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A Life in the Country ~ The Bealtaine Cottage Girls are having a Bath!

The hens are having a dust bath in the barn!

I caught them unexpectantly as I was passing…

This is one of the best aspects of keeping hens…getting to see what they’re really like…and liking them even more for it!

Keeping hens is very little work if everything is done well from the start. That means a solid hen-house and enclosure for when they cannot roam in the gardens and this can be, for example, when friends with dogs visit…I once had a beautiful cockerel savaged by a friend’s dog…we fell out afterwards!

So here are three very happy girls…enjoy!


16 years of Goddess Permaculture through the Bealtaine Project at Bealtaine Cottage, West of Ireland. Colette O'Neill is a writer, photographer, environmentalist and teacher who has devoted the past 16 years to turning 3 acres of derelict land into a woodland sanctuary for all life, planting over 1,100 trees in the process. Colette posts prolifically across Social Media, encouraging planting of trees and regeneration of Mother Earth. Her life energy is now devoted to the Great Goddess, Mother Earth!

4 thoughts on “A Life in the Country ~ The Bealtaine Cottage Girls are having a Bath!

  1. So cool! Mine are all over the place at the mo, no neighbours dogs out here! they don’t get locked up again until the spring, and oh they love the barn and keep all the straw under the cows all; fluffy and turned over. they are my housekeepers! well barnkeepers actually! c

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