Double Retted Flax on Mallon Farm

A spinner has been testing some of last year’s fibre for us. The tests showed that there were still some pieces of th...

Biodiversity on Mallon Farm

We’re applying to join the “Fair to Nature Scheme” backed by the RSPB and are currently doing an audit of biodiversit...

The Summer Solstice

Today is the summer solstice in the Northern Hemisphere, the longest day and shortest night of the year, usually fa...

Tradition Restarted: Sowing Flax 2021

Three acres have now been sown by hand. Once again this year we used a traditional tool for broadcasting seeds ...

The Celtic Festival of Beltane

Beltane is the Celtic May Day festival celebrated on the first of May. It was considered an important festival in the...

Tradition Restarted: Scutching Flax at Mallon Farm

Scutching is the process of taking off all the other outer parts of the flax plant to leave the long fibres. Back in ...

River Friendly Retting at Mallon Farm

Retting was the one part of the process that we knew we needed to change if we wanted to restart linen growing here. ...

The Wee Blue Blossom

The beautiful flowers that appear for 12 hours on the flax plants are affectionately known here as the "wee blue blos...

World Poetry Day

March 21st was adopted as World Poetry Day by Unesco in 1999 to celebrate the enduring power of poetry to inspire a...

Saint Patrick's Day and the Spring Equinox

  The famous patron saint of Ireland, Patrick was a missionary in the fifth century. Saint Patrick's Day falls on th...

Women in Celtic Myths and Legends

We are marking International Women's Day by taking a look at some of the famous female characters that feature in Cel...
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