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.

Our nest is empty now at Pumpjack Piddlewick

We are officially empty nesters. Literally, we now have an empty nest as our resident barn swallows have left. The fledglings have flown and our hallway is now quiet. It’s a real case of missing something when it is gone. I loved the early morning chatter I awoke to eachRead More →

Bath time for ducks is a playful time at PumpjackPiddlewick

I’m sat in the ducks’ enclosure laughing as I type this. It’s bath time and our ducks and young ducklings, now teenagers, are frolicking in their ponds. Bath time has a routine to it. Once a week, twice in the heat of summer, the water in their ponds is changedRead More →

A morning out of sorts at PumpjackPiddlewick

Made that mistake of falling back asleep this morning and awoke groggy and out of sorts at 7am to three cat faces staring at me saying ‘what time do you call this?!? Breakfast, now!’ As the animals are routine orientated, so I have become. Which puts to my groggy mindRead More →

Barn swallows in our house at Pumpjack Piddlewick

For some inexplicable reason barn swallows have decided they like our hallway versus our barn. Go figure. They like to swoop in and out the cat opening in our back door. What daring teases. The cats like to sit on the stairs and watch this. We thought it best toRead More →