Bealtaine Cottage Early Summer Album

It has been some time… “Summer afternoon—summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.” ~ Henry James Just as the rosebuds are swelling, early Summer makes an appearance. It has been a long cold Winter and Spring. Euphorbia has brightened the veranda with its vivid lime […]

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Awakening

There is a spiritual event taking place…a coming into awareness of something so fundamentally awesome and life changing that is spreading into the consciousness of all life. This awakening can be described in simple terms and that is what I want to do here…simply explain it from my own perspective. The power of love is building […]

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Angels and Animals in an Irish Cottage on Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve at Bealtaine Cottage. Snow has fallen. The air is cold and a bitter wind blows. It rained hard last night and the streams are in flood. The blackbirds are hungry and have taken to stealing cat biscuits from the bowls on the veranda! The blackbirds are clever creatures and have watched both cats […]

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How is That Agriculture?

Food is now grown under mass monoculture systems of what is called Agriculture. This is the madness of monoculture… The Earth’s soil is depleting rapidly, at more than 13% the rate it can be replaced. Massive amounts of chemicals and sprays are need to keep food growing. How is that agriculture? Monoculture is now being […]

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Earth Sense

Thankfully it rained for most of the night! Not a lot of people would be happy to report that, but as a grower, the dry heat of recent weeks has been a close call for the younger plants! The water barrels have filled and the well is finally sending more than a trickle to the […]

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Bealtaine Cottage Blessings…

The morning started bright and it was a good day for working on the land. I sat here enjoying my tea and toast, planning the work I would do in the orchard and vegetable garden…but…I got side-tracked… …and decided to just cut back a few stems of willow. Mistake! I became engrossed in constructing another […]

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Saturday Morning in the Permaculture Garden

These are the pears in one of the orchards this morning, continuing to develop. Good rainfall has helped enormously and the days are healthily damp! The No-Dig Method of Growing. It is possible for one woman as myself to look after 3 acres of poor land and make it productive, using the No-Dig method which […]

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