Hello again!

November 18, 2017

Sorry folks, it’s been a while! This is the first of our blogs since our old blogging site unfortunately closed down earlier in the year.


We’re feeling grateful for another lovely year with lots of great families, reiki practitioners, family, friends and guests coming to visit.


Belcho, our puppy who is now 2 years old,  has become a little star with all the kids and even got a postcard from one of his fans!

It’s been a prolific year for the other sort of kid too. Do you remember Monnie and Dennie, our 2 goats?  Well, they are now 6 years old and we thought we might be retiring them this year but what do you know – they had 5 kids, 3 males and two females.  We’ve kept the two females so this is our first winter to have 4 goats.  The two younger ones started going out with the shepherd in September and had to wear little ties to be sure he would recognise them and they are already pregnant.  Fast work with  old billy!


A big hit was the Bulgarian singing holiday in Spring.   Stela and Mitko did an amazing job and their students learned 5 songs over 3 days.  Yuliana and the village choir were delighted to host them for a fimal concert in the village bar.

Farm life continues with arrival of the compost, new raised beds, chutneying, making perry with our amazing pear harvest and all that good stuff!!

Best surprise of the year was a secret cinema for Chris’ birthday in the park opposite.  For a few days before the event, Paul helped put up the massive screen, made some new artistic entrance gates and a bbq.  This was all going on under Chris’ nose but luckily he didn’t notice until 5 minutes before we kicked off!  Great wee evening with our 70 year old neighbours giggling down the back with their cups of popcorn and sweeties!


And still so beautiful here in all seasons! 

Trip Advisor Award 2015

January 23, 2015

Award 2015

We are so pleased and amazed. We just heard that we were selected as the Tripadvisor Traveller’s Choice no 1 bed and breakfast/guesthouse in Bulgaria. Thanks to all our amazing guests who took the time to write reviews for us. It’s wonderful that our little eco-retreat has been acknowledged like this! For full details, click here.


September 3, 2013

Wild thyme eco retreat Bulgaria

At this time of year, almost every house in the village has strings of red peppers hanging from every available sunny place.   Such a pretty sight.  When they are all dried by mid to late September, they will be milled to make a delicious fresh paprika.


Foraging for mushrooms

July 19, 2013



We’ve just had a fun morning foraging for mushrooms in the forest with Mustafa.  The kids loved it.  There are so many varieties of wild mushrooms, from chanterelles to horse mushrooms to ‘mamatarkas’.  They were really delicious cooked in garlic and served on toast for lunch!

Picking mushrooms Wild Thyme Bulgaria


Wild flowers

May 22, 2013

wild flowers

Now is the time for early morning walks, gathering all the beautiful wild flowers – everything from poppies to hyssop to eubhorbias.

Wild Thyme Organic Farm & Eco-holiday, Kliment Ohridski 9, Palamartsa 7850, Popovo, Bulgaria; hello@wildthymefarm.org; Ph: (00359) 0876562746 or (00359) 0877383790