This little Robin followed me around the gardens today as I walked Jack.
I say the gardens, but after spending time walking all the paths, I am now of the opinion that I have 3 acres of woodland…and am delighted at the ongoing transformation from bare, barren, rushy fields, to magical, thronging-with-life, woodland!
The trees have dropped a huge lot of leaves this year and the paths have taken on a woodland feel, as I walk, kicking up the colourful debris.
Such an amazing amount of wood to be cut this winter…and that’s only in tidying up, as the real harvest is ongoing and spans the year.
In years to come this little cottage will be merged into the Fairy Wood.
I think that was Nature’s plan from the beginning, when I first opened the door for her!
Here and there, as I walk through the woods, I look skywards into canopies of blue and white.
Bealtaine Cottage has given me great hope for the future of our lovely Earth.
This place has revealed to me the health and vitality in Nature, despite our stupidity in ignoring her needs.
With just a little bit of help, she is creating what she wants most…woodland!
And in the middle of all this beauty, a little sanctuary.
The Bealtaine Cottage Little Christmas Book will be posted out to you all in the morning!
There are a few remaining, (16), if any kind visitor to this blog would like to support the work of Bealtaine Cottage, by purchasing this little booklet.
14 years of Goddess Permaculture at Bealtaine Cottage, West of Ireland...drop in, power up!
Colette O'Neill is a writer, photographer and teacher who has devoted the past 14 years to turning 3 acres of derelict land into a woodland sanctuary for all life, planting over 1,100 trees in the process.
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