Stormy Weather

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!

Cornwall at it’s best?

A completely self-indulgent post, mainly to celebrate Cornwall and just how amazing a place it is, especially on such a crystal clear day, cloudless blue sky and a sun that actually felt warm. For once it’s a post that doesn’t involve food, recipes, farming or any such useful things, its just an excuse to post some eye-candy! Here’s a couple of photos from Gwithian for you, which in January means empty beaches and a magical feel to the wintery landscape, oh and some nice waves rolling in! Best time to enjoy it. -sal

Marmalade & Sunshine

I stopped by Corran Farm yesterday to catch Kathy Lobb in the midst of a mammoth marmalade making session. She makes it to serve at the breakfast table of her Corran Farm B&B and has been making marmalade for most of the week! It was a lovely afternoon, the sunshine making a welcome appearance at the end of a very dreary January week. Such a nice afternoon in fact that I took a rather muddy walk on the farm for the first time in a while. So with out further rambling on, here’s some photos for you!

On a completely random note, has anyone seen this? The Shooter’s sandwich? Heavy going but bloomin’ tasty I should think!

above: chopped seville oranges bubble in the pan with muslin bag full of pips

above: seville oranges

above: here’s Kathy!

above: meet Bert, one of the ten week old collie puppies at Corran Farm

above: couldn’t resist another Bert photo!

above: a lovely wintery sun lights up the trees

above: the beautful Oak tree opposite the farm house, a weak January sun lights the trunk


Cold Snaps

Christmas Eve was the most beautiful of days, cold crisp and clear blue sky. I took a walk through Temple Wood on Kestle Farm’s land. With the entrance to this walk just through a gate on the lower side of Heligan’s field car park it’s very accessible. The mud was frozen solid on this particular day but on days that aren’t quite so impossibly freezing, it can be very muddy so wear your wellies!

You can find a map for this walk here

above: illuminated sheep

above: just the three of us

above: very low sun through the trees.

above: skeletal silhouette

above: an icicle formed like a tap just about to drip!

above: beautiful winter sunshine

above: illuminated branches

Opening Times

Hope you all had a fabulous Christmas, it seemed to come and go rather too quickly! Anyway, here’s our list of opening times between Christmas and New Year. If you need an idea for a lovely winter’s walk, check out our page with directions for the permissive path that crosses Kestle Farm, a stunningly beautiful woodland walk. I love it this time of year particularly as you can see every twisted branch in the skeletal trees along the way. Wondrous.

Opening Times for Lobbs Farm Shop. Any doubt about us being open, give us a bell! 01726 844411

Saturday 25th – Tuesday 28th December CLOSED

Wednesday 29th & Thursday 30th December OPEN 9.30am – 5.00pm

New Years Eve OPEN 9.30 – 2.00pm

Saturday 1st – Monday 3rd January CLOSED

Tuesday 4th Jan OPEN 9.30am-5.00pm

and then Winter opening times continue as normal 9.30am-5pm Monday to Saturday. We will be closed on Sundays throughout January & February.


Christmas is coming…

Well folks it ain’t long until Christmas is upon us. A little over a week infact, yikes! So tomorrow 16th December is our last day for receiving internet orders. After this we cannot guarantee delivery or availability. So get that mouse a-clickin’ and get your turkey, goose, beef, duck or whatever it is you’ll be eating on Christmas Day! You’ll find lots of other lovelies to accompany your meal on there too, cranberry sauces, stuffing mixes, goose fat etc So roll on over to and get your order in.

Speaking of nice things to accompany your meal, you can find all sorts of recipes on this blog to make the essential Christmas dinner trimmings. Bread Sauce, Cranberry & Red Wine sauce, Chestnut Stuffing Balls, Brussels Sprouts with Chestnuts & Bacon and Sausage Bacon Wraps with Sage & Honey. Mmmm! Oh and not forgetting, Perfect Roast Potatoes.

No excuse not to get cracking in the kitchen!

Starry Starry Night

A photo from Late Night Shopping at Lobbs Farm Shop. Clearly no shopping going on here, but it was the most beautiful night, still, cold and clear. I’ll upload more photos from the evening soon. Hope you’re all keeping warm out there.

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