Healthy lifestyle

You are what you eat. The lucky thing about homesteading in France is we have our own vegetable garden, have access to amazing quality artisan foods and cook everything from scratch. Add in some clean country air and a farmers lifestyle and there’s little we could do to be healthier.

take the time to do nothing with Pumpjack & Piddlewick

You know, it’s okay to do nothing. In this hectic world it is easy to get caught up in the must achieve, think big, do more than… mentality. And so be it. But on the flip side, the yin to the yang, why not think about giving yourself some time.Read More →

Foraging - 8 reasons why you should try it from PumpjackPiddlewick

Foraging for food is one of my all time favourite things. I mean, who doesn’t like fresh food for free? But it is not just that. Foraging is fantastic on so many levels. 1. Going Seasonal Here at Pumpjack & Piddlewick we are all about seasonal foods. It is anRead More →

What to make with celery seeds at PumpjackPiddlewick

So I am thinking about what to do with celery seeds. It will make sense why in a long minute. As you enter our duck enclosure on the immediate left, in the corner, after the honeysuckle, is the lettuce patch. Except the lettuce was eaten by the ducks. (Intentionally.) ItRead More →

Waste is something I strive to avoid. And right up there is Broccoli Stems. It is just one of those things that when you have cooked the rest of the broccoli, you look at and go… And?!?!?Read More →