Thursday 14 November 2019

Sunday 27 October 2019

Thursday 10 October 2019

Friday 19 July 2019

Bigger Boxes

Here's a little thing that popped up on eBay recently.
Does it look a little dangerous..?
Does it make a noise..?
Sure does...
Does it emit smoke..?
Only if you poke it with a wet stick...

Friday 28 June 2019

Little Boxes

I built a nice little case for my Tascam out of an old teabag tin to stop processor noise leaking into my VLF Receiver. It's held in place using the tripod mount, and there are small ports on the sides for USB & headphone connections

Sunday 16 June 2019

MAF: Tomatoes

First published in 1934 with a shopping list of chemical treatments left over from The Great War as long as your army, this is the Necronomicon of growing tomatoes. At least they'd not figured out DDT by this stage...

Saturday 1 June 2019

Get A Grip

I finally figured out an elegant solution to lazy bat detecting. Now I don't need to stand at the window all night like a loon.

Wednesday 29 May 2019

Mr Stinky

As we now have an abundance of nettles it's time to bring out Mr Stinky. Nettles & water go in the top, allow it to ferment for a few weeks then dilute 1:10 with water for plant food, or use neat as a herbicide

Tuesday 28 May 2019

A Hoarder Vindicated

I needed a new tripod spreader for my telescope and it turned out that an old 10.5" NAB reel was just the ticket after adding only three extra holes. The orange wingnuts came from an old power tool...

Thursday 23 May 2019

Wednesday 22 May 2019

A Gift From The Ants

As there's the site of an old Q Pit just on the other side of my border with the woods I'm always finding bits of clay pipe, in fact I consider it a good omen in the garden. This one appeared the other day when I was planting some beans. Maybe it was a gift from the ants, who live in an old chimney pot next to the beanpoles and are eagerly awaiting the arrival of aphids...

Sunday 19 May 2019

Tuesday 30 April 2019


Somewhere in this 35 litre tub of apple tree chippings are two very tiny but rather important pieces of plastic...   ...they hold the shredder together. Fortunately, back in my youth I was a grand master at Lego diving, so the shredder is happy again, for now.

Monday 29 April 2019


The old apple tree finally died sometime last year, so what can you do ?

We're going for the Bladerunner 2049 look...

Friday 19 April 2019


...or Polo Stones as they're known round here

Wednesday 17 April 2019


...The gastrobell. A handy gathering point for wayward slugs & snails ready for the rapture release into the woods. What could possibly go wrong..?

Friday 12 April 2019

It's A Lock In..!

Taking a break from gardening today to get to know my new Brookdeal 401A Lock-In Amplifier and see if I can duplicate some of the great signal processing I got out of the 9503

Thursday 11 April 2019

Everything's Just Beechy

We cut the beech back hard a couple of weeks ago and got the timing just right for once. Soon it will be Noyau time again...

Wednesday 10 April 2019

It's A Black Hole, Son...

Hmm...   ...Looks vaguely familiar

Tuesday 9 April 2019

Tiki Coffee Table

I was supposed to be repotting herbs and sowing beetroot, but this kind of happened instead...

Saturday 6 April 2019

Betty Fnord / Zero Ahn

We've a new release, hot off the presses - Betty Fnord / Zero Ahn. Seven deedarist manifestos hiding in the space in between...

Friday 29 March 2019

Massage A Ramen

Here's some lovage just about to unfurl
The wild garlic is coming into bud and tiny fennel shoots are beginning to appear
It will soon be ramen season..!

Wednesday 20 March 2019

...And We're back

Spring has arrived and the Chinese Mahogany has really started to shoot up

Friday 22 February 2019

Tuesday 8 January 2019

Mui Phui (Part Tui)

Here's another one
I use it to control things

Mui Phui

I made this a few years ago

It lights up

When I set fire to it

Friday 4 January 2019


I just got hold of a Korg SDD3000 pedal - It's a fantastic thing

Eccles loves the shipping carton...