Apparently we are going to be in line for some fantastic meteor showers next week. We are hoping for clear skies over the yurt camp for the guests that will be staying. One of the most fantastic things about the yurt camp location is that we have very dark skies with very little light pollution and the opportunities to star gaze are frequent particularly when there is no cloud.
Andrew the cockerel with some of our hens
Its been a long winter and we are wondering if the weather is going to get a whole lot warmer very soon. Currently two of my hens have decided to go broody and are sitting on 6 eggs each. Historically the hens only feel the need to raise babies when the weather is good and settled. So we are now waiting with baited breath for some new arrivals which should hatch around the 25th April. I am wondering whether the hens sense something that we don't regardingt the weather and it will be interesting to find out whether the weather will warm up in time for the new arrivals. This time last year we were basking in very warm temperatures and our first chicks had already hatched. Our most recent guests in the yurt camp last weekend were happy to find out how lovely and warm staying in a yurt can be, with the stove lit and a plentiful supply of logs. The lake field has been rolled, harrowed this week so the view from the yurt camp is looking down over the new spring growth in the field.
Liz Jeffery - owner of Hemsford Yurt camp