My Blog


Welcome to the Restoration Comedy blog, where we think out loud about the challenges facing our permaculture micro-farming startup, Roundhill Riverside! Here you will find abundantly illustrated how-tos, inspiring stories and encouraging words for everybody struggling with the practical details of permaculture gardening and farming, design and DIY.

Do you feel disqualified from trying new things because you think you’re too clumsy or amateurish to get a good result? Are you discouraged because you want to grow fresh food for your family, or learn about eco-friendly approaches like permaculture, but the complexity seems daunting? If this is you, you’ve come to the right place!

Life is full of discoveries, surprises, adventures – things to learn, people to meet, skills to master, happy accidents. The best blogs share their story to inspire you to look at the world in new ways; that’s what we want to do for you here!

There are lots of experts out there, and a paralysingly wide array of opinions on just about everything. Well, we’re not experts. We’re beginners at this farming, food-growing stuff, but we’re right there in the process with you, and what we offer is clear, entertaining and – we hope – inspiring words, instructables and pictures that will hold your hand as we all learn and walk forwards together.

We will always be truthful and transparent about what we do – trying to appear perfect helps no-one, so you’ll get the photos of what goes wrong as well as the pretty pictures of the glowing finished projects! All opinions are our own, and we will always say if we have been paid or otherwise rewarded for reviewing a product.