to drip irrigate our lavender to both conserve water and keep the foliage dry, so there were trenches to be dug, pipe to be laid, and drip lines to be run.
I came across this Killdeer trying to distract me and lead me away from it's nest. I've left it alone, weeded around the nest and hopefully it'll be ok.
harvest 225 small bundles of lavender. Not much, but still fun to harvest our first crop.
After attending lavender festivals in Sequim, WA and Palisade, CO we decided in the fall of 2014 to try growing some ourselves, ordered lavender plants for the spring and plowed the hay field to prepare it.
second year. This plant is about twice the size as the one pictured above although it's difficult to tell from the picture.
view of the backside of the Wasatch Mountains here in scenic Heber Valley.
of blossoms were beautiful and we're looking forward to seeing the whole field in bloom although with twelve different varieties it may not happen at the same time.
our field of second year plants. We took an inventory of our plants to see what survived the winter. We did loose some. Our Tuscan Blue seemed to have the worst winter kill.
any real blossoming our first year but were pleasantly surprised when our "Tuckers Early" blossomed in late August-early September.
the plants are much larger but we still have a ways to go. it's looking much better and were excited for the plants to mature.
of lavender were planted, the heartiest ones we could find because our farm is 5600' in elevation and the winters are quite cold. Thirty-seven rows and 3100 plants over our acre.
of 2015 we disked and leveled the field to ready it for the lavender which was due to be picked up in early May.