Morning

The first week of July and there’s a feint scent of Autumn in the air this morning. The morning brings a quiet and gentle beginning to the day, untouched by the continuing perplexities of man. “Man has drawn artificial lines on the chest of the Mother Earth, which have no significance, except for the sake […]

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My Wildest Dreams

Bees are declining all over the world, for multiple reasons. The most serious one in my estimation is habitat loss, fragmentation and degradation…in other words… Homelessness! This is not a problem at Bealtaine Cottage, as Bee habitat and food source creation was implemented in the early years of the Bealtaine project. As a direct consequence […]

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Microbeads…A Call To Action!

You may never have heard of them… Microbeads. Microbeads are tiny particles of plastic that have been added to possibly thousands of personal care products sold around the world. Microbeads are hardly visible to the naked eye and flow straight from the bathroom drain into the sewer system. Wastewater treatment plants are NOT designed to […]

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Free For All!

It’s been a long and lovely day, filled with wonderful garden visitors, followed by some serious cutting back and clearing over near the tunnel. However, before I begin, I must say that I’ve been reading the comments on the Bealtaine Cottage Magical Gardens site on FaceBook and feel compelled to make a very important comment, […]

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Developing a Woodland from Zero

From monoculture rushy land to woodland in under twelve years. Not just any woodland, but a food forest woodland, as you can see from one of the thousand plus trees planted above…a Greengage! This is the only lawn here, enjoyed by Jack! There follows a series of forty plus photographs taken here at Bealtaine Cottage in July […]

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Creating Environment and Powering Down!

Most of the energy we use at home comes from burning fossil fuels. Using less energy means burning fewer fossil fuels and putting less carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. Over the past twelve years I have endeavoured to reduce not just my own carbon footprint, but that of Bealtaine Cottage and gardens. When first planting […]

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Climate Collapse

This has been difficult to write. I expect to lose many subscribers. Truth-tellers in an age of illusion are not welcome, in any circles! However, truth be told, I have never sought the high opinion of others, so I am prepared to speak the truth, as I see it! Some of you, maybe even many […]

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A Loaded Gun

“Western civilization is a loaded gun pointed at the head of this planet.” ― Terence McKenna I was shocked when I first read this quote! However, it is not a statement I can debate, because, from where I am at this moment in time, I have to agree. It is short and succinct! It is […]

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Forces of Evil

There is so much happening in the world at present that many of you are struggling to keep abreast of all the doom and gloom, with the war machine ramping up into full steam ahead and governments failing to really listen to the will of the people. Of course it is as much about money, […]

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