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
19 Dec 2011 Leave a comment
There’s been some rather large storms lurking about this last week, mostly of hail, sleet and rain. Here’s the view yesterday from Lobb’s Lane which runs between Heligan Gardens and Kestle Farm and takes you down to Heligan Mill & eventually Mevagissey. It’s looking south west across the farm towards Gorran Haven and, yes it was hail! Ouch!
30 Sep 2011 4 Comments
What a gorgeous end to September after quite a blustery stormy month. The mornings here have been shrouded in sea mist before clearing away to reveal a beautiful golden autumn sun. The sunset last night glowed across the horizon, it was a bit like viewing it from an aeroplane, such a vast horizon with a rising band of colour disappearing into a deep blue sky. Stunning. Here’s the view from the ‘Higher Blow the Winds’ field, close to St Ewe village. Enjoy the sunshine!
21 Apr 2011 Leave a comment
Hey up foodie chums, check out that forecast for the upcoming Easter weekend! Wherever you may be, get the barbecue fired up, get some great local food on there and just generally have a good one!
17 Nov 2010 Leave a comment
Mevagissey is only a couple of miles from Lobbs Farm and was today heavily affected by the flash flood that deluged mid Cornwall. Now the big clean up begins, with many homes and shops awash with muddy water. Pretty miserable for all involved. You can read more here on the BBC website in the meantime here are some photos I took this morning…
05 Aug 2010 Leave a comment
Beautiful rays of low sun lit up these tiny purple sprouting broccoli and cauliflower plants one evening last week at Higher Kestle Farm.
above: Here you can see a swathe of field left to grow to encourage bird & insect life. Read more here.
above: Looking across from Higher Kestle to Lobbs Farm Shop (just below the pyramid shape on the horizon!)
15 Jul 2010 Leave a comment
Ummm, what ever happened to that sunshine? Barbecues are stowed away under storm clouds, but for how long? Will it rain until September like it has done these past few years? A little drop of rain, good for the garden as the saying goes. Not another summerful of rain though, not good for the soul!