I have a few Daubentons Perennial Kale Cuttings for sale.
These will be freshly taken and prepared, wrapped in moist moss, bagged and posted to you early in the week.
Unwrap immediately on receipt and plant as deep as possible into a pot of compost, and water well, a good 2/3 in the soil is best.
Our Daubentons Perennial kale, once established, has provided us with plenty of great kale all year around for years.
It is tasty and wonderfully nutritious.
Each cutting is £2.25 plus postage (or collect from the farm)
Delighted to see our scrummy free range pork back from Mull today. All for sale, limited joints, lots of sausages, bacon back next week. Fill your freezers .. <g>
Contact for collection /local delivery arrangements. Please share with friends and family.
These 2 were locally born and raised with us all winter helping to clear different areas of ground around the farm. Happy, healthy lovely girls made wonderful meat. ● Joints ○ Sausages ● Chops ○ Bacon ● Steaks ● Ribs
Another blossom in full bloom.. so important to have flowers all year around, for our insects, this is especially important for the native mason bees. With the weather getting milder, it’s wonderful to know there is a ready source of food for early emergents. #flowersofinstagram #shrubsofinstagram #pieris #pollinators #masonbees #beesofinstagram #farmingwithnature #naturefriendlyfarming #kintaline
Storm Brendan might still be howling around having kept us all awake all night but looking forward to the coming growing season makes everything worth while. This “half tunnel” was made up using old tunnel hoops against a building to create an easy working space. The tables are sand covered in thick coffee that worms love but slugs don’t! It could be tidier !! and all our equipment is very ancient .. root trainers are wonderful for the broad beans and early peas and these are at least 20 years old !!
sourced from the Woodland Trust’s Nature Detectives resource this is a wonderful chart to ID trees in the winter.
Really chuffed to say we have at least one of each and every one of these here at Kintaline
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. June 2020- Coronavirus update : The FEEDSTORE is still openfor 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 helpsFree range eggs at the farm gate, hutch fittings and money pot being disinfected regularly. Free range pork we just have a few packs of sausage, bacon, mince left – we will make careful arrangements for buyers : Beeswax wraps and a few plants 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.
Love giving vintage fabrics a new purpose : .
Each of these are 100% cotton and can be used many many times before they can be put on the compost heap.
The common sizes are approximately 30 x 30 for £7 : 25 x 25 for £5 :
Using vintage fabrics, I choose sizes that creates zero waste so most designs are in a mix of sizes, and some only one size, whatever makes the best use of the design or the cloth.
Some of these are available into the Made In Argyll shop in Oban on the pier. They are also available direct from the farm, including mail order. There is a paypal button beside each pattern. I will refund excess postage for multiple purchases.
Make 2020 the year we ditch the single use plastic, care for our planet, and these are such a lovely way to take a simple step.
Sales to the United Kingdom only at this time. Many thanks
Green Foliage design on cream background Beeswax wraps
Fruits on dark blue background beeswax wrap in a variety of sizes
Apricot Dragonflies beeswax wrap in a variety of sizes
Red Milk Bottles beeswax wraps
Bold apricot green peach blue flower pattern beeswax wrap
I want you to be delighted with your wrap, if you have any concern, please contact me within 30 days of purchase explaining the problem, for a replacement. Refunds can only be given for wraps that are returned unopened, excluding delivery.
30p per rod (for pick up or plus postage) Salix hybrids
35p per rod (for pick up or plus postage) Balm of Gilead / Balsam Poplar
40p per rod (for pick up or plus postage) Salix udensis
50p per rod (for pick up or plus postage)
Salix Udensis is a lovely shrubby vigorous willow, with very early catkins (already opening in Jan in Argyll) so one of the best for early bees in mild spring days, its branching and covered in soft strappy leaves that our sheep love, cut and come again all year, so really good for a fenceline hedgerow where the stock can help themselves from one side, and we can make tree hay from the other. It does not get very tall and thrives on being cut back.
Salix Udensis .. a branching vigorous shrubby willow with lots of fine leaves, one of the earliest to bud and provide vital food for the bees and other pollinators that are out in the mild winter weather.
Basket willow Red Flanders, one of several basket varieties we have - including Tri Norfolk, Brittany Green, Packing Twine,
Manx Loughton grazing on goat willow - browse fodder is such nutritious feed for our livestock
Native Goat willow that was pollarded so we have some lovely whips to create cuttings for your new planting
These were about 10 years old .. made up firewood, kindling, chipping mulch after the sheep had had a good munch. There are poles, posts, and dead hedging materials too
Goat willow is very happy to be coppiced .. and this is only some weeks after .. Useful for small firewood, fodder and highly valuable for wildlife in between .. grow lots and coppice in rotation to benefit all
Balsam poplar that we left to grow and grow .. now being managed more regularly .. hoping to get this out and around the farm this winter .. the massive leaves and rapid growth will be so useful in so many ways.
Balm of Gilead, Balsam Poplar buds from timber that was cut down. These are wonderfully aromatic as they open and have interesting herbal benefits.
Balsam Poplar allowed to do their own things for a decade or so.
Creating a Living Larder : Food, Fibre & Fuel from a few acres in North Argyll