Another Trip Around The Sun!

My birthday has passed. It was a wonderful day and here I am in a new year of my life, another journey around the sun! It’s been an extraordinary journey so far and, as usual, it’s been a wonderful time for casting the occasional, cursory glance over my shoulder to the past. To this end, […]

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Heart Awakening…Are You Experiencing This Too?

To say we live in strange times is an understatement! Recent conversations and experiences have led me to expect the unexpected in life at present! This morning, as I drove back from Mohill, another “experience,” happened. It was good that I had already pulled in by the side of the road! The Bealtaine Project is […]

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Easiest Ever Soup Recipe!

Soup, especially home made soup, is the mainstay meal of the Winter, providing healthy nourishment every day. I decided to get a big pot of Vegetable Soup going today. The stove was hot and I was sorting out the kitchen cupboards. Here you can see the remainder of a wonderful bouquet of flowers I received last […]

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Winter in a Permaculture Garden…and Sam!

Awoke to frost this morning and a brilliantly clear, blue sky. The stove had stayed lit all night, so the cottage was warm. It’s easy to see the level of insulation in homes, looking up at roofs, as I drive to Drumshanbo on an errand. Many of the newly built homes appear to be poorly […]

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A Wish for The Children of Gaza

The full moon rises above Bealtaine Cottage. Last night there was a new moon, somewhere in the sky. Often times I watch the moon and think of all those it shines upon. Many dark nights, when the stars fill the sky with their own light show and shooting stars leave a momentary arch in the […]

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Country Living Ireland ~ November Pictures in the Permaculture Garden

Oregano continues to flower around the water bin. Early November and the green remains. Cotoneaster berries hang down over the Gunnera by the lower pond. Sedums in pots. Late November and the trees are bare except for the pines. Wine is clearing down in time for Christmas. Sunflowers remain by the warmth of the water […]

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Permaculture Cottage Daily ~ Water in the Well…

Continuing to collect windfall apples today. Making a lot of apple crumble. I use my own recipe that uses half and half wholemeal flour and oats, so it’s really heart healthy too.  Tomatoes and Calendula…knocked over by the wind, but continuing to grow and ripen…late, but sweet! And there remains a long list of tasks […]

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