Kintaline is a small working farm in North Argyll (near Oban) on the West coast of Scotland transforming our land creating Living Larders, a legacy for the future, using permaculture and regenerative agriculture : Our News updates : Facebook : Instagram
Support Kintaline = In the difficult circumstances that the coronavirus has brought to us, I am looking at what I can sell to help to pay the bills here at Kintaline, your support is much appreciated.
June 2020- Coronavirus update : The FEEDSTORE is still open for wild bird feed, poultry feed and bedding, dog, horse, pig, sheep feeds – please contact us before coming, respect our safety arrangements, payment by BACS / Card, and please order in advance to keep your livestock supplied. We can arrange delivery if that helps
Free range eggs at the farm gate, hutch fittings and money pot being disinfected regularly.
Beeswax wraps available from the farm or mail order.
As timber supplies re-establish, the manufacture and delivery of Henhouses is beginning again. As the Covid movement restrictions relax a little and we can move about more in our local area, if you are visiting a loved one whose grave you would have normally visited in this time, we can make up one of our lovely all natural foliage wreaths to take with you.
Living Larders aim to create
- – food for pollinators and predators, insects and birds, mammals and invertebrates all.
- – food for our sheep which is far more nutritious than old rough grazing.
- – food for us .. fruit and nuts, herbs and more
- – food for our stoves as we coppice the timber in the coming years
- – habitat for all sorts of wildlife
- – shelter for the sheep and poultry
- – herbal health for us all
- – food for the soil as the mychorrizal relationships develop
- – food for the EYES as it will look amazing
- – painting our Landscape with plants
- – food for the soul as they will be such wonderful places to be in
- – food for the future as a legacy for generations who follow our footsteps at Kintaline
- – opportunities for us and future custodians of this land to make, earn, and sustain themselves with crops of food, timber materials, craft work, for themselves and surplus to sell.
We are exploring new ways of producing food and fuel for our sustainability; along side developing the diversity of habitats for the ecology of our farm. All the work done now will create a legacy to last generations. There is much to learn about Regenerative Agriculture and Permaculture to apply to our small farm and croft holdings.
Hosting workshops, courses and talks in the coming years will help us all learn together, and help support our progress.
We all want to reduce the plastic we use, and these reuseable Beeswax wraps are ideal to replace cling film. These are available from the farm here, and from the Made In Argyll shop in Oban.
We breed Jacob sheep for fleece and meat; alongside our own flock of Black Rock hens, turkeys, muscovy ducks, guinea fowl, quail.
Our Jacob sheep are just beautiful and productive members of our livestock family. We have been breeding for meat and fleeces for several decades;
To house your birds, we have been selling our range of hen and duck houses for more than 2 decades : chosen for their great designs for the welfare of the birds, as well as practicality for you. They are all made in the UK; usually to order, and delivered right around the country. These are not cheap flimsy imports, but an affordable long lasting investment for your birds for many many years to come. You are very welcome to call to ask about which design is best for you; we have been helping gardeners and smallholders fit birds into their lives for a long time; and are happy to advise to make your future feathered friends have the best life they can with you.
As we transition the farm to the permaculture processes and production, we are keen to learn more; so will be hosting courses here open to others : Herb, Seaweed and Forage walks; Introductions to Permaculture / to Forest Gardening / to Lasagne beds / Permaculture Design; Fibre crafts. We are also delighted to welcome Erica Donnison, Alexander Technique, Tellington TTouch Training and Pose Running teacher who visits several times a year to teach.
Kintaline Farm is host of the Ardchattan Parish Archive; which is open for visits, just get in touch. It is full of books, records, maps, images, with lots yet to explore and learn. You can also join in with the archive on facebook.