Author Topic: Pheasants  (Read 237 times)

Offline Diane CBPFC

  • .
  • Posts: 4186
Pheasants
« on: December 12, 2020, 08:14:36 PM »
We see quite a few ruffled grouse in the fall, but this year we have at least two pheasants hanging around too and they are quite rare here. The male comes right up to the house and cleans up under the bird feeder. So beautiful, especially when the sun shines on him.

People will come from strange lands to hear me speak my words of wisdom. They will ask me the secret of life and I will tell them. Then maybe I'll finish off with a song. The Nomad

Offline Roger Kettle

  • Roger
  • *
  • Posts: 4761
  • Ho! Ho! £$%^&* Ho!
Re: Pheasants
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2020, 08:29:02 PM »
Once again, a lovely photo, Diane. I don't want to spoil the mood or anything, but I hear pheasant is delicious. I don't recall ever trying it but that's what people say. Is there a shotgun in your house?

Offline Mince

  • .
  • Posts: 6798
  • Utter Waste of Time
Re: Pheasants
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2020, 08:50:01 PM »
Lovely photo, Diane. Would you like a photo of a cat crapping on my lawn?

Offline Diane CBPFC

  • .
  • Posts: 4186
Re: Pheasants
« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2020, 01:19:32 AM »
Once again, a lovely photo, Diane. I don't want to spoil the mood or anything, but I hear pheasant is delicious. I don't recall ever trying it but that's what people say. Is there a shotgun in your house?

Hubby has quite a few riffles and guns of assorted caliber, in the past he has put moose and deer in the freezer and would not think twice about murdering my pheasant friend. 
People will come from strange lands to hear me speak my words of wisdom. They will ask me the secret of life and I will tell them. Then maybe I'll finish off with a song. The Nomad

Offline Roger Kettle

  • Roger
  • *
  • Posts: 4761
  • Ho! Ho! £$%^&* Ho!
Re: Pheasants
« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2020, 09:46:55 AM »
I guessed there might be some weaponry around! I grew up in similar surroundings---a small Highland village, 1,200 ft up----and there were more than a few shotguns around. Not to mention fridges full of venison...

Offline Mince

  • .
  • Posts: 6798
  • Utter Waste of Time
Re: Pheasants
« Reply #5 on: December 13, 2020, 10:11:53 AM »
I've decapitated a few carrots in my time.

Offline Diane CBPFC

  • .
  • Posts: 4186
Re: Pheasants
« Reply #6 on: December 13, 2020, 07:32:36 PM »
I grew a few kinds of carrots this year, but made the mistake of planting them under tomato plants which shaded them out and stunted their growth.

I am already looking forward to digging about in the dirt next spring.

People will come from strange lands to hear me speak my words of wisdom. They will ask me the secret of life and I will tell them. Then maybe I'll finish off with a song. The Nomad

Offline Mince

  • .
  • Posts: 6798
  • Utter Waste of Time
Re: Pheasants
« Reply #7 on: December 13, 2020, 09:06:31 PM »
And they still look better than the crap that grew in our garden.

Offline Diane CBPFC

  • .
  • Posts: 4186
Re: Pheasants
« Reply #8 on: December 14, 2020, 04:27:12 PM »
Was it a new plot or just bad weather?
People will come from strange lands to hear me speak my words of wisdom. They will ask me the secret of life and I will tell them. Then maybe I'll finish off with a song. The Nomad

Offline Mince

  • .
  • Posts: 6798
  • Utter Waste of Time
Re: Pheasants
« Reply #9 on: December 14, 2020, 04:44:28 PM »
Both, plus a crap gardener.

I mean, I got loads of leaves and one potato.

Offline Diane CBPFC

  • .
  • Posts: 4186
Re: Pheasants
« Reply #10 on: December 14, 2020, 05:26:48 PM »
Both, plus a crap gardener.

I mean, I got loads of leaves and one potato.

Soil prep - the unromantic but vital base of gardening. 
People will come from strange lands to hear me speak my words of wisdom. They will ask me the secret of life and I will tell them. Then maybe I'll finish off with a song. The Nomad

Offline Mince

  • .
  • Posts: 6798
  • Utter Waste of Time
Re: Pheasants
« Reply #11 on: December 14, 2020, 06:09:13 PM »
Soil prep - the unromantic but vital base of gardening.

I'm no longer friends with most of the soil in my garden.

Offline Diane CBPFC

  • .
  • Posts: 4186
Re: Pheasants
« Reply #12 on: December 14, 2020, 07:39:58 PM »
It can take years to get the soil right - don't give up.
People will come from strange lands to hear me speak my words of wisdom. They will ask me the secret of life and I will tell them. Then maybe I'll finish off with a song. The Nomad

Offline Mince

  • .
  • Posts: 6798
  • Utter Waste of Time
Re: Pheasants
« Reply #13 on: December 15, 2020, 04:07:53 PM »
Hey, the soil started it!