A place that has a special meaning to me is on a beautiful and serene island called Whidbey Island. It is called Lavender Wind Farm. At first glance the farm seems small and insignificant, but as you walk into the farm you can see and smell the abundance and varieties of lavender plants. The shop [read more…]
Kent Beeson visited the farm and created this video. He gave us permission to use it. Enjoy this stroll in slow motion.
We started harvesting our earliest blooming lavender (lavendula angustifolia var. “Folgate”) June 28, 2013. First we had to train the newbies. The harvest crew was working hard to get all of these two long rows. We harvest by hand because we are too small to have a harvesting machine, it’s easier on the plants, and [read more…]
The fields are starting to get purple. It seems like the whole rest of the country’s lavender farms are having their festivals, and we are just barely starting. It’s ok, it’s beautiful anyway. When these fields are in full bloom, it’s a shocking purple celebration – so these pictures are just a hint of what [read more…]
The Folgate lavender is starting to purple up, so we are opening the farm. The fields will be there for you to enjoy. This year we have again planted sunflowers, which will bloom in the later part of the summer. We have also planted other kinds of herbs and flowers for you to enjoy. The [read more…]
We have our very own chocolatier now!! Her name is Michaelene McElroy and she has only BEGUN to create some amazing treats. In case you aren’t up on the origins of chocolate, Michaelene writes: Theobroma cacao is native to the deep tropical region of South America. Its seeds are used to make cocoa powder and [read more…]
A little slide show of our farm and new shop. Enjoy!
We are harvesting lots of sunflowers!! They are so beautiful in the field and in arrangements. You pick is available, too. So, whether you want to work hard and get your own, or just come by and get the ones we’ve picked – you are in luck!
Every year we say the same thing… This year we’re going to get at the weeds before they get too big. Every year we curse ourselves for not being able to do that. This year we worked on getting attachments to the tractor to help with between row weeding. I got a bar and frame [read more…]
One of the joys of being on the farm is watching what nature does. The other day I was sitting inside talking and drinking coffee with friends when a huge flock of red-winged blackbirds and a few starlings descended onto our birdfeeder. They looked so neat, especially with the daffodils blooming right there…. I had [read more…]