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.

managing zero waste expectations at PumpjackPiddlewick

For me there is something therapeutic about not being wasteful. And I will admit it, I like watching zero waste videos. You know those ones that people get their year’s(?) supply of rubbish/garbage/the stuff you actually throw away as there is nothing else can be done with it, into aRead More →

Do you consider mustard a weed - PumpjackPiddlewick

I have given up on weeds. Okay, maybe not entirely, but I have decided to live and let live. And eat. In reading and watching lots of ‘how to’ in gardening, weeds are a verbose topic throughout the medium. Generally with a view as to how to eradicate. Well, maybeRead More →

Attempting Hügelkultur at Pumpjack & Piddlewick

When the going gets tough, the tough go gardening. And attempt Hügelkultur. Since before Christmas, nay some time last summer, raised beds had been planned for our veg garden. Part save the knees and back, part stop the animals playing amongst the veg (more the latter, really, but we don’tRead More →

Building a birdbath from branches at PumpjackPiddlewick

It was one of those remarkable early spring weekends. The sort of warm in sunshine cool otherwise days that beckon you outside with thoughts of building a birdbath. The idea came about because I have a huge Boch Freres ceramic basin that has been cluttering up my shop for aboutRead More →