Keeping the Darkness at Bay

In every crisis there appears opportunists, ready to make a fast buck on the back of suffering! At this point in time, as the Earth is convulsed in sickness manufactured by mankind, it appears that the climate crisis has become a business opportunity for polluters! Monoculture is extracting and mining and leaving us with raped Earth. This monoculture madness is being aided and abetted by the EU…the same EU that paid Irish farmers to rip out hedgerows, some of which had been there for hundreds of years. Planting trees on their terms means monoculture plantations that echo the pages of…

How is That Agriculture?

Food is now grown under mass monoculture systems of what is called Agriculture. This is the madness of monoculture… The Earth’s soil is depleting rapidly, at more than 13% the rate it can be replaced. Massive amounts of chemicals and sprays are need to keep food growing. How is that agriculture? Monoculture is now being extended into the very seeds we use to grow food. We have lost 75% of the world’s crop varieties over the last century! Monsanto want to reduce that even more! How is that agriculture? Over recent years, we’ve had hundreds  of millions of tons of…

Towards Lughnasa and an Open Weekend!

The festival of Lughnasa honours the Celtic god Lugh of the Tuatha de Danann. Lugh was the  god of arts and crafts among Celtic tribes and Lughnasa sat high in the Calendar of festivals. Lughnasa ushered in the harvest season. Lughnasa was a celebration of, and for, the Divine, for a successful harvest. This ancient festival marks the first day of autumn in the Celtic Calendar, and thus the start of the harvest season. In Britain Lughnasa is known as Lammas, from the Anglo-Saxon hlaef-mass meaning ‘loaf-mass’. Here in Ireland the nearest Sunday to Lughnasa was known as Cally Sunday,…

Save Our Planet Awards

I am delighted to report that I’ve been nominated for the SAVE OUR PLANET AWARDS 2013! This is organized within the North West of Ireland. Bealtaine Cottage has been nominated in the Organic Agriculture section, which is now open for voting…perhaps you would like to vote for me…that would be great!  Here’s the link… http://www.saveourplanetawards.com/colette-oneill/ An Awards Event to Recognise and Acknowledge the Extraordinary

Thank You, Monsanto!

So much for panicking…my computer is fixed! I was really in a tiz thinking that I was going to be without the means of spreading the energy from Bealtaine Cottage and I’m glad about that, because as the evening progressed and my computer was being fixed, I had time to think about all the people I have met through this blog…and what we all have in common…Passion! Growing life from seed and sharing the abundance of the ensuing seed and all because of Monsanto! If Monsanto had not attempted to own and monopolize  our seed, I would never have met…

Monsanto Protected…What About the People?

People and planet before profit. A simple enough statement. The issue of sovereignty is the crucial issue we face today. We stand at a dangerous junction in the history of the world today. Our governments are openly colluding with corporations. Our governments are colluding with the biggest and most powerful of these corporations. We all need to Wake Up! There are two reasons why corporations like Monsanto are supported by governments. Greed. Control. Take five minutes to power up with a little bit of knowledge on this. Look up “Order 81, Iraq”  Our governments are failing in their statutory duty…

Cottage Industry

Gifts from Bealtaine Cottage… Lots of work going on here at the cottage making earrings…these are now in the Bealtaine Cottage Etsy Shop… Bead Earrings   Beautiful and very light-weight Bead drop Earrings with tiny bells on the end, that jingle softly as you move. I make each pair with attention to detail and colour…you can ask for a specific colour blend if you wish! These make exquisite gifts to post to that someone special…and can be posted direct from Bealtaine Cottage, set inside one of the Bealtaine Cottage Photo cards from this shop, to anywhere in the world! Just…

A Magical Midsummer Morning…

Happy Solstice everyone… In this special year of the return of the Divine Feminine… There will be a full moon on Sunday, June 23… And it’s a rather special one… The biggest moon at Midsummer It will not only be the largest full moon of the year… It will also be the moon’s closest encounter with Earth for all of 2013. The moon will be at it’s peak on Sunday… Celebrate this Solstice…it’s a rare one! I’m heading to the ocean for a long walk along the Atlantic shoreline… My Midsummer Treat! Happy Solstice Everyone! Bealtaine Cottage is also on…

A Weekend of Sustainable Living…

Many people are trying to make the transition into a more sustainable way of living. Permaculture, growing food, making wine, spinning… are all facets of sustainable living that interest many people, as the economy continues to dwindle. Visitors to this blog and the Bealtaine Cottage YouTube channel continue to grow at an amazing rate…sparking an interest in what sustainable living is all about. This is an opportunity to spend a full weekend at Bealtaine Cottage, immersed in sustainable living, experiencing first hand, a comfortable and permaculture lifestyle. The subjects covered in this weekend workshop will include wine-making, composting, soft fruit…