Katharine Gun and Tony Blair…a Tale of Two Englands

Ten years ago Tony Blair stood up in the Mother of all Parliaments and told a yarn¬† about Iraq. It was a story about weapons of mass destruction and the need for people, other than himself, to take to the gun and the tank, the bomber jet and the bomb and go invade another country. […]

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Replenishing the Earth

Sammy Cat is exploring his environment as he grows up. He managed to find his way onto the roof of the porch at Bealtaine Cottage. And the best way to get him down? Rattle the cat biscuits bag at him! The days are longer and brighter and all the animals at Bealtaine are in playful […]

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The Days of Light and Dark

The light filtered in through the window at around 6am this morning. Willow catkins stood out on the tall sticks that jabbed up into the lightning sky. Arcturus was the last star blinking in the dawn sky, as drawing the blind scared the fox off the front driveway. He was there cleaning up the remainder […]

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300,000 Visitors to Bealtaine Cottage Permaculture Gardens

As more and more people follow this blog and the Bealtaine Cottage YouTube channel, one thing is evident.¬† There is a fast growing movement of people wanting to re-connect with the Earth, grow food, plant trees, secure the future of habitats for bees and wildlife and find their way to food security and a better […]

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The Cultivation of Non-Compliance

Seeds. Sowing seeds and planning sowing seeds…this is the main thread of this week’s work. I am growing seeds in trays and pots on cleared windowsills in the cottage. This is just to get them started, then I will move them to the tunnel. The Irish government has decided to tax everyone’s home. My home […]

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A Spring Day at Bealtaine Cottage, Ireland

Spring and the day that’s in it…a beautiful morning at Bealtaine Cottage. Missy sleeps in the light of a Spring morning. Outside, on a grassy bank, sheltered by trees and earth mounds, the tiny daffodils, Narcissus, dance in a gentle breeze. Willow, bent into looped fedges vie for space with green Sedge. The heady scented […]

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The Paradigm Shift

Disconnection from Nature means a distancing from the Divine. Belief in government and politics has led us astray. Belief in anything other than ourselves has let us down. The very seeds of creation have been patented by corporations with the hand of governments, our governments, complicit in the evildoing. Our water has been privatised and […]

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As the Bees Die…Our Role in Heaven or Hell

Keeping Bees and making honey turned into Keeping Bees and making money…on a vast commercial scale, with hundreds of hives being transported all over the world, to ensure pollination of vast stretches of monoculture crops. There is an Orwellian feel to this scenario. Something feels so very wrong about this. Alarm bells should have been […]

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