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.
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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.
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
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
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 !)
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.
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.
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.
Our delightful wee quail are back into lay ..well they have been for a bit now but been pigging out on the scrummy eggs for ourselves over the festives !! we will share now !!
2 boxes of quail eggs for sale today .. £3 for a dozen
I am going to make some baby Scotch eggs with a few others today .. yum
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.
Creating a Living Larder : Food, Fibre & Fuel from a few acres in North Argyll