Permaculture Works…A Ten Year Transformation!

Just over ten years ago I bought a derelict cottage standing on three acres of wet, rush-infested, north-facing land.

This is how I transformed it, using only Permaculture and my own labour.

See for yourself and share the magic!

Bealtaine Cottage

Bealtaine Cottage Feb 2012

Windchimes at Bealtaine Cottage

Bealtaine Cottage before permaculture

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Bealtaine Cottage wheelbarrow to compost heap

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Bealtaine Cottage sign

Manifesting the Divine Feminine



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Year One…the pond and stream beds were dug and the water has flowed ever since!

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Looking out on a May evening...
Looking out on a May evening…

For the past fifteen or so years, Mother Earth has been communicating with us in a powerful and energetic way.

She wants us to plant her, nurture her and most of all recognise her for the Great Mother she is.

I heard her over ten years ago.

I write about her and photograph her magical ways every day, uploading to several times a week, to be her voice and advocate.

The energy is quickening.

We live in wonderful times.


  1. I have transformed a city lot where I share living quarters with a daughter type. Both front and back yards are now gardens for food, both human and animals. I want to thank M who I moved in with for changing her grass to gardens. What a trusting step that is for all of us who try to give back to Mother Earth. Love your blog.

  2. Wonderful pictures, Colette! I’m attempting to do something similar on my currently bare 63’x63′ town lot in Lillooet, BC, Canada. I hope my effort shows such success in ten years’ time!!

  3. Colette ..You have done wonders….Gerardette (Gerri).Formerly from outside Boyle…Way to go Girl.

  4. It’s great to see the before and after shots – absolute proof and inspiration for what can be achieved.

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