Autumn in the Permaculture Gardens of Bealtaine Cottage
Stepping out in search of breakfast…the potager beds are full and the apple trees drip with fruit…lots of good, fresh food to juice this morning!
Much of my Vegan diet is raw food…I love it!
It makes me feel alive and well!
The morning is mild and very still…I can hear the birds move through the bushes, as they dip and swoop along the paths in the gardens.
Rustling sounds entice me along the paths towards the stone circle…the cats are at play in this magically wild field to the north of the cottage.
Sammy-Bear sits atop the stone seat, watching Che-Mousy as he creeps towards him…
It’s a delight to watch young animals at play…I wonder what they’re thinking and saying to each other…
The streams around the land are beginning to flow, as the rain returns.
This summer has been very dry and the land is quite firm to walk upon.
As the vernal equinox approaches, the rhythms of Nature beat a pace to follow towards Samhain.
The days of cutting and clearing and making haste the harvest are upon us.
The last of the herbs will be harvested before the equinox.
Willow and Dogwood, grown tall, will be cut, or trimmed, according to the use.
New beds, like this one, will be completed and shredding continued to be applied throughout the months of winter, up until the new planting.
But, I digress…my journey into the gardens this morning took me in search of breakfast…I must keep going…
More distractions catch my eye…the bees continue to work on the Sunflowers nestling among the Apple-mint.
As I turn around, I see part of my breakfast, fresh to pick and juice!
Finally! Picked and ready to wash, then juice…Kale, Apples and Celery.
Living off the land!