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

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 a mug. 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 toContinue Reading