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CAMPSITE The Bottings came back to Bluntshay for a few days so that they could place chicken wire near the bottom of the newly erected deer fence on their proposed apple orchard plot. (1) This was to keep out the rabbits.  (2, 3)  It needs 2 people to unroll the chicken wire.  It was then […]

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CAMPSITE There has been so much rain for many weeks that even Dave and Daniel Botting have not been back on the campsite to continue with their orchard work further down Bluntshay Lane.  When it was dry enough for a day or two I had to get the grass mown in November. (1)  Stephen Lee […]

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CAMPSITE The cabin has now been closed down for the winter with no running water, and all the appliances covered with blankets.  Of course the shower down at the side of the farm house is still open for campers.  I have left a water container in the kitchen with an electric kettle for campers to […]

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CAMPSITE I continue to be educated about all the elaborate units that visit the campsite. (1, 2) This enterprising couple were trying out their VW T6 with a Slidepod unit. They are handmade in Devon and are specially designed to fit into VW vans and provide sink, gas hob, storage and shower attachment which slide […]

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CAMPSITE I have had a very busy May on the site. A large group, ‘The Wild Bunch’ came in the middle of the month and took over the whole campsite. (1) They had a whale of a time, even bringing their own barrel of beer, (2) and will be coming back at the same time […]

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To all my readers. Many apologies for the lateness of this month’s newsletter. I have struggled with very frustrating Internet problems preventing me from uploading the photos for this edition. CAMPSITE Tidying up around the place ready for the main season has stalled somewhat because my gardener/handyman is convalescing for a few weeks after an […]

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CAMPSITE Bookings have been coming in for 2019 for some weeks now. One person, who will be bringing 2 separate large groups to the campsite in August, has recently done a ‘recci’ on 4 locals sites, and mine was the one chosen! Looking at the campsite and surrounding area in January with the garden appearing…

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CAMPSITE December was a very quiet month on the campsite, which gave me time to sort out my farm and campsite accounts ready for the auditor – although I still have to finalise everything. There is always lots of tidying up to do around the farm out of season including the fire pits being moved […]

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CAMPSITE I have had a few hardy campers arrive at the site since the main season was over. One of these was a lady with a Newfoundland dog. (1) It was called Poli after a wine. She said she called all her dogs after wines. Poli was 11 years old. As can be expected the […]

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CAMPSITE During the summer we had several examples of vans that had been converted into living quarters.  One of these was a Mercedes (1) which once you stepped inside you realised what a warm cosy place it was, especially as a wood burner had been installed. (2)  The owners were planning to extend the shower […]

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