rusty duck is One Year Old!

 

 

How time flies.

It doesn’t seem like a year, to me anyway. But it is.

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I do hope you’ve enjoyed it thus far..

Thank you so much for being here and making it such fun.

 
 
 

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66 Comments

  1. Em June 29, 2013 at 3:16 pm - Reply

    Congratulations. You are one of my favourites! Never too much and always funny and interesting; difficult to do! xx

    • Jessica June 29, 2013 at 9:42 pm - Reply

      You are one of my favourites too… thanks Em.

  2. rabbitquilter June 29, 2013 at 3:25 pm - Reply

    Congratulations! Sure have enjoyed your first year’s blog!! Long may you continue with your wonderful musings!!

    • Jessica June 29, 2013 at 9:45 pm - Reply

      Thank you.. I have been gifted a cast of great characters!

  3. Sue June 29, 2013 at 3:55 pm - Reply

    Good lord one already? Happy birthday ducks x

    • Jessica June 29, 2013 at 9:47 pm - Reply

      I know. Scary isn’t it. Thanks Sue.

  4. Simone June 29, 2013 at 3:56 pm - Reply

    Age becomes you!!! After all your trials and tribulations I would have thought you felt a lot older!!! x

    • Jessica June 29, 2013 at 9:48 pm - Reply

      I have more grey hair than last year..

  5. Jo June 29, 2013 at 4:05 pm - Reply

    Happy first blog birthday, may there be many more.

    • Jessica June 29, 2013 at 9:52 pm - Reply

      Thanks Jo. And thank you once again for the Blog of the Month. Really appreciated.

  6. Cumbrian June 29, 2013 at 5:07 pm - Reply

    A very eventful year it’s been as well.

    Many Happy Returns 😉

    • Jessica June 29, 2013 at 9:55 pm - Reply

      Hasn’t it just. Thanks Cumbrian.

  7. countrysidetales June 29, 2013 at 5:09 pm - Reply

    Ah congrats my dear. I always love reading your blog- as Em said, succinct and funny, which is not easy to do but you manage it so well. CT x

    • Jessica June 29, 2013 at 10:02 pm - Reply

      Aw, thanks CT & likewise. I always know where to come for bird ID..our woodpecker family is bigger than I thought.. 3 chicks on the bird table yesterday. 🙂

  8. Crafty Gardener June 29, 2013 at 5:27 pm - Reply

    Well done on completing 1 year in blog land. I’m glad to have discovered your site and always enjoy a visit.

    • Jessica June 29, 2013 at 10:04 pm - Reply

      You always seem so much further ahead in the garden than me.. I’ve so much enjoyed visiting you back.

  9. Rose H June 29, 2013 at 5:37 pm - Reply

    Congratulations on your first blogaversary, wishing you many more to come 🙂
    Rose H
    x

    • Jessica June 29, 2013 at 10:07 pm - Reply

      Thanks Rose. They come round fast don’t they?

  10. Denise June 29, 2013 at 6:28 pm - Reply

    Happy Birthday, Rusty Duck! Carry on doing what you are doing ‘cos you do it so well! X

    • Jessica June 29, 2013 at 10:10 pm - Reply

      Denise, I take your comment very seriously, you being an English teacher and all. Thank you.

  11. starproms June 29, 2013 at 7:10 pm - Reply

    Congratulations. It doesn’t seem that long. I love reading about your adventures and seeing your wonderful pictures.

    • Jessica June 29, 2013 at 10:12 pm - Reply

      It really doesn’t, does it? Thanks Oma.

  12. Josephine June 29, 2013 at 7:24 pm - Reply

    Congratulations and a Happy bloggy birthday !
    I’ve so enjoyed your stories throughout the year, I know you are serious about your gardening, but I’ve laughed my frock off at most of your escapades 🙂
    Here’s to the next…
    ~Jo

    • Jessica June 29, 2013 at 10:16 pm - Reply

      Defrocked? OMG. Watch out for the mice… 🙂
      Thanks Jo

  13. Suzanne Dutchess County, NY, USA June 29, 2013 at 7:29 pm - Reply

    That’s great! I do enjoy stopping in and looking at your photos and reading about that pesky pheasant.
    Looking forward to keeping up with your progress in the gardens there. Perhaps maybe youll become a quilt maker this winter?
    Have a great weekend.

    • Jessica June 29, 2013 at 10:20 pm - Reply

      It’s on my list Suzanne..

  14. Orchardier June 29, 2013 at 9:22 pm - Reply

    Congratulations on a year of blogging, here’s to the next!

    • Jessica June 29, 2013 at 10:30 pm - Reply

      Many thanks.. it was harder than I thought!

  15. Anne. @GtSlamseysFarm June 29, 2013 at 9:25 pm - Reply

    Congratulations. I love dropping in to see what’s happening.

    • Jessica June 29, 2013 at 10:31 pm - Reply

      Thanks Anne. Ditto.

  16. rachel June 29, 2013 at 9:40 pm - Reply

    Happy anniversary! keep going; I love the RD vs Nature battles……

    • Jessica June 29, 2013 at 10:36 pm - Reply

      They show no signs of giving up..

