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Winter storm cleanup

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Windstorm damage
Windstorm damage

Today before I ran outside to work, I mixed up some Rustic Whole Grain Herb Bread. I mixed 2 Tbsp of our Hood River Spice Blend (Herbs de Provence) into my basic whole grain bread recipe, and I’ll let it rise all day, while I’m busy doing other projects outside.

Outside at our Lavender Farm, Joe and I cleaned up the damage from the winter snow, rain, and strong winds.  We had one six foot wide strip of ground cover pull up from the strong winds. It just happened to be a section where I had planted 2″ lavender plants in October, so I hope we don’t loose any. They are extremely hardy though, and we just placed the ground cover around them and tacked it down with 6″ staples. There were also a lot of branches that fell around our house and a neighbors house, so we picked up and raked the debris.  So far we got off pretty easy from the winter storms. Now I’ll go indoors, and bake my bread for dinner. We need some warm comfort food!! 🙂

Winter wonderland

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Now, it is winter for sure, as I look out my window and see 16-18″ of a beautiful white blanket of fresh falling snow. I’ve packed enough web orders to go out just in time for Christmas, now I’ve got to get outside and play a little!! Thankfully the temp. has risen to 32′, from 8′ last week. I think I’ll get on my cross-country skiis,(I don’t need to drive to the ski slope

x-country skiing on our road
x-country skiing on our road

s, I have it here) and ski around our snow covered Lavender Farm, through the pear orchard, and down the road to visit, and deliver a Christmas card to a dear widow who lives alone, with her 5 cats that she rescued. She is a delight to be around, at 84 years old, she still has a wonderful sense of humor.

The ski trip has invigorated me a lot. Wherever you live, get outside to enjoy the beauty around you, and share wonderful moments with family and friends. Have a wonderful holiday.

Bees visiting the Lavender Farm

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buzz buzz
buzz buzz

Today I took this great photo of a bee visiting the many lavender plants on our farm. This is an example of one of the many cool things you can do with this blog. Just to give you some ideas. I would not yet advertise or promote or link to this blog until you have already populated at least a dozen or so posts. That way when people do see it there is something interesting to read on it. 🙂