No waste principles

There is too much joy and fun in no waste principles, whether food, clothing or even corks. Where there is a will to re-use, re-purpose, upcycle or recycle, there is a possibility. There is no reason for waste.

Food glorious food at Pumpjack Piddlewick

I have been inspired by my garden and the glorious food it is providing. Time to try new things. New recipes, of course, to include the veggies coming into fruition. This moved me on to learning about meal planning and how not to waste what we have. A sort ofRead More →

making a climbing bean tipi basket at PumpjackPiddlewick

Uh oh, serious Oops. I planted climbing beans amongst my dwarf beans in the veg garden by accident. I have been watching their little tendrils snake upwards in search of something to climb, pondering what to do. A little research and I decided on building a climbing bean teepee. AsRead More →

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

When we moved to our ‘new’ house the first thing we built was a duck enclosure. Forget hot water, heating or anything else in our restoration home, this was much more important. After much planning, reviewing and more planning around the space we had decided upon, we finally threw allRead More →

There are ways to save money on food whilst still eating healthy. Some ideas from 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€ a week without feeling deprived at all. Of course you could simply eat less (something I definitely don’tRead More →