How to… at least my way

I have a few things I like to do. Things that make my life simpler, make life less stressful, or simply make me happier for having done them. Here are my recommendations.

Home Sweet Home Our pet duck Maggie stacking her claim in the chicken and duck run at PumpjackPiddlewick

This spring we built a chicken duck enclosure. After much planning, reviewing and more planning, we finally threw all the ideas away and went for simple and inexpensive and the least amount of disruption to our feathered flock as possible. Creatures of Habit Chickens, and particularly ducks, well at leastRead More →

Are you taking care of your trees and pruning suckers? | PumpjackPiddlewick

One of the great benefits of living with someone who has a degree in oenology and viticulture (wine making and vineyard management) is that he is a wiz at pruning. Pumpjack really understands how things grow and what to do when. And, he is my mentor. Vineyards are just organisedRead More →

3 easy tips to help you save money on your food shopping bill at PumpjackPiddlewick

There are so many ways to save money, but I find one of the easiest areas is food. There is no need to starve, in fact we live incredibly healthy on 50€ (substitute your currency here) a week without feeling deprived at all. Of course you could simply eat lessRead More →

How to live healthy on 50 a week at PumpjackPiddlewick

Need or want to save money? Whether you wish to have a life that is debt free or whether you wish to save money for something particular, from a small gift to a house, the tactic is the same. The simple (and rather off-putting) answer is spend less than youRead More →