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Environmentally sensitive caravan and camping park, Lands End, Sennen Cove, Penzance.


At Cornish Holiday Cottages we pride ourselves on our select portfolio of 60+ properties. Established since 1977 and still with our roots firmly in the Falmouth and Helford River area.


Our vision for green holidays at Cutkive Wood is to sympathetically manage it in such a way that its beauty, it's diversity of fauna and flora flourish and it's inherent peace and tranquillity remains.


Helsbury Park is the UK's leading dog friendly, self catering holiday accommodation.


A place where you can eat good food with friends & relax in comfort, Winter or Summer. Let us help you plan your day, make your reservations organise you precious time.


4 star self catering harbour cottage and apartments.


200 acre working hill farm situated high on Bodmin Moor between the villages of Blisland and St Breward. We are a demonstration holding for both the Soil Association and the Westcountry Rivers Trust.


As our logo says we've gone 'back to basics' - our 'free range' cattle graze the cliffs of our farm just 1.5 miles from St. Ives.


Friendly guest house in Penzance town.


walkitcornwall leads walks on the unique natural history, culture, industrial and nautical heritage of Cornwall through physically exploring sites and habitats on two circular walks per day totalling 7 miles.


Self-build catamaran designers.


Based in St Hilary, Penzance, Simon Berryman has been hedging since the early 1980's.


Deep sea fishing and sea safaris onboard the an eco-friendly catamaran The Atlantic Diver.


You will find us secretly nestled into the entrance of the wooded Valency Valley just a few paces from stunning Boscastle Harbour, the quaint Old Village and the dramatic South West Coastal Path.


Cutkive Wood - Last Minute Special Offer Summer Holidays

Cutkive Wood Holiday Lodges

 

LAST MINUTE SPECIAL OFFER SUMMER HOLIDAYS

 

£100 OFF THE WEEKLY PRICE OF A LODGE

So a 2 bedroom Lodge (sleeps 4) is now £500

And a 3 bedroom Lodge (sleeps 6) is just £620


 Cutkive Wood Holiday Lodges

She's Alive... Beautiful... Finite... Hurting... Worth Dying for.

This is a non-commercial attempt from http://www.sanctuaryasia.com/ to highlight the fact that world leaders, irresponsible corporates and mindless 'consumers' are combining to destroy life on earth. It is dedicated to all who died fighting for the planet and those whose lives are on the line today. The cut was put together by Vivek Chauhan, a young film maker, together with naturalists working with the Sanctuary Asia network (http://www.sanctuaryasia.com/).

Penny Farthing Post

Simply Green Cornwall caught up with Graham Eccles at the weekend, he set up his own Postal service around the  Bude area, in response to the high cost of Royal Mail Postage stamps. Find Penny Farthing Post on facebook here

Penny Farthing Post

 

Penny Farthing Post

Newquay Sea Safaris Seal Survey

Seal Survey Cornwall

What a fantastic day we had during the Seal Survey today. Seals, Common Dolphins, Gannets, Razorbills, Guilliemots and our first Sunfish of the season all spotted from on board "Atlantic Diver" with the best crew of Wildlife Surveyors...MORE PHOTOS AND FULL STORY

Open Farm Sunday Cornwall

Open Farm Sunday

Open Farm Sunday Hundreds of farmers across the UK open up their farm for one Sunday each year. An opportunity for everyone, young and old, to discover at first hand what it means to be a farmer.

 

Open Farms in Cornwall 

Fruit and Veg in season June

New Potatoes


Aubergine, broad beans, broccoli, carrots, courgettes, fennel, lettuces, mangetout
new potatoes, onions, peas, radishes, rhubarb, rocket, runner beans, spinach
spring onions, turnips, watercress

Strawberry
Cherries, gooseberries, strawberries

 

wild rose

Common Comfrey, Common Mallow,  Elderflower, Fairy-ring Champignon, Good King Henry, Goosegrass, Ground Elder, Hop Shoots, Horseradish, Milk Thistle, Nettle, Rock Samphire, Sea Beet, Shaggy Ink Cap, Silverweed, Sweet Cicely,  Wild Chicory, Wild Fennel, Wild Mint, Wild Rocket Leaves, Wild Rose Flower, Wild Thyme, Yarrow

Newquay Sea Safaris Risso's Dolphin Live Stranding! Rescue

Risso's Dolphin Stranding Rescue

A Beautiful male Risso's Dolphin Stranded today on Perranporth Beach...kind members of the public called British Divers Marine Life Rescue hotline..01825 765 546 and were adviseed how to care for it whilst they waited for Marine Mammal Medics to arrive!

Medics arrived fast and furious until a crack team were supporting the Dolphin and administering Cetacean First Aid whilst staff from the Watering Hole ( especially Chris who was amazing at providing digger buckets of water to keep the dolphins skin wet) also chipped in.

 

MORE PHOTOS AND FULL STORY

Wildlife around Newquay coastline

 

grey seals

 

boat trip

 Photos taken on a sea safari aboard the Atlantic Diver

dolphins

Dolphins photo taken a few days before by Newquay Sea Safaris, more dolphin photos here 

Small Scale Alcohol Production in Local Communities. Growing Clean Energy and Organic Food

1. The extremely entertaining and forbidden history of alcohol as a fuel,

2. The Big Myths against alcohol as a fuel perpetrated by Big Oil in the Lamestream Media,

3. How to grow clean energy and organic food in local communities right now, and

4. How to use alcohol as an automobile fuel, cooking fuel, heating fuel, lighting fuel, 

refrigeration fuel, and electricity generation fuel.

