Monday, May 31, 2010

Baby Robin just out of the nest. He was learning to fly with the help of his Mom and Dad. My poor boys were putting the goats in for the night and the parents were dive bombing my kids. This little guy ended up flying into one of the Lavender gardens and spent the night there.
I am absolutely knackered I feel like I weed eated the whole forty acres plus add weeding of the Lavender garden. I am so in need of going to bed.
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Sunday, May 30, 2010

Once Upon A Dream. What Are Your Dreams Today.
Today we are walking up to the flag pole in our town. This morning I planted Sunflower Seeds.
I dream they will all come up and look so beautiful in the late SUMMER months. I am hoping to make time to lay some of the tile I smashed in the rain last night.
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Saturday, May 29, 2010

Tonight I smashed tile on with a hammer on the cement. It was very hard on my years. I have a good pile to start with now. So I need to be motivated as it is a long job putting the glue on the back of each individual piece. I had my husband hang up my door bell. I had taken it down last fall when I painted the little house. Then the bell, brackets flower boxes are painted in a nice black.
Anyone want to come for dessert?
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Friday, May 28, 2010

The rain has finally quit. It has been very crazy weather here. It still is not very nice but the birds are singing in the front yard. And, this morning while I was having coffee at Mom and Dad's we saw a beautiful bird. His colouring was black near his tail, bright yellow on his body a lovely red head. He truly was an amazing bird.
I have started to Mosaic the floor in the little house. It is not an overly fun job as it is so cold and damp that it makes you seize up. I am so inspired to create I must make myself stop and only do one project at a time.
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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Add the glazing to the wall. Oh it was so much fun.
Today I ripped the floor out and then swept it out. Now I just need some ambition to start the Mosaic floor. It is so cold outside so I don't think I will head over to work on the little house.
Our fire is lit and sweaters are on... I wonder if it will ever warm up!
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There is nothing better than painting by hand. Here is Miss Hyacinth helping with the work on the the little house.
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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

I can not Imagine my lavender getting this big. I will be very excited when it does. I can Imagine the smell in the middle of the hot summer. I can Imagine the soft wind blowing the beautiful purple flowers. I can Imagine sitting in the middle of the Lavender gardens with my Mom and Dad drinking Lavender Lemonade. I can Imagine...
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Monday, May 24, 2010

Our little bit of Lavender that we managed to harvest last year was quite thin. Not great stocks like you see at the Lavender farms. One reason could be it is very young Lavender, newly planted. Another reason that it is a different variety. I know we can not winter to much here. I am going to experiment with a couple of plants to see if I can go up to zone 5 or zone 6. I really do believe I will be pushing my luck.
I did do some weeding in the gardens. My son weed - eated along the fence line of the Lavender gardens. It really is a never ending process.
On our little shed we finished the walls. Painted three shelves, removed the wool in the storage area. I also picked rocks. It is an amazing amount of work on such a little space. Well I am of to bed. My your dreams be as sweet as the fragrance of Lavender.
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Sunday, May 23, 2010

Miss Hyacinth and I have just painted the whole inside of our Lavender house with our bare hands and rubber gloves. Oh what fun we had. GLAZE is an amazing product to work with. It was so much fun being creative. We did things we could never do inside our home.
I have been taking pictures along the way at some points it is a horrible mess. I do know in the end it will be wonderful. I can't wait  to show all of you.
I gave the idea to my Dad and Mom about expanding the Lavender. I am just not too sure where to do it. I have to watch the sun and see how it hits the spots I have been thinking of.
If I do expand it will a long summer job. I would not be able to plant until August as I think the ground will need a total over hauling. We have so many rocks here it is enough to put you off.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Today sure went by fast. The weather is horrible, miserable and just plain awful. We went to town today and I tracked down a whole truck load of card board. And, now a new project begins. I will fill you in once I know it is going to work.
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Friday, May 21, 2010

Just about finished the outside. This year is the inside. It seems to be a very slow process.
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This was the little house before I painted the outside. You can also see the piles of pine needles. Pine needles here are never ending.
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This is a Lavender basket that I made last fall. As lovely as it is the leaves I left in it are very messy after it has dried. So this year I will leave out the leaves.
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Thursday, May 20, 2010

This was last years harvest. We had just put the plants in the ground in the late summer to fall. I do think it was a bit late for here, as it did not give the roots much of a chance. With our pine trees and large amount of acreage it seems to take a fair bit of time just cleaning up after winter. It is truly amazing how one must start over every Spring.
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This is the first test run of putting up photos on Petit Creek Lavender Blog.
This was taken last summer when a friend and I visited a Lavender Farm in Kelowna, BC.
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This is the first post of our new blog.
This Blog is to keep an on line journal of our journey in the Lavender fields.
Join us on our new Adventure.