Is anyone else tied up now or shortly with rearing.
I have my ducks in and pheasants to follow on monday then followed by partridges.
So last week been busy feeding ducks, leading out the header tanks, re digging in the pen wire (f##king rabbits), tightening the electric fences and checking them for shorts and moving out and netting the partridge pens.
The game crops are doing well but desperatly need a drink and theres only 1 flushing point I decided to broadcast in a rescue mix which will be power -harrowed in today.
So any spare time I have now will be spent hunting out foxes which will be difficult till we get some crops cut and will consist of early morning /dusk vigils with the rifle and snares in the tram lines and tracks I walk into my pens on (I always walk in the long grass on the same path and step over my snares its suprising how a fox will follow your way in).
And I'm on constant "call out" now to keeper friends to help with their fox trouble (paying rent for stalking some of it), so its a welcome distraction from the stalking but could do without the agro from the various forms of vermin 2 + 4 legged variaties.