How To Make A Willow Arch For Your Garden…For Free

Go out, go out I beg of you And taste the beauty of the wild. Behold the miracle of the earth With all the wonder of a child. ~Edna Jaques   The miracle of Spring is now very close. Birds are beginning to sing and all over the woodland gardens of Bealtaine Cottage, life stirs. […]

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Changes

It was a time of change. 2017 brought a new direction for Bealtaine Cottage. What began many years ago as a blog, then a website, transitioned into an almost daily video on YouTube. The book, ‘A Cottage and Three Acres,’ was released in April 2017, with over 1,000 sales to date, and all from this […]

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Early Lughnasadh in the Gardens of Bealtaine

The last flush of Summer happens in early Lughnasadh. As I walk the gardens in late evening, the earthy taste of Autumn pervades the air. The wheel turns as endings and beginnings wind their way through the days of change. All is change… Mists form in early morning cool air as heat continues to rise […]

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The Long-Awaited Map of Bealtaine Cottage and Gardens

The Map of Bealtaine Cottage and Gardens is now with the printers in Sligo…finally! The tiny error in the spelling of Ballyfermoyle has been corrected, (not shown on here), and I’m hoping to pick the 200 copies towards the end of next week. This map has been painstakingly drawn with fine detail and creativity by […]

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Awaken

From a little cutting you have dug your roots deep down into Mother Earth and she has sustained you as your tendrils reached out and climbed ever upward toward the sun. My heart skipped a beat when I saw your first fruits as they formed their first tiny bunch. Your vine has woven magic around […]

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Morning

The first week of July and there’s a feint scent of Autumn in the air this morning. The morning brings a quiet and gentle beginning to the day, untouched by the continuing perplexities of man. “Man has drawn artificial lines on the chest of the Mother Earth, which have no significance, except for the sake […]

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In Search of the Goddess Rising

A blessed day to you! This morning is very special, for a series of events have come together to illuminate for me what I have to do next. An email from a friend, a dedication for my spring well in the Fairy Wood and an image of a sacred megalithic grave not far from Bealtaine. […]

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A Peaceful Passing

There is something so simple, yet so unique about Goddess Permaculture. It’s evident to all who visit Bealtaine Cottage. It is the connectedness of everything. Earlier today, whilst walking the woodland gardens, I discovered the body of a fox. It had come to Bealtaine to die…a safe place, a quiet place where only the birdsong […]

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Third Workshop of 2017 at Bealtaine Cottage

The third one day workshop of the year at Bealtaine Cottage is happening on Saturday the 24th of June. There will be a maximum of four people only accepted for this day. The day will begin at 10am and finish at 4pm. Tea/coffee and home made vegan cake in the morning and afternoon, with a […]

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