A Permaculture plant is one that is perfectly suited to that space in nature, soil, climate, site, micro-climate, etc.,
A plant that is comfortable in that zone and one that adds to the bio-diversity possibilities on the land space you inhabit.
One that provides food, whether for yourself, animals, insects or the soil…thereby keeping the loop healthy and working.
Covered with tiny droplets of rain, this Cow Parsley looks exquisite, despite the fact that it is hated and despised by so many gardeners, yet home and food and shelter to so many insects.
I have vast tracts of Cow Parsley growing on my land.
It looks stunning when dusted with winter frost!
I noticed that there was a lot of this wild herb growing on the roads around the mountain of Kilronan this week.
It looked spectacular in the mountain light.
This wind spiral catches energy moving through the woodland of the Fairy Dell.
This is a spot that everyone refuses to visit or even walk through after sunset…
Fairies inhabit this little bit of woodland.
A woodland zone is a vital part of the Permaculture Plan…
Last night the Harvest Moon rose over my Permaculture Vegetable Garden.
The sky was clear and the air crisp as the moonlight illuminated my path back across the grass from the compost heap.
I watched them move, sweeping across the mountains from the Atlantic Ocean, bringing fresh, clean water to my garden.
I have lit the stove in the kitchen and filled it with Turf and logs.
As I write this I can smell them drying…time for tea, I’m thinking!
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As the weekend draws in, the clock tells me it’s time to make dinner and settle in for the evening…it’s Friday evening!
The day has been wet and grey and much of my work has taken place in and around the cottage.
Days like today are welcome though, as it allows a little bit of a slow-down and a time for reflection and making plans.
I have decided to tile the kitchen floor, using broken tiles from the local tile shop, Carrick Tiles.
It is a long task, but the best approach is to a little each day and try not to work too long, as this can inhibit the desire to return to the task the following day!
This is the longest period of time without a visit to the vet.
It appears that keeping really warm by the stove eases her symptoms.
Doesn’t she look well?
There is something so beautiful about driftwood.
Even the scent of this wood evokes the ocean.
It is magical to live this close to the Atlantic Ocean…about a 45 minute drive to Rosses Point.
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