Thursday, August 30, 2012

With fall in the air I thought you might want to try this nice recipe that I found.
Lavender & Cinnamon Spread
 1/2 c brown sugar, firmly packed. 1 table spoon ground, dried lavender buds. 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon.
 Blend ingredients together & store in an airtight container or small zip lock container. Combine 2 tablespoons of mix with 1 cup of softened cream cheese OR 1/2 cup softened unsalted butter. Chill at least 1 hour to blend flavors. Soften 15-20 minutes before serving.
 Use on bagels, muffins, scones or biscuits.
This recipe was found the book Lavender Sensations

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Good Morning it looks like a very nice day today.
 My house is bursting with the aroma of Lavender as I bought a new bag of dried Lavender buds just off their stems into the house last night, so many good projects happening.
 Oh, but is my kitchen a mess, it gets all clean and sparkles...then a new projects starts and the mess starts all over again.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

A very good Sunday morning, I had a nice coffee with my dad, sister and nephew this morning.
 While I was watering the flowers at the New Lavender House our little kitten played along with us. It is very cute, terrified of the broom.
We bought it a new bed that is very, very cute.
 I will have to take a picture and show you.
True luxury for this little fire base kitty.
 Last night I popped him in my sweatshirt and took him to the river, nothing scared it trying to climb trees, run and hide. Not too sure if it is a male or female I thinking I am leaning towards it being a male.
 On the agenda today I need to wrap up some new soap, do a bit more sewing. Have a wonderful day

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Good Morning.
Only 6 degrees this morning!
 I picked a wonderful Crop of Hops it was quite exciting to see them all, but man oh man did my arms itch for the whole day.
 Now they are drying nicely in the little lavender house.
Yesterday I used up most of the day sewing, it is good to get this done I really do not like being inside on a summers day.
 I was very, very low on products.
I made a quick trip to see my Sam be a goalie, he told me he was stopping pucks being shot at him 85-86 miles an hour (things a Mom does not need to know)
 We will be at the Baillie House in town on Sept. 15.
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Friday, August 17, 2012

Good Morning
 How wonderful was it to wake up to the sunshine filling the bedroom I tried to sleep in but the beautiful morning was calling me and I could not miss it.
Enjoy your day today
The name lavender come from the Latin word "lavare" which means "to wash" take time this weekend for a relaxing bath with a few drops of oil added just before you climb in.
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Monday, August 13, 2012

Good Morning Very short night around here.
My firefighter is going to kill me ahh I was so worried last night (but so was my husband :)) finally we heard from him at 12:55am. A nice day out with my family we have not done that much this summer.
Today on my agenda is harvesting the "ice lavender" I noticed as beautiful as it growing and as beautiful as the very, sweet fragrance is, it is not as nice to look at dried so it will be a sachet lavender for now.
A very dainty plant.
 I will try to get a good picture to show you.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Good Morning. I hope this Sunday is finding you well! I am bit tired as I worried all night about my firefighter. Finally he checked in late last night & he is off again early this am. Man it is hard to watch them grow up. I worried about him in the dark, driving, not eating, being by himself, will he hear his phone, being on a fire, getting hurt. He is doing it all and doing fine it's just his Mom has issues :) goes with the territory of six kids. I am very proud of each of them so far it is all on track good kids, no issues. Take time to be proud of your kid’s todays. hmmm I wonder if any of mine would like to weed a lavender garden :)

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

I painted it gray to blend in to hide in the trees but I am thinking when I redo it will be white.
 The original shed was used for lambing, then hay. We took that down reused most of the wood.
Pretty funny recycling when you know a "hoof" has gone through the wall. The Irises I bought from a local heritage house Baillie House they were having a fund raiser if you look close you can see writing on the plants.
 I had missed the white ones they were selling which would have been perfect.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

The colours are quite nice it makes you think of sunshine in the morning and sunset in the evening with a little dash of sunflowers that all blend with the perfect purples of lavender.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Good Morning.
The start of a long weekend here in BC. Do you have plans? Right now not me.
 I am setting up the new Lavender house quite unique, quite rustic...
I still have half a lavender garden to harvest yesterday’s rain slowed me down. I did get some wonderful herbs harvested last night.
So today I will sort and tidy those.
My goodness did the weeds take over while I have been building, so I am slowly trying to win over those.
 Have a wonderful Friday.
 Oh can you here that...I had a little peacock hatch yesterday, he is still in the incubator.
 Very cute