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BBC’s “Digging for Britain” at Ffynnon Beuno

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”1_2″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.17.6″] BBC’s Digging for Britain to come to HM Stanley’s childhood home to cover important archeological dig by Oxford University in the Ffynnon Beuno “bone cave”. 31st May 2019 Contact: Jane Marsh 07525 474361Jane.marsh@ffynnonbeuno.co.uk On the 26th June, a team of archeology students will be on site for a 3 week dig… Continue reading BBC’s “Digging for Britain” at Ffynnon Beuno

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Hoffi Coffi *

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”1_2″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.17.6″] I was always rather sceptical about claims of coffee superiority and was happy with my morning instant with a spoon of honey. When we first talked about opening the tea hut, we soon realised how much we had to learn – from working out whether an expresso machine was better than… Continue reading Hoffi Coffi *

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I’ll ‘paca my bags …..

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”1_2″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.17.6″] Alpaca fibre has a long and colourful history. The ancient tribes of the Andean highlands of Peru, Argentina, Chile and Bolivia were the first to domesticate the wild vicuna which was, and still is indigenous to the area. By selectively breeding this animal, the alpaca breed was developed, becoming a crucial… Continue reading I’ll ‘paca my bags …..

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Spring Lambs

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”1_2″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.17.6″] Well, our girl Pearl has outdone herself! She came to us last year having won the hearts of her previous owners with her easy going nature and escaped the freezer. We put her with a neighbour’s pet sheep and they both did a good job of keeping the grass down in… Continue reading Spring Lambs

Grasping the (amazing ) nettle….

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”1_2″][et_pb_image _builder_version=”3.17.6″ src=”https://beunoshuts.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/nettle-patch.png” /][et_pb_image _builder_version=”3.17.6″ src=”https://beunoshuts.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/ladybird-on-nettle.jpg” /][et_pb_image _builder_version=”3.17.6″ src=”https://beunoshuts.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/ladybird-eats-aphids.jpg” /][/et_pb_column][et_pb_column type=”1_2″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.17.6″] Like wasps, nettles are usually thought of as an unpleasant necessary evil of the natural world. Battered down by strimmers, poisoned by weedkiller and banished from our gardens, it’s easy to forget that – like wasps – in the natural world,… Continue reading Grasping the (amazing ) nettle….

Honey in History

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”1_2″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.17.6″] As we all know, sugar is the central ingredient in most types of sweet or candy. When the word is mentioned, most people think of white granulated sugar but actually, honey is the oldest form of sweetener. The practice of honey-harvesting dates back many thousands of years as is pictured in… Continue reading Honey in History

In praise of the humble hedgerow

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”1_2″][et_pb_image _builder_version=”3.17.6″ src=”https://beunoshuts.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/British-hedgerow1-1.jpg” /][et_pb_image _builder_version=”3.17.6″ src=”https://beunoshuts.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Hawthorne-blossom.jpg” /][et_pb_image _builder_version=”3.17.6″ src=”https://beunoshuts.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Hedgerow-Cordial.jpg” /][/et_pb_column][et_pb_column type=”1_2″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.17.6″] Most people pass by them in a blur, just a green line framing the country lanes that surround us here at Ffynnon Beuno in a hurry on their way to somewhere else but did you know that the 400,000 odd miles… Continue reading In praise of the humble hedgerow

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We’re Jammin’

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”1_2″][et_pb_image _builder_version=”3.17.6″ src=”https://beunoshuts.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Hazel-on-jam-stand.jpg” /][et_pb_image _builder_version=”3.17.6″ src=”https://beunoshuts.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Kitchen1.jpg” /][et_pb_image _builder_version=”3.17.6″ src=”https://beunoshuts.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Tweedmill1.jpg” /][et_pb_image _builder_version=”3.17.6″ src=”https://beunoshuts.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Guest-comments-JAM2.jpg” /][et_pb_image _builder_version=”3.17.6″ src=”https://beunoshuts.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Guest-comments-JAM1.jpg” /][/et_pb_column][et_pb_column type=”1_2″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.17.6″] Making jam has a very long history. The earliest cookbook, called Of Culinary Matters, which dates back to 1st century Rome, contained recipes for making jam. It was part of the diet in the countries… Continue reading We’re Jammin’

Come on Baby, light my Fire!

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”1_2″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.17.6″] One regular piece of feedback we get from guests is how much they enjoy the tiny Penguin woodburners that we have in each hut. This is the sole source of heat in the huts but it is quite amazing how hot these cute but mighty stoves can burn. Key to this… Continue reading Come on Baby, light my Fire!