Thursday, June 14, 2012

To Honor Her Majesty....

There's nothing like a diamond jubilee to bring out the best in the British!
To Her Majesty, I raise my glass, er, my toast!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Andrew Pighill's Live Interview - Martha Stewart Living Radio


This morning at 8:00 am I appeared, or at least my voice did, on a live radio program  called Morning Living, a feature program of Martha Stewart Living Radio, XM Sirius satellite radio. This was quite a surprise and rather spur of the moment, as I received the call from the producer only yesterday afternoon asking if I'd be available to discuss the how-to's of drystone wall building, and if I could send them some information that would enable hosts Betsy Karetnick and Brian Kelsey to ask informed questions. Since we don't subscribe to satellite radio, I have no idea how it sounded. I've been promised a recording of the interview in a few weeks, and, if I'm able to secure the appropriate permissions to include it on this blog, I will do.

Friday, June 1, 2012

heave and hoe: Open Garden Day Still On

heave and hoe: Open Garden Day Still On

Open Garden Day Still On

Open Garden Day, June 2nd, 10:00 am till 4:00 pm

We're watching the weather reports, and, as it stands, we're still on for tomorrow's Open Garden Day. Seventy-two hours ago, the peonies were at their exsquisite best. Nevertheless, the roses and catmint and geraniums, and cottage pinks and poppies are coming into bloom and doing an excellent job of creating a photogenic and memorable garden day. Please join us to enjoy the gardens and also view the astounding work of Micheal Foggs, sculptor and creator of amazing 'faux bois' benches in concrete, crafted in the old 19th century fashion and built to last.