Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Save it or Stuff it

Ether the chap that set out the Highclere Game Fair is a evil genius or a complete insensitive ass

The Wildlife Trusts next to the Taxidermy man, I ask you!!

Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Fantastic Mr Fox

Pan Boiled Fox (serves 6-8)

This recipe is for Bashing Bambi
. However I think that the one woods maybe just a bit past it.  

INGREDIENTS (all approximate measurements)
2 large onions roughly chopped
Boned or still-on-the-bone legs of one medium to large fox (cut into 8
pieces if still on the bone)
6 medium sized carrots (cut into thick inch long batons)
6 medium sized courgettes (cut into thick inch and a half long batons)
(with flowers if available)
1 tea cup olive oil
2 bay leaves
4-6 whole pepper corns
2-3 pieces of allspice
2-3 lemons
2 large eggs
Sea salt (fairly liberal amounts) and ground black pepper

In a large saucepan gently brown the onions in olive oil. Add the meat and cook in the onion/oil mix for a few minutes. Add the bay leaves, allspice, pepper corns, salt, ground pepper,juice of one lemon, carrots and a few cups of water to the pan. Cover with a lid and simmer for half an hour stirring occasionally. Add the courgettes. Add more water if necessary. Cook for about another half-hour at a slow but steady boil.
Beat the eggs and mix with remaining lemon juice. Gradually ladle off all the hot cooking liquor from the pan and carefully beat it in with the eggs.
Return to pan. Serve with hunks of good rustic bread to soak up the juices.

Saturday, 9 April 2011

Work Party

Well what a glorious day, the sun is shining, the weather is hot.

So what better than a day out in the woods getting them ready for this years shoot.  There was a good turn out with a few faces I remember from the end of last season, and a load of new ones.

Jobs for the day: fix up a rain catching system for the feeders, fix up the feeders, check the pen for gaps in the wire and put up shelters in there.  Then it was time to take the old pen down and role up the fencing.

On the way back to the car I found my new walking stick, it just does not know it yet.
I will take  more photos of it as I go on.

Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Shandy aka No.3

Shandy aka No.3 by McShug
Shandy aka No.3, a photo by McShug on Flickr.

A Walk In The Woods

Lucy aka No.2 by McShug
Lucy aka No.2, a photo by McShug on Flickr.

Yesterday we (Mrs McShug) and two of the Shug Hounds No. 2 and 3, popped out to Abbots Wood for a quick trot before work. It was a lovely morning and the woods were quieter than I thought they would be. We have found an area of the woods that is little used and is currently being replanted, there is plenty of bracken and other cover for the dogs to work.

For the first time in ages I took my camera with me as I dont have enough photos of the new girl.

Well that will do for a first post


First post

Right I have been meaning to do this for ages, and with a sizable poke from a couple of chaps I have got off my ass ans started.

Right from the start: There will be spelling mistakes, there might be inaccuracy's, and there will be opinions. If you don't like this then read another Blog, there are loads out there.