Winter (Page 2)

Winter is a six week adventure in wet and cold here. It never really snows. Maybe once a year, and it sticks around for a few hours. Enough time for the ducks to have a play in it and leave lots of webbed foot prints. It’s a nice short season in our world.

Our Ducks first time in snow is always a laugh out loud experience at PumpjackPiddlewick

A north wind has been blowing through here and yesterday evening it began to snow. This morning I woke up to a white world. So it was quick out of bed to go and see our ducks first time in snow. It’s always a memorable experience. Maggie and George, whoRead More →

Giving up my garden virginity willingly at PumpjackPiddlewick

In the scheme of life I recently lost my garden virginity. There, I admit it. I have come to gardening late in life, but happily I can now boast that I have found a great and new passion. My Retiring Past In the past, I would have declared easily thatRead More →

Making Christmas Cards at PumpjackPiddlewick

With the advent of November, my thoughts start to turn towards Christmas. Not in a commercial sense, though yes sales are picking up in my Shop. Rather, with the changing of the clocks. The colder weather creeping in. For me, shorter days and increased darker hours gain a warmer purpose.Read More →

Winter is the time to prepare the garden. Time to get it ready for spring and planting things. This winter has dragged itself out mightily, giving us teasing glimpses now and then of spring to come. The odd dash of sunshine. The hint of warmth in the day. Raising ourRead More →