At this point in time, as the Earth is convulsed in sickness manufactured by mankind, it appears that the climate crisis has become a business opportunity for polluters!
This monoculture madness is being aided and abetted by the EU…the same EU that paid Irish farmers to rip out hedgerows, some of which had been there for hundreds of years.
It really is gloves off time.
We must call it out for what it is…ecocide…the rape, torture and murder of the Mother!
Monoculture plantations destroy the natural diversity of life, at a time when the balance is fast becoming a tightrope walk for Nature!
And it’s not just monoculture tree planting that is the cause of widespread diseases, destruction of native habitat and destitution for wildlife!
What can we do?
Confront the reality!
Vote with our wallets!
Harass our politicians!
Create an ark for Nature!
like Gandalf said “I found it is the small everyday deeds of ordinary folk that keep the darkness at bay.
We all need to Wake Up!
Take five minutes to power up with a little bit of knowledge on this.
Look up “Order 81, Iraq”
The American nephew of Sigmund Freud, Bernays warned that an enduring threat to government was the truth-teller and an enlightened public!
The Frankenfood Conspiracy:
Secret summit where slick lobbyists for bio-tech giants seduced Tory Ministers into changing their tune on GM food
“What is dying is a world too bent by false values and too de-humanized to care about what happens to its own children.” ~ Terence McKenna
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As the weekend draws in, the clock tells me it’s time to make dinner and settle in for the evening…it’s Friday evening!
The day has been wet and grey and much of my work has taken place in and around the cottage.
Days like today are welcome though, as it allows a little bit of a slow-down and a time for reflection and making plans.
I have decided to tile the kitchen floor, using broken tiles from the local tile shop, Carrick Tiles.
It is a long task, but the best approach is to a little each day and try not to work too long, as this can inhibit the desire to return to the task the following day!
This is the longest period of time without a visit to the vet.
It appears that keeping really warm by the stove eases her symptoms.
Doesn’t she look well?
There is something so beautiful about driftwood.
Even the scent of this wood evokes the ocean.
It is magical to live this close to the Atlantic Ocean…about a 45 minute drive to Rosses Point.
I’m happy to tell you all that the “We Will Not Comply” petition now has over 4,200 signatures…not bad for a mere 8 days.
If you would like to add your name then here’s the link…
Have a good weekend everyone!
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Missy Cat is being stubborn and uncooperative.
Frogs are laying spawn in the pond.
The sun is shining and snow is promised.
All that’s missing is the Mad March Hare!
Lots of you have asked for seed, so I’ve been busy sorting and labelling before posting all over the world!
I always dreamt that the magic of this little cottage in the west of Ireland would spread out, like a ripple of life and energy, to all four corners of the world…and it really is happening.
Many of the plants grown here over the years will be grown this year across Europe, America and Australia…it’s wonderful to think of.
This is today’s video all about the frogs in the pond in the Bog Garden…
February was mild and the Daffodils in the gardens of Bealtaine came up without damage
Ribes bushes throughout the gardens filled the air with a heady scent, enticing the Bees out from hibernation.
Mizuna flourished in the tunnel, providing a green salad for the table throughout the winter months.
Missy showed her first signs of being unwell and began a course of steroid treatment.
We thought we would loose her, but her spirit stayed strong.
Weaving baskets from willow began in earnest at Bealtaine Cottage, putting newly acquired skills into practice.
The water barrels kept filling and filling as the rain poured from the skies…
We had sunny days too…all the more appreciated for the previous rain!
We went out walking and found old ruins from past lives, now stark and dramatic against the bright, February sky of 2012.
The greening of the Bog Garden started in mist and frost.
The heavily misted mornings were a beauty all of their own.
And the early sun of 2012 crept into the cottage…
Missy manages to climb to the top of the barn and nestle herself into the barley straw…high enough to keep a watchful eye on all!
This is one girl who takes no prisoners…just look at that expression!
A good sprinkling of lettuce seeds and within a few weeks there is more than enough to harvest for weeks to come.
Most people can manage to be self-sufficient in salad for at least half the year!
This is a potager style bed, with Lavender and Thyme nearby.
There are several varieties of lettuce here, in amongst the Nasturtium and Borage.
Sedum and Poppies continue to push their way up through the compost!
Moving compost from last year’s heap over to the new raised vegetable bed today.
A bed of abundance outside the tunnel today.
And here’s the new raised vegetable bed…coming along…
I’ve been listening to Sinead O’Connor this morning as I clean the cottage.
What is it about music that energizes and propels one along in whatever work they are engaged in?
It reminds me of the factories during WW2 where music was introduced as the women worked, building components for, and weapons of, war! And afterwards, the BBC introduced a programme on the radio, entitled, “Music While You Work,” aimed at women, of course!
Good grief…that’s a mental leap of thoughts from Sinead to WW2…amazing what a duster in one hand and a headscarf wrapped around the hair can evoke…
As you can see from the pic of today…spring and sunshine has a compelling effect on one’s energy and drive!
Foxgloves this morning, near the vegetable garden. There is no shortage of these beautiful, wild flowers around the land of Bealtaine.
In the tunnel earlier…Missy follows me as I work.
I received a lovely gift recently of 3 Elder trees and 3 Sycamores, so planting these will be enjoyable work to do this afternoon, no doubt, overseen by herself!
It is amazing just how much heat is captured daily in these stones edging the paths…passive solar collectors. Missy can tell you all about warm stones…just watch a cat!
The Bumble Bees are out in force, enjoying the heavily scented flowers of the Ribes. It is easy enough to plant an all year round forage for the Bees, whether they are the humble Bumble or the hard-working Honey Bee…all are welcome and catered for here at Bealtaine!