Country life

Country life has many connotations. For us it is about animals, fresh air, the quiet, long walks through woods and fresh, home grown food.

Achoo! Hay Fever season is upon Pumpjack & Piddlewick

Hay fever season is upon me. Achoo! Or if I was sneezing in French ~ Atchoum! (Though I have also seen it spelled Achoum.) I just discovered, as you do, that someone who is deaf doesn’t ‘Achoo’ when they sneeze. Interesting. (Popular Science) And that’s all I feel I canRead 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 →

Home Sweet Home Our pet duck Maggie stacking her claim in the chicken and duck run at PumpjackPiddlewick

When we moved to our ‘new’ house the first thing we built was a duck enclosure. Forget hot water, heating or anything else in our restoration home, this was much more important. After much planning, reviewing and more planning around the space we had decided upon, we finally threw allRead More →

Come spring our devious ducks gang up on us to make hidden nests all around the garden. A true game of hide and seek at PumpjackPiddlewick

They’ve done it again. Spring is very definitely in the air amongst our feathered flock, and our devious ducks are ganging up on us. When it comes to the difference between chickens, ducks and laying eggs, they are worlds apart. Except for the egg result. Chickens lay an egg essentiallyRead More →