Birds of a feather

Our birds of a feather are such funny fellows. They make us laugh with their antics. They are extremely friendly and can also be quite moody. We have been carers to a rooster and chickens. Looked after a disabled chicken called Poule Noir. Been home to a family of barn swallows. And rescued a dove, just to name a few. We also have a tawny owl, blackbirds, wood doves, sparrows, finches and more in our garden. And, of course, there are the ducks.

Is country life really quiet and tranquil asks PumpjackPiddlewick

With this years Vendange finished, I took a couple days to simply sit in the garden. Sometimes reading, sometimes watching the antics of the ducks. Sometimes simply listening. And noticing, the not very quiet countryside. Life is never dull here, and certainly not quiet.  We moved to the country onlyRead More →

Having a pet duck means having to deal with Poop at PumpjackPiddlewick

People are obsessed with duck poop. Well, okay, maybe more in my world than yours. But believe me in the pet duck world it is constantly, and I mean constantly, discussed, asked about, mentioned, questioned… You get the idea. But, and here’s the thing, more by others than duck owners.Read More →

Is one egg enough to make an omelette? Let's find out at PumpjackPiddlewick

I am thinking about eggs. And chickens. Okay, and always ducks. But then this time of year we do a lot of thinking about eggs. It’s a seasonal thing. And when I think about eggs, I am always reminded of the joke ~ Why do the French make omelettes withRead More →

Barn swallows in our house at Pumpjack Piddlewick

They’re baaccck! We know spring has arrived when the barn swallows return. And we can always tell when they return, because, quite honestly, they are noisy little buggers. When we moved into our new old restoration home it didn’t take long to notice the barn swallows. (As well as theRead More →