This weekend my family and I went on a little trip to Ohio to a pick your own lavender farm. I had been searching for a place on the internet and Daybreak Lavender Farm in Streetsboro Ohio was the closest to us. They grow sweet smelling french lavenders and use them to make soaps, oils and beauty products.
When we arrived we saw the rows and rows of lavender that we could pick from. they give you a few pairs of scissors... and a few rubber bands and off you go. There were lots of bees!
It is a very picturesque setting with the farms all around... I loved it! I truly love roaming around through farm country.
They have a beautiful lake on the property. It is not very common to see lavender farms in this part of the United States... so this is a pretty unique place.
While we loved the lavender and the views... the one thing we were really fascinated with was the sweetest little hens and roosters. They had quite the personalities!
A few just chillin.... so cute..
My son got stung by a bee while we were there so he really wasn't have any parts of the lavender picking because there were tons of bees flying around the sweet smelling flowers. He was much more ineterested in what these hens were up to...
He is on his way over to tell me to "come and see Mom... they are coming out a secret door"! lol.
This one was the most interested in us... the others pretty much just pretended we weren't there. They were busy doing their hen things.
Ohio farmcountry, we loved visiting you... we will be back soon!
These are a few photos of my bounty of lavender that I picked... :)
so pretty... I am thinking of trying to make some soap and I am not sure what else. It sure does smell lovely!
see ya soon! xo Heather
p.s.- I am thinking of having a blog party... I am working up the details and will be back with them later this week... I was thinking of doing a party where we can all share a little view into the land where you live. It could be a favorite view of something on your own property or snap a few photos of a favorite old house in your town that you always look at, or maybe you live near the beach or close to the mountains or in the middle of farm country. Each of us lives in such different climates and all over the world. It would be so fun to get a view of something pretty in your part of the earth. Don't you think it could be fun?