Upcycled Fashion

I took my own advice today…see the motto at the top of the website page…and created this… And yes, the motto is some of the best advice one could ever act upon! So, I present to you my Celtic Dream Coat… Made from 100% recycled materials. This is called upcycling! For lovers of Bealtaine Cottage and all aspects of ancient Celtic life and Goddess Permaculture found therein, there is a second website, growing daily and now with over 90 new blogs and several thousands of unseen photographs, as well as podcasts and stories… Visit: Bealtaine Cottage Good Life Membership~ Subscribe Today!

Make It, Mend It.

As the Winter nights draw in, we have a sense of being confined to home. This is the time when many people feel there is little to do, often resorting to whiling away the evenings doing nothing much…and I speak from personal experience more’s the shame! The reality is actually quite different from that which we first encounter, for this is not time we have to pass, but down time allowing us to catch up, prepare for the lighter days ahead and make plans. There lies ahead of us a mere 5-6 weeks to that most busiest of holiday seasons,…

Permaculture Cottage ~ Lazy Sunday Afternoon…Upcycling!

Today is Sunday…afternoon…Pics from here, today, at Bealtaine Permaculture Cottage… Sun rising over Bealtaine today. Sunrise from the porch. Built in a sustainable way from wood, locally sourced…when most people are building in concrete blocks, but as I often ask, ‘how long do you intend living on Gaia?’ This wooden porch will see me out! Windows are recylced, as is most of the wood! Upcycled taps…from the bath to the sink…water is water is water is water! And an upcycled sink and an upcycled surround and the same for the material for the curtain…and the dish drainer?…that’s a cake cooling…

Permaculture Cottage ~ Compost, Potatoes, The Fairy Tree and a Cold Winter to Come!

Potatoes growing by the east side of the shed. Did you know that there are about five thousand potato varieties worldwide?                            Potatoes do not keep very well in storage and are vulnerable to molds that feed on the stored tubers, quickly turning them rotten.  However, I left potatoes in the ground over the course of last winter, when all was frozen solid for six long weeks…and they were dug out after the defrost and were perfect! I think it may have been the layer of straw that was atop the ground! Throughout Europe, the most important new food in the…