Earth Day at Bealtaine Cottage

Photographs (18 exclusive photos taken today) from the gardens of Bealtaine Cottage on EarthDay 2016. Words from the Earth Day network…on Bealtaine Cottage Good Life. We are now entering the 46th year of a movement that continues to inspire, challenge ideas, ignite passion, and motivate people to action. In 1970, the year of our first Earth Day, the movement gave voice to an emerging consciousness, channelling human energy toward environmental issues. Forty-six years later, we continue to lead with ground-breaking ideas and by the power of our example. And so it begins. Today. Right here and right now. Earth Day is more than just a…

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…

What If…?

A reasonable question…why, some would even say, a good question! Isn’t it about time we asked it? Isn’t it about time we stepped out of the ridiculous matrix we have trapped ourselves in?   Question more… Today’s video from Bealtaine Cottage… All Bealtaine Cottage videos are free from advertising, so you can enjoy watching… Please consider supporting Bealtaine Cottage Bealtaine Cottage on… Bealtaine Cottage https://bealtainecottage.com/ Bealtaine Cottage YouTube https://www.youtube.com/user/BealtaineCottage Bealtaine Cottage Soundcloud https://soundcloud.com/bealtaine-cottage Bealtaine Cottage Twitter https://twitter.com/PermaGoddess Bealtaine Cottage Magical Gardens Facebook https://www.facebook.com/GoddessGardens/ “…the care of the earth is our most ancient and most worthy and, after all, our most…

Magic in the Fairy Wood

On such a morning as this, there can only be one place to gently go…come with me as I venture down into the Fairy Wood at Bealtaine Cottage. Nature spirits are in evidence in the lush new growth. Magic abounds… Please consider supporting Bealtaine Cottage Bealtaine Cottage https://bealtainecottage.com/ Bealtaine Cottage YouTube https://www.youtube.com/user/BealtaineCottage Bealtaine Cottage Soundcloud https://soundcloud.com/bealtaine-cottage Bealtaine Cottage Twitter https://twitter.com/PermaGoddess Bealtaine Cottage Magical Gardens Facebook https://www.facebook.com/GoddessGardens/

The Cottage in the Woods

Winter edges away slowly, with lighter mornings and longer days. The Permaculture Gardens of Bealtaine Cottage have emerged this year into the Permaculture Woods. However, I’ve got to admit that I’ve been flagging recently! A combination of the time of year, family commitments and basically just trying too hard to do too much! The saying goes, “spreading yourself too thin on the ground”, or something like that…well, that’s me! I’m done for! I would love to take a few days off and lounge about in my Jim-Jams, but…well, you know me by now…! So, in keeping with the time of…

Presents and Good Wishes

Lucky me! I received this beautiful pair of hand-knitted socks from Ally (a subscriber to Bealtaine Cottage), in time for the Equinox, a special Mabon gift! Ally writes, “Your lovely words and posts have given me much pleasure over the past few months…” Ally, the socks are simply beautiful and I shall treasure them, wearing only on special occasions…they are so finely knitted, I am in awe…Bless you! Walking in the woodland gardens of Bealtaine this morning, I noticed that the Spindle is in fruit. The berries are a delightful shade of pink, I love to see them! Trees have…

The Magical and The Sacred

It is a rare thing…to be lost for words. A day in Autumn that changes one perspective on life and the meaning of it all. Where shall I begin? Perhaps where I started, this morning, camera in my dressing gown pocket and mug of hot coffee in my hand, traipsing out in rubber clogs onto grass saturated with morning dew. Or maybe, a little earlier, as this year began, immersed in deep sadness, as my mother made her own journey back to the Divine. But the Wheel, as they say, turns and the beauty of the Sacred overcomes the grief…

Co-Creating With Nature

Being brought up, as a child in a terraced house without a garden, I have often wondered where my passion for Mother Earth, growing, gardening and the environment emerged from. I’m still thinking about that! What I wanted to share with you today encompasses an afternoon’s work here at Bealtaine Cottage. Well, this afternoon I opened up a completely new path through the trees and shrubs planted over the years, into a beautiful world created by Mother Earth and nurtured by me through many seasons. Today, the inner voice I share with her drew me down into the Fairy Wood,…