Easter in a Permaculture Garden…700th Post!


This is what happens in Permaculture…surplus is fed back into the system or shared out!

www.bealtainecottage.com In this case there was a small surplus of blue paint…the outcome is what you see here!

www.bealtainecottage.comI woke to a magnificent sunrise this morning…Kilronan Mountain is shrouded in mist, so doesn’t appear to exist at all!

www.bealtainecottage.comBees are buzzing and birds are singing to herald in this wonderful Easter weekend here in the west of Ireland!

www.bealtainecottage.comWith the emergence of Spring, several weeks ago now, there has been an accumulation of heat and light working on the earth that promises an early Summer.

www.bealtainecottage.comThe promise of seedlings has excelled…it appears that every seed sown has germinated!

www.bealtainecottage.com Fortunately, now that I have five beautiful hens, seedlings that are excess to requirements can simply be fed to the hens as a wonderful source of nutrition.

www.bealtainecottage.comSome of the seedlings are also used by me in salads, again a wonderful source of nutrition!

www.bealtainecottage.comSlabs of bedrock, rising out of the earth all over the land here at Bealtaine, show off their pink colour in the drying air of late Spring.

www.bealtainecottage.comPrimroses play peek-a-boo on the driveway.

www.bealtainecottage.comCrocosmia show off a vibrant lime-green in the early morning light.

www.bealtainecottage.comBack to blue, because…

www.bealtainecottage.comI simply cannot resist it!

www.bealtainecottage.comThe vibrant pink of this Saxifrage has found a perfect bed in the gravel driveway…another reason why tarmac is a non-starter here!

www.bealtainecottage.comPrimroses aren’t the only things around here playing peek-a-boo!

www.bealtainecottage.comThe mist in the valley has cut off Kilronan Mountain.

www.bealtainecottage.comFurther up the gardens, behind where I now stand, Comfrey, Lovage, Fennel, Valerian and Chives are all about a foot high and looking very robust in the late Spring, early morning light.

www.bealtainecottage.comBy my feet, the Euphorbia flowers.

www.bealtainecottage.comAnd indoors, on the dresser, reminders of Spring and Easter…

www.bealtainecottage.comHappy Easter to all!

PS: Next month will the my tenth anniversary of Bealtaine Cottage.

Today marks the 700th blog!


  1. Lovely to see the simple start to the website! I accessed it again from your video page link. I hold up your journey as a where to start in regeneration eco villages forming to all realize how important a message is, to befriend earth, its essential nature in A similar way that you have begun.

    When you were looking for land I almost asked invited you, but that would have been a question too much out of your realm… So I just thank you for the consistent input all the way.
    To forest and grow abundant food means self-sovereignity, dignity and sharing goodwill voluntarily.

    Thank you for all the wishes you constantly pour to your viewers May all be always in wellness for you, too, Collette!

  2. Happy Easter to you too. Your photos are delightful. I’m going out in the garden now! God bless you and your work. Robert Jordan Ps you’re a dab hand with a paint brush!


  3. Congratulations on your upcoming anniversary and on your 700th(!) blog! Always well-done and enjoyable, with respect to Mother Earth. Happy Easter to you ~ Blessings! 🙂

  4. Just beautiful!!!! And it seems you have built your home on the “Rocks”….. Awesome.

    I am from San Diego California and there were lots of rocks there. We now life in East Texas and we do not have any rocks on our land…. I miss the rocks. Rocks are actually very useful.


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