So Grateful

Mother Earth is thriving. Her abundance is nothing less than magnificent. Everywhere on this land She thrives. I have found a great many Cherry Trees She has seeded and grown over the past two years, but have remained hidden in the general mayhem of Spring and Summer, only to be discovered this year as Spring seemed to struggle and lag behind, so allowing me to see. It is simply delightful to behold. The mother tree was planted by me a mere 13 yrs ago and already she has brought forth abundance. This Field Maple is bearing fruit this year and…

It Still Takes My Breath Away!

Each morning I arise and embark on a series of rituals, that culminate with a hot cup of tea in one hand, my camera in the other and faithful Jack by my side. It is then that I step out… This has been my ritual, though not always with Jack, for the past twelve years. And so it continues… What has manifested here on this little piece of sacred Earth still takes my breath away! I touch base with it as many times a day as I can! I take thousands of photographs every year, for the sheer beauty of…

Garden to Visit in Ireland…Unique…Permaculture!

Yesterday was a busy day for me as I worked tirelessly in the gardens, cutting, clearing and ensuring all the paths are open for visitors. I always carry my camera with me, so here are some of the shots I took on my walk around after I’d finished my work! It was a hard day, but, as you can see, well worth it. I continue today and will share pics later on! Love and Blessings XXX Colette at Bealtaine Cottage To arrange a visit to Bealtaine Cottage and the 3 acre Permaculture Garden created by one woman from monoculture land,…

Envisioning the “Impossible”

Envisioning the end is enough to put the means in motion.  ~Dorothea Brande Many people ask me, time and again, “Where did you begin planting, Colette?” “Did you have a plan?” The answer is simple, as is much of what I do and how I live my life…no plans, just a vision! The power of envisioning is just beginning to be understood. Much has been said about this process and, as yet, we have only a small level of understanding how it works, but the process of manifestation is a powerful one indeed.  Dreaming is the first step to becoming. …

Today at Bealtaine Cottage

Rain fell last night and continues this morning. There will be no lack of water in the well for the next few weeks! I have finally given away my hens…as I no longer eat eggs and there was a lovely home ready and waiting for them where they would be more useful, as they are good layers and their eggs will be anticipated and appreciated where there is a family of people to eat them. I shall miss them, but as with life at Bealtaine Cottage, the void is quickly filled and the hen-house will be re-purposed and appreciated further. In the…

Natural Gardening and No-Dig Growing

Ireland is the richest source of Celtic  myths and legends. Down through the Ages, Ireland remained remote and cut off from mainland Europe, holding onto its rich folklore and spirituality. It’s peoples worshipped all aspects of the natural world in which they recognised the Divine, in much the same way as I do here at Bealtaine Cottage. The reason for the wealth of myth and legend that pervades Ireland, today and it’s people lies not just from its isolation from mainland Europe for much of its history. Ireland remained free from pressures exerted by other cultures such as the Roman Empire. So…

The Goddess in the Well

Yesterday was a special day for me! The beautiful, ethereal mountain that is Ben Bulben will give you a clue… I travelled to Sligo, passing along the shores of Lough Gill, to collect a very special ring, that was made for me by gifted Silversmith, Mirjam Schiller at  https://www.facebook.com/Wildheart-290973244286031/timeline My daughter, Cara, was driving, so we stopped by the shores of the Lough, made famous by W.B.Yeats in his poetry. Birthdays come and go and I have enjoyed sixty of them, all in the month of October, near Samhain…so this, along with a second ring as yet unfinished, marked my…

Permaculture Food Forest in Ireland

The leaves are just beginning to bud and appear. Bees are busy at work here in the gardens of Bealtaine Cottage…without them this would be a place of hunger. But, it’s not…instead it boasts food for all and more to come. This is what a food forest looks like as the sap rises and life returns. These are the gardens of the goddess, Mother Earth in all her splendour and abundance! And here is today’s video… All the videos I upload are free from advertising, so you can enjoy watching… Please consider supporting Bealtaine Cottage Bealtaine Cottage is also for…