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  • Birthday 07/05/1959

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    Fishing, Shooting, Caravan holidays doing both.

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  1. Landys without a dent are normally still in the showroom. It adds character. Is it the 2.4 ? I miss my landys, but the Mrs can't climb in one now and I struggle. Good luck with it, and I hope you don't regret parting ways.
  2. I use one all the time in the house for everything from cutting up Swede to finely slicing. I used it last season to skin a deer hung in my garage without needing to sharpen first. It's about ready for a quick run on the steel now. The other is in the caravan and gets used about a week a month. Still so sharp I have to watch my fingers. I'd have another without hesitation. However my wife prefers her victorinox. In the field I prefer a leatherman wave.
  3. I have two of these, bought on a whim several years ago from Roy's of Wroxham, remaindered at £3.00 for the pair. Thought they would be 💩 for the money but couldn't be further wrong. Brilliant little knives.
  4. Anything is only worth what you are prepared to pay for it or how desperate you need it. Maybe some shops grossly inflate prices to give huge discounts so it looks like a bargain. A local fishing tackle shop did this and I used to look at the prices, divide by two and make an offer substantially less. He didn't last long. My local RFD advertises low prices and has little wiggle room to negotiate and is extremely busy all the time. ie: I pay between 40 and 43 a slab, depending on how much he paid.
  5. I'd not thought about comfrey, my grandad used to make poltices from it when I was a nipper. The chip was removed from above the elbow on front left leg. No idea how it happened but shes always been very active especially when shes out with my two. When out beating she used to get a sore and scratched chest and tummy, so my son bought her a special protective vest, but you can't guard against everything unfortunately. Surgeon said limp would go and recovery would be noticeable after 6 weeks. Maybe we're rushing it wanting her ok. It just pains us to see any dog especially one that's part of our life/family not right. Maybe we're expecting too much too soon. I've spoke to my son tonight when he fetched her and hes going to book her in for a second opinion with another specialist.
  6. We have no idea how the bone fragmented she started limping one day and winced when I touched her. Her joints all over are hot, but shes running no temperature. The Vet in Sheffield refered her to a specialist after doing ultrasound and X Ray's. The specialist surgeon did an MRI and removed a bone fragment which he said was "floating". She is only walked and exercised on his advice and has a monthly review. Currently taking prescribed Metacam but even the specialist has said she isn't responding. My son is paying out of his own pocket now and although he hasn't bottomless pockets is a long way from giving up. We're just wondering if anyone had gone through anything similar or could give advice. We're considering another vet just for a second opinion as the thought if breaking her leg is awful. The cost of the break/reset op and resulting aftercare is in the region of £2000 and is an option he wants to discuss if there is no further improvement. At this moment, the cost is not as important as her being out of pain and not limping. Her working again is not an issue as she will always have a loving home with us. Thanks for the replies.
  7. Thanks everybody, looks like its belly pork going in plus seasoning. Apple in one batch at least. Never thought about pigeon breast, my son shot just over 200 recently, unfortunately he gave them to a local guy as one batch.
  8. 👍just showed the boss, she says I should try some. Thanks
  9. My sons 4 year old cross Springer/Beagle has had a fragment of bone removed from her fron leg. Also MRI scans, ultra sound, X Ray's and loads more. She's now on metacam but is limping terribly all the time especially in the wet and cold. Op was about 10 weeks ago. On the vets advice she walks for no more than 5 minutes a day plus being allowed to poo/pee in the field outside. My son lives maybe 200 yards away across the field so she walks to me in the AM before he goes to work and home in the PM. Sunday she sits and watches us shoot. She's clapping on weight despite cutting back her food by nearly a half. She used to beat every 2 weeks in the season plus walk the local grouse moor with me 2/3 times a week with my dogs, was very active and fit. Also swam well. Vet wants to break the leg and reset it, I think that sounds horrendous for her and unless he can guarantee her recovery I'm against it. But, she's my sons dog so all I can do is advise. He's thinking of getting a second opinion, especially as the insurance only covered the first £3000, and he's now well over £5000. Having read many of the threads on here, I gather green lipped mussels, glucosamine and turmeric mixed in with food is good. What amounts? Any other ideas or treatments that we could try. She was a good working dog but we know shes now retired and will live a long and happy life with us, but we want her pain and hopefully limp free.
  10. Any recipes? Currently have a chest freezer far too full of mainly Phesant and some Partridge. All lead shot. We have a mince machine and a sausage machine, just need to buy some skins. The Mrs says mix with Pork fat but I'm not sure what ratio to use or what else to add. I like a meaty sausage🤣 ..........did I really just put that? Any help gratefully received.
  11. I had a chat with my local RFD yesterday, I'm fortunate that his shop is just 1 minute away from home and like me he's a grandad and understands my problem. He's now on the look out for what I want in .410. He advised against 9mm as a lot of what he sees that would be ok are section 1 because of the short barrels. He had in the ideal type gun, near on a perfect size, but, out of proof, so when he next goes to auction early Dec he maybe able to pick me something up. Also says whatever I get, I can sell him back towards the next size for him at no loss. He can shorten the butt on something suitable and fit a plate, rubber, or cushion when he can take some measurements. I can borrow any gun to try for him first. So nice to have a guy that understands and isn't in it for the huge buck. He's more than likely to have my grandson as a lifelong customer instead. He's also offered me an almost new Beretta Silver Pigeon 1 for £1100 or a new one for £1450. If it wasn't for xmas coming fast I'd be shooting one or the other this weekend.
  12. B & M, £7.00 for 2 pairs. Very soft, very warm, and ultra stretchy. I take the dogs out at 0630 every morning and bought these as wellie socks. No idea how long they'll last but at that price who cares.
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