restoration garden

having fun mulching with cats at PumpjackPiddlewick

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again, I love to mulch. But I particularly love mulching with cats. And ducks. I also love to prune, though not as much as mulching. Pruning takes more thought, more muscle and no cats. Or ducks. As sometimes branches are on theRead More →

Planting fruits trees at PumpjackPiddlewick

The wee hours of this morning were spent trawling fruit tree sites, when I meant to be writing. But such is the way sometimes that distraction comes along turning us from our intended plans. And yet, in being distracted, future plans have been made. As first time owners of ourRead More →

The eventual Secret Garden at PumpjackPiddlewick

As the eventual secret garden lies dormant it is time to get to work. Already the days are lengthening. Bed time for the ducks is now 5:30 pm, compared to 4pm in just before Christmas. And days are getting warmer. Sort of. Depending on the sun, or not. Yesterday wasRead More →

How to biuld a duck enclosure at PumpjackPiddlewick

Big plans are a foot for the duck enclosure. But first we have to do lots and lots of digging. And then figure out what to do with the excess soil. Our duck enclosure has and always will be a work in progress. We learned a lot from the previousRead More →