No Money, just Abundance! Permaculture @ Bealtaine Smallholding, Ireland

1 Apr

Through a glass darkly…April Fool in the garden, reflection from a mirror.

Today is the first of April and the radio is talking about economic growth, again, and will continue to do ad infinatum…the only growth worth talking about is what happens here, on earth, on terra firma and there is so much growth it can be difficult keeeping up with it. The government’s economic growth for Ireland is only to pay back ginormous debts to Europe! Growth here, at Bealtaine is about food, fuel, wildlife, love and happiness…permaculture paradise.

No money…but, no poverty…I look around me at abundance, on this, the first day of April.

Flower buds on the redcurrant promises an abundance of fruit, which in turn promises an abundance of wine and puddings and jam and jelly and…no money, but no poverty!

Fruit trees and bushes, interspersed in hedges promise abundance, fruit for chutney, freezing, fruit butter, pies, cordials…no money, but no poverty…abundance!

No need to buy peanuts for the birds at Bealtaine…no money for peanuts, but, abundance of food to sustain a wide and varied bird population. Spindle in the foreground…

3 Responses to “No Money, just Abundance! Permaculture @ Bealtaine Smallholding, Ireland”

  1. Bridget April 1, 2011 at 11:20 am #

    And so say all of us!

  2. Malchus April 1, 2011 at 10:54 am #

    Thank you for this simple but wonderful posting! The truth is so simple and beautiful!

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