My 100 Day Juice Fast

This was me last summer. I weighed over sixteen stones and felt encumbered by all the excess weight I was carrying. This year, on March 19, at the age of 62, I began a 100 day Juice Fast…for a great many reasons. Today I am over half way through my 100 day journey, Day 63 […]

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Loss of Soul

We live in a society and where darkness pervades our souls. We continually invent ways to avoid and escape the darkness…one of which is endless buying of consumer goods. Within our society today there is an illness that pervades all classes and levels of wealth, known as “Soul Loss.” It sounds like “Soul Less,” and […]

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Miraculous Recovery

Many of you are familiar with the tragedy recently encountered by Patrick and Jessica, both subscribers to Bealtaine Cottage and Bealtaine Cottage Good Life. The surge of good wishes, prayers and healing energy that was manifested by all of you, through Bealtaine Cottage, has led to a nothing short of a miracle being experienced on […]

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The Year Ahead…Be prepared!

When I was growing up it was an expectation to be free from debt, ie: mortgage, loans, etc., by the time near retirement. What has in fact proved to be reality is quite the opposite. Whereas “debt” was once perceived to be a shameful state, it is now considered to be the absolute norm! We […]

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The Rise and Rise of Famine Farms

I describe monoculture  practice as creating “Famine Farms” for bees and wildlife…becoming places of slow starvation for all. I recall thinking this when first beginning to plant out the permaculture gardens here at Bealtaine Cottage. As you can see from the place as it looked then, it was bereft of food for anything! Walking around […]

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Dried Herbs and Some Uses…

 Oregano, Origanum vulgare, is also known as Common and Wild Marjoram, Greek Oregano and Winter Oregano. Oregano is a warm and aromatic yet slightly bitter herb in the mint family. The name is derived from the Greek, meaning “mountain of joy.” Oregano can be made into a tea, tincture, and has powerful anti-bacterial properties. The […]

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Preparing for the Collapse.

Over recent months it has become more and more apparent that there is a massive problem rolling towards us in the financial markets. Making money without production has been the mainstay of the economic markets. The men in suits deal in commodities, pension plans, mortgages and hedge funds. Money that is put into savings and […]

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My Herb Garden

I grow lots of herbs in the gardens at Bealtaine Cottage, picking freely wherever I walk along the paths. Herbs grow very easily in the Irish climate, as the fairly constant temperature agrees with the plants. Herbs have a variety of uses that include culinary and medicinal. The crossover line is blurred, as much of […]

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