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As the thousand and more trees and thousands of plants of the Bealtaine Project grow taller and more dense, so it is the once barren land seems more and more as it is…an Ark for Earth, set into a monoculture landscape of Cash-Crop-Forestry and animal grazing fields.
This summer witnessed the most Bees, Butterflies, Pollinators and Birds ever!
The wildlife in search of home are migrating to the oasis of Bealtaine Cottage.
They know where the food, shelter and ultimate habitat is to be found!
So, I thought to myself, what if those with gardens, allotments, smallholdings etc., pledged to devote a percentage of what they tend or own to wildlife?
We are talking Arks, where wildlife can not only survive, but thrive!
This takes the presumption that one cannot make a difference and turns it on it’s ridiculous head! For one can make a difference!
Two can double that little Ark for Earth…hundreds can create a huge difference and thousands…well, thousands can begin to stack the odds in favour of Mother Earth!
Now don’t get me thinking of hundreds of thousands or even millions, for my head will almost explode with possibilities…but you see where this is going, don’t you?
And as for Guerrilla Gardening…oh joy!
What about seed bombs chucked out of the car window onto the motorway verges?
We are creative people who care…if you’ve landed here on this website you most certainly are!
So let’s get to it!
And, by the way, if I’d listened to all the experts on where one can and cannot successfully plant a garden, never mind three acres, the Bealtaine Project would still be on the back-burner with little hope of ever happening!
Oh, and the Lughnasadh Garden is being worked on little by little, with a grand opening and dedication ceremony next Bealtaine (May 1st)
…the Ark is being extended…
…One Garden At A Time
and…it’s going to be mighty!
Filed under: Animals, Bees, Birds, Buddha, Earth, Gaia, Garden, Gardens Tagged: allotments, Ark for Earth, barren land, Bealtaine Project, bees, birds, butterflies, cash crop, creating a garden for Nature, food and shelter, forestry, garden, habitat, lughnasadh, monoculture, Planting trees, pollinators, survive and thrive, wildlife
The first of the Fox Monumentals Intermediate Semi Finals, Ballinaglera v Drumkeerin, due to be played this evening at 4pm in Pairc Sean Mac Diarmada has been postponed as result of torrential overnight and morning rain.
“The breezes taste Of apple peel. The air is full Of smells to feel- Ripe fruit, old footballs, Burning brush, New books, erasers, Chalk, and such. The bee, his hive, Well-honeyed hum, And Mother cuts Chrysanthemums. Like plates washed clean With suds, the days Are polished with A morning haze.” – John Updike, September
Departing summer hath assumed An aspect tenderly illumed, The gentlest look of spring; That calls from yonder leafy shade Unfaded, yet prepared to fade, A timely carolling. – William Wordsworth, SeptemberStone monuments were built here in Ireland and aligned to witness the light on these days. One can still view the illumination of these chambers in ancient cairns, at sunrise, on important celestial days. It just remains for me to wish you all a Happy Equinox on this beautiful evening at Bealtaine Cottage.
Filed under: ancient, Autumn, Celts, Equinox, Gardens Tagged: Autumn Star, cairn, celebration, celestial, celts, Demeter, Equinox, Fomalhaut, Greece, Greek, Ireland, John Updike, Mabon, Persephone, september, solstice, sunrise, William Wordsworth
Here’s just a brief note to let you all know that there is now a new page here on the website!
Have a look at the top of the site and you’ll see listed at the very end: Cottage Journal. Click on and read the introduction.
A daily insight, as promised to all my supporters from FaceBook missing my daily postings!
You will find musings, news, garden updates and lots more each day!