2017 Goals ~ Let’s go with Healthy, Wealthy and Wise… and a couple donkeys

I absolutely adore that the advent of the New Year gives one a sense of renewal, a chance to reflect and consequently focus on ones short and long term goals.  We have lots of changes planned for 2017 and, I must say, yes, I must, that we are very, very excited (and a teeny bit scared).  We will be putting all our eggs into our  entrepreneurial basket and focusing our time specifically ~ Pumpjack’s to our new wine business Terroir au Verre and me, Piddlewick, to my Pumpjack & Piddlewick  Shop and the life that goes on behind it, so our blog will get a bit of a face lift too this year.

Welcome 2017! It’s make or break time.
(Hmmm, maybe not a good euphemism when talking about entrepreneurial eggs.)

Our Plans? If all goes well, the immediate goal will be  to buy our own place for ourselves and our animals. The long term goals are to be totally self sufficient, in charge of our own destiny, and make puddles of money ~ or at least enough  that we can feed and house ourselves and our feathered and furred creatures without worry, and possibly add a few more. After all, we still don’t have any donkeys. Phew. Lofty goals. Well, we are feeling pretty darned confident.

What is helping me focus my goals is reviewing and re-reading our blog posts, seeing what garnered the most interest from you all and help me plan some direction to my posts for the future. If you haven’t read them, I hope you will. And do feel free to suggest in the comments what you would like to read more about. It will really help.

No. 10 ~ Finding a Vineyard in France (or not) Part 1 ~ The story of our search for our own vineyard after moving to France.

No. 9 ~ How much time and diapering does a duck need? ~ What it is  like to live with a pet duck like Maggie.

No. 8 ~ A Fox went out on a chilly night, causing chaos in the duck world ~ the realities of having free ranging animals

No. 7 ~ A Story of Life, Death and Margaret Thatcher in the Duck World ~ Tells the tale of how our pet duck Maggie came into our lives.

No. 6 ~ Downsizing, Giving it all up, Changing your life… Is it very hard to do? ~ How it all began for us.

No. 5 ~ Chamomile has taken over my garden, Tea anyone? ~ Making my own herbal tea (and my goodness it is delicious!)

No. 4 ~ Animal Antics, Birth, Death, Amputations  Spy Games and a Retarded Duck ~ review of the crazy summer of 2016 in our animal kingdom

No. 3 ~ What’s All this Fuss about French Markets? ~ Why markets in France are so fabulous.

No. 2 ~ Vertical Garden Planting using Recycled Milk Bottles ~ Plastic bottles are very much a by product of France and we are always looking at new ways to recycle them.

No. 1 ~ The most Popular Post ~  Vertical Gardening – the second year, which tells me I need to do more gardening.

Reflections of Pumpjack and Piddlewick

Reflections of Pumpjack and Piddlewick






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