Maggie pet duck (Page 7)

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!)

Is country life really quiet and tranquil asks PumpjackPiddlewick

Life is never dull here, and certainly not quiet.  We moved to the country only to discover it is as exciting, chaotic and noisy (!) as city life, just in a different way. We took over the Caretaker’s cottage of a small Chateau here in France when we first cameRead More →

a fox causes chaos in our duck world at PumpjackPiddlewick

Last night we lost a young male duck to a fox. We knew something was up when we heard lots of chaotic duck quacking. I went out to find one of our little females on her own, very obviously upset. I walked her down to the other ducks, to findRead More →

Spring is a time or replenishment. A time to plant the garden, a time of rebirth amongst the animal kingdom, and a time – thank goodness – when we can move some of our bad mummy’s off-spring out. Now I can’t claim to understand, possibly sympathise, but not truly understandRead More →

This years spring has been like an old woman entering the cold sea, a tentative toe at a time. I’ve been told it is an El Nino year, so hence the strange lengthy cold and wet spell. Whatever the excuse, I am not bothered, I just wish it would come!Read More →