BBQ weather today and we have Pork and Apple Burgers ready.......
If you would a pack, just message or pop along.....
We sell free range rare breed pork, lamb, Hoggat, mutton, goat meat along with goats milk, duck and hen eggs and we now sell Goat Milk Soaps made on the Croft.
BBQ weather today and we have Pork and Apple Burgers ready.......
If you would a pack, just message or pop along.....
Calling all GARDENERS and ALLOTMENTEERS!!
You need WOOL and the community's Crofters need YOU!!!
Wool is bloody amazing for your garden and veg patches ...... you just probably don't know it yet!!
Here are some of the ways you can use RAW FLEECE around your plants!!
🐑 Mix raw fleece with sheep poo (although I suspect most poo would do), stuff in an old sack, place on top of your soil in the poly tunnel and you have yourself an environmentally friendly grow bag for tomato plants!
🐑 Use the daggings and old fleece around our newly planted trees. Its stops grass and w**d growth around the trees whilst they are establishing
🐑 Wool insulates roots and breaks down in the soil over time
🐑 Place around the root ball of shrubs and trees when planting, to give your plant a better start.
🐑 It's great for wildlife to 'steal' for nest building
🐑 Wool is biodegradable. It breaks down slowly, fertilizing the plants with a generous nitrogen content of a whopping 17 percent compared with the 6 percent nitrogen in commercial turf products. And it is water-retentive.
🐑 Wool is a fabulous product for absorbing oil spills
🐑 Use in the garden around the kids climbing stuff to soften falls and avoid muddy patches.
🐑 Insulation for outside taps and water pipes
🐑 Use as packaging for plants
🐑 Lining for hanging baskets.
🐑 Place around the flowerbeds as a slug deterrent
🐑 Wool can be rotted down into compost - it's already sold in some garden centers
🐑 Wool has an insulating effect and is a great w**d barrier. It helps maintain soil moisture, keeps soil temperature more constant, and nitrogen is present in greater amounts in the plants when wool is used as a mulch. Use as a natural w**d membrane when creating or repairing paths, often used by National Parks in the repair of overused mountain trails so if it works for them then it will work for you.
I'm so sorry guys to mention this but it seems that the big C is only 4 months away.
Turkeys have arrived here on the Croft. 40, 6 week old beauties 🦃🦃
28 are reserved already and we will be contacting everyone for deposits over the next couple of days. If you would like to reserve one then just message me and I will pop you on our list.
Would anyone be interested in raw fleece from our Texel Cross Sheep?
Availability here on the Croft today:
Pork and Apple Burgers
Pork Leg and Shoulder Joints
Hoggat Leg Joints
For more information just message us.......
Big day for us today - we took a few of this years Lambs to sell at the Dingwall Mart. 14,000 Lambs were booked in throughout the day and after being told we had to arrive before 10am to get the Lambs in, we found out that we would not be selling them until after 6.30pm 🙈🙈
We certainly had the full Mart experience today. 😱 However after waiting so long, our name came up. Adam Mason jumped down the steps towards our Lambs and as you can see, he was in his element 💖
We sold our Lambs and ended up with a few pennies in the bank and also found out, that actually we could of arrived at the Mart around 2.30pm 🙈🙈🙈🙄🙄🙄🤣🤣🤣
All set up at the Grantown Show where I will be selling our Goat Milk Soaps and a few Books. Lovely day and plenty of things to see here today. A great day out for all the family guys.
Look what I have just found out on the Croft .....
I mummy Duck with 5 wee Ducklings. A very protective mum. Just moved them into the Duck shed to hopefully keep them safe. 💖🦆🦆🦆🦆🦆
We have 2 12 week old kids who are twins, who are 👀 for a new 🏡
Pork Joints - leg and shoulder
Available now. Extremely yummy, Croft reared Chickens. Frozen. Just pop us over a wee message and we can arrange pick up. Ideal for your Sunday lunch.
I've decided to take my Goat Milk Soaps to Grantown Show on Thursday 11th August. I will be in the Craft Tent, so if you fancy a wee day out, then why not pop along to the show. It's a great one to go to guys...........
