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.

Discovering the history and some archaelogical finds here at PumpjackPiddlewick

Recently I have been corresponding by letter with our neighbour. Yes, I actually write letters and put them in her letterbox. It started because of one of the archaeologic finds in our garden here in France. We found this very large stone ball in our archaeological Big Dig 1, SideRead More →

benicia iridescence on antique glass found at PumpjackPiddlewick

I have a fascination for antique glass. There is something about the discrepancies you can often see in it. Sometimes it is a bubble, sometimes more of a distortion in the view. Glass has become an interest since digging up the back garden, especially Big Dig 1, and Side B.Read More →

Unearthing cobblestones at PumpjackPiddlewick

We have discovered cobblestones in our courtyard. Actually, we knew there were cobblestones, we just hadn’t quite realised they were ‘COBBLESTONES!’. You see our courtyard has gravel in it. And gravel is very, very annoying at times. Fine if it is outside, say, in the garden. But when it isRead More →

weeding with ducks on Big Dig 1 side B at PumpjackPiddlewick

It’s time for Big Dig 1, side B to commence! 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. We began with the duck enclosure as we needed a placeRead More →