Fracking the Homestead

Recycled bags and containers at Bealtaine Cottage

Recycled bags and containers at Bealtaine Cottage

Home used to be a place where everything that was needed to live well was grown or made on site by family and neighbours.

Michael Kennedy Mug and Westport Potteries bowl on locally made chopping board

Michael Kennedy Mug and Westport Potteries bowl on locally made chopping board

A place in which food was prepared several times each day and shared by all present.

Many basic necessities were stitched or nailed together by those who used them. 

Perlagoniums and cats on the window sill

Perlagoniums and cats on the window sill

Home used to be a vibrant, thriving project in self-sufficiency, with what was needed to be bought in, purchased on a rare trip to town, or ordered several times each year, to be delivered and stored.

Missy relaxing on a hot water bottle to ease her tumour...it works well!
Missy relaxing on a hot water bottle to ease her tumour…it works well!

Home included a pantry or larder, a cold-store and a well used and scrubbed kitchen table where food was prepared and eaten.

Valerian growing in the gravel around the cottage
Valerian growing in the gravel around the cottage

Today, as part of the massive disconnect  from our lovely Earth, we have fitted kitchens which are made from chemicals and constantly cleaned with chemicals.

Orange waste infusing the air with beautiful aroma on top of the stove
Orange waste infusing the air with beautiful aroma on top of the stove

The emphasis is on keeping a show-house type of environment, where these expensive kitchens are not used to their full potential.

A great cure-all...hot water bottle for Missy Cat
A great cure-all…hot water bottle for Missy Cat

Our lives are chemically infused…with clothes, bedding and bodies immersed in chemical solutions on a daily basis.

Washed in soap, rinsed in rain water and blowing in the wind
Washed in soap, rinsed in rain water and blowing in the wind

Washing machines pound the clothes we buy with chemicals that are washed out into our rivers and oceans, killing life on the way.

The Bealtaine Cottage angel ponders it all...
The Bealtaine Cottage angel ponders it all…

We wonder how cancer, autism, asthma, allergies and depression are so rife within our communities? 

Harvest at Bealtaine Cottage

We seek doctors and drugs to help us live and be well, without paying too much attention to our living state and what the corporations are doing to our environments.

Recycled floor
Recycled floor

Pharmaceutical companies are the most powerful corporate bodies on our planet.
In the US alone in 2011, the pharmaceutical industry spent nearly $29 billion on drug promotion with most of that money targeted at doctors!

Herbs drying naturally

Herbs drying naturally

We are taught not to question, but to accept the status quo of a controlled demolition of society…

A government sponsored controlled demolition of our society!
A government sponsored controlled demolition of our society!

We are viewed by corporation and government alike, as mere consumers. Passive receivers and worker drones.

Awakening and refusing to comply!
Awakening and refusing to comply!

The realization of this state of affairs is the beginning of our personal journey to freedom and a good life.

http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/ban-hydraulic-fracturing-for-natural-gas-in-ireland/sign.html

10 replies »

  1. And yet there is not a single corporation or business, or government that isn’t run by people, like/not like Us. Way over time sensible, responsible, compassionate people take them to task. Make them look at themselves, see the greed, their maniacal ego, the wanton destruction they leave behind for their children, and ours. How do we do this? Petitions, certainly. Media overload of scenes of before/after. Publication of detailed accounts showing where profits are going. I’m not an activist, I don’t know the half of it. And yet my concern is real.

    Like

  2. I agree, another question is why the Irish Government keeps poisoning it’s own citizens by pollution the water supply with fluoride which is completely unnecessary and practically no other European country does this. It is time to repeal this foolish law.

    Like

    • Fluoride is known to pacify the brain, thus making people more servile!
      Most people I know draw their drinking water from local wells.
      Many, however, including neighbours of mine, signed up for water schemes, which are now costing them dearly.
      We must do all in our power to resist what we know to be intuitively to be wrong!
      Fluoride is a poison!

      Liked by 1 person

  3. Reblogged this on Eremophila's Musings and commented:
    I believe there’s a deep political agenda behind the increasing ignorance of ordinary people in how to be able to make rational decisions about how they live. Thankfully there are still some people who do their very best to to educate the ordinary person on how to live with care for themselves and their environment.

    Like

  4. Beautifully expressed. Who would want show house kitchens etc etc when they can have a real home, with real things in it, doing real things in it, like cooking from scratch. My heart and soul yearns for a world where that is the norm

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s