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.

Waking up early happy moments at PumpjackPiddlewick

You may know that I start my days waking up early. Awake around 5am, I tiptoe quietly into the kitchen for mugs. If a cat deigns to wake and leave her bed by the warm heater she knows she will be fed. More often than not they prefer to waitRead More →

Our duck enclosure is slowly turning into a secret garden here at PumpjackPiddlewick

As the eventual secret garden lies dormant it is time to get to work. Already the days are lengthening. Bed time for the ducks is now 5:30 pm, compared to 4pm just before Christmas. And days are warmer. Sort of. Depending on the sun, or not. Yesterday was a beautifullyRead More →

10 Things to do by yourself when self isolating from the Corona virus

When things get hectic, whether it is the season or simply life, it is sometimes good to give yourself time away from others. Time to do things by yourself. Where you can immerse yourself in a loved hobby, almost forgotten project or good book. Not sure where to start? HereRead More →

To wear a watch or not that is the question at PumpjackPiddlewick

I don’t wear a watch. And I was thinking in the wee hours of this morning it may be how I became a morning person. It occurred to me that by not checking the time, I go to bed when I am tired, rather than when I think I shouldRead More →