Christmas is on its way - its official!!!. Our fields neighbour a large field called Reeve Acre where the local Marldon Christmas Tree Farm grows around 100 acres of Christmas Trees, and in November each year the harvest begins. This year its started again, the once quiet and tranquil field is full of workers, tractors, chainsaws and frantic activities in preparing and labelling the trees for harvest. It always looks so brutal to see the once full landscape empty of the sage green coloured trees. They grow relatively slowly and the Christmas tree field has been a wonderful wildlife haven, having plenty of shelter for the ample deer, rabbits and foxes that frequent the rows of trees. I know they will replant again, but for now, I can see that Christmas is nearly upon us again. More guests staying with us this weekend in our cosy shepherds hut, hope the weather will be kind for them!
The shepherds hut has been fully booked during half term week with some lovely young families visiting our camp. When the yurts are packed away its still possible to stay with us in our hut, which has a lovely cosy wood burning stove. The guests are treated to exclusive use of our facilities and stunning sunsets and clear starry nights. The weather has been relatively mild with little in the way of wind or rain so the children have been able to run through the fields and enjoy the beautiful colours of autumn surrounding the camp.
Liz Jeffery - owner of Hemsford Yurt camp