No waste principles

There is too much joy and fun in not wasting, whether food, clothing or even corks. Where there is a will there is simply a need for creativity.

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 →

WIld Violets foraged for tea and syrup at PumpjackPiddlewick

I know Spring is on its way when the yellows and purples start to show up in the garden. Daffodils start show their sunny faces and purple violets peek up at me from the ground. Make Me Smile Flowers Violets are my favourite flower, which in a way is aRead 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 →