Friday, August 28, 2015

Insta Friday August Week 4

Did you know Mike and Peggy snuck away to The Keys for a quick 40th wedding anniversary this year? It was right in the middle of harvest time, but it was important to celebrate such a milestone. They may have even taken a quick trip with their grandson to visit a certain mouse at his magical castle in Florida too... And yes, lavender is beautiful, but nothing can beat a beach and a sunset. 

A photo posted by Lavender Apple Farm ( on

A photo posted by Lavender Apple Farm ( on

A photo posted by Lavender Apple Farm ( on

A photo posted by Lavender Apple Farm ( on

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Lavender Cottage

Welcome back! Yesterday we covered how we harvest and bundle our lavender. After its all bundles, we quickly bring it into our climate controlled lavender cottage. There we hang each bundle in equally spaced rows to dry.  Once dry, then we can box, pack, and ship all these beautiful dried bundles to you! 

Feel free to let us know if you have any additional questions about our harvest or lavender drying process. I love learning how others run their unique businesses, so we are happy to share!

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Lavender Bundling

Harvest week is such a hectic time here on the farm. We only have a small window of time when our lavender has bloomed perfectly to get it all cut, bundled, and hung to dry. We get a lot of requests from people to come join us on harvest day and watch or help with the process, so here's a little insiders peak for those of you with a curious mind. 

Here's what you're aiming for, beautifully bundled lavender. 

We cut all of our lavender by hand. We actually use vintage tools here and they seem to work just as well, if not better than some of our more modern tools. You grasp the lavender by the base and slice. 

Then we individually wrap each bundle with an elastic by hand. 

Its a very time and labor intensive project, but it sure is beautiful.  

After that we hang our lavender to dry which is equally as pretty, and sure smells amazing. I'll cover that in a  post for tomorrow. Have a wonderful relaxing day! 

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Lavender Dogs

We love our dogs here on the farm. We have had several of them over the years and all of them have been absolute sweethearts. Farm dogs seem to me to be the happiest of all the dogs. All the room they could possibly want to roam around, lots of critters to chase, and lots of hard working farmers to love you. 

We love our dogs because they make us happy, boost our immune systems, and help us get plenty of exercise. Are any of you out there dog lovers? What breeds do you have? We'd love to hear from all our fellow furry friend folks. And don't forget, we sell a great all natural lavender dog soap over at 

Monday, August 24, 2015

Lovely Lavender

Sometimes I have no words when it comes to these beautiful purple plants. Harvest time is my favorite season here on the lavender farm, and its not hard to see why. 

Hope you all have a relaxing day! Happy Monday!

Friday, August 21, 2015

Insta Friday August Week 3

Do you follow on instagram? If you do, then you probably didn't miss the announcement about our very first Lavender Days festival this year! We host fun giveaways on our instagram account too, so make sure you like and follow. 

Have a wonderful weekend. Hope its full of relaxing summer fun. 

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Thursday, August 20, 2015

Lavender Quotes

“There are some things, after all, that Sally Owens knows for certain: Always throw spilled salt over your left shoulder. Keep rosemary by your garden gate. Add pepper to your mashed potatoes. Plant roses and lavender, for luck. Fall in love whenever you can.” 

“When hope is fleeting, stop for a moment and visualize, in a sky of silver, the crescent of a lavender moon. Imagine it -- delicate, slim, precise, like a paper-thin slice from a cabochon jewel.

It may not be very useful, but it is beautiful.

And sometimes it is enough.” 

“I love lavender—both the color and the smell. And the sound (be quiet so you can hear it).” 

‘As Rosemary is to the Spirit, so Lavender is to the Soul.
–  Anonymous

here’s your sweet lavender
sixteen sprigs a penny
that you’ll find my ladies
will smell as sweet as any"

Lavender Sellers’s Cry, London England CA 1900

"And lavender, whose spikes of azure bloom
shall be, ere-while, in arid bundles bound
to lurk admist the labours of her loom,
and crown her kerchiefs witl mickle rare perfume."

William Shenstone The School Mistress 1742


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