Saturday, December 20, 2014

Lavender Sweet Lavender ~



We planted our first lavender plants in our field nine years ago. It was our test plot, we ordered 150 Grosso plants and so the journey began. Most days that seems so long ago I can hardly remember it, but I haven’t forgotten our original plan of promoting Agri-tourism in the Applegate Valley, just as we had witnessed it when we attended The Sequim Lavender Festival. We opened to the public four years ago and held our 4th Lavender Festival in July. I’m now starting to plan our upcoming season, so I’d like to invite you to come visit us in 2015. Our Lavender Bloom is dependent on the weather, but usually begins in June, peaks in July and continues through August. Hope to see you here at the farm.  Deborah Jeanne ~

Merry Christmas 2014

Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Lavender Festival 2014

       Planning and promoting our Lavender Festival now. 

Please share with your friends. Thank you!

 

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Look who's setting now

Of course as soon as I left town last week I got a call telling me Mama Goose was setting. I had been gathering her eggs because she hadn't been interested in setting yet. I've read they can die on their nest because they won't leave their eggs to go eat and drink, but she has been good about going out on her own. I also read that the first year may not be successful do to the gander being to young to fertilize the eggs and I was told Sebastopol Geese have more trouble hatching their eggs possibly due to their frizzled feathers. I was planning to incubate some eggs when I returned home just to see if they were fertile. She's setting on six eggs and I'm sure one of her eggs is not viable because it's an older egg I left in her nest. These are our first geese, so once again it's on the job training for us. We've enjoyed having them on the farm and I have my fingers crossed that we might get lucky and have success this year. I do sing a little song to them, it's to the tune of Mama Mia and goes like this, Mama Papa, Mama Papa Papa, Ma Ma, Ma Ma Papa ...

                       I think she is doing a fine job with her nest, but what do I know, it's our first geese.


Six eggs.
 
 
                                 She was loving all of the rain we got yesterday, lots of puddles.
 

        Mama and Papa Goose
      Sebastopol Geese

                                                   

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Megan's Photo Shoot



Our lavender bloom came on early this year due to the HOT summer we had. That meant I started to harvest lavender before our Lavender Festival. Which meant that took me off my regular routine getting ready for our Lavender Festival. Then with pre Festival, Festival and post Festival work, I forgot all about the Oregon Lavender Association's annual Photo Contest. It was the night before the Photo Contest deadline when I went through my photos and realized I hadn't taken any photos in the field, except the photo shoot I did with my granddaughter Megan.

                                                                                       

 Megan's photo shoot was during Camp Grandma after our Lavender Festival. Granddaughter Bailey had been here earlier in the summer and had her own photo shoot with a photographer. We went dress shopping and when we got home, Megan asked me if I'd take some pictures of her in the field like Bailey's photo shoot.

 
 
 It turned out it was just me and Megan, the other kids were hanging out and not interested. It was getting late and the sun was setting, but we had a good time together. I pretended I knew what I was doing and she was a great model.

 
 

 

                                        Megan is sweet, fun, has great style and good ideas.


I submitted five of the photos I took of Megan to the OLA Photo Contest, but this shoot wasn't about the contest, {remember, I'd forgotten about it}. It was a fun and special time, that just the two of us had together and that is better than winning a photo contest. I'm happy that we have these photos to help us remember Megan's photo shoot in the field.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Oh My, Oh My!

We did it! We made it through our third Lavender Festival.
Thank You to ALL who visited us during our Lavender Festival.
 
 
Here's our Thompson Family Crew that came in for the weekend to help us meet,
 greet, direct traffic, answer lavender questions and run our store.
 
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