Spring must be in the air because just like a hibernating hedgehog the yurts are back at Graig Wen, answers to why this is like a hibernating hedgehog on a post card please.

A big thank you to Jonny first of all who has made it his mission this winter to give the yurts their annual working over. He has been sanding and oiling yurt poles, doors and any bits of wooden structure he could lay his hands on. He came up with the good idea of pressure washing the canvas, which worked really well. Once this was all sorted we all cracked on with reproofing, still some more of this to do, but decided that last week’s dry spell was the ideal time to get them up.

The reason this is so late in being posted is due to Tom’s house party, and the last few days spent with Peter and Kath the photographer and writer sent from Coast magazine, more on this nearer publication.

Back to the yurts – our big thanks go to Heath and Aiofe from Firefox Bushcraft who once again answered our call for help. As usual everything went smoothly, making no mistakes along the way. Or ….we tried to remember the order that things went back together, making mistakes along the way, solving these by wacthing the videos we took last year where we made the same mistakes but got there in the end. You decide.

We have made a few improvements to the decking and the wooden skirts that we hope will make the yurts even more cosy. The stoves have been cleaned and resprayed, and Jonny and I have been liberally applying silicon (to the stove plates) which has stopped the slight leak that happened to the small yurt flue last year.

We are now sorting out a few new touches to the interiors: a new piece of furniture from Sylvantutch, and some soft furnishings from Trefriw Mill. Our first bookings arrive on the 1st April. If we manage to sort out the last bits of reproofing we might be able to let them out a bit earlier, call us if you’re interested.

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