Simply Life

Village Life and flea markets at Pumpjack Piddlewick

Our village held its annual fête this past weekend, a wonderfully, traditional 3 day long event. Called the Fête Patronale. It included parades, rifle marksmanship competitions, petanque, fair ground rides for kids and even a flea market. The occasion began in 1427 as a bird shooting competition, hence the rifleRead More →

Big Dig 1 is calling me back at Pumpjack Piddlewick

Decisions, decisions, decisions. The weekend beckons me in to the restoration garden, where two Big Dig’s are now calling me to dig, dig, dig. Well, ok, in the case of Big Dig 1 it is more like shift, shift, shift. This past week, a couple hours each morning have beenRead More →

The best potato salad ever at Pumpjack Piddlewick

Very, very excited! Our new and all our own vegetable garden gave us our first petite harvest yesterday. I feel like a proud Mom. Ok, it may not have been much. 11 new potatoes, 15 carrots, 2 celery branches, 5 chives and 7 green beans. But I figure there mayRead More →

Nap interrupted by a duck at Pumpjack Piddlewick

Lovely nap in the heat of yesterday afternoon. It was so delicious I decided to enjoy a second one. Such decadence. I was rousted from sleep by the not so subtle sounds of Maggie (pet duck). As the windows were open, my sleepy brain didn’t take it in, until IRead More →