restoration home and garden

Sunday is for dreams at PumpjackPiddlewick

Sunday is our day for dreams. Grand plans are suggested, googled, YouTubed, discussed exaggerated. Our restoration home or garden is generally the focus, with whatever latest scheme we have dreamed up for it, or sometimes we revisit a previous idea. This Sunday’s (revisited) dreams were about building a stream, andRead More →

Big Dig 1 is calling me back at Pumpjack Piddlewick

Decisions, decisions, decisions. The weekend beckons me in to the restoration garden, where two Big Dig’s are now calling me to dig, dig, dig. Well, ok, in the case of Big Dig 1 it is more like shift, shift, shift. This past week, a couple hours each morning have beenRead More →

The Big Dig 2 is underway at Pumpjack Piddlewick

Exciting times here at chez Pumpjack & Piddlewick. The Big Dig 2 * is underway! The bottom garden is finally being tackled and dug up, slowly. And already, what a discovery! Last summer in the Big Dig 2 we found a set of stairs, a wall and a walkway, whichRead More →

Slow living and clearing broken tiles at Pumpjack Piddlewick

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 (and other detritus), mounding up against its sides. It’s been nicknamed the Big Dig (1). Slowly, very, veryRead More →