It has long been a dream of mine to be able to have a camp-fire with a proper tripod (the kind I used to see in pictures of Gypsy encampments in my childhood storybooks). This one was imported from America where outdoor camping and cooking is a lot more widespread and popular. The cast iron cooking pot (which can also be used to bake cakes by playing hot embers on the lid) is also from America. I would ideally prefer a plump little black Welsh cauldroun, but I suppose that one has to move with the times – but that really would be the realisation of a dream for me and after all, Cae Non is the sort of place where dreams really do come true. If anyone knows where I can purchase a traditionally-shaped cauldroun which can actually be used for cooking in, please let me know in the comment box below!
The contents of our first pan to be heated was Meadowsweet from which Dafydd attempted to make beer. I cannot say that it was an entirely sucessful experiment, but it was certainly good fun and interesting.