A photographic update from Kestle Farm, highlighting once again the terrible weather conditions that we’re facing, along with many other farmers across the UK, Europe and the US. We were hoping for a drier Autumn but it hasn’t happened and the deluge of rain has continued, making it tough for planting new crops. A hard year for everyone.
17 Oct 2012 Leave a comment
22 Mar 2012 4 Comments
Oh what a beautiful spring day! High cloud gave way to warm hazy sun this afternoon casting a gorgeous light across the land. Here’a few snaps from Kestle Farm from late afternoon, 21st March.
16 Dec 2011 2 Comments
Here’s a view across Kestle Farm looking north towards St Austell and the Clay works. It was taken a day before the full moon so there’s a lot of light on the fields and in the sky, although not enough to bleach out the stars. It was fairly freezing out in the field, but very beautiful. All you could hear was the gentle ‘popping’ of watery mud across the field, there’s been a lot of rain recently!
01 Sep 2011 Leave a comment
22 Aug 2011 Leave a comment
Just an excuse to post a picture from the farm, a beautiful hazy August evening. The quality of light this time of year is gorgeous, so expect a few more photos over the next couple of months! Keep walking into this view and you can see out over Mevagissey, across the sea to Fowey, a stunningly beautiful place indeed.
16 Aug 2011 Leave a comment
There’ll be free farm tours running from Lobbs Farm Shop on the 16th, 23rd & 30th August (all tuesdays if you were wondering). Not much notice for today’s tour I’m afraid! But get yourself along to the next couple for an interesting ride around the farm where you can meet the animals & learn how the farm works. Given the lovely scenery it’s also a nice opportunity to take in the beautiful trees and landscapes. Please book in advance on 01726 844411.
18 Jul 2011 Leave a comment
During one week in June, over 300 children from six local schools visited the farm. After their farm visit these young students then created work inspired by their countryside visit. Shown here is just a few images from the amazing array of displays produced. Schools that took part were; Mount Charles, Charlestown, Gorran, Mevagissey, St. Stephens and Biscovey. Becca Lobb, helped out during the week and here’s her account of what went on…
“This year the farm seized the opportunity to host a project for local schools known as the Kingfisher Award. The project aims to teach children about local wildlife and to explore with them connections between farming and the environment. A number of different schools came over to the farm over the course of a week, some in glorious sunshine and others in some of our more typical summer weather; let’s just say wellies were a must! The children were introduced to a number of experts and rotated around different activities. They were taught about creatures found in our hedgerows, in our native trees and on our local farms, with Ian, Terry and Richard doing a grand job of explaining everything you could need to know about our polled dorset horn sheep! There was mammal trapping, grass snake handling, wool spinning and all sorts for the children to enjoy. After the visit the children all went back to school with the task of creating a display on what they had learnt. A few weeks later in St. Ewe the displays were revealed. The work was fantastic; titles such as ” Why farmers are superheroes” definitely went down well with the Lobb brothers! The children had obviously had a lot of fun creating their displays and everyone thoroughly enjoyed looking around, with a picnic outside in the sunshine whilst listening to the Roseland School samba band finishing off the evening perfectly! A lovely project for everyone involved.”
above: check out the badger under the table!