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.

These are a few of my Favourite Things at PumpjackPiddlewick

To me favourite things are not necessarily tangible things. Moments, taken, chosen, and simply enjoyed are much more preferred. An absolute favourite thing to do is sit in our duck enclosure. Whether I am reading, writing (like now), or simply watching. The peace and serenity is a beauteous thing. TheRead More →

covered in feathres here at PumpjackPiddlewick

My life is currently covered in feathers. On a normal day, feathers are lovely floaty and in fact amazingly designed things. This week they are the harbinger of evil. Okay, maybe not that dire. Well, for sure not that dire, but they can be a bloody nuisance! End of summerRead More →

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 →