Author Archives: Andrew Gillett

Dave Watts photography

Bumble and Boots are very pleased with photos of our product by Dave Watts.

We had a great afternoon in the sunshine with Dave taking photos of beef jerky and generally relaxing with a glass of wine.  If anyone wants to get hold of Dave for a product shoot he can be reached via twitter on @davewattsphoto

Dave is a professional photographer, more of his work can be seen on his website

The photos have already been put to good use with our product now being included at Yumbles and Borough Box.

Dave Watts Beef Jerky Photo

Dave Watts Beef Jerky Photo


Taste of the West, Beef Jerky and Beach Tree Gin

We took a few packets of our westcountry beef jerky down to Exeter to be judged by the people from Taste of the West, fingers crossed!

On another note the woods around King Alfred’s tower are beginning to show the first signs of spring which puts us in mind of a recipe for beach tree gin that we’ve been meaning to try for some years.  The beach leaves need to be harvested when they’re young and still vibrant green.  If you fancy trying it the recipe is very simple:

1: Pick enough beach leaves to fill a large jar leaving some room in the top (make sure you remove any insects etc). Fill the jar with gin, making sure there are no bubbles left in the leaves.

2: Allow this to infuse for a couple of weeks, strain off the gin and then add a simple sugar syrup to the newly green gin! (3/4 pound of sugar and half a pint of water for roughly every pint of gin- although this can be varied depending on the sweetness of your tooth)

3: The idea is that the gin is quite tasty and you feel that you have done something useful as well as produced a potent after dinner warmer for the winter months. We’ll let you know how we get on!

First Post

This is our first blog for our new website which is obviously quite exciting! We’ve had a great deal of support from many of our friends and family whether it was simply sampling the product or putting in the first online order its all been much appreciated.  We’ve also had help from the experts at run by Fran’s parents.  Here’s a view from the back garden at the farm, stunning area.

View towards King Alfred's Tower

We’ve spent a productive morning marinating and drying some more beef as we’ve got orders to go out on Monday.  One of those is the first delivery to the Dolphin in Beer ( in South Devon.  Both Fran and I lived in Beer for brief spells and the Dolphin was a favourite!