This Could Change the World!

Real Crisis in the Economy, Economic Forecasts, Economic Recovery, …the list of headlines, news and political in-fighting over the economy seems endless. However, the figures that are collected year on year, collated and spun out to us all, regarding the state of our country’s economy, are referred to as GDP or Gross Domestic Product. GDP is […]

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The Heart of the Matter

Leitrim Animal Welfare Centre is a wonderful place for any unwanted dog or cat to end up…because 97% of these poor, abandoned animals are re-homed! Today I visited Christine Coulson, the lady whose dedicated commitment to the welfare of animals in this part of Ireland, made the sanctuary possible. Chistine opened this light of hope […]

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A Wonderful Donation!

This arrived by special delivery this morning from a lovely lady who visited Bealtaine Cottage all the way from Austria. Her name is Monika and her kindness for animals is abundant. Monika has a gorgeous little dog named Bimbo, seen here. Monika has donated this £375 to the fund-raiser weekend total of 200 euros. The […]

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As the Sun Sets on Bealtaine

The Open Permaculture Gardens Weekend has been a great success. Visitors have come and walked the gardens, shared the spirit of this little home and talked with others, gathered around the ancient and rather rickety table in this small kitchen. People, from all walks of life, have shown tremendous generosity, in donating to the Leitrim […]

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Come Visit the Permaculture Gardens this weekend!

The Open Weekend at Bealtaine Cottage approaches… yes… It’s this weekend everyone! You have a special invitation to come and spend as long as you like on either Saturday or Sunday, this weekend, exploring the gardens, asking questions, looking inside the cottage and just having a lovely time in the permaculture gardens here at Bealtaine […]

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Time to Reconnect with Gaia

This has been a great year for trees…amazing growth! Willow, pollarded and coppiced has made good growth too! The morning has been wet, but very still and autumnal. Crocosmia Montbretia is struggling to climb out from underneath the lush leaf growth. Both Che Mousey-Bear and Sammy-Bear have walked the gardens with me, despite the rain […]

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Towards Lughnasa and an Open Weekend!

The festival of Lughnasa honours the Celtic god Lugh of the Tuatha de Danann. Lugh was the  god of arts and crafts among Celtic tribes and Lughnasa sat high in the Calendar of festivals. Lughnasa ushered in the harvest season. Lughnasa was a celebration of, and for, the Divine, for a successful harvest. This ancient […]

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Save Our Planet Awards

I am delighted to report that I’ve been nominated for the SAVE OUR PLANET AWARDS 2013! This is organized within the North West of Ireland. Bealtaine Cottage has been nominated in the Organic Agriculture section, which is now open for voting…perhaps you would like to vote for me…that would be great!  Here’s the link… Colette […]

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Transformation Permaculture

Permaculture is about creating a beautiful space that feels like paradise. It’s about taking better care of oneself and the planet. Permaculture design can be applied in the city just as easily as the country. Real permaculture is about taking care of ourselves in a way that is in relation to the planet. The notion […]

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