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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Missing Pieces

Do you ever have an experience that makes you feel you been able to find a missing piece of the puzzle? Or have you ever met someone who gives you a real ‘aha’ moment as new connections are made? Well, that was our experience of meeting and foraging with Clare Holohan from West Highland Herbal […]

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Living Wilder

As I write this month’s newsletter, we are in the thick of preparations for our weekend of foraging courses with the amazing Clare Holohan of West Highland Herbal. By the time you read this our event will be almost over. Really, we should have gone on the foraging course ourselves before planning the catering for […]

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What a Picnic!

We all have childhood memories of picnics. I expect we’ve all got an ideal image of the perfect picnic in our heads too, inspired by everything from Manet’s paintings of un déjeuner sur l’herbe to the Famous Five’s misappropriated lashings of ginger beer*! I remember childhood summer holidays when the spontaneous ‘let’s go for a […]

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Our Greatest Gladness

Every time we run one of our ‘A Beginner’s Guide to Organic Smallholding’ courses we cherish the moment of introductions, where the participants share with us their hopes and dreams for their smallholding futures. It’s a precious and vulnerable moment hearing those ideas voiced, for some people it’s for the first time. It returns Colin […]

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Waterlog

The North Medwyn is a tributary of the River Clyde and forms part of the boundary to our land. When we moved here in 2009 we were thrilled to find ourselves living by water. It made the landscape feel so animated. Over time we have learned a lot about the Medwyn, that it’s often spelled […]

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Our Daily Bread

Guests enjoy their freshly baked daily bread at The Lint Mill and it is always a talking point, so this month we are taking a closer look at why Colin’s bread is so good and why it matters to us in so many ways. Colin first met Andrew Whitley when he participated in one of […]

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A Sheep of Many Colours

Last month we sadly lost our old Soay tup, Wild End Astor. He was a great ram who had lived at The Lint Mill since he was a lamb. Astor sired well over 100 lambs from our small flock of Soay ewes during his nine years with us. Older tups naturally decline in fertility but […]

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