…A small cottage, nestled into the west of Ireland…a sustainable sanctuary for Mother Earth, with magical gardens powered by permaculture, love and inspiration. Mother Earth can live without us. We cannot live apart from Her. It's time to nurture and care for our only home.
Monday Morning in the Permaculture Gardens
Recycling waste cardboard in the permaculture gardens of Bealtaine Cottage…part of the work programme for today as I continue to make new beds that will be planted out in the Spring.
It is early morning here in the west of Ireland and the sun is playing hide and seek…a beautiful, warm autumnal morning.
The kind of day that makes one feel so good to be alive and out in Nature!
The abundance of the harvest continues.
Work is ongoing in converting the Lodge to a workshop and shop.
The apple harvest is bountiful…nine years of apples and no chemicals, sprays or other tampering with Nature!
Tomatoes are falling out of Potager beds…these are the seeds that Tara Angell sent me from New York…Black Tomatoes.
This is the potager bed I made with students in a workshop this summer. There is no soil in it, just home made compost and shredding mulch.
In fact, all the seeds sent to me this year and last are growing magnificently here in the west of Ireland, in these north facing gardens of poor, thin soil!
As I walked through the gardens I noticed the abundance of berries for the birds this winter…a sign of cold days ahead!
This huge shrub almost dominates the apple trees in the orchard…keeping the wild birds fed and happy!
What is a garden without birdsong?
Have a good week ahead everyone!
Enjoy the rest of the photographs taken this morning here in the permaculture gardens of Bealtaine Cottage…