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Tips and best advice on matters of the countryside and country and field sports: gun dogs, game recipes, etiquette, shooting, hunting, fishing, food and legal and more

catch a Guineafowl.

How to catch a guineafowl

Knowing how to catch a guineafowl is a useful skill for those who have the birds in garden or field. They can be notoriously difficult to wrangle, so it is…

How to pickle wlanuts

How to pickle walnuts

When do I pick walnuts to pickle them and how do I pickle them? It will be my first crop from two young trees that are six or seven years…

chintz curtains.

How best to clean chintz curtains

Knowing how to clean chintz curtains carefully is key to keeping them looking their best. When the view to the garden outside is marred by a set of dull curtains…

glass and leather hip flask.

Where to find a glass and leather hip flask

One of the best hip flasks is a combination glass and leather hip flask. Glass is not only more stylish, but kinder on the taste buds, also, clutching a leather…

How to repair your corkscrew.

How to repair your corkscrew

Knowing how to repair your corkscrew is crucial to keep the party going. Nothing is worse than a man without his most important appendage. And if the corkscrew belonged to…

How to replace a heavy duty zip.

How to replace a heavy duty zip

Knowing how to replace a heavy duty zip can be very useful if your eveyday jacket is on its last legs. Follow our useful advice on how to replace a…

How to clean your hip flask

How to clean your hip flask

Knowing how to clean your hip flask properly is a sporting person’s dilemma. Nothing is worse than stopping for a nip on the hill, to find your best brewed sloe…

Bee on Lavender

How to move bees

Last summer a colony of bees took up residence in my attic. I have no wish to harm the squatters, but would like them to change address. They are dormant…

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How to banish unwanted ladybirds

Help! We are inundated with ladybirds. For the past few months we have been plagued with swarms of the insects of all different colours. We have had to keep all…

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How to get rid of the smell of moth balls

I have some lovely old furniture but it smells of moth balls and I am unable to store clothes in it. Do you have any tips to rejuvenate the wood…