Some Things Are Meant To Be

Over the summer I reconnected with a former student, Penny after over 20 years! Penny is the creative mind behind Parentshaped – the outdoor loving, multi-award winning uk family life and travel blog and it’s proved an interesting time to find each other again as she and her family made their own move to the […]

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Strawberries in December

When I was a child, autumn half term was called ‘Blackberry Week’, or often by my Nana ‘Tattie Week’, harking back to Octobers when the hedgerows were full of brambles and the potato harvest was to be gathered in. One of my earliest memories of ‘foraging’ was when I was about six years old and […]

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Magnificent Mayur

Mayur is our splendid peacock. Mayur means peacock in Sanskrit. He is a magnificent specimen of an Indian Blue, a species originally of India and Sri Lanka. He has been displaying his magnificence for weeks now, fanning his shimmering tail and making his distinctive and haunting call to attract Lady Katherine, our peahen who is […]

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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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