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We get asked a lot whether ducks mate for life. Let's delve into the topic at PumpjackPiddlewick

I get asked a lot ~ ‘Do ducks mate for life?’ The answer is Yes. And, no. Like most things in life, it’s not a straight forward answer. It depends on the breed of duck, the circumstances of birth, are they wild or tame, and the whole nurture nature argument.Read More →

It was time to say goodbye to Beepbeep our much loved little blind duck at PumpjackPiddlewick

It may sound strange, but sometimes in this life we are lucky because we get to say ‘goodbye’. Recently we said goodbye to our beloved Beepbeep. Our blind duck. But she was so much more than her blindness. She was tiny. And fierce. A true force to be reckoned with.Read More →

Growing garlic is something I had never tried. I am a garlic virgin. But it turned out to be easier than I thought. Let's see what's involved at PumpjackPiddlewick

If you have read any of my gardening posts you understand that I classify myself as a Garden Virgin.  I suspect no matter how many years I garden, I will always think of myself as such.  Why? Because other than the occasional foray into ‘how to?’ on the internet IRead More →

breakfast in France is steeped in the tradition of baguettes and croissants. But why? Let's delve at PumpjackPiddlewick

Let us talk about Breakfast in France. This of course means delving into the life of baguettes and croissants and how they play a part in French life. There is a particular, worldwide fascination with French bread, and particularly the baguette. And for all the right reasons. It is delicious.Read More →