From the field to your heels

Thursday, June 28th, 2007

We've been on a pretty good pace harvesting the lavender, but now the rain has gotten us behind. We really need to get it all out of the field! Before all the rain clouds decided to camp out over us for a week, this is what we were able to harvest on Monday. Problem is, we need to be doing twice this much daily. I don't want to curse the rain, but it sure needs to go away and come back another day.

Hey y'all, how would you like a quick tutorial on lavender farming 101?

Okay, after harvesting the lavender, it either goes to the barn for drying or to the still for distilling. Here's a picture of the still.

Distilling the lavender is how we get our essential oil of lavender. It's a steam distillation process. Yes, the still looks like a whiskey still - and in fact, you can actually make whiskey using the same concept. But of course, we would NEVER do that!

From the oil, we develop quality products so that your hands and heels are as soft as a baby's behind. You know, we aim to please and we're real concerned about you having rough hands and feet.

There you have it! Hope you enjoyed your lesson for the day.

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