Penny Power

18 Dec

Angel in the snow at Bealtaine CottageThe important fact is that we are amazingly powerful as consumers.

Spinning wheel and craft studio at Bealtaine Cottage I refuse to give money to any corporation or anyone who is involved in the rape of Mother Earth.

Christmas Angel 2012I don’t use gas in my cottage, not even a lighter, for I refuse to support fracking.

yuletide tree decked with lights at Bealtaine CottageThat is my bottom line and what I work towards with all the energy I have…bit by bit…

Bealtaine Cottage PermacultureI believe in Penny Power, for as one of the biggest supermarkets in the UK and Ireland says in their advertising, “Every Little Helps!”

Bealtaine Cottage PermacultureAnd with the small amount of money I have, bit by bit!

Bealtaine Cottage Permaculture catWhen I was transforming this cottage and land by planting, it was done bit by bit, tree by tree, plant by plant…

Bealtaine Cottage Permaculture wood burning stoveThe effect was cumulative, for every little bit helps…doesn’t it?

Bealtaine Cottage 006With enough people withdrawing their money, from the destroyers of our planet…

Tying Willow from the Permaculture gardensAnd empowering themselves and others,we will see real change…bit by bit!

Jan 12 Bealtaine permaculture 015Now, that’s what I call power!

12 Responses to “Penny Power”

  1. pattigail October 11, 2014 at 7:52 pm #

    It is drops of water that wear away the stone….. I am with you and we will make a difference!

  2. Lesley Farlam December 19, 2013 at 5:28 pm #

    I too thank you for your inspiring blogs. I am slowly changing my lifestyle and loving it. I too survive on very little money and relish every new thing I learn to help me on my way. Thank you again. Lesley

  3. wspines December 19, 2013 at 1:59 pm #

    Spot on Colette. I too am a single person trying to transform land and house into a permaculture oasis. It takes time and lots of thought and hard work. YOu have proved to the world that it can be done and that its a work in progress. I really have enjoyed seeing your house and land transformed and the many wonderful pictures are so inspiring.
    Blessings to you

  4. Mia Galbraith December 19, 2013 at 6:40 am #

    Wow, i get the power of the consumer thing but the no gas in my cottage blew me sideways. i hate fracking too, may be i need to look at my gas use pronto. thanks, terry

  5. Ruthie Marie Webb December 18, 2013 at 4:12 pm #

    Love your blog! Thanks for all of the helpful ideas to save money and to use our own resources to sustain.

  6. Jeni Parsons (@jeni_parsons) December 18, 2013 at 3:46 pm #

    Exactly! Thank you for your writing and photographs :)

  7. Madison Woods December 18, 2013 at 3:24 pm #

    My husband and I are working to transform ourselves, and our household, to this way of life, bit by bit :)

  8. Shannon Gene Templeton December 18, 2013 at 2:49 pm #

    You are exactly right. Any reasoning person should understand what industrialization and big business is doing to our world. The government is not willing to stop it… the people will have to decide if they care enough about future generations to pull their resources away from the madness and find ways to do things differently. In the process, they may just find a beautiful life for themselves and their families and their communities…by finding ways to do for themselves….instead of paying big business and big government to rape and kill the earth.

    Good post!

    Shannon

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