Winter (Page 5)

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.

The last month has been fraught with emotion as our little Maggie (pet duck) has grown up and started laying eggs. It is probably no coincidence it began with the arrival of Meeney, Minhy and Mo, two drakes and a female respectively. Maggie was definitely not certain what to makeRead More →

December 21st and the shortest day can’t come quick enough for us, particularly the animals. We normally let them out to roam around dawn, depending on fog. The last few days we have woken up to dense fog. It seems to be settling in like a tired old lady inRead More →

The rabbits have let it be known that they are getting too warm now in their winterised house, so it was time to start opening it up – a little – as nights are still quite cold.  I removed the straw insulating the roof of their house, which then gotRead More →

Giving up my garden virginity willingly at PumpjackPiddlewick

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 that I had a brown thumb.Read More →