Archeology Works

Our home and garden are one big archeology site. So whether its digging up the grounds, rooting through the attic or uncovering very old cobblestones we are always unearthing something neat it seems.

Much of the work is due to neglect. Our house hasn’t really been lived in for over 50 years. And the garden, well lets just say the garden when we arrived was more like a jungle.

But as we dig, sift and uncover we are finding all sorts of treasures. Treasures of the kind we can sell, but also treasures that give us a glimpse into history.

The archeology works started in our garden with broken tiles and has gone on to envelope the whole property.

Big Dig 1 is nearing completion at PumpjackPiddlewick

Decisions, decisions, decisions. This weekend beckons me in to the restoration garden, where our two Big Dig’s are calling me to dig, dig, dig. Well, ok, in the case of Big Dig 1 (side B) it is more like shift, shift, shift. This past week, a couple hours each afternoonRead More →

talking rubbish or trash at PumpjackPiddlewick

I think that I think way too much about rubbish. And by rubbish, as this is very definitely a British word (but I love the sound of it), I mean trash, garbage, litter, refuse… depending where you reside in the world. Recently I wrote about zero waste versus no waste,Read More →

weeding with ducks on Big Dig 1 side B at PumpjackPiddlewick

It’s time to do more work in Big Dig 1, side B! Our garden restoration may be slow but it is definitely gaining mileage. (Or is that kilometerage?) We have been working on it in sections, essentially as we needed areas. And as time (and interest) allows. We began ourRead More →

Wading through broken roof tiles at PumpjackPiddlewick

It is wonderful to actually see hope. Our upper garden is currently a dug up chaos. Roof tiles off the barn had slid down and over the years been buried in soil, along with other detritus, mounding up against the walls. It’s been nicknamed the Big Dig. Slowly, very, veryRead More →