Ferreting Experience Days
In a 21st century world that is ever increasing in population, we have become a society obsessed and influenced by the digital world and especially social media. To many, offline experience days have become essential for personal fulfilment and expanding our knowledge and understanding of those little intricacies of nature that in the past were taken for granted. Life lessons that help us learn, let us grow as a person and connect with nature and each other.
Away from the hustle and bustle of daily life, one such way to grasp the captivating beauty of nature in its rawest form whilst in the countryside is to partake the most fulfilling of countryside crafts, ferreting with Simon Whitehead.
Simon is an author, professional rabbit controller, filmmaker, journalist and the host of the much sought-after ferreting experience days. A day that is completely tailored around the requirements of the participants. This can include
- An introduction to ferreting,
- A full days intense ferreting for the more experienced
- A ‘catch and cook’ day, where you harvest your own rabbits and then learn everything from the field dressing, how to break the rabbit down into joints, prepare and cook a simple recipe in the field and eat the results of your day in the glorious countryside metres from where the rabbit was harvested.
Enjoy your digital detox by going right back to the origins of where our food came from and harvest your own with the aid of some ferrets and a few nets. The provenance of your rabbits is undoubtable and unquestionable. Ferreting offers a whole package of not just field craft and working alongside animals but life skills as well such as patience, discipline, ethics, sustainability, appreciation, confidence, hard work and perseverance.
You can sense the anticipation of the bolt. Breathe in the fresh air and truly appreciate the feeling of complete freedom from outside interferences. This in itself is fast becoming a rare occurrence to many, and what could feel and taste better than a healthy and free-range meat that you have learned how to personally harvest, prepare, cook and eat al fresco?
This is one of our forgotten skills and instincts of our ancestors. When food was rationed and prosperity poor, they would use these skills to feed their family and earn money, especially during the wars, strikes and recessions.
The rabbit has been hopping in and out of our lives and kitchens ever since the Normans started to farm them in commercial warrens. A time in our history way before we had nutritionists to confirm just how good wild rabbit meat was for us. A food source held in such high esteem that many men, women and children were prepared to become criminals in order to bag a bunny.
What makes these days different to any others?
Your host for the day is me, Simon Whitehead from Pakefield Ferrets and Traditional Rabbit Management. I am a professional rabbit controller, author, contributor to The Shooting Times magazine, film maker, consultant on all matter’s rabbits from management to conservation and a raconteur of some repute, whom talks and demonstrates all over the UK.
I have been the focus of many TV programmes related to rabbit management and the promotion of rabbits as a healthy and sustainable food source: because I know my subject matter inside out. I understand the mechanics of how the media world operates and what is expected of whatever task I am set.
My experience days are so much more than just learning about my world of ferreting. They give you the ability to personally tap into my knowledge, hear my tales and see first-hand the passion I hold for ferreting. I have been ferreting for thirty-five years and the last eighteen I have worked for myself. This longevity has seen me evolve as a rabbit controller, author, journalist and writer, rabbit conservationist, politician, teacher as well as a human being, all thanks to my ferreting.
The price for a days ferreting are £150 p.p, and the “catch and cook” £175 p.p and are subject to availability.
The ferreting experience is ideal for those that want to live the ferreting lifestyle and makes a totally unique gift that is sure to be remembered for a lifetime. Whether you want to do something entirely different with a friend, a group of friends or want to treat someone to an unforgettable day out, the ferreting experience day won’t disappoint. A ferreting day gift voucher with Simon Whitehead Makes a great gift.