Evolve or Revolve…It’s Time to Choose

I don’t know about you, but for the past decade or so I have felt a powerful force at work all round me. I have seen it too! It is a Universal force of such incredible energy that at times, I feel overwhelmed by it. This force has made governments tremble and grown men cry. It is unstoppable, all-consuming and, at times, can appear very frightening indeed. Mankind has tried to tame it, harness it, even destroy it. All to no avail. She abides… Have you heard her call? Are you listening? Her name is Earth. She is our Mother,…

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…

Like Children

For the 99 percent of the time we’ve been on Earth, we were hunter and gatherers, our lives dependent on knowing the fine, small details of our world.  Deep inside, we still have a longing to be reconnected with the nature that shaped our imagination, our language, our song and dance, our sense of the divine.  Janine M. Benyus As an integral part of the global awakening that is happening, humankind are being called back to the earth, to reconnect with Gaia. Not everyone is feeling this at the same time…as each one of us on our own sacred journey…

Unweaving

With my camera in one hand and mug of coffee in the other, I set off with jack for an early morning stroll around the garden and down as far as the end of the driveway. As you can see it’s a beautiful morning! My mind, as ever, began to focus on the beauty of all around me…for I live in a constant state of disbelief that all this has manifested from such barren land in little more than a decade! We live in unprecedented times. In what was promised as a post-war era of plenty on this abundant and…

A New Beginning for Bealtaine Cottage!

Today is an exciting and very uplifting day for Bealtaine Cottage and me! For the past year or so it’s been utterly frustrating not being able to share on this website. Restrictions were placed upon me in relation to upload space for photographs, as I had used up virtually all of the allocated space of 13GB, which is that allowed on the Premium Plan from WordPress. Well, today I paid for an upgrade which allows me unlimited upload space…a treat for myself and, I’m hoping one for you too! As I type there is a lovely soft rain falling outside,…

First Open Day of 2016 at Bealtaine Cottage

It’s the end of a beautiful day…the first Open Day of the year at Bealtaine Cottage. It was a joy to welcome guests and share time, tea, treats and walks. I plan another open Day for the month of June and a further one for July. Make sure you keep an eye on the website for details. 

Open Day in May

The May 1st celebration is cancelled. However, don’t fret, as there will be an Open Day and Picnic in May for subscribers to Bealtaine Cottage Good Life. The event will be posted, with a week’s notice (to avail of good weather). Subscribers who register for this event will be able to bring friends and family free! Most of you are familiar with Bealtaine Cottage. Bealtaine Cottage is FREE to all, as it has been for the past five years.   With over 1,000 blogs and 4,500+ photographs, Bealtaine Cottage continues as a FREE to access website. As a way of supporting the…

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…