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Workshops and courses at Kintaline 2019

What courses, workshops and talks would you like to learn at Kintaline in 2019?
We are working on organising the following topics included in the form below .. if you have any other ideas, please shout, if we cannot host them we might well be able to find someone who can and pass on the suggestions to them.

If you would like to arrange a walk around the farm to learn how we have got here, what we are doing and why, please just ask. 

please get in touch to be added to our mailing list 

We will give you advanced notice of the workshops, courses and talks organised in 2019
Please indicate which of these courses, talks, workshops you are interested in. This is not a formal booking but will allow us to understand which people are most interested in. We can then get in touch when events have been organised for you.

 

Reuseable Beeswax Food wraps

Loving these new Zero-Waste Beeswax Food Wraps, such fun to make, and great way to reduce our plastic use.
Unique designs using recycled fabrics, so some designs will be one offs, and limited supplies of each.
Looking forward to adding new designs as I explore different sources.
If you have 100% cotton fabric that complements your kitchen colours that you would like to be made into wraps, or buy any of these sets, please get in touch.


2 Beeswax wraps in 100% cotton, beeswax, coconut oil, tea tree oil. 24.5x27cm and 30x26cm each one lovingly hand made from recycled fabrics.

Zero waste alternative to cling wrap, a clean way to Wrap food; make pouches; cover dishes
Unique designs using Recycled fabrics
100% cotton, Beeswax, Coconut Oil, Tea Tree oil
Hand Made In Benderloch
LOVE YOUR WRAP : Ecofriendly food storage solution

2 Beeswax wraps in 100% cotton, beeswax, coconut oil, tea tree oil. 25.5x20cm and 25.5x27cm each one lovingly hand made from recycled fabrics.

The warmth of your hand will mould it to shape,
And the cold of the fridge makes it more solid
Perfect for snacks, lunches, bowls, covering food
Wash with cold water
Not suitable for machine washing or microwave
Not for use with raw meat.
Lasts for months then fully compostable : Large cloth that you can cut into the sizes you need
Any beeswax aroma and residue will dissipate with use.
Refresh by warming in a oven on a metal tray for a few minutes

2 Beeswax wraps in 100% cotton, beeswax, coconut oil, tea tree oil. 24x29cm and 25.5x27cm each one lovingly hand made from recycled fabrics.

Cutting your wrap into the sections you need, to cover bowls, mugs, wrap cheese, fruit, make a pocket
Cutting your wrap into the sections you need, to cover bowls, mugs, wrap cheese, fruit, make a pocket
Cutting your wrap into the sections you need, to cover bowls, mugs, wrap cheese, fruit, make a pocket
Cutting your wrap into the sections you need, to cover bowls, mugs, wrap cheese, fruit, make a pocket
Cutting your wrap into the sections you need, to cover bowls, mugs, wrap cheese, fruit, make a pocket
Cutting your wrap into the sections you need, to cover bowls, mugs, wrap cheese, fruit, make a pocket

 

Chipping is more than just Mulch

Spent the morning chipping elderberry & alder brash on to young hedgerow planting .. good for them, but so much more :-
– pruning the elder has regenerated it so it will crop better in the coming years, giving us elderflowers and elderberries to make yummy things of and valuable for pollinators and wild birds. 
– our sheep browsed on the brash in the summer raising their nutrition. 
– the larger parts are great kindling
– some will be poles
– the chippings will protect the saplings from competition
– they will also boost the mychorrhizal activity in the soil
– they will directly feed the soil
– kept me warm 
#livinglarders#permaculture#woodland#hedgerow
So many benefits from a simple job .. and giving thanks for being able to do this as I recover from Fibromyalgia, being outside regenerating our small patch of land is a big part of that recovery. 
(into Oban in the afternoon with Food Hub sales.. and a good raid around charity shops . .. and a Score of a couple of Jacob Sheep teatowels & some beekeeper journals for homework .. fancy that !)

chipping, mulching, hedgerow, living larders

Digging .. a rare sight

A lovely day, from sunrise to sunset ..
Very little soil is dug here these days, but there is satisfaction in preparing beds for taking cuttings for making more baby trees this month, along with setting other old weedy beds up for later in the year. Juicy worms were rehomed carefully:) 
More Living Larders to be given life..  🌳🌿🌞🐝🐔
And giving thanks for the slow recovery from fibromyalgia that allows me to be outside working in the sun. Birds are sunbathing too.

Bird fest

Our wild bird population is very healthy .. we do not feed all year, but these flower basket seed/fat ball feeders are really popular when they come out.. and the starlings are here in numbers. Noisy, active acrobats, Fortunately there is plenty to go around and they move on to let the other birds take their turn.

Future of Farming conference Jan 2019

https://www.gwct.org.uk/blogs/news/2019/january/secure-your-place-the-future-of-farming-and-agriculture-conference/
There are a lot of conferences around and a lot of changes happening, what will be the outcome ?

Providing a platform for senior decision makers to discuss the key issues within UK Agriculture, Westminster Insight’s timely conference, The Future of Farming and Agriculture Conference, will feature contributions from industry leaders such as the NFU, WWF, and DEFRA.

Unpacking the UK Government’s ground-breaking new Agriculture Bill, the legislation aims to be the basis for a more progressive, profitable and sustainable environment for British farmers, as we move on from the EU Common Agricultural Policy.

Guinea Fowl – out and about

Our young guineas are getting more confident and ranging over their prospective territory .. hoping they will be on tick munching patrols across the paddocks as the spring comes. They drop in to the yard every so often to check up on us .. they are so much fun, and soo pretty.