Callestock Blog

01 Sep

Down on the Farm - 2021

It's been another action-packed few weeks at Little Callestock Farm, with the arrival of a new bull staying with the cows and the harvest of our fruit trees.

After a a strange month, the Summer has returned for the Bank Holiday!

Summer sunshine at Callestock Courtyard

The new calves at Callestock are making the most of it, grazing in the meadow, basking in the sunshine and eating oodles of clover (the green stuff that grows, not the cow named Clover!) While the babies play and explore their surroundings, the herd has been joined by a very special guest, in the shape of Dave the bull, his real name is far too long to remember. He's here now for a few months and we'll be ready for a baby announcements in the Spring - watch this space.

The fruit trees planted in Spring 2019 have produced some more of their delicious fruit, unfortunately we didn't get any pears this year, but we did get cherries or should I say the birds got the cherries and we have damsons and plums and they are for us.  Ben and Jess have their stock of damsons for their damson gin, a firm festive favourite at Callestock. 

damsons at Callestock Courtyard Cornwall

The apple tree is also heavy with Bramley apples, so the apple cake recipe has been out again.

apples in the orchard at Callestock Courtyard Cornwall

Download the recipe for yourself and bake your own delicious apple cake - served with Rodda's Cornish clotted cream, obviously.

Liz's apple cake recipe

Not sure if you caught Fern Brittons "My Cornwall' programme on Channel 5 recently, if not you can still get it on catchup at the mo.  On the second episode on the 12th August, Nick and his gorgeous cows were featured, telling the story of why Jersey Milk is the best milk to make Cornish Clotted Cream!  Happy cows equals happy farmer and puts a smile on your face when you open that yummy pot of Roddas Cornish Clotted Cream.  Here are just a few shots from the programme...

Nick and has moos

Cows at Callestock

There's always plenty going on in Cornwall and at Callestock, whenever you visit - there are just a couple of breaks available in September and October so give Liz a call on 01872 540445 if you'd like to reserve one or click here to see what's available.