Whilst the rest of the country has had some thunder storms and flash flooding we have been sweltering with temperatures around 25 degrees with hot and sticky humid days. This doesnt stop the wildlife patrolling our land and garden at night. The picture above shows the baby badger by my back door late at night - they are quite noisy and social creatures and this baby was with his mum. Its a busy half term week with lots of guests staying and enjoying the sunshine and beautiful sunsets. The smell of a wood fire is wonderful and our guests are busily toasting marshmallows as the sun is setting. Sunset is around 9.30pm at the moment but its not properly dark until around 10pm. Lots of bats around at the moment too, and our fields are full of buttercups!
The first May bank holiday weekend is almost here and the weather forecasters are predicting beautiful sunshine and lovely warm temperatures. After our long wet, snowy and cool winter we are really looking forward to the spring sunshine. Its lovely to have a camp fire and barbecue in the spring - I love the smell of the camp fire, and roasting marshmallows is fantastic. The birds are busily nest building and raising their young, and recently we have had a family of robins nesting in our stables adjacent to the yurt camp. The swallows have arrived back from Africa too and are starting the nest in the stables. Their aerial activities are amazing and they dart in between the stables and yurts catching flys and displaying their awesome flying skills. More guests are arriving this week, but still some availability for this sunny bank holiday weekend!!
Liz Jeffery - owner of Hemsford Yurt camp