Spring

Spring is lovely and long here, near Beaune in France. It starts in February with the daffodils blooming followed by the asparagus shoots appearing in March. Then the strawberries come into fruit. And then there are the eggs… Spring is when our flock gets broody and we are up to our eyes in eggs.

Closet Change Day Featured Blog Post at PumpjackPiddlewick

As autumn rushes in and pushes toward winter, there is something I really look forward to, my own special Closet Change Over Day. It is something I have been doing for goodness knows how long, and still it is a true treat.  Such a treat in fact that I thinkRead More →

what is the weather like in France? Is it all sunny days? We have a delve at PumpjackPiddlewick

Let’s talk about the weather. France’s weather is truly, truly varied – north to south, east to west, and even within areas the same can be applied. After all, it is a big country, with an ocean to the left, mountains to the right, flat plains to the top andRead More →

Growing garlic is something I had never tried. I am a garlic virgin. But it turned out to be easier than I thought. Let's see what's involved at PumpjackPiddlewick

If you have read any of my gardening posts you understand that I classify myself as a Garden Virgin.  I suspect no matter how many years I garden, I will always think of myself as such.  Why? Because other than the occasional foray into ‘how to?’ on the internet IRead More →

Last year I planted Chamomile, with no great success. I tried it in various places and had a little bit grow around my homemade birdbath. It produced one really good bunch of flowers, which were duly harvested and made into Chamomile tea. But what I had forgotten, when I hadRead More →