Permaculture Cottage ~ Funky Scarf and Chunky Cake!

Friday afternoon at Bealtaine and despite the rain work between showers has contiued throughout the day. I hung this plaque on the kitchen door earlier, a present from a friend. It’s simple, colourful and evokes a sense of what lies beyond the door…the pantry! Talking of which…there’s several demijohns of wine waiting to be bottled and […]

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Permaculture Cottage ~ The Changing Colours of Autumn.

Splitting logs of Ash for use in the stove this winter. This wood is easy to grow and easy to harvest if continuously coppiced. Ash, if coppiced, can grow steadily for 2,000 years and more. Ash can be burned in the green, that is, on the day it is cut. It is the perfect the […]

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Permaculture Cottage ~ A Walk on the Wild Side

Ivy loops and twirls around the trees in the Fairy Dell woodland. Ivy that feeds the birds in the depths of midwinter. Ivy that shelters the pheasant in the heat of midsummer. Strong, natural and wild… Ivy and Lichens, so perfect in the gardens at Bealtaine that it can only be the hand of Nature…no […]

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Permaculture Cottage ~ Beyond Consumerism…Life after Debt.

Friday…always a good feeling! The weekend lies ahead and there lies the potential for something happening and all sorts of possibilities. Many people look forward to going out and many go shopping, as a form of retail therapy! However, change is happening…and it is good! This is a time of change. The Equinox is upon […]

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Permaculture Cottage ~ Sustainable Living, Willow and Trees

All the ingredients to make Autumn Chutney are in the pot and heating up on the stove. The apples are from the trees here at Bealtaine. Onions were grown here as well. The stove is burning wood grown here also…which all adds to the sustainability of living…and living well. I posted the recipe for this […]

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An Early Morning Walk with Jack along Ballyfermoyle

Jack is my beautiful rescue dog…I usually introduce thus to strangers as a way of excusing his enthusiasm for life…jumping up to greet people! Jack loves walking, so we go out at least twice a day along the laneway where I live, here at Ballyfermoyle. I took these photos this morning for you all to see […]

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