Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Moving day!!!

Moving from the little Lavender house to the big lavender house today. The little lavender house isn't going anywhere it will be used for drying, tea and coffee.

 It is very special in my heart.

 So much Creative Energy and Fun went into both of these houses.
 They are Unique...maybe because I had a huge part in the building...Perfect for on our farm.

100% Inspiration and Creative from my heart. And much to my families dismay I have A LOT of Inspiration. man it just rolls off me some days :)
Good Day
 I have been thinking of trying a few recipes lavender scones that have a very light delicate taste not too heavy on the Lavender.
I might make some more Lavender Shortbread, these are my favorite so nice for a quick break with a cup of tea. And, maybe I will take them out in the garden.
There are so many recipes that call for the use of Lavender.
 Just remember less is more.
Too much it might be like eating a bar of soap.
What recipe will you try?

Friday, July 27, 2012

The Olympics start today.

How exciting I absolutely love, love, love the Olympics! My favorite time was when BC hosted the winter Olympics, I kept myself right near the TV every chance I could and I made some wonderful projects.
 Hmm I wonder what I should do for this one?
 Well off to think about that while I paint some boards.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

 Is your lavender is ready to be cut?
 Use garden clippers or scissors grab a handful cut the stems with flowers then take a rubber band tie together and hang upside down to dry. Lavender dries really nice.
Bring lavender in your home.
 We have bundled a lot.
My daughters and my Mom helped me with some of the gardens.
 This season I have run out of room to hang it so I need to get on that right away.
 Our main lavender we harvest is smaller stems and we do not get as much of a plant. We do have a few plants of Provence, Grosso which we are going to test.
 New for us this year is an Ice lavender I was not sure what to expect, now it is just starting to bloom and it looks amazing.
White flowers with a bit of light mauve.
I am really looking forward to see it in full bloom.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Good Morning
We are down to our last garden. The one garden we just harvest was really lovely. The gardens are not very pretty in decoration just lavender plants and this one hidden thrived. I am so trying to work on my dad to give up a piece of the hay field. It would have to be plowed and tilled and that is what is stopping me definitely Dad's department. I think I will go start some more plants in case I win.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Today another valuable lesson was found. Do not use foam insulation without gloves. Do not try to pick it up and replace it. I have tried paint thinner, soap and hot water, nail polish remover, some orange hand cleaner. I wonder how I am going to sleep. In case you are wondering how am I typing...I have plastic wrap on my hands.:)

Monday, July 23, 2012

Here is a Chocolate Lavender Brownie Recipe to try.
It is so good be prepared to eat the whole pan!

Saturday, July 21, 2012

I am about half way through the lavender harvest. I had to quit yesterday because of storms thunder, lightening and rain. I shall see how today goes.
Summer is going by fast I think it is because I am so busy. Maybe for August I will go at a snail pace so I can hold off with school and hockey!!
I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Good Morning.
 An early start here today with an coyote running along our fence line, it  sure did bring the goats in a hurry. I walked out to check everything all seemed well. I have to drive my son to the base this morning in case he heads out to a fire and will be gone over night. This interrupts my farming but I would be left without a truck. So the lavender will have to wait.
Last night I put quite a good lot up. I am running out of room with the lavender. I think I will look for a hanging wrack while I am in town this should tie me over until my new lavender house is done. So on the agenda today drive to base, look for drying wrack, pick, pick and pick lavender. I think I will miss it in the garden standing so wonderful with a beautiful hue of purple.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

A wonderful Good Morning.

 This morning over coffee I took the time to look at a few wonderful pictures which I shared on my FB page "Petit Creek Lavender".
 I dreamed of Provence and I realized we all have it with us here.
 Our dreams, our inspiration, our beautiful, beautiful countries all have a little of Provence.
 I walk through our property and realize among the hard work, some mess, some projects it is here, my home my little Provence.
I thank myself for being an amazing dreamer, for being positive, for being able to work hard mentally and physically.

 I thank my husband for letting me do this, for shaking his head dreading the next project but letting me, wondering what animals will be appearing on the farm.

 My brother and sisters who just think I am clever.

I thank my parents who we share the property with for letting me always start a new project usually when they leave for a few days.
 My Mom who is always my best fan.
And, I thank my kids who without them none of this would be important, they truly are my life.
 So I hope you make your home your Inspiration, your dream, your reality. Have a wonderful, wonderful day today.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Hello we have been celebrating birthdays.
Our oldest daughter turned 23, it is amazing how fast the time is going. Canada day came and went.
And, we finally have SUMMER.
Our middle son start his first day of Forest Fire Fighting tomorrow. Ahh the stress begins.
The farm is coasting all.
And, that dreaded time hauling Hay is creeping up. The worst time. I may have to ask my oldest son if he can come home on his days off to help me later in the summer. :)

A good Sunday Morning. I seriously can not believe how fast the weeks are going. We are seeing a good lot of purple, funny some of the plants are ready to harvest others are not. We are finishing our shed we moved it is taking a lot longer than I thought. I am very impatient!
Watering the new lavender is an everyday chore. Wow my plants I ordered are down right horrible I have lost a good half of them. So bad so much of a waste of money. I guess the trip across the country is just too much for them. They are just too fragile. Plants seem to better but plug trays the little things just can't handle it.
We are having some

Sunday, July 1, 2012

I hope you had a wonderful day.
Here in
Canada Day.
Tomorrow we will celebrate Canada's Birthday and our Daughters Birthday.