While Rome Burns…

There are no solutions to the instability in the world that I care to offer, as my voice is irrelevant in the scheme of things that cause mayhem and war. I can only offer advice on what works for me…on what keeps me sane in a world filled with lunacy! Keep grounded! Do what you […]

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Co-Creating With Nature

Being brought up, as a child in a terraced house without a garden, I have often wondered where my passion for Mother Earth, growing, gardening and the environment emerged from. I’m still thinking about that! What I wanted to share with you today encompasses an afternoon’s work here at Bealtaine Cottage. Well, this afternoon I […]

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Our Most Ancient Human Roots

Ireland in Autumn…a special time. The chill of early mornings and the ripening of hedgerow fruit. Blackbirds swooping low over woodland paths that wind out from the cottage.  Grass, wet with early morning dew and mist rising from the valley, wisping skyward towards Kilronan Mountain. The morning bridges late Summer and early Autumn in an […]

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Your Power, Your Choice!

Solar panels! Many permaculture garden visitors ask me why I have no solar panels? My stock answer is that I cannot afford them…but that hides all the other reasons why solar panel are not high on my wish-list of add-ons to Bealtaine Cottage! I see the issue in much more simple terms…frugality! Over the past […]

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Insanity

    There are problems all over the Earth. I don’t have to make a list…you know what is happening that is causing so much concern. The problems are all rotating around destruction and involve peoples of all cultures and religions. Despite all our differences, there is really only one common denominator we all share…Mother […]

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A Simple Life

Clinging onto what one does not need creates clutter, confusion and chaos.

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