Saturday, September 26, 2009

Lavender Hollow Farm - Escalon

Our visit to Lavender Hollow Farm yesterday, September 26, 2009.  Jenni and I went out to participate in the celebration at the lavender farm. Oh, how I love lavender!







Jenni spotted several Monarch butterflies, so we ran down the lavender paths to catch a closer look at one.  Even though it's the end of the season, there are still plenty of lavender bushes blooming.  The best time is early summer, but it was still beautiful today.
.Lavender Lemonades!

Bill's lavender pickup Truck full of  lavender ready for  processing.                                                                                                                                                       
Alice Taylor, Owner



 
Bill Taylor, explaining the distillation process. 


Jenni - eight months pregnant with Colin.




The distilled oil and the lavender water byproduct are be used to make other products including soaps, lotions, bath salts, shower gels and lavender spray. The boutique is full of wonderful gifts and treasures.

Since it was Lavender Hollow's celebraion of their new lavender distiller, we were able to watch the distilling process from beginning to end.  We enjoyed the beautiful farm, and lavender goodies. Oh, did I mention the lavnder lemonade!  It was fantastic. The farm is so peaceful and pleasant, you can't help but feel calm and relaxed.  I highly recommend, you visit this wonderful place.  Lavender Hollow is owned by Bill and Alice Taylor.

Mumzie

5 comments:

Micki said...

Lavender is my second favorite colour after pink. There is something so romantic about lavender. The pics are so lovely!
Micki

The Green Pea said...

Mumzie, that is a great post and I always love to visit with Alice, Bill and family at the farm. They are a wonderful family and what a beautiful place they have made. It is lots of fun to see and don't forget that huge tree that you can sit under and have your lavender drink! sandi

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Mumzie, your pictures are stunning. They just take my breath!! Thank you for sharing!

Barb ♥

Susie Q said...

These are beautiful photos!! Oh how I would love to visit tis wonderful place! Thank you for sharing it all with us!
Love,
Sue

Lori E said...

Oh this place is right up my alley. I can imagine the fragrance in the air. Do you ever cook with it? I never have but every year I mean to then I forget to harvest from my plants.