From POATer to Producer*

*on a micro-scale. One Sunday morning in June 2009, Colin and I sat in the oriel window of our lovely apartment in Glasgow’s West End enjoying a leisurely breakfast and reading The Observer. There was an article that attracted Colin’s attention called “All the bacon sandwiches and none of the hard work”, which extolled the […]

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The Hungry Gap

The sun has been making a welcome appearance in the last week or so and the land at The Lint Mill is gradually stirring into life. However, it may surprise you to know that the next two months are actually some of the least productive when it comes to growing organic vegetables. Welcome to the […]

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Our Golden Goats

Meet Eva and her twins Loki and Strega. They are the latest animals to join us at The Lint Mill and we’re so delighted to have them. The come from Avril Garrett’s beautiful Lisean Herd in Perthshire and they are on the Rare Breed Survival Trust’s ‘Watchlist’ of endangered and minority breeds. The first reference […]

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Bread and a Happy Heart

When we all know who it is in our locality who grows the grain, mills the flour and kneads the dough that becomes our daily bread, we will be better nourished – in every sense. Andrew Whitley, Bread Matters In May 2013, I bought Colin a gift voucher for his birthday to attend a Bread […]

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The Improved Essex Pig

Our first pair of British Saddlebacks have arrived! They are cute as cute ten week old weaners from Clash Farm Saddlebacks. We hope they will grow into delicious baconers. We came across the breed when we thought we would not be able to source our beloved OSBs (Oxford Sandy & Blacks) one year and thought […]

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Visiting the Erringtons (what talented neighbours we have)

The quality of the food we serve at The Lint Mill is very important to us. Eating is not simply ‘re-fuelling’. For us it is nourishment in the real sense of the word. We seek to nourish the mind and spirit as well as the body through the careful ethical choices we make. A very […]

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What’s Good for the Goose…

Those of you who have visited us at The Lint Mill will no doubt have experienced the noisy welcome from our honking geese! We have had a number of geese since moving to The Lint Mill. First there was the pair Basil and Sybil. Basil was quite a character and sadly met an untimely end […]

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The Rock Garden

Inspired by our friends at Wester Gladstone who have the most extraordinary and beautiful rock garden filled with alpines and species plants, we decided to create a rock garden of our own in a corner of our cottage garden. This particular corner has always been problematic, as apart from a spectacular peony, nothing much has […]

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