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April 2007

Bokashi makes your Veggies Grow

By Heather 12 years ago

Bokashi is great for dealing with kitchen waste, but this article by Rosella Steven in Newindpress explains how it works and how it can increase productivity in your garden or on your farm.

Customer Complaint

By Heather 13 years ago

Sometimes its difficult to always agree that the customer is king when you run a small business...

I had a complaint in today on our feedback forms. Mrs Jones said; "Why are your birdfeeders SO expensive - its outrageous - your birdfeeders are £75! Are they made of GOLD?"

The thing is we do have a birdfeeder at £75 with exactly the same margin as our other feeders, but look how gorgeous it is...

An Eva Solo glass feeder - yum!

The thing is what is wrong with selling this one? We have a whole range of feeders and if you want to spend £7.50 you can go for our metal seed feeder!

You cant please all of the people all of the time and I think its important to offer as much choice as we possibly can. The birds aren't fussy thats for sure, but they're not the ones buying the feeder are they?

A grumpy Heather rant....sorry!

Nesting Action!

By Heather 13 years ago

You may remember this time last year Frankie - a Herefordshire Blogger, and indeed a Wiggly customer had tits nesting in her cambox.

Well this year a pair of great tits have started building a nest and you can follow the movie here!

Mouse and Trowel Awards

By Heather 13 years ago

The Wiggly Podcast Team are tickled pink to see that our show has made to the final stages of the Mouse and Trowel Awards for Gardening Blogs and Podcasts.

If you enjoy the show please vote for us at the link above and check out all the other entries.
Lots of Wiggly favourites in with a chance including Garden Rant in the blog section. This post about my Nuffield Scholarship caused a mega Earl Grey spit!

Mark's Droughtbuster....

By Heather 13 years ago

Mark has doned his wellies to give his viewers a demonstration of drought buster!! He says it works really well but dont bother with wellies at home.

Marks bathroom is on the third floor so he's added a little bit of hose which dangles into his water butt and goes to irrigate his veggie patch.

You can follow his progress here and find out whether his lettuces taste of bubble bath - or his carrots are full of bubbles!

Seriously he's a fab foto- er and his blog is following a pair of goldfinches nesting right in the tree below his living room window.

Not sure about The Wiggly Podcast?

By Heather 13 years ago

If you are thinking to yourself - I cant be bothered to listen in to the Wiggly Podcast - I expect its just a company advert.... maybe you think its more of a country bumpkin production, take a read of our latest review on iTunes.

I'm so pleased that "The Mart-Man" has put up a review - I began to wonder if we would get another! Our listenership is rising but our last review was over a month ago!

Anyway here it is:
"5 stars My weekly dose of farming and I love it.
People who really love what they do. The team at Wiggly Wigglers put out this glorious podcast every Monday, the highlight of my iTunes week.

A too-short snapshot of the workings of an innovative and diverse farm-based business led by the enthusiastic Heather, her of the infectious laugh. She draws the best from those around her. in particular logical debate and knowledge of many environmental and sustainability subjects from Richard, and a down to earth practical farmer's take from the children's telly character named Farmer Phil - surely he should be getting his own animated show soon (actually he is a real person - a real star...sorry Heather).

If you have an interest in modern country life (and if you value our future food production and countryside then you should) then you'll enjoy this podcast and learn a lot from it.

Particular highlights for me were ploughing - I am a nurse in Bristol and I listened with rapt enjoyment to something I'll probably never get to try - and a brilliant debate on shooting as part of country life.

One low point...cats. Don't mention cats."

I reckon that should have inspired you to have a listen, in fact our local hospital is going to play the Wiggly Podcast to their listeners which I think will be really cool. Thank you to The Mart-Man.

Need anymore convincing? surely not but if you really do, we are in the "whats hot" section of iTunes inbetween Chris Evans and the BBC Breakfast Takeaway!