  17. Virginia June 30, 2013 at 1:00 am - Reply

    Congratulations on your Anniversary – and you’ve achieved so much in that year! I still laugh at the bird-twirler, it was wonderful. I hope it’s still working? May the next year bring more successes, and more fun.

    • Jessica June 30, 2013 at 2:38 pm - Reply

      Thanks Virginia.
      It is still working.. sort of. The experienced (and more determined) squirrels hang on for dear life until the three cycles of twirling stop, knowing that they then have free rein. Easy to spot a new squirrel on the block! We turned it off when the woodpeckers were feeding their chicks, a squirrel can sometimes upset the calibration and then it starts to twirl the birds too.. 🙁 The funniest thing is when the batteries are replaced. Then it twirls really fast – horizontal tail time!!

  18. Vera June 30, 2013 at 2:34 am - Reply

    Well done, and keep the blogs rolling!

    • Jessica June 30, 2013 at 2:39 pm - Reply

      Thanks Vera. You too..!

  19. haggiz June 30, 2013 at 7:13 am - Reply

    Congratulations Jessica, your blog was one of the first I signed up to when I started blogging and is still one of my favourites, fantastic photography (I really need a decent camera!) and there’s always something to make me smile. Looking forward to the next year! Julie x

    • Jessica June 30, 2013 at 2:41 pm - Reply

      Our camera is getting quite old now.. but I think what we will get next is a macro lens. For some real close ups. Thanks Julie!

  20. BadPenny June 30, 2013 at 11:14 am - Reply

    It’s always lovely popping over here to see what you are up to !

    • Jessica June 30, 2013 at 2:59 pm - Reply

      Just as I love popping back.. you always seem to be doing a lot more than me!

  21. Pats. June 30, 2013 at 11:18 am - Reply

    Loved it! And looking forward to more; wish you lived near us, you make us ol’ faarrmers chuckle!
    Pats.

    • Jessica June 30, 2013 at 3:08 pm - Reply

      Thanks Pats. Rural life has been quite an eye-opener for me. I wouldn’t change it though, absolutely love it. Even with mice…

  22. woolythymes June 30, 2013 at 3:07 pm - Reply

    happy birthday!! wishing you many more happy posts!!!

    • Jessica June 30, 2013 at 3:14 pm - Reply

      Thanks Steph!

  23. CherryPie June 30, 2013 at 4:15 pm - Reply

    Congratulations, here’s to the next year 🙂

    • Jessica June 30, 2013 at 10:19 pm - Reply

      Thanks Cherie 🙂

  24. knitsofacto June 30, 2013 at 7:45 pm - Reply

    Happy bloggy birthday, and may there be many more 😀

    • Jessica June 30, 2013 at 10:19 pm - Reply

      I hope so Annie, many thanks 🙂

  25. Sarah June 30, 2013 at 8:55 pm - Reply

    Congratulations on your first birthday, I have enjoyed your posts and reading about all the animal challenges you have faced and those yet to come!
    sarah x

    • Jessica June 30, 2013 at 10:22 pm - Reply

      Yes, I have a feeling they will be back.. thanks Sarah.

  26. Wendy June 30, 2013 at 10:57 pm - Reply

    Congratulations! I love to read your stories and look forward to following many more.

    • Jessica July 1, 2013 at 9:52 am - Reply

      Many thanks Wendy. Living amongst animals generates plenty of stories does it not?

  27. snowbird June 30, 2013 at 11:03 pm - Reply

    Congratulations…..I’m glad I found you. You are always interesting, amusing and a read I always look forward too.Here’s too many more successful years….have a drink on me.xxxx

    • Jessica July 1, 2013 at 9:53 am - Reply

      You too, thanks! Cheers…

  28. Helen July 1, 2013 at 10:35 am - Reply

    Happy Blog Birthday! Your blog is quite the gift!

    • Jessica July 1, 2013 at 10:01 pm - Reply

      Thanks Helen!

  29. Anny July 1, 2013 at 11:21 am - Reply

    Happy Blogiversary – an excellent excuse for cake.

    • Jessica July 1, 2013 at 10:01 pm - Reply

      What a damn good idea!

  30. Rosie July 1, 2013 at 2:27 pm - Reply

    Congratulations! I always enjoy my visits here:)

    • Jessica July 1, 2013 at 10:15 pm - Reply

      Thanks Rosie. From a brief peek it looks like you had a great week away too. 🙂

  31. Denise July 1, 2013 at 4:46 pm - Reply

    Time certainly does fly when you are having fun. Jon’s speech on Friday brought a lump to my throat. xx

    • Jessica July 1, 2013 at 10:16 pm - Reply

      So glad you had a good day… ours is coming up. 30 years, oh goodness!

  32. Bilbowaggins July 3, 2013 at 10:22 am - Reply

    Congratulations and happy anniversary. Thoroughly enjoy your Tales from the Cob House and regularly find it reassuring that we’re not the only mad people to take on huge projects :}

    • Jessica July 3, 2013 at 11:12 am - Reply

      Thanks Bilbo. You are going much faster than us!

  33. jabblog July 3, 2013 at 12:03 pm - Reply

    Happy Birthday, Rusty Duck. I hope the actual anniversary was fun and not quite as exciting as the event that triggered it.

    • Jessica July 3, 2013 at 9:39 pm - Reply

      I kept well clear of the edge Janice, Mike just kept well clear!

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