Today I looked across the pear orchard near our Lavender farm, and watched the harvesters picking their An’jou, and Bosc pears. We picked Bartlett pears the previous week, from a few pear trees growing on one of our wholesale lavender farms. These pears are also for sale, to our customers that visit our Lav-farm. Or, I give them away to customers, when they become fully ripe and need to be eaten 🙂
I gave two pears to a couple out visiting our farm, who are from the mid-west. They said they would eat it, as they stroll around our lavender field on this gorgeous morning. As they walked to the back of our garden where the English Lavender is in bloom, I sat on the patio and watched them enjoying the peaceful moment, while I ate a cluster of ripe red grapes from our arbor at the front of the wild flowers. The mountain was stunning, and the air felt crisp, bringing with it the hint of fall. I inhaled, and enjoyed a few relaxing moments for myself. Fall is harvest time around the Hood River Valley, and it’s my favorite time of the year. A time to enjoy the bounty of fruits, and flowers, from our beautiful farm valley.
When you come to visit our Lavender farm, you not only see fields of Lavender, you may also see a “splash of color” in our Wildflower section, from a spectacular array of Zinnias and Marigolds. These lovely flowers will bloom throughout the fall, along with the English Lavender on its 2nd bloom. The wildflower section has a little path that meanders around, with benches to sit, watch the birds, and inhale the lovely aromas. We invite folks to take a few moments to lighten their minds of all the busyness, and take a few moments to relax. Come into the garden, sit a spill, and enjoy the cooler breeze of fall, and don’t forget your camera 🙂
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!
This blog is about my day to day life on a Lavender Farm.