We are so very excited to get such wonderful feedback from the Leaf, Open Farm Sunday online survey.
What was the most enjoyable part of your farm visit?
Fire fighters and a strong sense of community
Being able to catch up with everyone in the local community and seeing all the children playing
Food was super. Animals were happy and healthy and the people were lovely
Being able to chat about all the animals.
Watching the kids learn about farming
How relaxed and friendly the atmosphere was. We were made to feel so welcome.
Meeting members of community since Covid. Seeing the baby animals
Seeing the kids enjoying getting to see all the animals up close
Did you learn anything new about farming?
How awesome the pigs are
That Jane’s pork is delicious!! (& so are the eggs)
How quiet chickens are
Watching my daughter learn and watch the pigs
To ensure my toddler doesn’t ever chase hens as that can cause stress and reduce their ability to lay eggs.
That all the chickens etc live there for so long and they do all the work there
Did anything surprise you about your visit?
How clean the farm was
That there were animals for the children to interact with, other than watching from afar. This helps build curiosity, warmth and kindness towards the animals at such a young age. Such a great experience.
Variety cuts of meat that they are able to sell
Finally, any further comments?
Such a wonderful way to spend a family morning as three generations. Lyne Mhor Croft was a fantastic experience for my toddler, who thoroughly enjoyed every second. Close interaction with the animals was certainly a hit. Adam and Jane created a wonderfully welcoming and friendly environment, with lovely farming experiences and happy memories for my toddler.
Just back from an amazing day at the Black Isle Show, show casing 5 of our OSB Weaners, selling Goat Milk Soaps and a few books with Bob Pratley and Carol Green with their British Lops. Wonderful to meet so many new people who are interested in what we do here on the Croft.
Roll on tomorrow....... Its going to be a busy day at The Black Isle Show where we will be showing our Piggies - Apple and her 5 babes will be with us, so why not visit us and come and meet our wee Snorters. 🐖💖🐖💖
Love it when you crack a Hen Egg and it's a double yolker.... 💖
We have a great selection of Goat Milk Soaps available now ready for the Black Isle Show however if anybody would like any, just message me for more information.
Preparing for the Black Isle Show is now underway. 1 week today 😱😱. New Banner, packaging our Goat Milk Soaps. Labels, Posters and lots more to do.......
If you are visiting the Show this year then come along and visit us, we will have amazing piggies along with our Goat Milk Soaps and a few other items available to buy. See you next Thursday guys. 🐐🐐🐐🐖🐖🐖
Very pleased with my new Goatally Highland Soaps display shelfing. Will be taking it to the Black Isle Show along with our lovely Goat Milk Soaps which will be available to buy.
We will also be taking Apple and her 5 babes for you all to see. We look forward to seeing some of you there.
Something for the BBQ ladies and gentlemen. Pork and Apple Burgers - very tasty. 💖
We are still taking bookings for our Croft Visits so if you fancy meeting our animals then just pop us over a wee message.......
You can now buy some of 'Jinty's Jams and Jellies' here straight from the Croft........
Chicks, more chicks and 2 week old piglets. Always something going on here. 18 chicks so far. 5 piglets and more due in the future. 🐖🐔
We are very honoured to be selling these three books at the moment.
Our Wild Farming Life - written by our friends over at Lynbreck Croft. The book talks about how they have embarked on restoring the ancient crofter buildings, creating a kitchen garden as well as taking on livestock for the first time.
The Colourful Moo - children's book plus the Colourful Moo Activity Book - written by Pauline Mackay and illustrated by Marjory Tait. These two books are great for the best wee ones. The story explains how The Colourful Moo gains her Moo...... Some of the illustrations are based on our Croft 💖.
If you fancy a great read or treating your little ones, we have a few available. Just ask for more information.
Very pleased with my new Goatally Highland Soaps banner.........
Our gorgeous Apple farrowed again 4 days ago. Ended up with just 5 in the litter, however mum and babes are all doing well. ❤️🐖🐖🐖🐖🐖
Another Batch of Chickens all processed, ready for the oven. If anyone would like a Free Range Chicken then just pop over a wee message. I have a couple available.
