The Darling Buds of May

The seemingly endless dark grey, leaden skies and rainy days that have characterised much of the early part of this year have finally given way to warmth and sunshine. The grass is flourishing and the ewes and lambs are enjoying their days together and we are enjoying them epitomising the word ‘gambol’. Meanwhile, the many […]

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21 Ways to Rewild Yourself

Rewilding has become a very controversial term over the past few years. Ask any farmer round here about the reintroduction of beaver and lynx and watch the air turn blue! However, for many, the concept has become a beacon of hope in the current climate crisis. This is what Rewilding Britain has to say about […]

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Milk Flower of the Snow (from the Latin)

Did you know that there is a Snowdrop Festival, featuring fantastic events throughout winter across Scotland? There is so much written about the snowdrop, its symbolism and its place in folklore and literature. One of my favourite stories about the ‘Fair Maid of February’ is this ancient German tale; At the beginning of all things […]

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Soays in the Snow

January and February are tough months. It’s the deepest part of winter without the light filled festivals to lift our spirits. As I write there is a ‘weather warning’ for snow but so far we only have icy winds and threatening skies. When there is snow on the ground everything is so much harder for […]

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At Home at The Lint Mill

People who visit The Lint Mill often remark on how exactly like our website the place is and how at home they feel. In truth, I’m always a bit relieved because like everyone, I take photos of the place looking its best and write about its loveliness, leaving out the bits about the dark, rainy […]

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All About Ivy

This newsletter begins with a little British obsession about the weather! Well, it has been the wettest October in parts of Scotland since 1838 and it’s also been a pretty soggy start to November here at The Lint Mill! However we mercifully missed some of the worst effects of Storm Babet. Sadly, the frosts and […]

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Paperwork and Pumpkins

October is only half way though and it’s proving a much busier month than we had expected. At this time of year, we run our last ‘Beginners Guide to Organic Smallholding’, take the pigs off to the butcher and then have a moment of pause, a long exhale, to catch our breath and enjoy a […]

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Good Food, Good People

In early September we enjoyed a wonderful few days with a really great bunch of people on our Coracle Building Experience. It got us thinking about eating outdoors and the power of communal dining. Anyone who has visited The Lint Mill knows how important food is to us. Not just the loving attention we give […]

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