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Beeswax wraps 2020

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 floral design on cream beeswax wrapGreen Foliage design on cream background Beeswax wraps





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dark blue fruits bees wax wrapFruits on dark blue background beeswax wrap in a variety of sizes





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Apricot Dragonflies bees wax wrap Apricot Dragonflies beeswax wrap in a variety of sizes





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red milk bottles beeswax wrapRed Milk Bottles beeswax wraps





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Bold apricot green peach blue flower pattern beeswax wrap





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bold apricot green white flower beeswax wrapOrange bold pattern White flower Beeswax wrap





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geometric blue pink whiteGeometric blue pink white beeswax wrap





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Fawn grey white flowers  beeswax wrapFawn grey white flowers beeswax wrap





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Brown birds foliage beeswax wrapBrown birds foliage beeswax wrap






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Birds foliage green background beeswax wrapBirds foliage green background beeswax wrap





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Burgundy green presents beeswax wrapsBurgundy green presents beeswax wraps





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flowers on white background beeswax wrapFlowers on white background Beeswax wraps





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browns greens landscape dots beeswax wrapsBrowns Greens landscape dots Beeswax wraps





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Beeswax wrap girl dog umbrella pinkBeeswax wrap girl dog umbrella pink





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Horses riders green black white beeswax wraps





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Small yellow flowers Beeswax wraps
Blue purple flowers beeswax wraps





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Greens Browns paisley stripe beeswax wrap Greens Browns paisley stripe beeswax wrap





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Green small flowers beeswax wrapGreen small flowers beeswax wrap





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Peach Green flowers and stripes beeswax wrap





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grey cream burgundy geometric beeswax  wrapsGeometric grey cream burgundy pattern beeswax wrap





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blue white flowers beeswax wrapsBlue white flowers medium beeswax wrap





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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.

Zero Waste : little things make a difference

In aiming for a more zero – waste impact we will have to address many aspects of our life .. some are easy to change, others are more aspirational.

Here is a list of some things we are doing to make our changes. And some of the issues that raise their heads through this journey

  • Growing our own food : we have a farm but were “too busy” to grow our own veggies, so dumb; health issues and age mean that we are finding ways that will be easy to maintain into the years ahead.
  • Embrace permaculture : developing the farm to be self sustaining in food, fuel and fibre.. (and hosting courses to help us and others)
  • Growing our own fuel and that for generations to come. We have a lot of planting to do.
  • Changing our habits : THERE IS NO AWAY ! and Everything Has at least one more use.
  • Making food from scratch – that has been most of our food preparation, but there is still more to do.
  • Make presents or recycle instead of buying more plastic tat for someone else. It is still the same world.
  • Use glass or rubber or silicone instead of plastic.
  • Recycle – our national system is far from perfect, but it is better than nothing, just.
  • Living simply away from cities and towns makes it very easy not to deal with the water bottle, coffee cup, straws, takeaway rubbish. We just don’t ! 🙂
  • Clothes for cleaning, handkies etc – old clothes cut up : so simple, just do not buy anything that is “disposable” .. that is a lie .. there is no where for it to go !
  • Change to eco friendly options for cleaning “chemicals” – for the house, clothes and oneself.

Here is a group to join if you want more inspiration for your way of life. https://www.facebook.com/groups/1592555227734407/

Zero waste : a better legacy

This new world of plastic processed everything is unsustainable. It is leaving a legacy of waste that many many generations will have to deal with.

Living and working on the land where one treads in the feet of peoples going back to when the Ice Age left us 9,000 years ago, one is conscious of being just temporary custodians of this small area that once was considered important enough to have a neolithic burial cist built on it.

Plastic has no place : it has only become important in the last few decades and it is produced from the most unsustainable raw materials. However we have become dependant on it – its moldablity, its “cleanliness”, its adaptability, its colours ! its durability .. but it will NEVER break down !

so we are trying to find ways to reduce our plastics, to reduce our carbon footprint, to become more self sufficient..

We have a small farm, so are lucky to have the space to create somewhere where we can grow more fuel, more food, build more habitat, find other ways to live that leave a positive legacy here.