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 […]

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An Important Message…

  First things first…this is an important message! I’m receiving all your messages, including those from Paypal, but, am unable to respond…so here’s what I would like you to do… Please send me a direct email whenever you  send donations or purchase books or seeds, so as I can respond directly to YOUR email address […]

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In The End…

I know I should not have gone out today! I know in retrospect, on reflection, it was a mistake… I had already heard something on the morning news, a tail-end of some report…something about an animal being killed, and I thought, Oh gosh, here we go again! Anyway, what happened was  I decided to go into town, taking […]

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Letter From Christine…

I often receive letters and emails from those who have visited Bealtaine Cottage and Gardens. I treasure them as the words therein inspire me to keep on this busy path of sharing Bealtaine and caring for the Earth. This evening I have taken more photographs to share with you, as I share the words penned […]

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Developing a Woodland from Zero

From monoculture rushy land to woodland in under twelve years. Not just any woodland, but a food forest woodland, as you can see from one of the thousand plus trees planted above…a Greengage! This is the only lawn here, enjoyed by Jack! There follows a series of forty plus photographs taken here at Bealtaine Cottage in July […]

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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, […]

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Creating Environment and Powering Down!

Most of the energy we use at home comes from burning fossil fuels. Using less energy means burning fewer fossil fuels and putting less carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. Over the past twelve years I have endeavoured to reduce not just my own carbon footprint, but that of Bealtaine Cottage and gardens. When first planting […]

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A Simple Life

Originally posted on Bealtaine Cottage:
This is a real sofa bed. It’s a bed, with a cover and lots of cushions. I needed another sofa in my sitting room. Simple. No fuss. Looks good and is inter-changeable. Cost: zero! Most of what I have in my home cost zero. Like this fancy mirror above the…

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