Hens, Compost and St Patrick’s Day at Bealtaine Cottage

  Collecting fresh laid eggs from the hen house on the morning of St Patrick’s Day at Bealtaine Cottage. Step inside the Hen House with me to see where the girls have laid… then over to the tunnel to check on the seedlings. I explain how the compost toilet system is so simple and easy […]

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The Economy of Resilience

During 2014, much of what we assumed to be reality was turned on it’s head. The great recovery of the economy turned out to be a case of a great slump in China, the economic barometer of the western world. For, if we are not buying consumer goods, it reflects in China’s economic growth. It […]

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Permaculture Place to Stay in Ireland

Bealtaine Cottage is a Permaculture Smallholding in the West of Ireland that has been developed from barren land over the past ten years. As a way of spreading the permaculture message of hope and regeneration, the gardens and cottage have remained open to visitors from all over the world during this time. Many visitors have […]

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Easiest Ever Compost Toilet

The post you’ve all been waiting for…the Bealtaine Cottage Compost Toilet. Easy to install and simple to use. No running outside on cold mornings to tramp across wet grass to use the toilet! This is located in the bathroom…not quite a bathroom though as I took out the bath and installed a shower instead!  There’s […]

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Living Lightly

It’s amazing how much one can live without. And how much criticism one gets for daring to leave the accepted standards for today’s society! I made this poster less than 24 hours ago and posted it on Facebook and Twitter.  The reasons why people feel the need to denigrate such a poster are very interesting […]

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