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The Silk Run
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I love Duck but hard to get wild ones in this country. Generally all farmed with a different taste.
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The Silk Run wrote:
Sun May 05, 2024 1:04 pm
I love Duck but hard to get wild ones in this country. Generally all farmed with a different taste.
It's interesting to me that in some places ducks are really skittish. Other places they'll walk up to your feet to feed or remain snoozing on the path if you are careful.
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greenmark wrote:
Sun May 05, 2024 1:59 pm
The Silk Run wrote:
Sun May 05, 2024 1:04 pm
I love Duck but hard to get wild ones in this country. Generally all farmed with a different taste.
It's interesting to me that in some places ducks are really skittish. Other places they'll walk up to your feet to feed or remain snoozing on the path if you are careful.
I know in Epping Forest which is not to far from me wildfowl including ducks, geese, and even swans have been decimated by poachers. East European people. And taking Carp fish as well.
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I thought I had some basil seedlings on my kitchen window sill, the last two weeks. Now that the first leaves have appeared, it's parsley!
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I greened up on the Bundesliga match just to trade a Brazilian Serie A match about to start, only to find Bumfair suspended it from kickoff!
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greenmark wrote:
Sun May 05, 2024 12:15 pm
Derek27 wrote:
Sun May 05, 2024 3:02 am
andy28 wrote:
Sun May 05, 2024 12:31 am
Duck shooting started yesterday, 6.00am woke to a barrage of gun shots. Last few days leading up to the start of the season and they are all walking around in their camouflage gear and all sitting outside coffee shops drinking coffee. They may as well have walk around with a cone on their head saying Dickhead.

If I owned the coffee shop I would not have served them and when one asked to be served I would have said "Sorry didn't see you there"
When does the duck shooter shooting season start? :mrgreen:
I think andy28 missed your joke there. duck shooter shooting season is year round, not that I would condone shooting a duck shooter. Too many shoots and ducks now. But rant corner allows this. :-)
Completely missed it thank you :oops:
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flipping cat has to fall ill on a weekend or bank holiday, it never happens any other time! :x
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Derek27 wrote:
Mon May 06, 2024 10:46 am
flipping cat has to fall ill on a weekend or bank holiday, it never happens any other time! :x
Snap, mine too, fell ill over weekend, she has at least 1 night in there, they think something lodge down her throat, so going to have to slide a camera down there
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andy28 wrote:
Mon May 06, 2024 11:08 am
Derek27 wrote:
Mon May 06, 2024 10:46 am
flipping cat has to fall ill on a weekend or bank holiday, it never happens any other time! :x
Snap, mine too, fell ill over weekend, she has at least 1 night in there, they think something lodge down her throat, so going to have to slide a camera down there
That must be expensive, hope she's okay.

I only realised it's a bank holiday when I phoned the vet this morning, but the cat seems better today so I'll give it till tomorrow. I hope it's nothing to do with me cleaning my patio yesterday. I made sure the chemicals fully evaporated before letting the cat out, so it's probably coincidence.
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The Silk Run wrote:
Sun May 05, 2024 2:14 pm
greenmark wrote:
Sun May 05, 2024 1:59 pm
The Silk Run wrote:
Sun May 05, 2024 1:04 pm
I love Duck but hard to get wild ones in this country. Generally all farmed with a different taste.
It's interesting to me that in some places ducks are really skittish. Other places they'll walk up to your feet to feed or remain snoozing on the path if you are careful.
I know in Epping Forest which is not to far from me wildfowl including ducks, geese, and even swans have been decimated by poachers. East European people. And taking Carp fish as well.
I once stumbled across a group feeding crisps to ducks in the woods by my local reservoirs. They were east european (the people, I mean, not the ducks). I initially thought "How nice", then "You shouldn't give ducks crisps" then wondered what were they up to. And then eat europian stereotype paranoia took over.

We currently have a glut of gulls. Any poachers out there! Pick a fight with a gull if you dare. :-)
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The Silk Run wrote:
Sun May 05, 2024 1:04 pm
I love Duck but hard to get wild ones in this country. Generally all farmed with a different taste.
I had a whole crispy duck with pancakes on Saturday in Ontario. :)

Probably should have shared it with someone but I do love a duck.

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I'm now reduced to searching the garden for cat faeces, to see if she's pooing properly!
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Derek27 wrote:
Mon May 06, 2024 11:31 am
andy28 wrote:
Mon May 06, 2024 11:08 am
Derek27 wrote:
Mon May 06, 2024 10:46 am
flipping cat has to fall ill on a weekend or bank holiday, it never happens any other time! :x
Snap, mine too, fell ill over weekend, she has at least 1 night in there, they think something lodge down her throat, so going to have to slide a camera down there
That must be expensive, hope she's okay.

I only realised it's a bank holiday when I phoned the vet this morning, but the cat seems better today so I'll give it till tomorrow. I hope it's nothing to do with me cleaning my patio yesterday. I made sure the chemicals fully evaporated before letting the cat out, so it's probably coincidence.
Yeah she is ok turns out it was her tonsils, cost good ($200) vet good, so everyone is happy
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Cat's had a proper dump in the litter tray overnight, but it's left the flat uninhabitable for the rest of the morning!
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I've just connected my heart rate strap to an app that thinks I'm about to go running in Atlanta, Georgia!
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