Summer (Page 4)

In summer the shade of the trees creates a wonderful contrast here to the heat of the sun. As our summers get very hot, we are making certain to have lots of shaded areas in our garden. We also practise shutter shutting to keep cool air in the house.

zen and the art of the busted computer blog post at PumpjackPiddlewick

Near the end of June an ant got into my computer and the next thing I knew I did not have use of the A C F N and X keys. Not to mention a few numbers and symbols. Life on a busted computer ground to a snails pace. EmailsRead More →

Animal Antics - birth death and an amputation at PumpjackPiddlewick

WARNING! Animal Antics are not for the faint hearted. My nerves and emotions are just about settled now. Thank goodness. The past  two months have been a bumper roller coaster ride of happiness and sorrow, frantic activity and chaotic wonder in our little animal world. Not even a moment toRead More →

I admit it wholeheartedly, I am in love with pallets. They are right up there with shipping containers in versatility ~ but maybe, just slightly, more transportable and easier to work with. So, when I came across a picture on Pinterest for a hanging garden bed made from pallets, IRead More →

letter writing with rabbits and ducks at PumpjackPiddlewick

One of my favourite past times of all time is to write and receive letters. There is something particularly joyous in this modern age, in treasuring the opposite of the instant. The anticipation of a letter is truly something special. Read More →