We are super busy this time of year. My lavender is looking very good. I was a little worried during the winter because we had a very rainy season and lavender does not like too much water. I really think the fact that the plants being planted on the levee so that excess water runs off has been very helpful. Looks like the grosso and alba will start to bloom first and then the sachet, followed by the super. I am very pleased at how healthy my culinary lavender looks this year. This variety seems to like the extra water. Not only is Mothers Day just around the corner, but we also host around 200 7th graders each year for a day of outdoor school here on the farm. Each day after work and every weekend for the last three weeks my husband and I have been mowing, clearing brush, trimming trees, and of course making it “kid safe”. This will be the 15th year of this event and parents, kids, teachers, and of course my husband and I, all look forward to it. The students will be constructing bird houses, making and flying kites, playing insect softball, composing poems, and making ice cream. We all have lots of fun. So between my husbands alfalfa, my lavender plants and products, teaching, and family, we don’t have time to get old.
Archive for April, 2010
The poppies are blooming and everything is turning green. The lavender is filling out and some are even sending up stalks with blooms. Harvest is just around the corner. I’m taking orders and hope to be in full harvest by Mother’s Day.