September brings the autumn equinox and we have had a very long dry summer with heatwave conditions and very little rainfall so the rain is a welcome relief to the dry and parched land. The trees are changing colour and the leaves are dropping. The orchard has thrived in the dry conditions and we have a bumper crop of apples along with fabulous blackberries on the camp and in the surrounding lake field. Our guests have been enjoying the clear nights recently but with the equinox there has been a change to more northerly winds and chillier evenings - fortunately there are wood burning stoves in our yurts (apart from the smallest Plym yurt) so there is no need to feel the chill with a roaring log fire. All our logs supplied on site are kiln dried with low moisture content so they light really easily and burn nicely. There is nothing like the aroma of a log fire. Its soon going to be time to take down our yurts and put them into our new barn for the winter. We will have them back on the field in time for Easter 2023.
Liz Jeffery - owner of Hemsford Yurt camp