Permaculture Harvest Home and Easiest Strawberries Ever!

After a full moon last night, the morning is beautiful. As I write this the sun has illuminated the interior of the cottage and blue skies are making themselves known. I’ve just snapped this pic…it’s the view from my desk, so you can see for yourself! It’s been busy here over recent days as I […]

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Midsummer at Bealtaine Cottage.

Today is midsummer. The day is grey with low cloud and soft rain…a steady drizzle. Summer has magically disappeared, just like in the magicians’ trick. Yesterday was a strange day! The clouds appeared to stand still all day long… The soft rain has settled in drops on the red Perlagonium…Geranium to you and me! Red […]

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Hide and Seek…Mixed-Up Seasons. Bealtaine Blog

Summer is playing hide and seek… Cold in June? Yes! Bloody cold enough for the woolies to be brought out from hibernation under the bed! The west of Ireland is cold and windy and the stove is lit and I have a shawl around my shoulders as I type! Truly! But… despite the weather the […]

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Food and Roses…Today at Bealtaine…Permaculture Pantry.

The roses hang heavy on the veranda trellis, spurred on by copious amounts of soft rain and sunshine…Today at Bealtaine.  Baby apples all soft and furry peep from under leaves of bright, greeny newness…Today at Bealtaine. And furry little balls of new peaches start to look important on the tiny, new tree in the tunnel…Today […]

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Growing Off the Ground ~ Permaculture Ways at Bealtaine, West Ireland

The birds are nesting again in this little bird box. They come and go with little fear of people walking close-by.Bealtaine Permaculture Smallholding has been free from all chemicals for seven years next month. May, or Bealtaine in Irish, will be the seventh anniversary for this permaculture paradise. This Saturday will be the last time […]

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