A New Era at Bealtaine Cottage

Smoke rises into a clear blue January sky. The birds are singing like it’s Spring and black ice covers the road by the gate. My friend Michael is here this morning to finally remove the toilet and install my compost loo. The septic tank is, from today, a grey water tank! I have been using […]

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Permaculture Orchard and Spring Well

An update on the new orchard…the mulching continues as the blossom breaks on the little trees. Lots of nettles have been chopped and layered on the mulch! The path is being extended, as I find time to do a little more and a little more! Look who has made a little bed for himself on […]

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After the Flood…

The rain has ceased. The sun has made an appearance and the streams are gushing forth from the hill behind the cottage. I have just been out and captured the sights and sounds of the water on video. The stream bed that snakes it’s way through the Fairy dell is brimming with sparkling rainwater. It’s […]

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Friday Pics from Bealtaine Cottage

Mossy Angel in the Bog Garden today. Dogwoods in the Bog Garden near the lower pond. Amazing heaps of frog spawn in the upper pond…it’s that big black area! Japanese Quince in the Bog Garden is flowering today… Dogwoods come back to life… The Spring Well in the Fairy Dell. If you enjoy the free […]

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Permaculture Cottage ~ Spring Wells, Wisdom and the Hopi Indians…

First of all a BIG TA VERY MUCH for all who have visited my blog over the past year. I began in the middle of August 2010 and in little over a year, 70,000 of you have made the journey to Bealtaine Cottage at Ballyfermoyle, here in the beautiful West of Ireland…well, actually, a very […]

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Permaculture Cottage ~ A Stormy Evening at the Cottage

A storm is making its way in from the Atlantic as I write this and a cold wind blows through the window. I took these pics earlier today when it was positively hot and humid. It’s strange how quickly the weather can change! The ground is very dry, the spring well runs low and lots […]

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Friday Morning Coffee at Bealtaine…Permaculture Life

Another weekend looms large and the weather is fab! Just wandering around the land here, snapping pics as I go. Paying homage to Gaia and all her splendour…it never ceases to bowl me over! This is the Fairy Dell and all is well! Reflections in the Spring Well. The water continues to bubble up from […]

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