Today at Bealtaine Cottage

Rain fell last night and continues this morning. There will be no lack of water in the well for the next few weeks! I have finally given away my hens…as I no longer eat eggs and there was a lovely home ready and waiting for them where they would be more useful, as they are […]

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The Greatest Peace Initiative of Our Time

This notion that man can, and should, have absolute dominion over the “chaotic” powers of nature and woman…is what ultimately lies behind man’s famous “conquest of nature” – a conquest that is today puncturing holes in the earth’s ozone layer, destroying our forests, polluting our air and water, and increasingly threatening the welfare, and even […]

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Climate Change…The Elephant in the Room

The conference in Paris is underway as I write this. World leaders have gathered to discuss, debate, harangue and eventually come to some agreement…hopefully! However, there are two aspects of any agreement, that the mainstream media will ignore, in their reporting of the biggest threat to face humankind ever! The first one is evident to […]

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Paris

The weather has been all over the place during the past few days. Storm Barney has apparently passed over, though as I write, there is a storm whooping up, quite suddenly too, along the valley and mountains, in from the Atlantic seaboard. As you can see from the photographs above, taken yesterday, the sun shone […]

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Consumption and Happiness

As more people come to the realisation that “stuff” doesn’t bring happiness, there is a mindset change happening across society. Listen to the podcast at…

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Bealtaine Cottage Good Life

Bealtaine Cottage is also on YouTube…with over 110 videos about Permaculture, planting, growing and living. A Misty Morning The morning started misty, very still, with echoes of Autumn. Walking Jack around the gardens was quite meditative, as clarity was limited to about twenty metres or so…  

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Forest Garden in Winter

A new camera…thanks to you, who so kindly donated to this little site…and here’s to all the much improved pics to come! This is what’s termed a “bridge camera,” that is one between what I had before and a professional camera. It is of course a pre-loved model…very loved from the excellent condition and not […]

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