Coming to grief

To truly appreciate happiness you have to feel sadness. And it sounds strange to think, let alone say, but grief is to be appreciated for it makes you realise how dear the person, or pet, was to you. Yesterday our little Pecan and Pumpkin disappeared. No sign of a struggle,Continue Reading

Living with a Blind duck at PumpjackPiddlewick

Turns out we have a blind duck. We’ve been wondering for a little while now, but thought it was simply poor close up vision. Not unusual in a duck. Then yesterday, she flew into a tree stump. Luckily, ducks are a bit like nerf footballs. If you don’t remember orContinue Reading

A hising protector at PumpjackPiddlewick

Have you ever seen a goose hissing? They puff up their feathers, that long neck and head go down and their wings go up. And they make this hissing noise. It is quite fearsome. And so it should be as this is their protector mode. They are protecting their territories,Continue Reading

Duck teenagers at PumpjackPiddlewick

I am awash with duck teenagers. Okay, maybe only 3, but like all teenagers they give the impression that there are far more. Pecan, Pumpkin and Pi are my 3 little ducklings that survived to maturity and, against all expectations (and hope), all turned out to be girls. Hooray! InContinue Reading