The Light of Spring

Sammy-Bear lies concussed by the heat from the wood burning stove! It’s a tough life being a cat at Bealtaine Cottage! Over the past week there has been a struggle between Winter and Spring as temperatures have moved up and down the thermometer, with hard frost, heavy rain, warm nights and brilliant sun all in […]

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Carbon Taxes Won’t Save Us!

Today, I was feeling just a teensy bit down. It’s a rare experience for me. Life is so full on here at Bealtaine, that positivity fills the day, running from one task to the next and looking forward to a brief sit down and a cup of tea. But today, something caught up with me…a […]

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Urban Foraging and Accidental Coppicing!

Happy Bealtaine Everyone! I began the day with a trip to my local town of Carrick-on-Shannon and managed to fit in a spot of urban foraging while I was there! You see, many of the shops package up their cardboard waste into huge bundles, ready for the waste collection, a service they pay for, by […]

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Permaculture PhotoBlog Daily…Bealtaine Smallholding in the West of Ireland

The girls are laying and all is well with the world…well, at least at Bealtaine. Willow, willow, everywhere…it dries out magnificently and creates such a heat in the stove.As I type this the pasta is boliling on the stove fired up with wood I collected on the land today as I tidied up…and harvested the […]

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Photos from a Permaculture Smallholding in Ireland.

Greening up in the East garden…the sunshine makes it look surreal! Oh dear…my blog site is playing up, not allowing me to upload pics properly. It’s inserting one pic on top of another and I don’t know what to do! No real speed to connect with much as this is dial-up! Sorry folks…will continue to […]

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