Well its arrived all - of a sudden, after weeks of rain and gales summer has arrived at the yurt camp. The past few days has seen uninterupted sunshine with just a few fluffy white clouds.The temperature yesterday was a balmy 24 degrees. Our guests have been treated to gorgeous sunsets and all our guests have been enjoying sitting around their camp fires and taking in the ambiance and the view. The lake is clear and its a joy to see all the southern damsels, dragonflies and pond skaters all flitting about doing their thing!. The horses are spending most of their time up in the top barn in the shade, avoiding the heat of the sun and the flies. Its lovely to see the yurts in the sun - just have to remember to bring your sun block if you are visiting the camp in the near future! The five day forecast indicates that the hot spell will last all week with slightly cooler temperatures on Saturday.
Well despite the best that the Good Old British Summer can throw at Devon, the yurt camp is looking marvellous with lush paddocks surrounding the yurts and many species of wild flowers, campions, poppies, pimpernels, toadflax, orchids, yarrow, daisies, clover and many more flourishing with all the rain and warm sunshine. When the sun emerges from the behind the clouds its lovely and warm and the yurts are wonderful and cosy. Lots of our glampers have been making use of the fire pits and barbecue to sit outside and watch the clouds zooming across the skies. Our lake is overflowing, and the copious quantity of tadpoles which we were fascinated by earlier in the spring are now emerging onto the banks of the lake in massive quantities - tiny and perfectly formed - you have to watch where you are walking as there are so many. This is of course attracting the Heron who has been sitting for hours picking off his victims - nature at its best!
Liz Jeffery - owner of Hemsford Yurt camp