Stonehenge, Newgrange and the Cycle of Life

The autumn continues to progress through it’s mellow display of earthy colours. Tomorrow is the Equinox and the beginning of the descent towards midwinter. The time of year denotes the slowing down of all that is life as we know it. Time to sort out the winter woolies and hang the heavy curtains to keep out the drafts. One of the big tasks I have lined up here at Bealtaine Cottage is the coppicing of the majority of the trees that were planted eight years ago, in the first flush of restoring the fertility of the land. Trees are one of the…