Sunday, 24 July 2011
A Real Sod
The grouse shooting season is fast approaching. Every year in preparation for this, we all 'do up' our grouse butts.
When the weather is fine and the butts are in good order, it's a pleasant and satisfying job. However......
However when the weather is as it has been, the ground is saturated. This quadruples the weight of the divots we cut (no wonder they are also called 'sods') and makes them as slick as a grilled politician.
In the photos you'll see some action shots and a 'before' and 'after' pic of a butt that was sore needing our attention. If you're wondering what the lads are pointing at, it's the hill from which we had to carry 5 posts, mell, pinch bar, wire, saw, hammer, nails, staples, spades, butterflies (wire tensioners) and adjustable wrench.
They're smiling 'cos we only have to carry half the stuff back again.