Wisdom and experience

With age comes wisdom and experience. Sounds trite, maybe old fashioned, and definitely of a certain age. But sorry young folks, it is also true. We are enjoying our middle ages. Fast approaching our later years. And time is definitely speeding up as we realised and appreciate how wonderful life is.

Of menopause, cats, food and allergies at PumpjackPiddlewick

What’s to like about menopause? Honestly? Not a cotton picking thing. Okay… there is one thing. I am no longer allergic to cats. My allergy to cats has been something I have had to contend with all my life, and, since I absolutely adore the little fur balls, I hadRead More →

The myths and truths about Ducks and Water explored at PumpjackPiddlewick

There are a lot of myths, untruths and unknowns when it comes to ducks and water. So let’s debunk a few and explain some truths. Ducks need water. That is a fact. They need it for several reasons, though surprisingly not for swimming. A duck doesn’t actually have to swim,Read More →

What is it really like to have an online shop on Etsy from PumpjackPiddlewick

In all my writings of this and that, I realised nothing has been really told about our online shop. So maybe it is time to open the door, invite you in and ‘show’ you our little boutique(s). Yesterday, I had been thinking about holidays, and when we might next takeRead More →

Duck flock inbreeding discussion, issues and truths at PumpjackPiddlewick

Something I have never seen talked about when it comes to pet ducks, flocks and owners is duck flock inbreeding. So here is my big opportunity. It is actually a very real thing to consider if you choose to have a male/female mix in your flock. Ducks are like rabbits.Read More →