Friday, August 6, 2010
Lavendar fields forever and giveaway! I'll pick a winner Saturday, the 21st.
Hope you enjoyed my last post all about tags and the great shops on etsy that were featured, if you've never created any on your own, just try it sometime. They are pretty quick, simple and fun. And when you need a gift tag for that someone special, voila! you are ready to go :)
Now on to the Lavendar!!!
The trip from their house is about 20 minutes away up through the winding roads of open range dotted with mountain brush and livestock with Mt. Shasta looming over the land, still topped with winter snow on it's peaks. Beautiful.
Arriving at the farm is magical, and as we stepped out of the car, the warmth of the day and the light breeze blowing over the valley caused the lavendar aroma to permeate our spirits and our senses full force. We all stopped and took in a deep breathe! Wonderful !
And on top of that, the view was breath taking as well!
Mt. Shasta juts up into the background sky and the valley view of farms and landscape alongside of rows and rows of lavendar stopped us all in our tracks as we paused and took in the moment.
The owners of the farm have done a lovely job of bringing an European touch with the villa inspired shop and a gorgeous water fountain. For a moment I actually thought I was back in France!
We got to pick our own lavendar to take home, which was such a treat and ice cold Lavendar lemonade was served to all the visitors, delicious!!!
The farmers were also harvesting the lavendar into oil while we were there visiting and they told us that they only get 6 gallons of lavendar from the whole field each year! Now I know why lavendar oil is a bit pricey.
But well worth it :)
Hope you enjoyed the lavendar farm excursion and the photos, and in honor of such a wonderful trip I am having a lavendar giveaway! Just leave a comment on my blog and your name will be entered into the drawing. I'll include a bit of the lavendar that I picked and some other fun lavendar inspired goodies.