A Home for the Jackdaws

There remains much work to be done here in the gardens over the coming days and weeks. It is essential I get on with it! I shall leave you with the rest of the photographs I took this morning as I walked around the gardens.

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Decorating an Old Cottage

Those of you familiar with Bealtaine Cottage online and the many hundreds who have visited will be interested to see the results of what a little paint can do in terms of brightening up a home. Yes, I’ve been busy over recent days, stood on a step-ladder, paintbrush in one hand and paint tin in […]

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Making a Rocket Stove is so very easy!

Today I made a Rocket Stove, using materials scavenged from waste ground…some old concrete blocks. Many of the instructions up on the web are complicated and involve the use of metal and cutting equipment, none of which I have. The basic principle of a Rocket Stove, once grasped, allows for more freedom of materials. Basically, […]

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Permaculture Cottage in the Midst of a Storm, Hugh’s Pews and Shabby Chic!

Missy sits it out…the best a cat can do in the midst of a storm that has raged around the cottage for hours now!  There is somethinginfinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature – the assurance that dawn comes after night,and spring after the winter.                                                                                 – Rachel Carson The Sense of Wonder Yesterday, […]

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