Foraging

Foraging to us means healthy, free food. Mother nature offers a bounty to choose from, it just takes a walk outside to find what may be on your proverbial doorstep. From walnuts to wild garlic, wild asparagus to violets, it’s a seasonal variety worth looking for.

Of ducks and transplanting violets with PumpjackPiddlewick

Today was a day of ducks and transplanting violets. The early hours of the morning found me sat with a cup of tea contemplating the garden. As always there were lots of projects. Breaking tiles for our patio gravel base, hedge trimming and consequently mulching, building my wee ‘café’ patioRead More →

Buggine bugs are bugging me at PumpjackPiddlewick

I keep telling myself that bugs are necessary to this world. And in my head I know this, but in my heart… Chigger season is coming to a close (thank goodness) and with all my heart I look forward to cooler days, and less, and eventually, almost, no bugs. MaybeRead More →

Foraging for sloes on our dog walk at PumpjackPiddlewick

I discovered bushes and bushes (or are they trees?) of sloes the other day when I took Chewie, our standard sized dachshund, for a walk. Normally Pumpjack is the designated walker. It helps keep things routine orientated for our Chewie, as that is his preferred method. He likes walks atRead More →

The blackberries are ripening at PumpjackPiddlewick

The blackberries are in season! The hot days of summer have ripened these hedgerow fruits. They are plump and juicy, glistening by the paths and walkways, just waiting to be collected and eaten. Pumpjack’s thrice daily (or more if Chewie has his way) dog walks gives me an early warningRead More →