Posts Tagged ‘dog walker’

Today in the woods.

March 19, 2015

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It has to be the best kept secret, look under the leaves and you will be getting far more than you imagine, we have in the last few weeks pulled over 400 just from the leaves, and i have a very large wooded area yet to venture to, it has served me well in the past and i am hoping for a very high return.

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In under 40 minutes i have 137 balls some brand new others bit of both but they will sell.

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All you can see is the access we have in the distance beside our huge farm field that is harbouring over 1000 as we speak its the time it takes.

And for tilly its the distraction of squirrel deer or rabbit then the golf ball to let you know she still has an interest

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Found The Deer at Long Last.

January 26, 2014

After a dam good soaking this morning and tilly looking as thou she had been dropped in a swimming pool we headed home to get some warmth and for me a good cup of tea, for tilly it was snuggle up in front of the fire with a treat.

As soon as the weather showed a sign of easing we took a different approach and headed through another route to the woods one that involved climbing barbed wire fencing for me but easy for tilly to slope under to get in where we wanted to be, the route was indeed a hard walk with lashings of rain soaked fields and some muddy paths, at this point we were more or less on the surrounds of the golf course but a long way from where we would usually be and at this stage i was only concerned of finding golf balls.

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I was walking in the middle of the course at this time in to a large waste area of quite long grass that bye now has become soaked and lifeless when out of the grass a few feet from tilly the two young deer emerged and took of across the course swerving at one point towards me, then with a lightening swerve changed course and headed to the woodland, it was all over within about 12 seconds and so fast and unexpected that i never had time to think of getting my camera out of my pocket, i was just so shocked to see them, but the view of them striding out of there resting place was great, they both looked an absolute picture of health and in perfect shape as they bolted to the quiet of the woods.

This is where i found them resting

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We never bothered to go and find them as i did not want to cause any upset just in case so we took a walk through the grass area and found all them golf balls above which was an added bonus and having those pro v balls made the day.

We walked towards home and through a route i wouldn’t usually take and came across these poor horses who looked starving hungry and were soaked to the skin, they were eating anything they could get at including some sharp prickle bushes, will have to find out who owns them as they look in distress to me and if they are not being looked after properly i will call the RSPCA to have a look

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Foxy arrived to his feast last night joined by a cat in the early hours and the food was cooked to perfection by my good self and presented on the lawn steaming hot, the cat was first to have a taste and the sight of the dog fox was enough to leave pussin cat a little bit scared and he was gone, got to do it all again later and this time it is sausages which i defrosted earlier……So thank you all for stopping bye and i will be back with another update on the deer soon hopefully.

Another day in the woodlands.

December 30, 2013

Despite the miserable weather I always make time for Tilly to go to the woods and this morning was no exception.

The rain lashed down and the wind was blowing like crazy which is always a worry as the woodland is dense with very old rotting trees that have lost there strength in the last few years and are ready to topple at any given time, so keeping my pooch close at hand is very important to me, to be there in case anything was to happen.

Tilly has never been on a lead and wouldn’t know how to walk with one she has always had the run of the woods and fields and people we meet whilst walking are always grateful with polite comments on her behaviour, here she is in the woods collecting golf balls.

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Trained from her first ever walk nearly 9 years now and can she find a golf ball in some unusual places….bless her !

Yesterday was a beautiful day and with the sun shining over and around us i took some pictures deep in the woodland.

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Can you imagine trying to find a ball in this overgrown fern

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Back to today and a couple of tilly on the golf course

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And  another visitor who made me very happy…!

Coloured Golf Balls and Pro V selling well.

August 24, 2013

No let up in the search for golf balls, really doesn’t matter if it pours with rain or we have an avalanche of snow, were out there in all weathers.

The last few days have been interesting as we walk round and today of all days would have been the best ever for getting pictures of the deer, but as my camera was on low charge i decided to leave it at home and give it a good charge as it was pouring down and i was thinking the deer will not be running round, but how wrong can i be as i walked through the copse the two young bolted out and headed across the field, i then took off the back way and waited and waited in the rain and guess what they appeared and after a long nervous wait by the young ones they started walking the fence line very carefully eating and nibbling what they could totally unaware that i was there stood under the tree, it was magical the two were almost side by side to me and i was just so pleased to stand there looking them both over they both looked like bambi from the film, gorgeous features with the cutest faces and the eyes said it all, i was so happy and yet so sad that my camera was not handy, but i will be back there again later.

