Wisdom and experience

With age comes…. we are enjoying our middle ages.

Closet Change Day Featured Blog Post at PumpjackPiddlewick

As springs pushes toward summer, there is something I really look forward to, my own special Closet Change Day. It is something I have been doing for goodness knows how long, and still it is a true treat.  Such a treat in fact that I think it should be nominatedRead More →

How to make a vertical garden out of recycled water bottles part 2 at PumpjackPiddlewick

As garden virgins, through research, trial and error, we have tried a series of different planting methods to see what has worked well: raised beds, pallet planters, wattling bed and making a hanging vertical garden wall. All were made using recycled materials and worked to varying degrees. We made almostRead More →

Can Ducks be Pets - Duck Tales and FAQs at PumpjackPiddlewick

As part of our duck tales, I posted a picture of our duck Maggie sleeping on Pumpjack’s shoulder on Instagram (@PumpjackPiddlewick). There were lots of likes. And then, a comment to the affect, ‘Ewwww, there is just something wrong with having a duck as a pet’. It got me toRead More →

Mothers Day Every Day Everywhere at PumpjackPiddlewick

My mother deserves Mothers Day every day. Why? Because she was always right. (Darn it.) It has taken me almost half a century to realise this, which makes her smarter than me. (Darn it, darn it.) And smart mothers deserve some honouring. Pearls of Wisdom My mother was a greatRead More →