Ffynnon Beuno sits right at the foot of a valley with steep sides and Beuno’s little babbling brook dissects the land. The flow varies depending on how much water is draining down from the mountains above us and the land either side but the brook is never dry even in the hottest of weathers. The… Continue reading Willow Harvest
Before becoming a bee keeper, like most people I took honey for granted. An underwhelming sticky goo in squeezy bottles from the supermarket, I had tried it once and then carried on with granulated sugar. When I first started my training as a beekeeper, I met other established and passionate beekeepers who not only kept… Continue reading Sugar, ah Honey Honey!
An Excerpt from HM Stanley’s 1909 Autobiography Chapter 2 Adrift This chapter covers HM Stanley leaving the work house and living with his Aunt Mary at Ffynnon Beuno when it was a shop and a tavern. “Our tavern – kitchen on a Saturday night was a good school for the study of the North Welsh… Continue reading A scene from Ffynnon Beuno’s kitchen in 1856
One of the many benefits of managing the land without chemicals is the huge abundance of biodiversity this encourages. In the warmer months, the fields are alive with the gentle hum and buzz of millions of insects going about their business and even in the colder months, a warm afternoon can see clouds of little… Continue reading Bats about Ffynnon Beuno!!
I have always enjoyed a cheeky Spanish tapas and along with chorizo, Manchego cheese is a favourite dish. What you may not know is that Manchego is one of a number of tasty cheeses that is made from ewe’s milk – along with Feta (Greece, Italy, and France), Ricotta and Pecorino Romano (Italy) and Roquefort… Continue reading Dairy Sheep