slow living

Ducks need grit to aid in digesting at PumpjackPiddlewick

Did you know ducks need grit to digest? No, I didn’t know either, until Maggie came into our lives. Maggie’s water bowl used to be cleaned diligently and she, at every opportunity, would try to put dirt, sand, grit, gravel you name it back into the clean water. It becameRead More →

Friday night is Pizza night in our village at PumpjackPiddlewick

Friday night is Pizza Night here. A truly special treat. A man with a van parks in our village square and makes the most amazing wood fired pizzas. We are lucky in that the centre of our small village boasts 4 places to eat. Each varies in what they offer,Read More →

These are a few of my Favourite Things at PumpjackPiddlewick

An absolute favourite thing to do is sit in our duck enclosure. Whether I am reading, writing (like now), or simply watching. The peace and serenity is a beauteous thing. The odd car going by on the road on the other side of our little valley may interrupt. And justRead More →

Quiet time in the PumpjackPiddlewick household

It’s that quiet time just before dawn that is a true favourite. When the sky lightens infinitesimally, before suddenly it is morning. With autumn on its way and of course the days getting shorter, my quiet time is getting later and later. What seems to have been a consistent earlyRead More →