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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A Winged Assassin

Last Saturday, whilst walking across our hilly paddock, I saw something I’d never seen before; a sand martin or swallow (there were both wheeling around against the blue sky, so I couldn’t be exactly sure which) was plucked out of the air by a large bird of prey. It was so fast and so sure […]

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Poulet de Bresse at The Lint Mill

by Colin Richardson-Webb If The Lint Mill was located in the region of Bresse in France then this new addition to our home-reared produce would come by its appellation d’origine contrôlée (AOC) name; Poulet de Bresse, however in Scotland these hens will be known simply as Bresse Gauloise. These birds are renowned for their superior […]

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