It's a beautiful place with huge expanse of lavender. Chickens and Guinea hens, owner's honey bees and "visiting" bumble bees all over. "They won't bother you as long as you don't bother them!" Even a wild turkey made an appearance in the woods past the farthest field.
My daughter was enchanted by the bees landing on her basket of lavender she picked, and loved the whole experience. And my Mom with her big basket of lavender was happily composing Haiku poems.
After sampling Lavender Cookies, we bought their speciality -- jars of lavender and applemint infused honey in addition to our basketfuls of lavender.
As I mentioned we're experiencing drought this spring. Owner -- Toni -- and I talked about how the scent must be intensified but in all honesty, I couldn't detect it while we were there, but now, as I sit here, the lavender drying overhead is almost intoxicating.
What to do with them all...?
Definitely tea blends, those cookie was fabulous, she said they are also great in brownies, a lady told me she mixes them with artemisia for moth sachets (She said she's going to share her lavender with a friend of over 70 years. ), and we talked about lavender ice cream as a decadent treat. I make home-made lavender hair conditioner by stuff a bottle of unscented conditioner with dried lavender to infuse.
Before we left Toni showed me her tea garden and had me try nibbling the leaves of Rootbeer Hyssop and Mexican Tea Marigold -- yum! Also Chocolate Mint.