Our colours are selling well and we have been adding to the collection after we found these in the ferns

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We have also been collecting good white balls that just keep dropping 20130823_202015

The above balls were collected in the woods within 30 minutes bringing our total to roughly around 200+ for a couple of days, not bad considering it is holiday time and lots of people are away.

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Found this ball that arrived all the way from the Gulf and has a rather nice picture of a camel.

Now we head to our big field again to clear this, hopefully the rain has stopped and we can clear quite a few more.

Anyone wishing to purchase any amount of quality golf balls are welcome to contact me

No stopping the golf balls hitting the field.

July 29, 2013

Despite the rain we get out there collecting what we can and i just cannot believe how many we have collected over the last few days. I have had my mate the young farmer at hand helping me clear the field daily and we decided to go underground in the thorn bushes, like commando’s we started to crawl through the most uncomfortable ground you could imagine but what a collection was waiting for us, i hate to think if any golfer had looked in and seen us, they would never have believed what they were looking at, 2 adults and a dog crawling round like babies pockets bulging with golf balls of all colours.

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That was our first haul and they kept on flowing and soon with our back broken we left the rest for another day, there has to be another 500 still laying in the cold wet night to be rescued, tilly-miss had great fun as for me and the farmer a few scratches and aches and pains that i am sure we will sleep off.

My first chance of the mum and young deer this morning, i stumbled by chance on them after spending an hour looking for them and there they were out in the sun, not great pictures but the closest i could get to them

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Lovely to see them together and mum is there quite happy looking at me when i called, but the young are not yet used to me calling and were away quickly, but we will be patient and hopefully given time they will get used to me, but the young ones are as sharp as anything leading me a merry chase round the woodland, they certainly know how to wear me out and as young as they are they know all the short cuts and holes in the fences to get through and have worked out how to go under the metal gates and not to try going through the railings !

Tilly has been brilliant the last week, working so hard in the heat and the rain, but i know she wont be happy tomorrow when my bag gets packed for yet another journey that will take me away again on tour to Moscow…Sweden….Finland…but it will be for 12 days only and cannot wait for it to end before i have gone?

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All machines topped up with new lines and another one sited, so i can go away happy knowing when i return i will have to do it all again,and in my dreams the field and woodland will be a wash with Pro V Golf Balls….aagh what a dream…..

Stay safe and take care

Golf Balls all over the fields

July 26, 2013

We have spent the last couple of days clearing the hedges that run alongside the the field and golf course, never seen so many laying in nettles and under thorn bushes, but tilly is doing a great job going under where she can bless her.

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This is just a small sample in less than an hour

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It is very hard work and quite time consuming trying to avoid the nettles and thorns that would cut you to pieces. but we keep going !

Tilly took time away from the golf ball to have a game of chase with bugs bunny, it was quite funny to watch them chasing round the field in the heat and lucky for Bugsy i was there to stop tilly killing her, the poor bunny has the dreadful maxi virus and cannot see anything but i couldn’t let her life end just like that maybe i am going soft in my age?

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so bunny took of quite slowly and possibly survived the night somewhere safe but with the red kite flying above and the fox out hunting i don’t give much hope

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Sweet machines filled and another being added to a local pub so our selection of new treats should keep everyone happy and i am delighted to be adding more to our total out at the moment.

My mate Daz arrived yesterday and took the golf balls, always nice to see him and maybe one day we will get to have a slurp or two when he is down this way, if you need any lakes clearing of golf balls he is your man.

Had to laugh out loud on seeing this doing the rounds on FB

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Good to be back home.

July 23, 2013

Apologies for my recent lack of posts but i have been away travelling in Europe trying my best to earn some money to keep the wolf from the door. The day i left home started with a flight from Heathrow to Germany then a connection to Bilbao but 50 minutes in to the flight we have engine problems and head to Paris for an emergency landing, then 8 hours delay whilst hotels and flights organised, so finally weary and tired another flight this time to Portugal is arranged to meet my working crew who had now travelled coast bound, show that night and we head for the famous Montraux jazz festival for 3 days lazing on the beach, how bad is that ?

