Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Y Felin


Close by St Dogmaels Abbey is another historic building, the flour mill Y Felin.  Dating back at least to the 1640s, it is one of the last working water-mills in Wales producing stoneground flour.  It was purchased in the 1970s by Michael Hall and his wife, who restored it (including the adjoining millpond) and now produce a range of traditional stoneground flours.

My daughter bought some spelt flour, so no doubt at some point I will be able to report on the bread she will make from it.  (Unlike her mother, she's a terrific and adventurous cook!)

7 comments:

  1. What a fabulous place! Don't you think pink roses match very well with old grey walls?!

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  2. Water mills are fascinating places. I wonder where their mill stones come from :)

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  3. Such a pretty sight with the pink rambling rose sitting beautifully against the grey brick. I'm sure the spelt loaf will be delish.

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  4. The roses add such a nice touch! Hope you are doing well.

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  5. I love the composition of that first photo, Jenny!

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  6. Very nice shots. And praise for all who restore and operate old mills!

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  7. What a lovely corner! Really inviting.

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