Well the rain has stopped YEAH!!!! Let’s hope we get just enough rain to keep things watered for the rest of summer. It is dry enough so we are able to work on the land and prepare for the planting. Look at that harrow working the soil - it's amazing. My father had a harrow when I was growing up - I never paid any attention, now I am amazed at how the soil changes as we tend to it and get it ready for nice sandy soil that the lavender loves.

 While I have been waiting to plant in the field I planted a lavender plant - stoechas in a pot outside of my house. I am so glad I did this, every day I can watch how it changes. Look at all those fresh buds on top, it will be glorious when they all are in full bloom with their little top flags all up and proud. It smells wonderful - to think we will have an entire field of lavender just excites me to no end. 

I had to take a picture of the huge poppy in my front yard, there are about 6 additional buds ready to bloom. I will post a new picture when they all are open. It is amazing watching things grow and open this time of the year... and I must say I am learning so much.

Before I sign out I want to let you know we made lavender honey last week. We picked up local honey from the guy down the road and went to work. The honey tastes great- don’t miss out on these two amazing flavors together, what a treat!!

Don’t forget your sunscreen and remember, lavender & calendula work great on sun burn. I burnt my cheeks and nose, I had sun screen on and a hat. When my head got hot the hat came off and I must needed to reapply and didn’t. So when I came in the house I couldn’t figure out why my cheeks felt so warm only to find a bright red nose and cheeks. I put on the lavender & calendula balm before bed and when I woke up no one would be the wiser that I didn’t reapply sun screen!

 Take Care!