Thursday, 29 October 2009

Not till the loom is silent.....

Not till the loom is silent
And the shuttle cease to fly
Shall God unroll the canvas
And explain the reason why
The dark threads are as needful
In the weavers skilful hand
As the threads of gold and silver
In the pattern he has planned

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Monday, 19 October 2009

A Duck's Revenge

I have absolutely no issues as far as hunting or guns are concerned. I no longer own a firearm and have never been a keen fan of hunting for the sake of hunting. From a strong forestry background I personally have no desire to hunt wild animals. Having said that, I feel that it seems to be a bit unfair to shoot an animal with a state of the art firearm over a distance of 500 yards, while the “target” is peacefully munching away at lunch, and then have a sense of satisfaction as to a “job well done”.
Ducks specifically are vulnerable. Set up a decoy and as they fly up, fly past or come in to land, a cohort of hunters jump up and blast away with shotguns. Not much chance for the ducks, and, personally, I would get no feeling of satisfaction. No sense of fair play and all that.
If you want to brag, show your skills with clay pigeons or targets.
That is why I like this one…………
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