Country life (Page 2)

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

Dealing with brooding ducks and timings at PumpjackPiddlewick

Tis the season, the time for brooding ducks. Now to most, brooding ducks means ducks sitting on nests, all quiet, peaceful and spring tranquil. Well, I am here to tell you… ‘Ha!’ I’ve mentioned before (in duck difficulties), in January here ducks start to pair up. It’s a hit orRead More →

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

Bored yet? Whether you are on ‘lockdown’, self isolating, or simply hiding from a world gone mad, here are 10 things to do by yourself that are enjoyable, fun and maybe even a little self indulgent. 1. The Classic – Read a Book If that stack of books by yourRead 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 →

making hay fit in our stable duck bedroom at PumpjackPiddlewick

As it is raining, it’s a good day to muse on making hay. And straw. Except making straw doesn’t have the same ring to it. Or the same connotation. And so now I am curious. Not just about hay, but phraseology. ‘Making hay while the sun shines’ is a proverbRead More →