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Beeswax wraps Jan 2020

Love giving old 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 30 x 30 for £7 : 25 x 25 for £5 :
Mostly they are a variety of sizes, some designs in a mix of sizes, and some only one size that make 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.

dark blue fruits bees wax wrapFruits on dark blue background 30 x 30 cm beeswax wrap £7 + P&P
Apricot Dragonflies 30 x 30 cm bees wax wrap Apricot Dragonflies 30 x 30 cm bees wax wrap £7 + P&P
Cream burgundy green flowers beeswax wraps Cream burgundy green flowers beeswax wraps (small/medium) £6 + P&P
Green floral design on cream beeswax wrapGreen floral design on cream background small/medium beeswax wrap £6 + P&P
Bold apricot green peach flower pattern beeswax wrap 30 x 30 cm £7 + P&P
geometric blue pink whiteGeometric blue pink white beeswax medium wrap 30 x 30 cm £7 + P&P
Fawn grey white flowers  beeswax wrapFawn grey white flowers beeswax wrap £7 + P&P
blue white flowers beeswax wrapsBlue white flowers medium beeswax small/medium wrap £7 + P&P
Brown birds foliage beeswax wrapBrown birds foliage beeswax wrap £7 + P&P
Birds foliage green background beeswax wrapBirds foliage green background beeswax wrap £7 + P&P
grey cream burgundy geometric beeswax  wrapsGeometric grey cream burgundy pattern beeswax wrap £7 + P&P
Greens Browns paisley stripe beeswax wrap Greens Browns paisley stripe beeswax wrap 30 x 30 cm £7 + P&P
Green pink rosettes beeswax wrapGreen pink white flowers cup beeswax wrap 27 x 25 cm £5 + P&P
Peach Green flowers and stripes 35 x 34 cm beeswax wrapPeach Green flowers and stripes 35 x 34 cm beeswax wrap £8 + P&P
Green small flowers beeswax wrapGreen small flowers beeswax wrap 31 x 28 cm £6 + P&P
Pink Roses on pink background beeswax wrapPink Roses on pink background beeswax small wrap 25 x 25 cm £5 + P&P
Blue flowers and ribbons beeswax wraps 2 packBlue flowers and ribbons beeswax wraps 2 pack of small 32 x 25 cm £9.50 + P&P
Horses riders green black white beeswax wraps large wrap 34 x 30 cm £8 + P&P
Beeswax wrap girl dog umbrella pinkBeeswax wrap girl dog umbrella pink medium size £7 + P&P

Burgundy green presents beeswax wrapsBurgundy green presents beeswax wraps 30 x 30 cm £7 + P&P

purple blue flowersPurple Blue flowers Beeswax wraps 30 x 30 cm £7 + P&P

browns greens landscape dots beeswax wrapsBrowns Greens landscape dots Beeswax wraps 30 x 30 cm £7 + P&P
flowers on white background beeswax wrapFlowers on white background Beeswax wraps 30 x 30 cm £7 + P&P

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.

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.