"Patriotism is supporting your country all the time and your government when it deserves it"Mark Twain
Good Evening Breeders, we did a hand inventory of all birds and pulled their tenth flight today. We also treated them externally and internally for parasites. The birds really felt good and are in excellent health. All the bands scanned perfectly , always nice to see. We will keep the birds in the next few days and they will be given the bath pans each day. We are treating them for the next 4 days to start getting them ready for what lies ahead in the next few months. Breeders I wish all of you a fantastic July 4th, I know this; America has given me everything I could of ever wanted and more. She is not perfect but each of us can strive to make it better today and leave a positive mark for those that follow. God Bless the USA.
"We know that in September, we will wander through the winds of summer's wreckage. We will welcome summer's ghost"Henry Rollins
Good Afternoon Breeders, we have had a very hot temperatures this past week with several days in the 100's. This coming week looks far better and the birds will welcome it. I did give them the bath pans 3 days this past week to help with the heat. All the birds seem to be doing well, we have had no rain in over a month ,dry and hot is better than wet and hot for the birds so we will will take what we get with a smile. All birds are settled and I will pull the 10th flight in July. We have had a few Coopers come and visit but none have been caught that I saw. The hawks do help get lazy birds up and it is better to get an education about raptors at the loft than on the road for the first time. Have a great week and let me know if you have any questions.
"A father is a man who expects his children to be as good as he meant to be"Unknown
Good Morning Breeders, today we remember our fathers and how they helped mold us into the person we are today. Cheers to all Dad's earthly and heavenly. Birds are doing really well and have been out all but one day this past week. It was a really hot week for us this early in June, and this coming week will see record high temps again. The birds had the bath pans yesterday and had a ball. All the birds are now out and flying. I will wait until all the birds are well settled and flying before we pull flights, we have plenty of time with our schedule this year. The final race will most likely be in December depending how the weather treats us. Health continues to be outstanding, birds are full of energy and look great. Have a great week and enjoy fathers day. Let me know if you have any questions.
"If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your troubles, your wouldn't sit for a month "Theodore Roosevelt
Good Evening Breeders, the summer heat is arriving in force, We will be close to 100 this coming week for a few days, hopefully the humidity will stay low. The birds continue to do well and look great . I have one more group of about 25 birds to settle and all the birds will be out and flying. My plan is to still pull the 10th flight towards the end of the month once all are out and going. I got the trailer washed out this weekend and will attach it to the loft later in July so all birds are leaving the loft thru the trailer and are very familiar with it when we get on the road in late September. Have a great week.
"Don't walk in front of me I may not follow, Don't walk behind me I may not lead, Walk beside me and just be my friend"Albert Camus
Good Afternoon Breeders, the quote comes from one of our breeders that he says he saw at college 50 years ago and has aspired to his whole life, it certainly is a good one.. Thank you to all our breeders for your support, things are going along well. We have about 60 more birds to settle and all the birds will be out and flying. As soon as all are settled I will pull the flights. Race is closed.Health continues to be outstanding and the birds are looking really good. Have a great week and let me know if I can be of help.
"The legacy of heroes, the memory of a great name, and the inheritance of a great example"Benjamin Disraeli
Good Afternoon Breeders, firstly thank you to all our veterans for all you and your families have sacrificed for our freedoms.On a tragic note Tim Lucas of "Champ Camp " passed away suddenly our deepest condolences to his family and friends. He had fantastic birds and was a winner on the final of our race a few years ago. Life is precious and fickle keep the important things in front of you. The race is closed please no more birds. Health is great and the settling is going well. Have an enjoyable Memorial day.
"Time is, Time was, but time shall be no more"James Joyce
Good Evening Breeders, the race is closed for 2022. Thank you to all of you that sent birds, please do not send anymore birds. The health is absolutely fantastic. Still only 2 birds removed from the loft in the entire intake. Settling is going well and it wont be long and all the birds will be out and flying. I will pull the flights in late June or early July as soon as all the birds are settled. We will only start roadwork in late September so there is no rush to try and get all the birds on the same page, we have plenty of time. The health is my number one priority. Have a great week .
"Do you want to know who you are? Don't ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you"Thomas Jefferson
Good Afternoon Breeders, this is the last week to ship your birds to the race. I am aware that in the rules it states May 15th and on the homepage May31st. If you had planned on shipping based on this please contact me. Most of you are probably aware that the race is closing this week based on weekly updates and emails. So if you are going to fly get the birds in the mail. Please look at the last full inventory to see if you have birds gone off the loft, if so get them in here. Breeders this has been the best health year we have ever had, a total of 2 pigeons have been removed from the loft in almost 4 months and we over 400 pigeons here from 94 lofts. I am thrilled with the changes we have made and with the quality of birds that have been sent in. I appreciate all of you that stuck with the race after really two tough years in a row. There are several breeders that have been in this race every single year and it is not lost on me. Those of you that have sent birds this year will be grandfathered in for next years limited intake of birds. It has become abundantly clear to me in this location that in order to deliver the quality of race I want to put forward that is what must be done. I will stick strictly to all the changes that I have given myself to follow going forward the rest of the season, so far I could not be more pleased. When you have the health most everything else falls into line. This race course has always been tough, once at the races it is up to your birds, but its my job to get them there and I have always taken that very seriously and will continue to do so. Have a great week and let me know if I can be of any help to you.
"All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel mother"Abraham Lincoln
Good Afternoon Breeders, 2 weeks left to get your entries in for the 2022 season. I posted an inventory of all birds in the loft if you see you have a bird missing it can be replaced in the next 14 days.Health is as good as I could ever hope for. Settling is going well, other than the one scare from a Coopers a few weeks ago that really got the birds up and a new group had just been added which is not a great time to see your first hawk we have had no other scares. I always hate seeing a new bird out flying that comes to within 6 inches of landing on the landing board and then pulling up landing gear and landing on the tip of a pine tree sideways 300 yards away. I have seen raptors over the years pick them off that way none so far this year that I have seen.We had a very busy week last week and I expect the last two weeks will be the same. Please if you can only ship on a Monday or Tuesday. Have a great week.
"It is not knowledge, but the act of learning, not possession but the act of getting there, which grants the greatest enjoyment"Carl Fredrich Gauss
Good Evening Breeders, 3 weeks left to get your entries in for the 2022 season. Health continues to be outstanding and the weather has allowed me to fly the birds everyday this past week.Flights will be pulled on the birds once all the birds are settled. My plan is to pull the flights the first week of July. As a reminder Mondays and Tuesdays are the best days to ship your birds.Thank you for your support and have a great week.