others demanded we import some big predators [that worked well with the little old mink] as you said [and me now] bring the venison into the food chain
  9. Its extraordinary, save the planet by planting trees on limited moorland habitat, stop the cruelty of eating farm animals but kill deer out of season. Truth is stranger than fiction๐Ÿฅด
  10. Just made some, shortcrust pastry, potato, leeks. onion, seasoning, tarragon, parsley, butter, lime, drop of tabasco and fresh haddock pieces
  11. Thought some might find this interesting, https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/articles/ck7e4qlqllwo, wonder what the vegan -xtinction rebellion luvies think of it
  12. I make and sell soups on a daily basis and enjoy every part of the process, pictured is crab soup [with a fish pasty] . I also do Langoustine, Fish and Lobster soups. The best part is using the parts of the animal that most people throw away and turning it into meal.
  13. Very true [like it or not]
  14. This is the thing ! We all believe feeding is a good thing, now according to this article we are causing an imbalance, resulting in less nesting sites for some rarer species. I wonder what the Songbird Survival or RSPB will make of it.
  15. email this morning from GWCT also article on BBC, new thoughts on the desirability of feeding songbirds. https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/aug/25/feeding-birds-garden-boost-dominant-species
  16. An up date on my pizza oven. I gave up on building with brick as the two types i had both fell apart when left in my multi fuel house stove, I eventually bought a kit from kilnlinings which seems to work well, I also moved the whole thing outside with the opening inside, beefed up the foundations and applied a thicker coat of fireproof render, this of course means the flue is now also outside, Initial results are pleasing although bread looks like it might be a bit more of a challenge. great fun though. Pizza was great !
  17. Ha ha. I can just hear the cries on FB of police state, they must have been waiting for them, well done
  18. Pinks in Norfolk, isnt that a lot earlier than normal ?
  19. Great find. This is a privet hawk moth caterpillar i could pick up in their hundreds as a child, I lived on a council estate and all the gardens had a privet hedge, It does look like a field mouse [big ears]
  20. Organised moaning, its not rebellion to blame everyone else but carry on as usual...... pick up litter, plant some trees/vegetables, walk !
  21. Is this some sort of sick joke ?
  22. Love oysters had a dozen at a Burnham on Crouch oyster bar and diarrhoea for 3 days, but that wasn't as bad as the near dysentery i had from eating mussels in Rabat..๐Ÿ˜„
  23. I lost a Duck a night to an Otter, also Mink might be worth considering they will kill as many as they can drag away
  24. islandgun

    Women lol.

    In an Indian restaurant the young lady i was with asked the waiter for some condoms............ [ large crispy things]
  25. nice one MM..... err Being let loose on the road, in my Anglia van shortly after passing my test Seeing the seas that built in a bad gale on my first trip aboard a deep sea trawler as a teen Understanding the true meaning of life, again in my Anglia van accompanied by a friendly girl who's name escapes me..๐Ÿ˜€
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