Good afternoon everyone
Long time no write on here! We've been enjoying what sun we have left, but I definitely got the winter coat out this morning on my way to work!
Rick wanted me to pass on to you all that he will be at Ryan Zonnekeyn's house tomorrow around 1pm. Any birds that you would like him to bring - last chance to let us know.
He will be leaving here mid-morning so please let us know tonight, or by 8am tomorrow morning (Saturday) so he can pack the birds up to bring with him.
2651 Bloomington Road, Gormley, ON
Still working on that flyer for 2021...but it's coming.
Have a great weekend,
Jeane (aka. "The 1st Pigeon Lady")
Good morning everyone!
The weather is cool - broke out the winter coat last night :(...but still some sunshine - so I'm ok.
Pick ups are going well for the birds, thank you to everyone who has connected with us regarding this.
Rick is offering out Thursday and Friday this week (Oct. 8th and Oct. 9th) from 11am until 2pm for pick ups. Please let us know if you're coming, as we can have your birds ready for you.
Payments are almost 100% completed! I believe this might be a record for OLR payouts! Thanks to everyone for responding quickly to my emails to arrange this. We are trying to stay atop of this important piece to our OLR and strive to make this the best experience for all!
Thanks to everyone for a great year - and stay tuned for next year's flyer - I'm working on it as we speak, and plan to post it soon on our social media and website!
Have a great day,
I've just been told that I made an error (yes it does happen...) about Al Gauvin's assistance with picking up birds.
He is actually coming on Sunday, Oct. 4th this weekend.
Please let us know if you'd like Al to pick your birds up and meet you in Woodstock to get them.
Thanks to all,
I had a great offer from Al Gauvin. If anyone is unable to make it to our place this week - but would be able to make it to Woodstock - Al is offering to pick up your birds from Rick's and take them to Woodstock.
Al is planning to come to pick his own birds up on Saturday this weekend. Please let us know if you'd like him to get your's as well - and Rick and I will ensure he gets them.
Thanks to Al for his offer!
Good afternoon all,
Still some sunshine going on in Niagara - hoping it stays, but I hear rumour that the temperature is going to drop starting tomorrow. Oh well...October is almost here.
We wanted to announce another pick up time, besides Thursday, Oct. 1st from 11am to 2pm. Rick will also be avaiable for bird pick up on Sun. Oct. 4th from 10am to 12 noon.
Feel free to connect with us if you have any questions.
Thanks - and have a great one,
Well the clock has officially stopped on the one loft race - and we're now "closed" for the year.
We had 170 clock in from the 216 we sent. Not too shabby I think. And...we'll probably still see some more as the days go on.
If you don't see a bird, feel free to reach out over the next day or two and we can let you know if it came in after clocking.
Rick has scheduled this coming Tuesday and Thursday (Sept. 29th and Oct. 1st) as pick up dates from 11am until 2pm each day. Feel free to reach out ahead of time if you're coming and he can put your birds specifically aside for quicker pick up.
We've had some great feedback from the race this year, the distance was good, the Facebook Live was well done, and we're now going to plan more videos of the releases as well next year. Rick is also hopeful to complete GPS trackings of the birds during trainings and races next year.
We'll continue to post, althought probably not daily...but to continue updates on picks up and our plans for next year.
Thank you to everyone for a great 4th Annual One Loft Race...and hope to see you all next year (in person!)!!
Rick & Jeane (aka. "The 1st Pigeon Lady")
As of 10:45 this morning, we have clocked in 134 birds.
A little windier here today, the birds are coming back, but slowly. We'll keep the clock running today and see how many actually straggle in. The sun is shining beautifully again, so it's great to still watch them arrive.
Please let Rick know if you want your bird back and he will start to separate those being picked in the loft. Once he hears from people about wanting their birds, he'll start to set up some pick up times where he'll be available.
Thank you everyone...we'll check in later today with the updated clocking number as well.
Congratulations to everyone who came in our top 25 and scored some great prize money!
Special congrats to Carlos Domingues who was our 1st place winner and a fantastic last place show off from Josef Zielinski who wins the annual Terry Wintle Memorial Award of $500
Check our RACES tab under the RESULTS section for the full results. We'll keep the clock running tomorrow and likely turn off the clock on Sunday. We'll keep you posted.
Again thanks to everyone and we look forward to another great year next year at our 5th annual one loft race!
Jeane (aka "The 1st Pigeon Lady")
Good morning everyone
Got the call from Rick (I'm at work) that the birds were successfully released at 8am this morning from Engelhart.
We're expecting them back after 3pm this afternoon, and we'll be ready for them.
I will be starting a Facebook live event after 1pm and then again after 3pm...just to keep you updated.
Wishing everyone good luck today!
So the basketing worked well for us tonight with uploading to the wincompanion program...we actually did a double check after the first 35 birds were basketed to make sure all looked ok. Even had a great call with Terry - our contact at wincompanion.
Excited to say we've shipped 216 birds and we're ready for tomorrow! Obviously a few came after the clock stopped and we are sending the 2 that were held back from the last race. The coop is pretty quiet tonight.
We're aiming for the release from Englehart around 8am and thinking it might be anytime after 3pm that the birds would be home.
The weather still looks great for tomorrow in both Engelhart and Niagara - sun and clouds, 7 degrees in the am for Englehart and 25 degrees in the afternoon in Niagara Falls.
I will be ready in the afternoon with our Facebook Live event. Rick says anytime between 1 and 2pm I might do a check in, and then tune out and back on again after 3pm - this way we'll touch base and keep everyone posted as to the day's events.
Good luck to all the flyers - and stay tuned for tomorrow!