Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Clodhopper

Care in the community

Recommended Posts

With the end if the world on the horizon I thought I would do my bit and check on the elderly to see how they are coping. The oldest person I know lives on the Wolds so I gave him a call to see how he was doing. The answer was that he was not doing too well in confinement and needed to get out. 
 

So it was that today I met JDog, along with my cousin in the gateway of a Bean drilling that had a few birds kicking about. There were a couple of lines that looked like they would provide some action and they seemed to converge near a hedge on the south eastern edge of the field. It was a bit of a walk but would afford us some shelter from the biting wind and the bright sun. We set up with around 20 shells and 12 dead birds with one on the flapper. The action was sporadic but with lots of birds on the move we added a few to the bag. 
 

The flapper broke mid way through and was replaced with a magnet which seemed to have a greater pulling effect, should have had it on the go from the start!

Although we were not all on good form shooting wise, the banter was out of the top draw and the leg pulling (some of it was downright abuse)was of the highest order.

 

The afternoon  flew by and it was soon time to return the old man to his carer. Young Barney is coming along nicely and picked up a number of birds. The final tally being 73 picked. With about 3 stuck in a thick blackthorn hedge that we were unable to retrieve.

 

Oh and finally somebody ran out cartridges again but I won’t say who!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

There is an ageist theme developing in Clodhopper’s posts.

We had a great afternoon, birds generally decoyed well. At the end of the session we had 100 decoys out and even birds returning from feeding elsewhere were tempted to come into the pattern.

We did indeed have some amusing banter verging on the very rude.

The session was probably too busy for Barney. He never ran in, or even thought about it, but he did always want to get involved and I had to turn down the tempo with him a few times.

E4875C9C-26D1-44E3-8040-D09FF5B39056.jpeg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)

cartridges again................." i dont belive it...."

 

(i think there is some sort of cunning ploy developing here...)

Edited by ditchman

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
9 minutes ago, ditchman said:

cartridges again................." i dont belive it...."

 

(i think there is some sort of cunning ploy developing here...)

It was only an 800 yard round trip to collect extras from the car! He managed at least 1 right and left whilst I made the trip. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
21 minutes ago, Clodhopper said:

It was only an 800 yard round trip to collect extras from the car! He managed at least 1 right and left whilst I made the trip. 

it must have been awful for you.................you being full time carer for him and all that.........when he needs his bottom wiped does he supply his own toilet paper...i certainly hope so in the present climate....

you could apply for "key worker status "...you know

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
7 minutes ago, ditchman said:

it must have been awful for you.................you being full time carer for him and all that.........when he needs his bottom wiped does he supply his own toilet paper...i certainly hope so in the present climate....

you could apply for "key worker status "...you know

He brings staff for those kind of things. I just went for the walk to get away from the abuse I was getting from the other two.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, Clodhopper said:

He brings staff for those kind of things. I just went for the walk to get away from the abuse I was getting from the other two.

:lol:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Nice shooting guys wish I could have bin there but had to sit in a field on my own for one pigeon and one crow but beats bin in house 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
29 minutes ago, Jacko3275 said:

Nice shooting guys wish I could have bin there but had to sit in a field on my own for one pigeon and one crow but beats bin in house 

you are feeling on the mend now then ?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
10 hours ago, ditchman said:

you are feeling on the mend now then ?

Ye feel fine now just not allowed out  but thought sat in a field can’t do no harm

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
12 hours ago, JDog said:

There is an ageist theme developing in Clodhopper’s posts.

We had a great afternoon, birds generally decoyed well. At the end of the session we had 100 decoys out and even birds returning from feeding elsewhere were tempted to come into the pattern.

We did indeed have some amusing banter verging on the very rude.

The session was probably too busy for Barney. He never ran in, or even thought about it, but he did always want to get involved and I had to turn down the tempo with him a few times.

E4875C9C-26D1-44E3-8040-D09FF5B39056.jpeg

Well done team! My question, had the drilled beans had this pre-emergence spray? I don't see any wheel marks....

The drill leaves no tracks so new tramlines on top means spray.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
51 minutes ago, kitchrat said:

Well done team! My question, had the drilled beans had this pre-emergence spray? I don't see any wheel marks....

The drill leaves no tracks so new tramlines on top means spray.

No pre emergent sprays had been used.

Another factlet, in three hours on the field I never saw a single bean on top.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, JDog said:

No pre emergent sprays had been used.

Another factlet, in three hours on the field I never saw a single bean on top.

Thanks for this JD. Please see a reply to my update on the spray question, before I quit Pigeon Forum...

And yes, they do seem very good at finding beans, considering they can't/don't scratch for them.

Cheers and thanks for the entertainment over the years.....

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Nothing much beats a busy looking decoy pattern on drillings. Well done gents.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
43 minutes ago, kitchrat said:

Thanks for this JD. Please see a reply to my update on the spray question, before I quit Pigeon Forum...

And yes, they do seem very good at finding beans, considering they can't/don't scratch for them.

Cheers and thanks for the entertainment over the years.....

are you off somewhere ?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
Sign in to follow this  

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...