Colette O'Neill, creative force at Bealtaine Cottage… Ireland's Sustainable Living, Permaculture Lifestyle Practitioner, celebrating 12 yrs growing a sustainable sanctuary for Mother Earth, with magical gardens powered by Goddess-inspired Permaculture. Mother Earth can live without us. We cannot live apart from Her. It's time to nurture and care for our only home.
Flo, Gloria and Me!
I visited my daughter Cara yesterday.
I wanted to see how Gloria, (I will survive, Gaynor) the hen was settling in. When the fox killed her five sisters, Gloria was left injured and traumatised.
But, like the song, she’s a survivor…so my daughter Cara agreed to re-home her in a new environment, where she could put the past behind her!
Here she is, strutting her stuff and being very confident and bossy!
She is a real pet and eats all the slugs in Cara’s garden.
I supported Cara with ideas and plants as she designed and evolved her first garden, using recycled materials and plants grown from seed and cuttings.
You can see one of the little benches made from recycled wood and fixed into the ground, in the background, under some very healthy Willow!
It is amazing just how many habitats there are now, in this once bare lawn.
Flo is another rescue dog…she was turned out of a car when heavily pregnant and went on to birth five pups in a little nest I made for her behind the sofa in Bealtaine Cottage.
She is much loved and a delightful little girl…very wilful too…and she’s friends with Gloria!
All girls together…come on now…
” At first I was afraid I was petrified I kept thinking I could never live…Oh, no, not I, I will survive, as long as I got love to give I know I’ll stay alive…yeah!