Today Joe & I went to a business downtown called “Renisance Learning Center”, and spoke about our Lavender Farms. We spoke about how long we’ve been in business. (5 years) And about the beneficial properties of Lavender. It was a casual talk. A “brown bag lunch” talk, in their conference room. I baked my favorite “Lavender Shortbread” recipe to share with them, and talk about using our Culinary Lavender. We also brought samples of our Lavender Essential Oils to inhale, and tell about the qualities of lavender to calm stress, anxiety, and releive insomnia. It was a wonderful apportunity to share about this beautiful flower we love. Everyone seems quite calm by the time we left. 🙂
Today I put up Christmas lights on our Retail Cottage at our UPick Lavender Farm. It looks like a gingerbread house when it’s all lite up at night. Our retail cottage is a 8×10,Tuff-Shed that we remolded extensively
. Check out photos on our website: www.hoodriverlavender.com .
We had our annual Open House at our UPick Lavender farm this Thanksgiving weekend. Many customers came out to shop, sample Lavender/mint Shortbread, sip on Hot Lavender Mulled Cider, and enjoy a beautiful fall day. We also had Cathedral Ridge Winery do wine tasting for our weekend event. Between times that I was waiting on customers, I made a few natural Holiday Wreaths with plants in my garden. I used our Red Twig Dogwood bush for the base wreath form. Then I added greenery from the Fir tree, red/orange Rose-hips, and snow-berries. I added some dried Cascade Hops from around our cottage patio, and a few stems from the “Fred Boutin” lavender plants. Fred Boutin is a Lavandin, Hybrid Lavender, and has beautiful frosted foliage that I like a lot. When I finish these wreaths I plan to give one to my daughter, to decorate her door. The other I will give to one of our awesome workers, that helps me maintain the weed control around our Lavender Farms. Today she has spent most of the day clearing out the dried flowers and shrubs from our “Wildflower” section. I appreciate her helpfulness more the she can imagine!!!!!
At this Thanksgiving Holiday, I pause to take time to be thankful for the people in our lives, our family, friends, employees, and customers, each one makes our life richer, and our business a success. We appreciate your support throughout the year, weather it’s dropping by our UPick farm, or shopping on our website!! Your kind words in testimonies and feed back, are all appreciated! We hope you are all enjoying a relaxed Holiday with those special people you love. Be blessed, be happy.
Today I filled our Lavender Comfort Bears. These bears are white 6″ bears, that I opened , and filled with our Lavender, and I changed the floss color of their noses from red to black. When I finished them, I took photos of the bears, to set-up for purchasing on our website. One of our customers is an Eye Clinic where they do cataract surgery. The Clinic gives them to their patients that are recovering and calls them: Eye-Care-Bears. These little bears have found homes all over the world. We have sold literally thousands of them. With a large customer of ours being in the Portland airport and have sold them for years, they have made the trip to destinations unknown. How cool is that?Then I ran outside to enjoy the sunshine on a beautiful fall day, and I found some leaves to rake!!! I love fall!
We love to hear from our customers!!! Today we received a call from one of our wholesale accounts, a spa in Hawaii. They called to tell us that they loved the Lavender Essential Oils, and Reed Diffusers that they received today. One of their head of housekeeping was visiting their spa and wanted to know, “what that wonderful aroma was in the rooms”. They showed her our Lavender Essential Oil, and gave her a sample bottle to use in another Hotel. They hope we will get a future order from her. What a wonderful compliment!!! We appreciate hearing from our customers!!! Thank you!
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