Back at the Farm

Well, after a couple of years of thinking, talking, and planning – we are now back at the Farm for good 🙂 We’ve left the rat race to become farmers, and to set up the yurts! We moved late June, and things have been non stop since! Mark has been busy getting into the farming…

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Out to Pasture

A couple of weekends ago, the weather and ground were deemed good enough to let the herd out to pasture for the first time since being overwintered in the Barn. I’d never seen this amazing event before, so I grabbed my camera to capture the ladies of the herd heading out to pasture. Mark and…

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Spring has Sprung at Somerset Yurts!

What a beautiful day we’ve had on the Quantocks today – rather chilly, but fabulous blue skies and plenty of sunshine. I had a wander around the farm this afternoon, armed with my camera, to try and capture signs of Spring. I didn’t have to look very far! The garden pond is absolutely crammed with…

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New Yurts!

Last weekend Mark and I made our way to London to collect three new yurts freshly imported from Mongolia. It was so exciting to see the different colours of the doors and roof poles, and we can’t wait to get them up once we have some spring weather, and the planning application approved! In case…

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Snowy Yurt

The Yurt has certainly seen some extreme weather since we put it up in September – including gales, hard frosts, and now snow and prolonged freezing temperatures! This weekend we headed back to Somerset, thanks to the well salted motorways, to stay in the yurt and to see how it was holding up in the…

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Our Yurts

Our Yurts

With our first yurt having now been up for two months, and three more yurts on their way, I thought I would outline how and why we decided to choose authentic mongolian yurts. Ever since we decided to set up yurts at Hill Farm, I had authentic yurts in mind. There are so many different…

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Planning permission

Well we’ve made another big step toward getting up and running – the planning application was submitted last weekend to Taunton Deane! 🙂 Sadly, we did get a call to say it was currently invalid and they require further information – they’re going to let us know what that further information is over the next…

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The Garden Yurt

With the Yurt finally up and in place in the garden, we have now made a start on furnishing, and have installed the wood burner. It is a truly wonderful place to sit and spend time, and with the fire going, extremely warm and toasty! We had great fun on Saturday night entertaining Norman and…

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Yurt Arrival

Our first Yurt is now at Hill Farm! It’s currently still packed up in all its parts, as we need to install the decking before we can unpack and get it up and running. All very exciting.

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Progress

Well, we’ve been making great progress with the planning permission documents, and have some really exciting ideas for the facilities area. Our first yurt is due to arrive in the UK at the end of September, and we are really looking forward to setting it up and spending time there, getting to know the ins…

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