Rosie was our Jack Russell and former Chief Executive Officer. She was a brilliant dog and we are reminded of her everytime we hear 'Rosie's Triple D'.
Why Triple D? Well, the farm name is ‘Dafarn Dywyrch’ which translated into English means Turf Tavern. We thought this dated back to times when, if you could build 4 walls, a roof and have smoke rising within a day, you could call it home. Recently however, we discovered it was known as the ‘Cross Foxes’ in 1795!
George Borrow had a conversation at the property with an ancestor of mine when he wrote ‘Wild Wales’ in 1862. He was trying to buy cheese and ale, but it appears my ancestors were, shall we say, ‘stubborn’. The pub was one of many on the same road, used as it was by drovers. Triple D then, stands for ‘Drovers at Dafarn Dywyrch’. Dafarn Dywyrch was also mentioned by Charles Darwin, whilst on an archaeologist tour of North Wales.
We are Steve and Nicola Hughes. We now have 425 standard apple trees with 62 different varieties, all trying their best to cling on at 1000 feet above sea level. We hope now to get a feel for those apple varieties that work well up here and maybe plant a few more as we go along. Cider making has now taken over...
Rosie - Former Plant Manager / CEO