Before Goddess Permaculture and the Transformation!

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In the beginning, the cottage as I first saw it, May 2004.

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Autumn 2015…over 1,000 trees and hundreds of shrubs later.

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The back of the cottage fences off with barbed wire and ridden with rushes.

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Now with a wooden barn attached to the gable wall.

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From further back, same view 2014.

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The other side of the barbed wire, abused land, wet and rushy.

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Looking in the same direction in 2014.

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The view from the front of the cottage.

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Same view, Winter 2014.

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Same view, Autumn 2014.

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Looking east to where the orchards and poly-tunnel are now.

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Same view Autumn 2014.

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Cutting back the rushes before planting.

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Same view, but a little closer to the cottage.

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The front, with the old concrete block porch…too small and very cold!

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Same view…Wooden porch replaces the concrete one.

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Another view of the east garden with an angry-looking cow behind dreadful barbed wire!

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Hard to believe it’s the same view!

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Looking down from the cottage into the gardens.

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Same view in Summer 2015.

No chemicals used over the 11 years.

No Monsanto or GMOs

No one but myself planting.

Most trees and shrubs grown from seed or cuttings.

From the Bealtaine Cottage channel on Youtube…enjoy!

103 comments

  1. Colette you are an inspiration to me. My name is Rebecca and I’m from Ireland but now living in France. Myself and my partner are going to buy land this year and, inspired from your example, I absolutely want to buy a monoculture space so that we can save it, as you have saved Bealtaine. Some day I hope to write to you and show you what we will have done, as a homage to your showing us the way. Blessings to you Colette, and to Jack xx

  2. Oh dear sweet lady how you inspire me! I have been subscribed to your youtube channel for awhile now. I live on the Central Coast in mostly dry and arid California, although we just recently received many inches of much needed rain a few days ago I am nearly 59 years old and still dream and hope, perhaps more than ever to purchase a fixer upper property and spend the rest of my life cultivating my own garden permaculture paradise just as you have done so diligently and graciously. Though I have a small space to garden and putter about, I rent and so as such, it is only ephemeral and transitional. My dear Companion and I hope to one day build a hobbit hole home our of natural and repurposed materials ans raise a few goats and tend to some beehives. Your lovely videos transport me to another world that is kind and gentle and not a part of this technocratic insanity humans call civilization. Thank you for your caring spirit. Our Dear Mother Earth needs more people to steward and guide others upon the Path of Light and Love. Blessings to you my Irish friend.

  3. You’ve done a lot of work on your acreage through the years! Very beautiful! I enjoy your videos! Love love the nature! Thank you!

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