June has started with some mixed weather, some heavy rain interspersed with some warm sunshine- but some lovely huge ominous skies making for great pictures! Fortunately our guests can always keep cosy with outside firepits, comfy beds, and yurts and the hut with wood burning stoves (apart from the Plym yurt) and a new pavilion to shelter under if the good old british weather lets us down! Its been full at the camp this week with all our accommodation fully booked and the camp buzzing with lovely people enjoying their holidays. The meadow is full of buttercups and wild flowers, and our swallows have fledged their first brood of the year. Nature is wonderful!
Half term week has just been and gone in a flash with a full compliment of lovely guests over the week enjoying the wonderful sunshine and clear nights. The multitude of children that have stayed this week have enjoyed the freedom to roam the 3 acre meadow which is currently full of buttercups and wild flowers. My dog, Gracie has enjoyed the extra attention with the children playing with her throwing her ball and frisbee. When the sky has been clear its given an excellent view of the international space station as it passes over on a nightly basis. I recently joined a facebook page called Meteor watch and this gives all the details of the time you can view the station as it passes over the earth at a huge speed - on a clear night its visible. Also as its spring there are a multitude of birds and wildlife to be seen for those who are quiet and peaceful. The picture above is of one of the foxes that visit our garden on a daily/nightly basis. Its quite unusual for foxes to be seen during daylight hours and this tells me that they probably have cubs and are therefore searching for food more regularly and taking more risks in order to feed their family. I am of the opinion that as long as they are not taking my poultry or attempting to then I am happy to see them. The pair of foxes that visit at night like to hoover up any remaining bird seed or nuts that I put out during the day for the wild birds that visit my garden. These pictures are taking with an Apeman trail camera.
Liz Jeffery - owner of Hemsford Yurt camp