Worm hunting can be fun, especially when aided by ducks whilst gardening here at PumpjackPiddlewick

A drizzly day and a walk are perfect conditions for worm hunting. The sodden paths and wet tarmac bring the worms to the surface so they don’t drown. I just had to walk along and collect them up. Ewwwww I can’t say I was ever very squeamish about touching worms,Continue Reading

Why one egg is enough for a French omelette? A little amusing Easter vignette from PumpjackPiddlewick

It’s Easter so I am thinking about eggs. And chickens. Okay, and always ducks. But then this time of year I 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 FrenchContinue Reading

If you need good excuses to have ducks look no further. I provide 8 reasons you could or should have ducks here at PumpjackPiddlewick

I am sure you woke up this morning contemplating, nay needing, good excuses to have ducks. Well, I am here to help. I have ducks. I know ducks. And I can offer you 8 reasons to have ducks. So let me help you out. My Favourite Reason This reason isContinue Reading

life is a basket of cherries and then you eat them at PumpjackPiddlewick

Life is a basket of cherries, and then you eat them. And make stuff out of them. Eat a few more, and make something more. Can you tell, it is cherry season here in France? Well, at least where I live. My neighbours on either side have cherry trees. TheyContinue Reading

How to build a duck home at PumpjackPiddlewick

My duck enclosure has and always will be a work in progress. I learned a lot from the previous enclosure I made in previous homes. Now it was time to improve on my duck home. The three biggest learnt factors You always have to have an eye to safety forContinue Reading