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Grapefruit & Cancer

In the Japanese prefecture of Oita, located on Kyushu the most southwesterly island of that country,  for centuries they have been cultivating varieties of citrus fruits which are not widely available in the rest of the world. Among these is a fruit called kabosu. Alerted by the well-known fact that in this region cancer is [...]

By |2020-06-07T11:48:16+02:00June 7th, 2020|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Copper Still

No excuse now! With this beautiful copper still I hope to be able to distill some essential oils from the plants available in the garden. I had been toying with this idea for some  time but yesterday we bit the bullet and went searching. As these still have traditionally been used for distilling "mountain dew" [...]

By |2019-07-23T15:49:12+02:00July 23rd, 2019|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Zoopharmacognosy in Hexham

Last week a wonderful group of people and dogs came together at Fourstones to discover what zoopharmacognosy is and what benefits it might offer to the animals in our care. We had participating dogs and some "onlookers", the lovely borzoi Lara and elkhounds (I think that was the first time that I had either of [...]

By |2017-02-15T15:37:01+01:00February 15th, 2017|Uncategorised|0 Comments
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