Maggie pet duck

Maggie is our Pet Duck. What’s it like to have a pet duck? Like a dog with feathers. A dog that can fly. But other wise rules the household, is always hungry, likes to cuddle up and has her own cushion that she doesn’t want any one else sleeping on. (That means you cat!)

Can Ducks actually be pets? Let's find out at PumpjackPiddlewick

I once posted a picture of our young duck Maggie sleeping on Pumpjack’s shoulder on Instagram (@PumpjackPiddlewick). There were lots of likes. And then, a comment to the affect of, ‘Ewwww, there is just something wrong with having a duck as a pet’. It got me to thinking.  After almostRead More →

Having a pet duck means having to deal with Poop at PumpjackPiddlewick

People are obsessed with duck poop. Well, okay, maybe more in my world than yours. But believe me in the pet duck world it is constantly, and I mean constantly, discussed, asked about, mentioned, questioned… You get the idea. But, and here’s the thing, more by others than duck owners.Read More →

Vineyard summer work with Pumpjack Piddlewick

Summer in the vineyard is the time for getting the vines ready to grow their grapes.  The scenery couldn’t be more gorgeous, well, unless it were Norway, but that is besides the point. As I work, I have the wonderful opportunity to look about me at a quilted hillside. LikeRead More →

We’ll blame Gigi, our cat, for Maggie, our pet duck, learning to fly. Gigi and Maggie came into our household only weeks apart, both as babies, e.g. kitten and duckling. So they grew up together as siblings. And like sibling sisters, they loved and loathed each other. Gigi loved toRead More →