Mabon Moon

Much of the day has been spent in the garden, working, head down, cutting back and meditating as I chop and drop. It’s been a long day and tiredness has forced me indoors. This is the first day of a seven day Juice Fast and, as always, my energy levels are high. Working hard enables […]

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Lughnasa Eve Blessings

Today is the final day of summer in the Celtic Calendar…Happy Lughnasa! May the days of harvest be filled with abundance and delight! As the Earth offers up her bounty, may your heart be filled with thanks. Enjoy the coolness of the early morning air as the days move inexorably toward Autumn. Take time to […]

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Much Goodness…

The roses are in bloom on the veranda, resplendent with furniture cast-offs from friends! Standing by the back door, surrounded by such beauty, I have a heavy heart… I have lost my darling Che-Mousy Bear. He has passed. Bealtaine Cottage seems empty without him. Last week was difficult for me, as I struggle to come […]

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Blackberries at Autumn Equinox

Early morning in the permaculture gardens of Bealtaine, coffee in one hand, camera in the other, to record the passing of a time, a merging of a season, as we flow seamlessly into late autumn…the autumn equinox. Blackberries hang heavy near the stone circle, flattened grass signs the badgers have been here. Looking skywards, all […]

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Autumn in the Permaculture Gardens of Bealtaine Cottage

Stepping out in search of breakfast…the potager beds are full and the apple trees drip with fruit…lots of good, fresh food to juice this morning! Much of my Vegan diet is raw food…I love it! It makes me feel alive and well! The morning is mild and very still…I can hear the birds move through […]

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The Magical Garden

The morning is hot and sultry. The sky is clear blue. Ireland basks in heat. Roses on the veranda are making a spectacular show and the delicate scent fills the morning air As we ascend towards Midsummer plants have suddenly taken off and appear to have grown overnight. Poppies have opened all over the gardens, […]

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