Nov-25-2018

NO TOSS TODAY HEAVY FOG

Oct-30-2018

UPDATE FOR WEDNESDAY

Good Evening Breeders, basket list has been uploaded, birds will be released at 7.55 am. 
Looks like the birds will start with a 2 mph tailwind  out of the South and closer to home about 4-5 mph out of the SW. Good luck to all of you.  The birds handled well and hopefully we have a good clean race. 

Oct-28-2018

WEEKLY UPDATE

Success is a journey, not a destination. The doing is often more important than the outcome.
"Arthur Ashe
"

Good Evening Breeders, birds are flying really well. We will go back to the 52 mile station in the morning, rest the birds Tuesday and race on Wednesday. Weather looks good for now, I will keep you posted if it changes otherwise expect to see a basket list posted sometime on Tuesday. 

Breeders remember you have until after the 200 mile race to make your final selections on your $100 and $200 pick birds. Have a great week and I will update again on Tuesday evening with details for the next race. 

Oct-22-2018

WEEKLY UPDATE

Start each day with a positive thought and a grateful heart.
"Roy Bennett "

Good Evening Breeders, I am watching the weather closely for our 150 mile race on Tuesday. My only concern at this point is it may be cloudy at the release point , I do not let them go when I cannot see the sun. I will look again in the morning and keep you updated. If we do race Tuesday I will do a basket list tomorrow. We had a good working toss today from 52 miles, birds had a stronger than forecast headwind and all but one bird are home.

Please those of you that have not paid yet, You need to do so ASAP.  I have a list of people that want to buy birds that are not going to be activated. Please contact me via email and let me  know when I can expect payment. Please if you use Paypal use the friends payment option otherwise it is charging me a substantial fee.

Breeders I have decided to keep the High cotton $100 and $200  pick bird option open until after the 200 mile race. 


Some quick clarity on the High Cotton Stakes Race. We have 2 classes $100 and $200 . You can enter the same birds in both classes. It pays out on the final race, 50% for first , 30% for second and 20% for third.  You can enter as many birds as you like and it has to be done before the 250 mile race. If your pool bird is lost and you have another bird that bird can then be entered in that class you can do so.  I posted a couple of videos this past week to our Facebook page. Have a great week

Oct-08-2018

WEEKLY UPDATE

The great conservative insight is that order is really hard to achieve. Its really precious and its really easy to lose.
"Jonathan Haidt"

Good Evening Breeders,we have had a good week of training. We had a good toss from 69 miles today. We will loft fly in the morning and be back on the road on Tuesday weather depending. The birds are starting to handle better and better. I really like to see when the birds appetites are really good. If all goes well and we don't get too much bad weather this week and can get down the road more we will have our 100 mile activation race sometime the week of October 15th.

I posted several videos this past week of training to our Facebook page and one to our YouTube channel. We are right in the middle of the one loft race season and it is always fun to watch and see the lofts that stand out. Have a great week and I will update again soon. 

Oct-01-2018

WEEKLY UPDATE

The best way out is always through
"Robert Frost"

Good Evening Breeders,finally it looks like we will have several days in a row that will be good for training. We are going to the 50 mile spot in the morning. I have the GPS tracker up and running on the trailer, you can follow the trailer from a link on our homepage, no password is required. Even though the weather has  not been great the birds have been out everyday this past week when we could not train and flagged for over an hour, it is not as good as roadwork but does help keep the birds tuned up. 

My goal is to have the birds  out to the 100 mile station by the middle of the month some time. We have had many short tosses and now will put some real miles on the birds. I have posted a few videos to our Facebook page this past week. Have a great week and I will update again soon. 

Sep-16-2018

WEEKLY UPDATE

Life teaches us to make good use of Time, while Time teaches us the value of Life
"Author Unknown"

Good Evening Breeders, we had two good tosses this past week. We will push out on the road this coming week. Birds were flagged for 5 days at the loft, an hour each day. They were allowed to land rest for 10 minutes and were sent up again without flagging. On the third day of this I already saw a changed team and by day 5 they were really flying with purpose.  If all goes well the activation will be in  early October. 

Several races have had their activation's and we are underway. It is fun to watch how you guys do in other series. We are very fortunate to have the wincompanion site to enable all of us to enjoy one loft racing like no other place on earth. Terry and his son do an incredible job and are always trying to make the site better for you guys and for the handlers of the races. They just this past week went to a new much faster server and already I can see how much quicker it uploads the results. If you get a chance shoot them a thank you. 

Have a fantastic week and watch our Facebook page for updates during the week. 

Sep-02-2018

WEEKLY UPDATE

The only thing that overcomes hard luck is hard work.
"Harry Golden"

Good Evening Breeders, we have had a couple of tosses this past week with the birds coming in busted up. I appreciate the input from some of you on what may cause this. I have tossed the birds in many different ways over the years, small groups, larger groups and one group and it does not seem to eliminate those tosses where 30% of the group come in all scattered and over a period of a few days. A few stragglers are still coming back from the toss on Thursday. 

Birds will be back on the road on Tuesday, the birds had an easy day today and enjoyed the bath pans in the warm weather. We are almost complete with the molt and only about 10 birds are rough in the neck. They have plenty of energy and have spent the past couple of days pumping their wings in the loft ready to go. Tomorrow is the last real threat day for dove hunters and then we should be green light all the way. The weather is still hot, but we are starting to see some of the fall winds kicking in. 

Have a good labor day with your families, videos have been posted in the usual spots. I will get the GPS tracker mounted to the trailer this week now that we are starting to get a bit farther out. Have a great week.

Aug-19-2018

WEEKLY UPDATE

Live up to the best that is in you: Live noble lives, as you all may, in whatever condition you may find yourselves.
"Henry W. Longfellow"

Good Evening Breeders, we had some rain the last few days slow our road training progress. We will be back on the road as soon as weather allows. The birds have been out everyday despite some really low cloud cover and rain the last few days. They are flying really well, we will do several more short tosses and then move out. 

I still have some birds that are rough in the neck, In the next couple of weeks they should also be slicked down like the rest. The health is great and birds have plenty of energy in the loft with cocks prancing all over the place. September will start bringing some cooler weather, we are in the mid 80's right now which is very pleasant for this time of the year. 

I posted a video on Facebook and YouTube for your enjoyment. Have a fantastic week. 

Aug-05-2018

ON THE ROAD

What interests me in life is curiosity, challenges, the good fight with its victories and defeats.
"Paulo Coelho"


Good Evening Breeders, birds have been released from my property three times. I always proceed slowly, have to in this part of the country where birds cannot see the loft a half mile down the road from eye level. We will go across the road tomorrow to my neighbor about a 1/2 mile from the loft. Birds will not be able to see the loft and we will progress out slowly. I am well ahead of schedule so I have plenty of time to train till our activation race in late September. 

Birds health is good, I have a few birds that are rough in the neck from the molt, but nothing to worry about.  I have it down to about 15 minutes to load roughly 500 birds. The birds have been watered several times in the trailer and have it down pat. We will push forward on all good weather days. 

I posted a video or two this past week hope you enjoy them.  Have a great week.