Chickens and ducks (Page 11)

Our feathered funny friends, they make us laugh with their antics, particularly when they run. They are extremely friendly and can also be quite moody. Currently we have a rooster, Mr Coq, aka the face of Pumpjack, Gertrude, our large grey chicken who loves her food, Goth, our regal and quiet black hen, and finally our little Piddlewick, our tiny brown chicken and the boss of the chickens. Then there are the ducks, children of Maggie, our pet duck. Sir Studly is our resident (and only, hence the name) male, Tequila, the leader of the pack when Maggie is not in residence, Sunrise, otherwise known as Sunny for disposition, and following or leading, depending how you look at it, there is BeepBeep. She is the smallest, the runt, but also the smartest and has wormed her way into our hearts and house. And as it is a busy garden, we also have an assortment of owls, blackbirds, wood doves, sparrows, finches…

Living with animals, as anyone with animals knows, means lots of laughs and the odd drama. Our brown hen, went all broody in September, just as the temperatures started to go down, and down. Still, she was determined, and started sitting on (5) eggs. She would get off the eggsRead More →

letter writing with rabbits and ducks at PumpjackPiddlewick

One of my favourite past times of all time is to write and receive letters. There is something particularly joyous in this modern age, in treasuring the opposite of the instant. The anticipation of a letter is truly something special. Read More →