Posted in Animals, Bealtaine Cottage, Country Living, Food, Growing Food, Life, Lifestyle, Permaculture, Vegan

A Little Something About Me…I’m…

Vegan.

Bealtaine Cottage PermacultureJust a little bit of information I thought I would share with you.

For me it’s not just the kindest way to live, but the most environmentally friendly way to live.

It’s also the cheapest way to live.

Bealtaine Cottage PermacultureVegan means no meat, fish or dairy products.

I was watching this great video on the subject, from 1976!

Bealtaine Cottage PermacultureI think it’s one of the best on the subject so far…a little dated, I know, but really informative!

Take the time to watch it…it’s in 3 parts…

Posted in Abundance, biodiversity, Ecology, Gaia, Garden, Inspiration, Ireland, Orchids, Permaculture, Uncategorized, Wild Flowers, Wildlife

Permaculture Water Garden at Bealtaine Cottage

One of the first wild Orchids of the year in bloom by the lower pond this afternoon. It is growing alongside wild Sorrel.

The warm leaves of the Meadowsweet act as sun-loungers for visiting insects…

Gigantic leaves of the Gunnera provide heaps of welcome shade on a hot day like today, for all wildlife.

Heat of the sun is reflected upwards onto the banks of earth that release the heat back into the ponds at night.

A Lily Pad makes an appearance from nowhere…brought to the pond by visiting Ducks, I suspect.

Today’s video takes you down to the Lower Pond at Bealtaine…enjoy!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qUEeBtMFwXQ