Bealtaine Cottage Early Summer Album

It has been some time… “Summer afternoon—summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.” ~ Henry James Just as the rosebuds are swelling, early Summer makes an appearance. It has been a long cold Winter and Spring. Euphorbia has brightened the veranda with its vivid lime […]

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Hens…Raising Happy Girls!

The Bealtaine Girls…a bit like the Bluebell Girls, except they don’t dance! I love hens. They are social creatures. They are inquisitive by nature and become very tame when treated well. I have kept hens for years, even when I lived in London, I kept hens in my garden in Muswell Hill. So, hens are […]

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Funky Friday Fotos From…The Permaculture Cottage

Bealtaine this morning… Got a mega-curry under way…vegan, of course and destined to be consumed over the course of the weekend! The Red Jewels… in the garden are redcurrants…to be made into one of the best fruit wines around! The Kitchen… has been a hive of activity this morning, with curry, soup and bread all […]

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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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