 

1. Forbidden History of Alcohol

We are told over and over again that “Those who don't learn from history are destined to repeat it.”  But history is written by the winners.  Make that,  ALL history is written by the winners.  So how do we glean lessons from history that is tainted? While both statements above may be true in a superficial way, Mark Twain said it best: “History does not repeat itself, but it rhythms.”  Here are two interesting historical rhythms.

Almost 100 years ago, John D. Rockefeller sponsored a bunch of crazies called the Women's Christian Temperance Movement whose singular purpose in life was to stamp out alcoholic drinking.  They wanted to send the “devil rum” back to hell.  What they didn't know was that they'd be working hand in glove with the Devil himself.

You see, John Rockefeller was in the kerosine lighting (as in supplying kerosine fuel for use in kerosine lamps) and heating (as in kerosine heaters) business.  He distilled kerosine from petroleum.  He would flush into the rivers at night the volatile, explosive, toxic junk left over from his distillation business, because nobody wanted a “molotov cocktail” as their kerosine lamp in their homes.

John Rockefeller, being a very shrewd Capitalist and Mr. Greed incarnate, found out that he could use this toxic, explosive, waste by-product to run the newly invented automobile— in the internal combustion (IC) engine was slightly modified.  

 

Most people don't know that Henry Ford's Model T car originally ran on alcohol first.  It was subsequently modified to run on alcohol AND gasoline.  Henry Ford's Model T car was the world's first “Flex Fuel” vehicle.  Henry Ford's motto was this:  “How can we expect the farmers to be our customers if we are not theirs?”  Good question.  He wanted to work with farmers, not against them.

John D. Rockefeller's motto and business practice were a bit different.  He called the toxic byproduct of his kerosine distillation business “gasoline.”  And he called the farmers of America his number one enemy.

In the cities, John Rockefeller controlled the gasoline stations and sold his gasoline to the public.  When Mr. and Mrs. Smith left the city and went on a cruise in the countryside, they would stop and fuel up at the local farmerʼs alcohol fueling station.  Why?  Because there were very few gasoline stations in the countryside at that time.

Around 1918, Mr. “Standard Oil of New York” (by the way, what does the acronym SONY stands for?) decided that he had enough of competition from those tens of thousands of pesky farmers in the hinterland of America.  So he sponsored the above aforementioned crazies with approximately $4 million U.S. dollars.

What the Womenʼs Christian Temperance Movement did with that money was nothing short of the miraculous!  They got the U.S. Congress to pass not just a regular law but a constitutional amendment in 1919 to ban the drinking of alcohol for all of its citizens and, much more importantly, to ban the production of alcohol for all of its farmers and everyone else.

Four million dollars went a long way back them.  Do you know how hard it is to pass an amendment to the United States Constitution?  Well, Congress did it.  One that was filled with hard-drinking congressmen (no women, of course).  Imagine the courage it must have taken for these brave elected officials to ban the drinking of alcohol for their fellow hard-working citizens!

The results were nothing short of spectacular.  Hundreds of thousands of American farmers lost work because of Prohibition and millions of dollars for millions of families evaporated.  

And for John D. Rockefeller?  Letʼs just say that in  1933 when Prohibition was finally lifted, i.e., repealed by Congress, there were no more competition from those pesky farmers because alcohol was no longer available as a fuel for the modern automobile.  Gasoline became the only game in town and out of town.

Mission accomplished.

During the early part of the 1900s, most of the farmers in the U.S. and around the world including South America, especially Brazil, Europe, New Zealand, and the Philippines grew crops to make alcohol as a fuel for heating, cooking, and lighting.  The by-products from making alcohol using grains were used as nutritious food for animals.  More on this later. 

Around the same time period as Prohibition, Germany was also in the alcohol business.  
The Germans, being very practical and a no-nonsense people, made alcohol from potatoes.  

Because they didnʼt have pools of petroleum sitting beneath their fatherland, the farmers would bring potatoes to their local community alcohol distilleries.  No money exchanged hands.  The cooperative distillery got free alcohol  feedstock (the input material for making alcohol) and the farmers got back 1/3 of the alcohol distilled from their potatoes.  The cooperative distillery kept 2/3 of the alcohol made, most probably for the war effort.

What is really interesting to note is that the farmers got back all the mash, or the solid leftovers which are full of proteins, fats, nutrients, vitamins, etc.  Making alcohol only removes the sugar and/or starch content.  These farmers used the mash to feed their cows, pigs, chickens, etc.  They used the alcohol for their alcohol lamps, alcohol stoves, alcohol heaters, and for running their tractors and other fuel-driven farm equipment.

This cooperative alcohol distillery model worked so well that it actually prolonged World War 2 as the Allies had to bomb every single one of the 70,000 cooperative distilleries in Germany.  Yes, there were that many spread all across Germany.  

During World War 2, German Panzer tanks ran on alcohol because of its higher octane (105)
and because it could be stored much longer than either gasoline or diesel.

Read the full article by David Chu here..

David Gallo on life in the deep oceans

Amazing vibrant video clips captured by submarines