The Pursuit of Happiness

Bealtaine Cottage ~ The Oldest, Independent, Permaculture Smallholding in Ireland! Conceived, Designed, Planted and Worked by One Woman!

Geraniums on the windowsill at Bealtaine Cottage

There’s a high wind in the skies above the cottage. Stanley stove at Bealtaine Cottage

Wind-chimes are clashing in discordant harmony all over the gardens.

The fire in the stove roars up the chimney, heating up the oven that beckons a cake or a loaf of bread to bake…
Celtic design on the backdoor of Bealtaine Cottage

The sun shines in a baby-blue sky and the cats are spread out on the warm earth.

The back door to the cottage lies open to admit the warmth of the April sun…

Potager bed at Bealtaine CottageI went into town this morning to post off seeds and herbs across the world…little bits of Bealtaine Cottage will soon be air-bound, in planes that will disperse them to many different countries, most of which I have never visited and probably never will.

Nursery bed at Bealtaine CottageThe urge to sow and plant, create gardens and smallholdings and grow, has never been stronger in people all over the world.

Contemplation Courtyard at Bealtaine CottageThere is a magic in the air…

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4 thoughts on “The Pursuit of Happiness

  1. I’m looking for the exact kinds of statues for my garden. The Buddha and the Angel. I love your stove, your garden and the whole feel of your place. I wish I could travel and come to see it. Maybe one day soon. 🙂

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