A Pagan Woman

True morality consists not in following the beaten track but in finding out the true path for ourselves and fearlessly following it. ~ Mahatma Gandhi The word, “morality” comes from Latin, moralitas, meaning “manner, character, proper behaviour”  One would be forgiven for thinking that morality was invented therefore by the Romans…in my view a most immoral culture […]

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Game of Thrones

Western skies move slowly, as clouds bank up from the Atlantic Ocean. Warm air merges with rain sodden earth and the mist rises, wisping it’s way over mountains, that sweep down to bog and lough on the western shores of Europe. Ireland moves inexorably towards Midsummer and Solstice. The settlements dotting the landscape are timeless, […]

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Discovery in the Fairy Wood…

Yesterday afternoon and evening was spent down in the Fairy Wood, cutting back the paths and lifting the canopies on some of the bigger trees. My work was intensive and totally absorbing, as you can imagine. It wasn’t until several hours of hard labour had passed that I began to look around me… … for […]

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The Colours of the Celts

Creativity was associated with orange, as well as sexuality and fertility. Think of the egg yolk…only a deep orange yolk is really healthy and full of goodness. Invoke this colour in areas of your home where you want to express these elements. Green is infused with beauty and fertility, but also prosperity. In Feng Shui, […]

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A Life in the Country ~ Tree Spirits

If … a man walks in the woods for love of them half of each day, he is in danger of being regarded as a loafer.  But … if he spends his days as a speculator, shearing off those woods and making the earth bald before her time, he is deemed an industrious and enterprising […]

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Permaculture Cottage ~ Compost, Potatoes, The Fairy Tree and a Cold Winter to Come!

Potatoes growing by the east side of the shed. Did you know that there are about five thousand potato varieties worldwide?                            Potatoes do not keep very well in storage and are vulnerable to molds that feed on the stored tubers, quickly turning them rotten.  However, I left potatoes in the ground over the course of […]

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No Money, just Abundance! Permaculture @ Bealtaine Smallholding, Ireland

Through a glass darkly…April Fool in the garden, reflection from a mirror. Today is the first of April and the radio is talking about economic growth, again, and will continue to do ad infinatum…the only growth worth talking about is what happens here, on earth, on terra firma and there is so much growth it […]

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