First Open Day of 2016 at Bealtaine Cottage

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It’s the end of a beautiful day…the first Open Day of the year at Bealtaine Cottage. It was a joy to welcome guests and share time, tea, treats and walks. I plan another open Day for the month of June and a further one for July. Make sure you keep an eye on the website […]

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No Electric! No Problem!


No electric supply at the cottage…but that isn’t a problem as I fire up the little stove in the garden to make the tea. Join me and Jack as I wait for the kettle to boil…

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A Dog’s Life

I lit the fire in the bedroom yesterday evening as there was a chill on the night air. This is a deceptive time of year, when the evenings can end up being much colder than during the winter! It wasn’t long before Jack snook in and laid his head against the bed in a pleading […]

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How Permaculture Helps Us Re-Connect…Notes from a Cottage in Ireland

The beautiful Kilronan Mountain… Rubbish dumped over a bridge into the Mountain Stream Bed below…How we perceive the world around us depends largely on how we connect with it, if at all. Most dog owners will know this to be true, because an otherwise dull morning can be transformed by simply walking the dog…getting OUT […]

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