Homemade Gin Recipe for Sloe Season

Sloe gin, made using a homemade recipe

The sloe season usually begins in October; however, with particularly wet weather (such as we’ve had recently) the berries can be ripe enough to harvest as early as September. This is great news for gin lovers, as you can get a head start on making your own gin this season. Our guide is here to Continue Reading →

Beginner’s Guide to Breeding Gundogs

a dog

Breeding gun dogs may appeal to you after you have been an owner of one for many years. Whether or not you are familiar with everything involved, it should first be said it is a huge undertaking, and you’ll need to commit a large amount of time and care to the well-being of these animals. Continue Reading →

Wildlife To Watch For In The Autumn

Wildlife to watch for in autumn

In the autumn, British wildlife goes into business preparing for the cold winter months. As the temperature drops, there is a lot of work to be done, such as fattening up for the winter, flying south and preparing homes for hibernations. Everywhere you look in the countryside there are signs of change as the wildlife Continue Reading →

Keep Your Gun Clean This Shooting Season with FFF’s Cleaning Kits

Cleaning kit available from Fur Feather & Fin

It is important not to neglect cleaning your gun, especially in shooting season, as it is getting more use. You should keep your gun in the best possible condition because a well-cared gun will help your fire more accurately and give better results on a day’s shoot. If you need to update or improve your Continue Reading →

The Ultimate Guide to Blackberries

Blackberries in a hedge

Late summer and early autumn is the perfect time for blackberries, and you can find the fruit in abundance across the countryside. Our ultimate guide will give you tips on where to find them, recipe ideas and storing them to use at a later date. All you need to get started is a place to Continue Reading →

Country Events to Attend This Autumn

See falconry displays at country events this autumn.

You may think the biggest country events of the year have come to an end, but with three months left to go this year, there are still plenty to attend. With the autumn bringing the harvest, there are lots of great food markets happening. There is also the game season underway, so several upcoming events Continue Reading →

Learning From Animals Helps With Teamwork on Shoots

People shooting as a team

Animals, similar to humans, either thrive alone in solitary lives or survive better within a large social setting, helping each other out. Social animals include packs of wolves to flocks of geese, and these are experts in team building; they stick together to survive. While team building and cooperation is not critically important for humans, Continue Reading →

10 golden rules for shooting

Man holds open shotgun

As hunting season creeps in with the arrival of September soon to come, let’s take a look at ten of the golden rules for going on a shoot and handling any form of firearm. Whether you are a beginner looking for tips on how to start or a seasoned pro wanted a re-cap on the some of Continue Reading →

6 Ways to Prepare for Autumn

A woman throwing a pile of leaves in the air whilst wearing country clothing

Autumn is coming, and as the season starts to change, it’s time to get prepared. For the country lovers amongst us, we’re very excited to see what the next few months bring, with a fresh set of recipes, the shooting season in full swing and a plethora of exciting events coming up. To help you Continue Reading →

Your Guide To Growing Herbs All Year Around

Herbs grown indoors during the autumn and winter months

Fresh herbs can be a fantastic addition to your culinary delights, adding a new depth of flavour to your dishes, and adding a touch of freshness and vibrancy to its aesthetic. If you love to get out in the garden, or are somewhat of a gardening rookie, herbs are a great plant to grow. Traditionally, Continue Reading →