Magical Spirits

It’s a wet evening. It’s a cool evening too. I’ve lit the stove and the kettle begins to sing on the top. It’s a tea and toast kind of evening. I was thinking about Fairies today as I walked through the Fairy Wood. It lies below the cottage, in a natural dell and is a […]

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Guided by the Goddess

This is a permaculture garden of three acres, where planting and design are guided by the Goddess, in goddess-inspired permaculture. Walk with me as this story of earth care unfolds…

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Crystal Energy

For millennia, ancient peoples have harnessed the power of crystals, using this power to release mental, physical and spiritual blockages. This was done to  facilitate the free flow of throughout the body. I have used crystals for many decades and especially here at Bealtaine Cottage. You will have seen crystals whirling from trees across the gardens and […]

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Fairy Tree Burial

An ancient land, old superstitions and human burial are all part of this intriguing story of love and rejection. Join me as I recount the story of The Fairy Tree and what lies beneath…

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Frogspawn, Sunshine and a Walk in the Garden

Went for a walk down to the pond and made a video on the way, as the sun shone and the birds sang…what a beautiful day! The lower pond is filled with Frogspawn…almost heaving really…I’ve never seen so much! Just recalling how a mere twelve years ago there was nothing here by wet, rushy ground […]

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Signs of Spring

Life is stirring. Light shines higher in the morning sky. Thickening buds cast a haze over the land. “But there were certain early days in Casterbridge- days of firmamental exhaustion which followed angry south-westerly tempests-when, if the sun shone, the air was like velvet.” ― Thomas Hardy Colours emerge and birds sing out a joyous, […]

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Follow Your Bliss and the Universe Will Open Doors

Making a decision is always the most difficult part of moving forward. In deciding, one simply puts it out there, for the Universe to pick up. That is what I have done here at Bealtaine Cottage…the next move comes from that energy. The sale may, or may not happen…but the planting of trees will move […]

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Warm,Naked Earth

The naked earth is warm with Spring,And with green grass and bursting treesLeans to the sun’s kiss glorying,And quivers in the sunny breeze.~Julian Grenfell …except, in Permaculture gardens, little is naked, most is covered, yet the earth beneath the green mantle warms just the same. April has set Spring firmly in place, with early sunrise […]

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