We bought Kintaline, a 24 acre, small farm on the shores of the West Coast of Scotland, over 25 years ago, having been living in Oban for some years. The farm was pretty well derelict, and it has been a lot of hard labour to bring the land and buildings back to life. The work continues to this day, constantly striving to be good custodians of this land while it is in our care.
Our joint practical, stockmanship, horticultural and scientific skills have been so useful as we developed our ideas over the years. Many trials have, and continue, to exercise us, it’s a stunningly beautiful and fascinating part of the world, but it can also be hard sometimes.
We have enjoyed a variety of business activities here in the past decades : growing fruit and veg; raising wonderful birds; our amazing utility poultry breeding programme; selling housing and equipment from the best UK suppliers; growing and selling hardy plants and herbs, raising our sheep and caring for the land.
These days life is somewhat simpler. Family and health pressures have caused a diversion in our direction – and opened up new doors of opportnity. The biggest of these is taking on board the permaculture ethics and methods to convert this piece of paradise into the most sustainable we can for our next few decades. A breather from such a busy business also allows for creativity to creep in -particularly photography and fibre arts.
We have gained a great deal of experience, and like those from whom we learn, we are happy to share. Get in touch and we will help if we can.