Some of you may have noticed our upgrades to the website! We have tried to gain a more modern look for the website to help share our cause! This has included a theme and colour change as well as some layout changes too.
We are still regularly updating the website and trying to make it the best there has been. We would really appreciate your feedback and would like you to fill out a survey, to help make it the best. If you have any other thoughts don’t hesitate to email or message us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.
After a few years, we have managed to create a new Twitter Account: @wessex_ferrets! On Twitter, you may see a few accounts with the Wessex Ferret Club name. Please note that these are not our twitter accounts and have been inactive for some time. We will be using @wessex_ferrets from now onwards!
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Hopefully, many of you will have read through our wide range of ferret related facts, and already now that our furry friends have many more talents than just chasing the odd bunny!
Well over the last few weeks that seems to have been brought to the fore in the national media of TV!
The BBC in particular seems to have gone ferret and polecat mad just lately, with stories about the re-emergence of the ferrets closest relative, the polecat, appearing on the National News, and more than one episode of Winterwatch!
Winterwatch also went further, with sections of the show dedicated to polecats, ferrets and all things weasel related!
But this isn’t where the ferret invasion of the BBC stopped, oh no, they went even further, with that prestigious publication, The Wessex Ferret Club Newsletter, making an appearence on Have I Got News For You! You can find this on the BBC iPlayer of YouTube, just search for series 50 – episode 8.
So the power of ferrets has spread, today the BBC, tomorrow the world!
With a busy end to the last year, it’s been a while since our last news update.
Last year was a successful one for shows, ending as always with the Hampshire Country Sports Day at Alresford, always a great day out, and we looked forward to a new ferreting season, but then … Baldrick went missing!
Turnip was left pining for his little lost buddy, and this author had to console the poor little lamb as he searched through the rabbit warrens and electric fences in search of his soul-mate.
But all was not lost, and as the end of the year approached, news reached our little shell-likes that Baldrick had not done an Alice and dissappeared down a rabbit hole, but had been moonlighting on a shoot as a beater!
The dirty little traitor …
And yet, in the mysterious world and ways of the shoot, Baldrick had learned of an even more mysterious and magically world … not called Starbuck’s but called Hogwart’s!!!
So an entrepid band of adventurers set off from the Wessex Ferret Club in search of this land and stumbled across Warner Brothers Studios World of Harry Potter, complete with Butterbeer, Quidditch and yes, ferrets!
You can see more of this fantastic day in our gallery.
And so after a magical trip and an emotional reunion of Baldrick and Turnip (there were lots of tears and cuddles …), the new year is upon us and we return to the fields for the second half of the working season, and also start booking the shows for the up coming year.
This year already looks like a busy one, with the show season beginning in March and continuing till October, and covering most of Dorset, Hampshire and even venturing beyond to other counties (a shock to some members, who believe you’ll fall off the earth if you go beyond the New Forest …)
So we look forward to a busy and successsful year and hope to see friends old and new in the months ahead!