Our flower beds and kitchen garden bring us color and culinary delight! Jan cans tomatoes and hot peppers for use over the winter and there’s nothing like fresh frozen corn from your own garden at Thanksgiving. The daffodils, wisteria, hydrangeas, and petunias keep the farm cheerful and bright throughout spring and summer.
Lavender has many wonderful qualities, not the least of which is its sheer beauty. As it comes into bloom late in June, it is a delight to walk among the bushes and smell the fragrance of the herb while watching the butterflies and honeybees seek out sweet lavender nectar. It is also valued for its antibiotic and skin soothing properties. A wonderful addition to bath salts and oils, lavender yields a bath that can be the cure for insomnia and anxiety.
We have a mixture of Intermedia Grosso and Intermedia Provence plants. Both have wonderful fragrance and yield essential oils and flower buds. Our field is fairly small now, but we will be expanding from our 350 or so plants in future years.
One of the best features of the farm is the woods behind the farmhouse and barn. There we find flowers, ferns and fungi to admire and appreciate.