Today is rain......thundershowers......but we have 3 maybe decent days again
before the next onslaught of rain appears. Its ok, getting used to this now.
(really?) Will post as we move along folks........!!
FOGGED IN THIS MORNING......LETS
SEE IF AND WHEN IT BURNS OFF !!
Wednesday morning and most of the morning was fog....no sun. then it turned to low ceiling but we went short anyway after the birds flew out. Birds flew around on return so left clock on to get everyone in it. Internet had issues with my ATT modem so left the clock on. This morning they came and made the changeout so we have stable internet with max speed at 12 mbps. thats not bad for being in the boonies......and its Uverse.
so This morning was foggy again and again low ceiling.......flew the birds out and they trapped in but with one difference. 3 new birds returned together...(what?) how rare is that? together. When did I have that bad toss? over 3 weeks ago? So todays upload from yesterday will reflect the newly returned birds in the clock.
Looking forward its getting much better and heading for normalcy here. Meaning high pressure without all the fog , low ceiling and so forth. I see it coming and believe me........I cant wait since we are a month behind schedule for sure.
maybe we will have a few more return!!
update: arpu 11771 ABC loft arrived this afternoon after 4 PM.....
THE LAST BIRD IN NOT SHOWN ON CLOCK IS NPA 1769. IF THE WEATHER MANS TRUE TO HIS WORD, WE TRAIN TOMORROW.
FINGERS CROSSED FOR SOME STABLE WEATHER HERE. SEE YA TOMORROW !!
FOLKS, LOOKS LIKE WEDNESDAY BEGINS WITH ONE FULL WEEK OF POSSIBLE UNINTERRUPTED TRAINING WEATHER.
AFTER TUESDAYS THUNDERSTORMS, IMAGINE...ONE WEEK ....IN THE 10 DAY FORECAST....AWESOME. LETS HOPE.
WHOAAAA......LONG TERM WEATHER LOOKS LIKE WE HAVE SOME CHANGES COMING NEXT WEEK. NOT ONLY WARMING UP NICELY BUT THOSE DAYS WITHOUT RAIN MAY EXTEND AND WE MIGHT GET NORMAL YET.
LETS SEE HOW GOES IT.....MEANWHLE......THUNDER, LIGHNING AND LOTS OF
WATER HERE. BUT AT LEAST ITS NOT COLD... WEBSITE SAYS RACING IN FEBRUARY.....PROBABLY CHANGE THAT TOMORROW TO SAY MARCH SINCE ITS
ALREADY THE 10TH WHICH MEANS WE ARE ONE MONTH BEHIND.
FOR THOSE OF YOU NOT FAMILIAR WITH OUR LOCATION, WE ARE VERY FAR WEST FLORIDA....ABOUT AN HOUR FROM THE ALABAMA BORDER NEAR MOBILE.
SO OUR WEATHER IS FAR DIFFERENT THAN DOWN IN ORLANDO, OR UNIT 10.
BUT IT WILL CHANGE SOON.......!!!
We will get an updated inventory today. Pretty funky outside but at least the cold is giving way to warmer weather. Weekly report on weather not pretty so we will remove the ''racing in February'' from the front page of the site and make it ''hopefully racing before too long''.......
Normally we are pretty much over by the first week in March.
Since I have had calls on perch fees for the coming season....I guess I will go ahead and put some information on the site regarding the coming season. Normally I hate to do that with our current race still trying to get off the ground.
Bruce from Pensacola brought us back a bird he received that trapped in at Lililan Alabama some 55 miles west of us. But we have not had any other birds return that I am aware of (we will know more at todays inventory) the last few days that have returned.
thought we might sneak a toss in this morning...........but opted to lock them out instead. They are fully recovered, those that
came late from that bad toss a week ago. Weather pattern isnt good for the next week again......but if it changes.....we go.
we resumed training today. high pressure clear skies. tomorrow? NOT front coming in, BP dropping with rain forecast after noon.
Today birds locked out 45 mnutes.......were allowed in........then were sent down the hallway to the truck and loaded........off we went for their first toss since the bad loss toss last friday. 10 miles, came good, no stragglers. same routing of taking the edge off these birds before we go down the road. Believe me, they are in such good health that taking the edge off will be necessary until we get to 40 miles. when will that be? when this dang weather lets me do some normal training. We will get to that point.........
seems like every other day a small front comes in but that can change so we are on top of it. Thanks for your patience........
Saturday we will do an inventory to see what our total is on returning birds.
As you can guess, the weather this year is really up and down. To train properly
we need some steady weather . Winds have been very strong and there is always
some electricity in the air with some threats of thunderstorms. Next week is up and down again but I do see a ray of hope that things will begin to normalize.
The birds are ok........look fine and have rested from this last ordeal. We will get their confidence back and work them out when the weather cooperates. I will go ahead and post as much as I can on wincompanion moving forward.