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during the 11 days i have witnessed some very talented artists and songwriters at various festivals, one of my favourite live bands was the Stereophonics a band from Wales, can they play and sing you better believe it.

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We trundled by road to many amazing shows and one of the highlights was our band playing in front of 60,000 people in Brittany on Saturday night.

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Back home to find a huge welcome home from tilly-miss who was so happy to see me again, my wife then told me tilly had been at the vet for treatment as grass seed had gone in her ear, the cost to remove the seed was £191 plus a £30 consultation fee? talk about daylight robbery at least Dick Turpin wore a mask ? here is the picture below that caused tilly loss of balance on her right side and a lot of pain, but i am pleased to say tilly is getting better each day, a little bit of shock to her system and to my pocket after my wife told me she had used my card but i don’t mind and whatever it costs for tilly it will be paid.

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In the scorching heat we cleared over a 130 golf balls from the fresh cut fields, we still have more to clear including the woodlands but when it cools down and we get respite from the scorching sun

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Whilst in the field tonight i caught a glimpse of 2 very young deer who were disturbed by the horses and watched them run across the field at alarming speed, there was no sign of mum but i am sure she was watching every move the young made, hopefully i will catch a look early morning when i head out at around 06:00 before the sun.

What was in the field tonight before dark.

July 10, 2013

As usual we headed for the woodland to give tilly her last walk before dark, as i approached the field there laying in the long grass was “Mum” looking splendid in glorious brown colour, she looks so fit and healthy and was not in the least bit bothered at seeing me or tilly, as she laid with her ears pricked and her head moving side to side as i rambled on talking to her, i was delighted and happy to see her back in the field.

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As we walked and as i scouted the field i noticed movement on the far side of the field and just couldn’t believe my luck to see 2 baby deer jumping and running together, sadly they were aware of someone being there and kept moving to keep a distance between us making it impossible to zoom in and get a picture, i tried as hard as i could but it was not to be this time, but what an incredible sight to watch those young ones running and jumping and thank god i had at least 10 minutes which made my day.

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To be so close is magical and to gain the trust is beyond belief but she certainly seem to trust me to get that close.

Today i had my little man George helping me in the woods, he was picking up colours and his total alone for the morning was 30 golf balls i had 58 and tilly  brought out 6 and also killed a young bird that scrambled in the hedgerow….here is my little helper looking a bit tired after his work experience with grandad

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Fresh cut fields.

June 27, 2013

After waiting what felt like forever i arrived home to find the fields had been cut, what a difference it has made, we have been busy collecting all the golf balls that have laid in the long grass and spent a lot of time digging other balls that had hit the ground so hard they had buried themselves good and proper.

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Sadly we were finding very good balls that had been caught and cut by the blades of the mower, some lovely Titleist Prov balls were ruined along with various logo balls including this one.

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Amazing what you find in the grass and these colours were a welcomed gift from the hedgerows.

Yesterday my grandson George was helping me collect and find what was out there and the little man went home with 17 balls that he found on the towpath and in the field, my goodness me that little lad has an eye for a ball and has a collection of colours and whites to match what i have, his mum was not to happy with another load going home thou as she says he has them hidden everywhere….hahaha  my mate Daz will have another customer in the future.

Sadly no sign anywhere of the Deer the woods is quite lonely without them and i think even tilly is missing them, but hopefully they will return soon in the future.

Another day in the woods.

June 18, 2013

Shall we clear the field or head to the woods, decisions decisions and the woods won.

In to the woods and the golf balls started to appear very quickly, as well as myself picking up what was there tilly-miss was on patrol through the hedgerows and soon started bringing out yellow and white balls along with the ritual of throwing the ball in the air and catching it.

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We also had some good logo golf balls along with other logo balls for charity organisations and this one in particular caught my eye, obviously a good cause for the tradesmen who work in London on vast projects.

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And what about this special staff members ball from Calloway

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Its amazing how many golf balls carry a logo does it really work ? after all said and done who actually see’s that logo apart from yourself and of course me as the ball finder?…cannot get my head round that one.

And my good friend the Deer was wondering round in unusual  space today and i spent an hour with her watching what she was doing, sadly no sign at all of a young one.

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And here is tilly sat under a garden seat watching every move the deer made

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So now it is back to the woods to check on the mother before darkness