Rocket Stove makes the Tea at Bealtaine Cottage…

Harvesting Blackcurrants, mowing grass and mulching…deserves a pot of tea, at least. So, the trusty Rocket stove was put into action and I enjoyed endless cuppas as I worked through this glorious day. It gave me the opportunity to sit and watch the birds and insects get on with their work too. And the scent of wood burning on the early evening air  is simply one of the most evocative smells ever! So, here it is… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PgjOODGXa0c

Permaculture Harvest Home and Easiest Strawberries Ever!

After a full moon last night, the morning is beautiful. As I write this the sun has illuminated the interior of the cottage and blue skies are making themselves known. I’ve just snapped this pic…it’s the view from my desk, so you can see for yourself! It’s been busy here over recent days as I attempt to bring some of the enormous harvest home. It helps to have a veranda to sit where I can prepare the blackcurrants for the freezer. This is a home-made drying rack for the fruit, after it’s been washed in the rainwater barrel. I have…