Letter From Christine…


I often receive letters and emails from those who have visited Bealtaine Cottage and Gardens. I treasure them as the words therein inspire me to keep on this busy path of sharing Bealtaine and caring for the Earth. This evening I have taken more photographs to share with you, as I share the words penned […]

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The Celtic Roots of Samhain


The bright red of the Ruby Chard will add colour to the Samhain feast! In Celtic Ireland, Samhain markedĀ  the division of the year between the light (summer) and the dark (winter). For me, the customs of my ancestors are important to acknowledge and continue. This time of tuning into the seasonal shift and preparing […]

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A Life in the Country ~ The Progress of Autumn through a Permaculture Landscape…

I prefer winter and fall, when you feel the bone structure of the landscape – the loneliness of it, the dead feeling of winter. Something waits beneath it, the whole story doesn’t show. – Andrew Wyeth Out walking Jack in the early morning sunshine and spying hundreds of silvery webs on the hedgerows, mostly with […]

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Celtic Mysticism, the Goddess and Permaculture…

Perlagonium continues to flower. The nights are drawing in. Autumn begins to harvest the land of leaves and green, as Winter waits in the wings… The culture of the West, and its reliance on centralized government, has lost its way regarding Nature, seeing her only as a resource! Politically, governments have aligned themselves and us […]

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