Natural Hoof Care for Horse Owners

Natural Hoof Care for Horse Owners

A review of our first barefoot trimming workshop Island life has a way of fostering self-sufficiency. For me, self-sufficiency in hoof care started on a windy winter morning, when our farrier rang from the harbour on the mainland, saying that, no, he wasn’t coming out...

Climate Action at the Farm

Mentioning that Macalla is a farm is important because, as Dr. Jason Bradford points out, the future will be rural. As carers of the land and local producers of organic food, we are part of a sustainable system that help cut carbon emissions and preserve biodiversity,...
Rhubarb and Elderflowers

Rhubarb and Elderflowers

We have several elders bushes on the farm, and they have just started producing their annual crop of creamy-white,  musty smelling flowers— a bit later than usual. I love elder flowers. They have a subtle and light aroma and are traditionally used to make cordial.  We...
Nettle and Wild Garlic Soup

Nettle and Wild Garlic Soup

Serves 4 4 large potatoes (about 1 lb) 1 large onion 1 large bag of fresh nettles tops 1 handful of wild garlic leaves 2 tablespoons ghee (or sunflower oil) Salt and pepper to taste This is a delicious soup to make in the spring, when the nettles are young and the...