Well Summer is rolling on into early autumn and this morning I have picked the first batch of blackberries - it looks like there is going to be a bumper crop judging by the size of those that I picked today. All the hedges around the yurt camp are laden with brambles, sloes and all sorts of goodies for those who love to forage for natural ingredients. The feral cat is still a frequent visitor to the yurt camp, and we have named her Kitty!
Kitty the yurt camp cat!
The swallows are still raising their 3rd brood in the stable block and are still dipping into the lake to drink and putting on lovely aerial displays for all our guests. The good news is that despite a wet summer, double dip recession, the yurt camp has proved more of a success than I had even dreamed of in its first year of opening and we have welcomed the lovely comments in our guest book. My husband has told me that I am getting more like a Seaside Landlady every day - I am not sure whether it is a compliment or not!!!! All I can imagine are saucy post cards and kiss me quick hats!!!
Well the summer is rolling on with sunshine and showerspredominating our weather. All around the yurt camp the local famers are making hay whilst the sun shines. Its amazing how hot it is when the sun comes out. You definitely need a light weight rain coat at the moment as the showers are heavy at times. This week myself and him indoors spent an hour during the early evening watching a fox cavorting around the field above the yurts. The fox was rolling around in the new mown hay, then pouncing on some of the casualties from the tractor's topper. The fox seemed blissfully ignorant of the audience or maybe she was just taunting us. I have lost 2 hens to the fox recently and last week we decided to make a permanent chicken run in the orchard next to the yurt field in an attempt to see if we can thwart the foxes efforts to get to the hens - watch this space to see if the poultry stays safe! We have just had 18 new chicks hatched within the past 2 weeks so the flock is expanding. The evenings are drawing in now and our yurt camp guests are enjoying having some lovely barbecue's and camp fires as its getting darker earlier and the evenings are cooler now. There has been a new special visitor to the yurt camp recently - a feral cat, a delicate apricot in colour, I think a female, who decided to make friends and has become the friendliest and affectionate cat despite being timid and very wary of humans for the past 2 years or so. I think she has realised that yurt guests are always animal lovers and a possible source of food.
Liz Jeffery - owner of Hemsford Yurt camp