One of the upsides to having gun-totin’ neighbours. Presents, left on the door-step. It will definitely feature on tonight’s dinner-menu, thanks to Mrs G. having plucked and eviscerated the little sucker. Appears our man was hit by a fair broadsides. There’s not exactly a lot of meat on wild ducks (too big for one, not enough for two), but you can bulk up on parsnips and carrots. Farmer Charles is supplying us with vegetables in exchange for jars of the Boss’s green bean chutney.