So I realised that its been a while since I updated my blog on this website, and so much seems to have happened in a very short time space. We started with a very very wet February with rain virtually every day with storms and some minor flooding in our lake field. Followed by March and the pandemic arriving, a virus called Covid-19 from afar bringing sickness, death and misery to many and eventually on the 23rd March the government ordering a complete lockdown - everyone to stop socialising and to stay away from all our friends and family. This was rather shocking and of course disappointing as we had spent the best part of a fortnight preparing our fields, rolling, harrowing and putting up our yurts ready for what was going to be a very busy Easter period. However move on one month, and all our guests have been postponed by us until the lockdown is over, and we are all waiting patiently following the social distancing rules and shielding the vulnerable in our household. Our guests have been lovely and very understanding, and have accepted that we are offering alternative dates in the future once lockdown is over. In the meantime the camp is looking lovely in the spring sunshine, with lovely warm days, cooler evenings, lots of star watching and great weather. We have also spent time tending our allotment, growing veg, fruit and flowers, and also hatched 14 adorable little chicks in our incubator. Their father Solo is very fertile and their mothers were a combination of ex commerical layers and a few old girls from previous successful broods. The chicks are doing really well and amazingly it only takes around 16 - 20 weeks for them to become fully grown adult birds. We are still accepting bookings for late summer, and of course in 2021.
Liz Jeffery - owner of Hemsford Yurt camp