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Penny Power

Angel in the snow at Bealtaine CottageThe important fact is that we are amazingly powerful as consumers.

Spinning wheel and craft studio at Bealtaine Cottage I refuse to give money to any corporation or anyone who is involved in the rape of Mother Earth.

Christmas Angel 2012I don’t use gas in my cottage, not even a lighter, for I refuse to support fracking.

yuletide tree decked with lights at Bealtaine CottageThat is my bottom line and what I work towards with all the energy I have…bit by bit…

Bealtaine Cottage PermacultureI believe in Penny Power, for as one of the biggest supermarkets in the UK and Ireland says in their advertising, “Every Little Helps!”

Bealtaine Cottage PermacultureAnd with the small amount of money I have, bit by bit!

Bealtaine Cottage Permaculture catWhen I was transforming this cottage and land by planting, it was done bit by bit, tree by tree, plant by plant…

Bealtaine Cottage Permaculture wood burning stoveThe effect was cumulative, for every little bit helps…doesn’t it?

Bealtaine Cottage 006With enough people withdrawing their money, from the destroyers of our planet…

Tying Willow from the Permaculture gardensAnd empowering themselves and others,we will see real change…bit by bit!

Jan 12 Bealtaine permaculture 015Now, that’s what I call power!


16 years of Goddess Permaculture through the Bealtaine Project at Bealtaine Cottage, West of Ireland. Colette O'Neill is a writer, photographer, environmentalist and teacher who has devoted the past 16 years to turning 3 acres of derelict land into a woodland sanctuary for all life, planting over 1,100 trees in the process. Colette posts prolifically across Social Media, encouraging planting of trees and regeneration of Mother Earth. Her life energy is now devoted to the Great Goddess, Mother Earth!

12 thoughts on “Penny Power

  1. I too thank you for your inspiring blogs. I am slowly changing my lifestyle and loving it. I too survive on very little money and relish every new thing I learn to help me on my way. Thank you again. Lesley

  2. Spot on Colette. I too am a single person trying to transform land and house into a permaculture oasis. It takes time and lots of thought and hard work. YOu have proved to the world that it can be done and that its a work in progress. I really have enjoyed seeing your house and land transformed and the many wonderful pictures are so inspiring.
    Blessings to you

  3. Wow, i get the power of the consumer thing but the no gas in my cottage blew me sideways. i hate fracking too, may be i need to look at my gas use pronto. thanks, terry

  4. You are exactly right. Any reasoning person should understand what industrialization and big business is doing to our world. The government is not willing to stop it… the people will have to decide if they care enough about future generations to pull their resources away from the madness and find ways to do things differently. In the process, they may just find a beautiful life for themselves and their families and their communities…by finding ways to do for themselves….instead of paying big business and big government to rape and kill the earth.

    Good post!


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