Thursday, 10 June 2010

Lovely Delivery

Usually on the farm our deliveries consist of tons of pig feed, bags and bags of Layers Pellets, wood and worms and obscure tractor parts that LH just can't live without. Yesterday, however I got MY sort of delivery.
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Of course, here on the farm I grow my own lavender but with the chickens devouring the first crop last year, and then the wet winter and cold spring, this years crop is way behind where it should be.
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Think of where lavender grows best, in the dry, sunny fields of Provence, and you realise I just can't match it here at the moment. So, I took a decision to buy in some more from the supplier I used to use to stock my shop in Cumbria, and yesterday it arrived.
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I knew what the postman was going to get out of his van the minute the door slid back, the whole van smelt of lovely lavender - gorgeous.
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As well as my basic Organic Lavendula Angustifolia (English Lavender), I had ordered a mix of Lavender and Chamomile. The smell of both is divine, I took a full Kilo bag of the mix upstairs last night and just sat it, (still sealed in it's bag) in the bedroom and we slept like babies.
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To this base I will be adding my own different varieties as soon as they reach perfection. I have six different types that I'm trialing this year. So it will be fun to play with the mixing.
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Sometimes you just know when you're in the right business!
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Sue xx

8 comments:

  1. I couldn't agree more Sue! Can just imagine the smell x

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  2. wow a whole bag of lavender in your bedroom! Wonderful!

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  3. could you tell us where you got it from please

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  4. I can smell it from here! You must feel very mellow having that in your house.

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  5. My daddy (DR) has been growing smidgens of lavender for 10 years or more now. The Maritime weather is not the best but at least it produces some beautiful and fragrant stems...He just can't imagine the cost of that sack you rec'd...but anyway enjoy it for all of us who keep sniffing the computer screen.

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  6. ummmmm another time we should have smellie vision blogs - how lovely

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  7. Haha....Penny smellie Blogs would really work in this instance, but can you imagine it when I ramble on about the pigs!!

    Sorry, 'craftynutts', I am not going to divulge my supplier. My ordered lavender is grown in sunny Provence, France and my homegrown stuff in Oxfordshire,England, miles apart but equally lovely in their own way.

    Sue xx

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  8. Awwww! That bag full of lavender is just wonderful! I can smell it all the way over here in Canada .... well, in my imagination, anyway! :)

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