Our Field 4 was cleared, turned over, weed blocked was laid and the drip system installed early in the year in anticipation for our own propagated lavender starts. We had a lot to learn about propagation, definitely not as easy as YouTube makes it look! We were able to plant maybe 15% of field 4 with three different tries at propagation. Hopefully, with what we have learned, field 4 will be filled late the summer of 2022, if all goes well.
In early spring we installed an irrigation system and planted drought tolerant grass in our Meadow area, in anticipation of our very first Yoga Retreat that was scheduled in June. The Yoga Retreat was a wonderful time for all and it was an honor sharing the farm with so many great people.
We also built an outhouse with a flushing toilet, for our visitors to the farm; lumber pricing is through the roof!
The Utah local newspaper (The Spectrum) visited the farm and wrote a story about us just in time to let people know that we open the farm to the public through the lavender Bloom season which is June and July!
Bloom season was magical! We had more visitors to the farm than we ever expected. We set up our store for shopping of our products under a shade cover. Our visitors walked the fields, shopped, picnicked in the Meadow and creek areas. A beautiful, wonderful, relaxing time for all.
We had volunteers help us with the harvest and hopefully we can expand our volunteers for our 2022 harvest. There is nothing like experiencing first-hand the harvesting of lavender in beautiful nature.
Thank you, everyone, that helped us in the fields and supported us and our products, at the farm, on-line, on our website, at the Downtown Farmers Market at Ancestor Square in St. George Utah and a new venture for us is the Las Vegas, Nevada Farmers Markets throughout the winter months.
We have been blessed. With God’s help and hard work anything is possible, especially through the hard times.
We look forward to seeing you at the Farm in June & July 2022!
Scott & Mary