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taysideferret

Out today.

Headed out to one of my newer permissions today. This was the first time I used the new ferrets and they didn't do too bad.



This guy has a huge garden and his own bit of "woodland" too.  

The ground wasn't too bad either,a  lot of the weeds have died back .





There's still a lot of nettles to die back and once it does the access will be a lot better for me and the ferrets.



I had five bolters and five in the net. Not bad for the first day out.



Now the freezer looks a wee bit healthier as well.  
Border

As you say not bad for first day.

Just the job for rabbit in cider.
taysideferret

Border wrote:
As you say not bad for first day.

Just the job for rabbit in cider.


I've got a few recipes in mind for them mate.  
bodger

That first picture of your new permission is stunning TF
taysideferret

bodger wrote:
That first picture of your new permission is stunning TF


It's a view that you couldn't get sick of,is it?
Woodsmoke

Nice result!    I'm not even going to think about it this year until the first frosts, I reckon. Dougal was on the phone to me yesterday letting me know that the access track to the new turbine is open. Be a change not to have to hump the gear up that hill again mate, hey?  
taysideferret

Woodsmoke wrote:
Nice result!    I'm not even going to think about it this year until the first frosts, I reckon. Dougal was on the phone to me yesterday letting me know that the access track to the new turbine is open. Be a change not to have to hump the gear up that hill again mate, hey?  


I never gave you a buzz mate as I knew you'd be busy with the bathroom.

By the way things are going the first frost wont be too far away.It's gettin a wee bit on the chilly side at night.
Woodsmoke

taysideferret wrote:
I never gave you a buzz mate as I knew you'd be busy with the bathroom.


And so I was, mate That's the tiling all done now though, thankfully! Finished this weekend, I hope

By the way things are going the first frost wont be too far away.It's gettin a wee bit on the chilly side at night.[/quote]

Freezing tonight, isn't it? And if that winds gets any wilder I reckon there'll be a good few limbs down...................  
furdy

Thats a nice start to the season mate.....

I think we still have another month to wait down here....all pretty overgrown with brambles and nettles.

I was out tonight for a walk with the lurchers and my mates terriers and the rabbits seem a bit thin on the ground compared to last year. A couple of my usual walks this week have been a little dissapointing as far as ground game goes.
rustyboy

Nice bag tayside,the new stock looks like they will be enjoying themselves in the future
Jonty

furdy wrote:
A couple of my usual walks this week have been a little dissapointing as far as ground game goes.


I wish you were closer mate.  I took a stroll round one of my farms the other day and its heaving with fluff.
taysideferret

furdy wrote:
Thats a nice start to the season mate.....

I think we still have another month to wait down here....all pretty overgrown with brambles and nettles.

I was out tonight for a walk with the lurchers and my mates terriers and the rabbits seem a bit thin on the ground compared to last year. A couple of my usual walks this week have been a little dissapointing as far as ground game goes.


Rabbit numbers here look to be better than last year. The rabbits last year had VHD. So heres hoping its an end to it.

Woodsmoke-can you remember that dead rabbit sitting in the warren last year?
taysideferret

rustyboy wrote:
Nice bag tayside,the new stock looks like they will be enjoying themselves in the future


Cheers rusty   They were a little slow at first but they did get into the swing of things as the day went on. I was used to my old poley and her speed,but I'll just have to get used to the new ones.
rustyboy

taysideferret wrote:
rustyboy wrote:
Nice bag tayside,the new stock looks like they will be enjoying themselves in the future


Cheers rusty   They were a little slow at first but they did get into the swing of things as the day went on. I was used to my old poley and her speed,but I'll just have to get used to the new ones.


I know what you mean on the Poley's..i got a hob and a new gill who are both fine specimens of the polecat and both of them are extremly fast working underground,i am sure that they have got a supply of Angel Dust somewhere!! But for a really thorough job i dont think you can beat the Ferrets..maybe it's just the ones that i have had

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