September is normally a month where you realise that the summer is over, the nights start drawing in and generally there is a nip in the air. This September however is different, the days have been lovely and hot for the past week, the evenings chilly and the mornings misty. Lots of local farmers are reporting the worst harvest for a good number of years due to the horrible summer weather, however the blackberries are ripening and this morning I picked a huge bowl of plump berries and some apples from the orchard and cooked a lovely fresh compote for breakfast. You cannot beat it for freshness - no air miles involved either!!!! This weekend the yurt camp is full of happy glampers who are lucky to be enjoying some of the best weather of the summer. Last evening I lit the wood burning stove in our large yurt as our latest guests were arriving after sunset and the scene was welcoming and as good as it gets here with a huge clear starlight sky and a lovely warm yurt to welcome them.
Liz Jeffery - owner of Hemsford Yurt camp