Whether rubbish or trash, let's delve into the history and how we can repurpose today here 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. In consideration I’ve written before about zero waste versusContinue Reading

I find lots of marbles in my archeological dig of a garden here at PumpjackPiddlewick. Which then had me researching them...

There’s a lot to be learned about marbles. And note the ‘s’ ending. I’m not speaking of the stone we use sometimes for kitchen counters or fireplace surrounds. Rather, those little glass balls we used to play games with when we were kids. Those marbles. With an s. Actually, IContinue Reading

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 afternoonContinue Reading

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 ourContinue Reading

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, veryContinue Reading