Rustical is my attempt to pull together all the disjointed stuff that goes on in my life and provide a central platform for sharing it.

Based in Hesketh Bank, a small village in Lancashire (UK), and married with one son, I work as a ‘one man band’ running a number of craft and horticulture related websites whilst trying to make farming of 70+ acres profitable. The farm is driven primarily by what I can manage to keep on top of on my own, and so the primary crops are coppiced wood for crafts and energy, specialist carving pumpkins and shop displays and seasonal materials such as Holly for making wreaths.

Operating as ‘Patio Plants’ we presently we have a number of different websites (in various states of disarray) catering for very specific items:

Wood Chunks – Small chunks of single species wood for use in smokers
Oven Wood – Mixed hardwood wood chunks for wood fired pizza ovens
Wreath SuppliesAll the bits & bobs needed to make your own wreaths
Christmas Wreath
– Freshly made spruce and holly wreath bases

Big Pumpkins – Grower of specialist carving and display pumpkins and squashes
Giant Vegetable Seeds – for competition growing or just for fun

I miss not having a place to collect and share the stuff that we do, our friends do or the great things we spot on our real or virtual travels so hopefully ‘Rustical’ will pull it all together.

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