Today I am picking the last of our Lavender. Its always a bittersweet time of year. The end of the growing season is nearing and fall and winter is on its way. Speaking of Lavender, I promised an informational blog posting on the benefits and properties of this amazing herb. Besides being absolutely stunning to look at, it has qualities beyond compare.
Here are just a few
Wow, pretty amazing, right. I can't say enough about this herb. First of all, it is very easy to grow. Lavender does not need any fancy treatment or soil conditions and will grow just about anywhere. Make sure to plant in an area that has 6 hours of sun and watch it grow.
Lavender aroma is described as being sweet, woody, and floral and promotes a general sense of well being.. Lavender oil is also generally recognized as safe for human consumption by the FDA. The list goes on and on and this is just the tip of the iceberg. Next week I will show you how to make your own Lavender Bath Salts
Lavender, just the word brings to mind beautiful calming images. It is the one plant you must have on your porch, patio, or door step. Every time you pass by, run your hands over it. The aroma will fill the air and your senses, bringing with it a sense of calm and peace.
Lavender is a member of the mint family and when you inhale deeply you will be able to detect a slight camphor note. It is a calming herb and if you let it do its magic it will bring you much joy. Over the next few weeks, we will be discussing ways to bring Lavender into your life. There are so many ways to use Lavender but here are just a few.
Ten ways to use Lavender
1. Simply plant and adore the beauty and aroma
2. Use in flower arrangements
3. Hang to dry and enjoy the scent indoors
4. Make bath salts with Lavender Buds
5. Make sugar scrubs with Lavender Buds
6. Can be used to make infusions.
7. Add to homemade salves
8. Make your own lip balms
9. Create your own oils
10. Make Lavender sugar.
I hope to see you all back here next week when we discuss Lavenders properties and attributes. Have a Lovely Lavender week!
The seasons ebb and flow here in Higgins Lake. It starts with a bang Memorial weekend, builds to a crescendo July fourth and slowly wanes through August as family's head home. The herb farm is no different. We start in May, planting and waiting for the summer sun to warm the soil and our souls. We relish the beauty as nature flourishes and are saddened somewhat as the season ends. This is where we find ourselves now. This year we added a fenced in area to grow the most delectable herbs in. For some reason the deer love them as much as we do. Hmmmm, so do the bears, rabbits, and squirrels.
We are harvesting, drying, and preparing our herbal products this month. They will be available in the store and new product added weekly.
Hello and welcome,
This is our very first blog post and we are so excited. I would like to tell you a little bit about us. We have been living and growing here in Higgins Lake for 23 years. But only recently have we realized our dream of making it official and became a fully licensed company. Lavender is our specialty, but we also grow rosemary and other herbs. Herbs seem to love this land as much as we do. To us there is something magical about this place. Behind every tree you will find something beautiful to look at. Deer and wildlife are abundant here and can sometimes be a challenge. But we enjoy sharing this heavenly space with them. Come along with us and share the journey.