The past two weeks have been rather damp at times with lots of rain and showers predominating the weather. Our guests are pretty adept at making the most of clear evenings and most guests have been able to have some lovely evening camp fires with marshmallows being toasted and memories being made. We have also welcomed two new additions to our family. Firstly a new puppy - Gracie, a border collie cross with springer spaniel (a sprollie) who has been in the yurt camp visiting our guests on her daily walks and playing with the children. Gracie is currently nearly 10 weeks old and her training is well under way. Border Collies are known for their intelligence and Springer Spaniels are often used as working dogs, so we are hoping she will become a very well behaved part of our family. We have also welcomed over the past month a new young ginger and white cat at the yurt camp. One of our families have given her a name: Gretel. The ginger and white young female seems very friendly indeed and not at all like the existing feral cat, Kitty. Gretel seems well cared for, but has been sleeping in the stables and has been thoroughly spoiled by our cat loving guests. Hopefully I can get a picture for this blog soon. Gretel turned up one night when I was waiting for a very late arrival (who never actually showed up but that's another story of and utter time waster!). I am thinking I could write a book of tales from the yurt camp - they certainly would be entertaining. The bank holiday is almost upon us and another Staverton Country Fayre will be taking place on the playing fields. A lovely afternoon out for all the family :)
Summer is a very busy time in Devon with many activities in the South Hams area. Recently our community pub, The Tally Ho Inn, held its annual beer festival with many local ales and ciders on offer, and plenty of live music with local singers and musicians providing entertainment over two days. During August we are also fortunate to have nightly displays of meteor showers from the Perseid meteors which pass by the Earth every August. The skies have been very clear over the past few nights and our guests have been treated to an amazing view of the meteors and the stars - lovely! There is nothing quite like sitting outside on a cool and clear summer evening watching the sky in front of a camp fire!
Liz Jeffery - owner of Hemsford Yurt camp