Thursday, 1 October 2009
Tweet Tweet Bang!
Arriving at work this morning I set about the pleasant task of building a bonfire in the back field as the chaps went about their various jobs. A perfect clear October morning, the peace of the countryside was only disturbed by the continuous bang of shotguns from a few fields over from mine. I paused for a while to watch a line of beaters walk slowly forward to wards a line of shooters whilst various dogs darted to and fro. Now, I am a firm believer in people spending their money as they see fit but I am pretty sure the shooters who no doubt had paid rather a lot of money to shoot at the little birds that frantically flew towards them, had not gotten any real value for their money. I love shooting and given the chance will shoot as much as possible,target or clays, so I am very pro shooting in itself.But standing in what appeared to be tweed outfits the assembled shooters looked faintly ridiculous blasting the occasional bird out of the air. As I said "you pay your money etc".....mind you the dogs looked like they were having a great time of it so not all was lost.