October 15, 2017

Before we started this new venture, none of us really knew what a value-added product was.  Although we had been to farmer’s market and purchased many farm to table items, we didn’t really know what the term “value added product” fully entailed.  You would think growin...

October 10, 2017

We've had some great feedback and inquiries prompting the discussion tonight.  Many questions like...Are you opening a market in the Stone House?  How can I get some of your products?  When can we come see the lavender farm?  What all do you offer?... and many more....

October 6, 2017

To follow-up from the previous blog about the Stone House, we offer some more personal insight about the farm and land.  This drawing is of the “Old Barn” that sat above the Stone House.  The neat part about this drawing is the frame.  The picture frame is cut from act...

October 4, 2017

Over the past couple of weeks we've had the opportunity to share our history, memories and Stone House with several people.  As we plan to revitalize the old Stone House and the farm, it's been pretty cool to reminisce, laugh a few laughs and look at old pictures. Goin...

October 1, 2017

This weekend we began our first attempt at propagation.  We used the trays from the plants that we just put in the ground, refilled them with a new mix of soil and then began with a few cuttings.  We trimmed the plants back and used the cuttings for our first attempt a...

September 28, 2017

We always say, count our blessings.   As much as we need water,  we are thankful that we haven't had the water problems that many hurricanes have brought to the south.   So,  to make the best of every situation....you improvise.   

Wha...

September 25, 2017

Before this exciting whirlwind started this summer, we can all 4 admit we knew very little about lavender.  Honestly, we knew... nothing about lavender.   We all started reading,  visited a lavender farm in Deep Creek, MD,  then lots more reading/research.   The more w...

September 21, 2017

Four days later and we have finished planting 990 lavender plants on 1/2 acre of the fields. We plan to do more in the spring, but maybe do a few less next time. Hahaha. Weather cooperated with us... no rain.

We are now ready to start the next phase of our farm pl...

September 20, 2017

Planting 1000 plants while we all are working full time jobs can be tricky. Thank goodness we have had good weather on our side. After planting almost 400 lavender plants on Sunday, we were able to operate pretty smoothly the last two evenings.

Mark designed some gadge...

September 17, 2017

So we started planting the new plants today.   It started with having a friend (Larry Topardo) till field.   Lots of rocks... to say the least.  Then Mark used the tractor blade to create mounds for rows.   That was the ground work for today's fun.   A couple of our go...

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