The Awakening

  Not the spring awakening, which is slowly happening up here in the north, but my awakening to a new way of gardening...Ever since I started reading Colette O'Neill's Bealtaine Cottage blog, it's as though a curtain has been lifted from my eyes.  I'm not sure what combination of things coalesced to activate this awakening --... Continue Reading →

Permaculture Defined

Permaculture - the term combines the words permanent, agriculture and culture. I've only recently begun reading on this topic, but based on what we have created at Sleepy Dog Farm over the past 5 years, it would seem I share many of the same concerns with the folks who have deliberately followed permaculture principles. Permaculture is... Continue Reading →

Bealtaine Cottage, Ireland

I want to share a blog Nora discovered and shared with me a few weeks ago called "Bealtaine Cottage."  The author of the blog is Colette O'Neill, and she and her delightful property and cottage are located in Ireland. One of the first things that struck me when I started to peruse her blog was her comfortable,... Continue Reading →

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