How to find joy even when lavender is stressing you out.
Last evening as I was frantically harvested our culinary lavender (I know, frantically and lavender don’t belong in the same sentence – it’s a sacrilege), I was struck with why we started on this crazy journey. I heard the laughter of children. I miss that. Our children are old and gone and Bill and I are enjoying our golden years on this beautiful mountain. But I ache for the giggles, and last night during a photo shoot in the fields as I was harvesting (frantically) the lav
Manage your own lavender like a boss
It’s quickly approaching the season of bloom and many of you who grow lavender ask us: When do I cut the lavender blooms? And how do I do it? And what do I do with it once it’s cut? We can certainly help with your garden lavender by sharing what we do here in our field at Lookout Lavender. When to cut- There is a prime time to cut lavender blooms for maximum scent and longevity. Once the blooms just start to pop open (just a few on the stem), the oil in the buds is at peak. I
We prefer purple over yellow in our fields...
As we await the "purpling" up, we thought it would be wise to share some necessary uPick information. We love hosting families and friends -- and a lot of times those families and friends include dogs. We are crazy about dogs at LOL farm, but unfortunately, we cannot allow them in our lavender field for hygienic and insurance reasons. We have culinary lavender that grows in the field as well as thousands of visitors putting their hands into the bushes to cut stems. I know m