Along with the Chickens we have a batch of Chicken Feet available also for your woofy friends. Full of Glucosamine and Condroiten (probably spelt wrong 🙈🙈
OMG. Very proud to be able to rear our own Broilers (chicken). A 3kg chicken will be a couple more meals for us. Not bad from 1 chicken. And sooooo tasty. 🐔💕
If anyone would like a Free Range Chicken or Turkey for Christmas, please don't hesitate to contact us as we already have 27 orders for the festive season 😱😱
We have these amazing activity books available. Free for children. If you would like any for the kids just message us and we will organise pick up time and day. The book ranges from learning about sheep to eagles and many other items.
Poly tunnel fruit. Kiwi, Grapes and Raspberries. ❤️❤️❤️
Nearly a week after Open Farm Sunday, we are now very pleased to let you know the winner of the Scarecrow Competition. We were extremely pleased that we had 3 locally made Scarecrows.
Because all three are so close with the amount of buttons in their pots, we have decided that all 3 will get a wee prize. Well done to the 3 that made a wonderful effort in making them.
I will be in touch......
Look what we found this morning 😱😱🐥🐥
7 wee babes....
We just want to let you know what we have available right now, here straight from our Croft:
Pork - Steaks, Rolled Shoulders, Rolled Legs, sausages, Liver and kidneys.
Hoggat - leg on bone, Chops, Ribs, rolled shoulder, breast and neck.
Plus Hen Eggs.
If you fancy any of the above, please message us and we will reserve anything for you and arrange a pick up time or drop off day.
Raffle winners are:
£25 produce Voucher - Hannah Cruikshank.
Tray of Hen Eggs - Janet Ellice
Animal Print - Gail Marshall
£10 Fish Voucher, Strathnairn Fish - Morag
Colourful Moo Book Set - John Mohan
Half dozen Hen and Duck Eggs - Mr Slater
Thank you so much to everyone who bought a raffle ticket yesterday, the raffle money will be donated to Autism UK. Everyone has been sent a message now. Congratulations guys... 🎉
❗ WIN a £50 voucher ❗
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WOW.... What an amazing day today at our Open Farm Sunday Event. Such amazing to see sooooo many people visiting us. Major thanks go to all our helpers who worked so hard throughout the day and to everyone who came to see our wonderful animals. We believe that we had over 400 people come along.
Thanks also go to the local Fire Brigade who have possibly found another recruit and Glenda who demonstrated how to use a Spinning Wheel.
The raffle will be drawn later and I will notify all the winners by tomorrow evening.
Update on our Open Farm Sunday tomorrow guys:
We will have:
The local Fire Brigade here from 12-2pm.
BBQ will be cooking up our own reared Sausages and Burgers.
Sausage Rolls will also be available.
Teas, coffees, squashes, plus hot chocolates with marshmallows 😱
Local Spinner demonstrating her wheel.
Childs storytime at 11am and 2.00pm for the wee ones - The Colourful Moo - which is also available to buy.
Colouring for the children.
John Deere activity sheets.
Our Pigs, Goats, Sheep, Ducks and Hens and Broiler Hens are all awaiting your visit.......
Do we have any more Scarecrows for tomorrows Farm Sunday guys?
3 days to go until our Open Farm Sunday. Look forward to seeing some of you here. 🐐🐔🐖🐑
Just to let you all know that we will be having a wee raffle on our Open Farm Sunday and our wee Farmgate Shop will be open.
Hopefully the rain will stay away and the sun will make an appearance...... 🌧️🌈🌞
1 week to go for a Leaf Open Farm Sunday.
Pigs, Sheep, Goats, Ducks and Hens.
Scarecrows, Fire Brigade, Spinning, Children's Story Corner, Extremely Rare Breed of Pig, Refreshments and more. Parking available.
We are looking forward to seeing you all. Next Sunday, 12th June...... 10.30am until 4pm.
Lyne Of Gorthleck, Gorthleck
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