Just some things you remember that shows the difference in life between 40 years ago and today
making a steery
wearing the sole of your shoes out stopping the above!
trying to find that perfect bit of holly to make a good catty
making clothes peg crossbows using the elastic bands from the postie
making arrows from a stick and attaching a nail to the end using melted tar from the road
catching sparrows and starlings using a bin lid trap, a proper galvanised bin lid not these useless plastic things
having a pet crow/maggie
getting a spar every year and walking the hedge rows terrorising the local bird population
Every pond had newts and frogs in and usually a good population of crucian carp, always stunted there were that many in the pond.
making a fishing rod from a length of stick (not sure what it's called but it had a soft pith in the middle)
tying bits of fishing line together to make a length long enough to get a good 12ft out with a piece of quill and shot and hooks found on the cut towpath.
what do you remember pishing about with as a kid?