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 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 →

We've discovered that chickens can purr! at PumpjackPiddlewick

Did you know chickens can purr? Neither did I, until one day one of our chickens did just that. The chickens helped me in the garden, again. It is becoming a regular thing, which I for one am really glad of. Their antics make me laugh every time, so now,Read More →

Our Ducks first time in snow is always a laugh out loud experience at PumpjackPiddlewick

A north wind has been blowing through here and yesterday evening it began to snow. This morning I woke up to a white world. So it was quick out of bed to go and see our ducks first time in snow. It’s always a memorable experience. Maggie and George, whoRead More →